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.
Poetry and Passion: An Interview with Rodney Crowell | 26 May 2014 // 8:14 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.
The Anti- SXSW: A Festival for the Disheveled at Couch By Couchwest | 10 Mar 2014 // 8:14 PM
A no-cost counterpoint to SXSW one can enjoy at their leisure, Couch By Couchwest is a festival where the beer is cheaper and the only hipster is you.
John Moreland: High on Tulsa Heat | 22 Apr 2015 // 8:06 PM
John Moreland proves there's nothing sanctimonious about singing the truth on High on Tulsa Heat.
The Honeycutters: Me Oh My | 21 Apr 2015 // 4:54 AM
A tempest formed on a Thursday night, Me Oh My unfurls throughout the weekend, leaving nothing but wreckage come Sunday.
Andrew Bryant - "Do What You Love" (audio) (Premiere) | 23 Jan 2015 // 4:00 AM
The latest tune by the Water Liars drummer Andrew Bryant comes from "more than enough nights in a Motel 6 to last a lifetime".
Gov't Mule - 'Money' (audio) | 10 Dec 2014 // 3:48 AM
Pink Floyd gets the jam band blues treatment in Gov't Mule's latest live album, Dark Side of the Mule.