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.
Monday, May 26 2014
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.
Monday, March 10 2014
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.
Tuesday, November 25 2014
Revealing the true horsepower behind the Swans’ "Oxygen", this four-song collection should be handled by a professional driver on a closed course.
Monday, November 24 2014
Let’s call Restorations what they are: an American rock band. And a damn fine one at that.
Monday, November 3 2014
Plain Spoken's by-the-numbers approach to Americana kowtows to the idyllic Everyman version of Middle-American values.
Monday, October 27 2014
So It Is With Us finds Horse Feathers aging wisely, perhaps even enjoying life a little bit more.
Tuesday, October 14 2014
Vashti Bunyan is given the final word on a sporadic yet influential career with the organic swan song Heartleap.
Thursday, October 23 2014
Nashville musical mystic Stone Jack Jones has released his newest single, "Circumstance", a song where a lone banjo gives way to rising and falling verses, with spectral vocals creaking throughout a long-rotten homestead on late autumn winds.
Thursday, September 25 2014
All Them Ghosts is smoky Americana by way of Germany.
Thursday, June 26 2014
Seductive and haunting, "Waters" by Eliza Shaddad is a dance with life's dark choices.
Thursday, May 29 2014
Sundowner's flirtatious first single, "Cowboy Poetry", echoes the dusty locale of song's video.
Friday, April 4 2014
London's Dead Flowers came to be in the winter of 2011, underneath Coney Island's Wonderwheel, an ancient big wheel which still spins to this day.