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.
Thursday, March 26 2015
The candor of Bingham on Bingham reveals an intimate portrait of love and hope on Fear and Saturday Night.
Wednesday, March 25 2015
Andrew Combs is either ignorant of or recording in deference to the past by rekindling the gilded countrypolitan spirit on his sophomore release, All These Dreams.
Wednesday, March 18 2015
Stone Jack Jones bestows upon us the truths of human nature that we are too blind ourselves to see.
Sunday, February 8 2015
With Dark Side of the Mule, Haynes and company’s faithful recitations do little to breathe life into already tired songs for those new to the Mule.
Thursday, February 5 2015
Born, Raised & LIVE from Flint is a primer on how honky tonk’s done, demonstrating no new spin is required.
Friday, January 23 2015
The latest tune by the Water Liars drummer Andrew Bryant comes from "more than enough nights in a Motel 6 to last a lifetime".
Wednesday, December 10 2014
Pink Floyd gets the jam band blues treatment in Gov't Mule's latest live album, Dark Side of the Mule.
Wednesday, December 3 2014
Road-weary Americana musician Caleb Caudle's latest cover is of Fire Mountain's "Doing Fine".
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.