Eric Risch
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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.

Features // 3 Articles
Reviews // 58 Articles
Blogs // 10 Articles

High Fidelity: Jay Gonzalez and the Crowdsourcing Renaissance | 14 Jun 2015 // 8:10 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 // 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.


Motel Beds: Mind Glitter | 11 Nov 2015 // 8:00 AM

The Motel Beds and Mind Glitter will steal your ears.

Drive-By Truckers: It's Great to be Alive! | 27 Oct 2015 // 8:30 PM

Consider It's Great to be Alive! a formal invitation to the perpetual Rock Show that is the Drive-By Truckers.


Ona - "Rocks in the Basement" (audio) | 21 Jul 2015 // 6:05 AM

West Virginia's Ona makes pure-blooded American rock 'n' roll.

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".

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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