After a failed attempt to enter an English PhD program, Eric fancied himself a playwright for a time. With music as his lifelong passion, he is an avid vinyl collector who works in corporate communications by day and moonlights as the sole proprietor of the music blog Bucket Full of Nails by night. Never straying far from his academic roots, his cats (living and deceased) are named after Faulkner characters. Follow Eric on Twitter where he discusses music, beer and Phillies baseball.
High Fidelity: Jay Gonzalez and the Crowdsourcing Renaissance | 14 Jun 2015 // 9:10 PM
Jay Gonzalez may be one of the more familiar faces of the Drive-By Truckers, but with a expansive new EP, he reflects on the sheer delight of crowdsourcing as a musician.
Poetry and Passion: An Interview with Rodney Crowell | 26 May 2014 // 9:14 PM
Rodney Crowell is a country legend in every sense of the word. He speaks with us about Tarpaper Road and the legends that inspired and influenced this stunning new album.
Wooden Wand: Clipper Ship | 25 May 2017 // 9:20 PM
A sea change for James Toth with its altered origin and minimalist compositions, Clipper Ship is an opus of restraint.
Will Johnson: Hatteras Night, A Good Luck Charm | 23 Mar 2017 // 4:06 AM
Complex and incongruent, the songs of Hatteras Night, A Good Luck Charm linger like a West Texas wind, proving us all saints.
Andrew Bryant - "Robert Downey Jr.'s Scars" (video) (premiere) | 20 Sep 2017 // 4:37 AM
No one wrings profound moments of clarity from ephemeral thoughts quite like Mississippi songwriter Andrew Bryant.
1955 - "Morning Song" | 3 Oct 2016 // 5:15 AM
1955's "Morning Song" is aspirational and arena ready.