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.
Twin Peaks: Down in Heaven | 24 May 2016 // 3:26 AM
Down in Heaven is an energetic and indebted collection of highbrow garage rock suitable for mass consumption.
Julianna Barwick: Will | 18 May 2016 // 9:10 PM
A faintly sketched canvas, listeners can color their own emotions to Will.
Bear Medicine - "Infestation" (video) (premiere) | 19 May 2016 // 3:52 AM
Unfolding like a time-lapse night terror, "Infestation" from Lexington, Kentucky quartet Bear Medicine is the soundtrack to anxious pre-dawn hours.
Levi Parham - "These American Blues" (audio) (premiere) | 13 May 2016 // 5:29 AM
Levi Parham's freewheeling "These American Blues" and its false promises could stand as a rootsy election year anthem.