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 // 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.
The Anti- SXSW: A Festival for the Disheveled at Couch By Couchwest | 10 Mar 2014 // 9:14 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.
Lou Barlow: Brace the Wave | 16 Sep 2015 // 9:05 PM
Barlow tempers verbal emotion with instrumental restraint on Brace the Wave.
The Mynabirds: Lovers Know | 16 Aug 2015 // 9:15 PM
The Mynabirds Lovers Know trades rhetoric for trite ruminations.
Ona - "Rocks in the Basement" (audio) | 21 Jul 2015 // 7:05 AM
West Virginia's Ona makes pure-blooded American rock 'n' roll.
Andrew Bryant - "Do What You Love" (audio) (Premiere) | 23 Jan 2015 // 5:00 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".