Archive for Interviews/Features

Interview with Tommy Womack – Performing At Southgate House Revival On 10/23

Tommy Womack

Tommy Womack

Photos by Scott Preston

Tommy Womack / Wild Ponies
10/23/14
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY (Revival Room)
8pm doors, 8:30pm show, $10 adv, $12 dos, Buy Tickets

As both an artist and a person, Tommy Womack has been called everything from “Tom Lehrer with a Telecaster” to “Nashville’s best loved musical eccentric,” and he might blushingly, but proudly, accept both titles. That’s because separating Womack the man and Womack the artist is impossible, as they’re both the same guy. An award-winning recording artist and a published author, Womack writes songs as honest as anything Hank Williams or Steve Earle ever recorded, and has attracted the attention of the national press while accumulating a loyal following. Read more

Interview with Tim Shelton – Performing at The Southgate House Revival On 10/14

Tim Shelton

Tim Shelton

Interview by Scott Preston

Tim Shelton
10/14/2014
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
Revival Room
6pm doors, 7pm show
$8 adv, $10 dos, Buy Tickets

Some artists find their groove, develop an audience, and, once that’s done, never stray from the comfort zone they’ve created for themselves and their fans—and for them, that’s fine.  But that’s not Tim Shelton’s way.  And so, after sharing in the creation of NewFound Road and spending a dozen years guiding the quartet’s transformation from a purely Gospel group into one of Bluegrass music’s most distinctive and admired ensembles, the acclaimed singer is trading the safety of familiar ground and an established career to head for new musical territory. Read more

Cincy Groove Presents: The Groove Sessions with Elementree Livity Project, 8/8/14

http://www.elementreelivityproject.com

Filmed at the Madison Theater. Covington, KY

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Cincy Groove Presents: The Groove Sessions with Kristen Kreft from The Perfect Children, 8/4/14

http://www.theperfectchildren.com

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Interview with Ashley Martin – Performing at The Buckle Up Music Festival on 7/18

ashleymartin

Interview by Scott Preston

Ashley Martin
Buckle Up Music Festival 7/18 – 7/20
Cincinnati, OH
Ashley Martin performs at 7:15pm on 7/18
http://www.buckleupfestival.com

National touring country rock artist Ashley Martin was born and raised in Central Ohio. She attended Belmont University in Nashville Tennessee. After releasing her first E.P. she now has a new full length record that just released last month called “Put On A Show” She has worked with many hit writers and opened for known artists such as ZZ Top, Tracy Lawrence, The Band Perry and Brett Eldridge. She is very hard working and dedicated to her music and family of fans. Her country sound and rock n’ roll attitude, set her apart. She’s got love for country power divas like Reba and Carrie Underwood, but can’t deny her passion for Paramore and Halestorm. Martin and her band travel all over, ensuring a raucous rocking good time, that’ll have you falling in love with her amazing vocals and keep you dancing all night long! (from ashleymartinmusic.com) Read more

Interview with Natalie Stovall – Performing at Buckle Up Music Festival on 7/19

Natalie Stovall

Natalie Stovall

Interview by Scott Preston

Natalie Stovall
Buckle Up Music Festival 7/18 – 7/20
Cincinnati, OH
Natalie Stovall performs at 3:30pm on 7/19
http://www.buckleupfestival.com

Whether it’s Natalie Stovall’s breathtaking vocals and larger-than-life stage presence, her band’s turbo-charged, take-no prisoners live shows, or the collective unit’s barnstorming worldwide tours, Natalie Stovall and The Drive prove they are arena ready. A humble, charismatic entertainer with a trademark lion’s mane of big blonde hair, Natalie and her powerful vocals and sparkling fiddle leave audiences spellbound.

Although she can seem larger than life onstage, offstage she’s as down home and as easy-going as can be. One-on-one sincerity and a contagious personality just come naturally to this small town girl from Columbia, Tennessee. Make no mistake though, as soon as you put this small town girl in front of an audience – something spontaneous, mesmerizing, and explosive happens. (from Nataliestovall.com) Read more

Interview with Billy Joe Shaver – Performing at The Southgate House Revival On 7/17

Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver

Interview by Scott Preston

Photos by Jim McGuire

Billy Joe Shaver
with opener Dave Hawkins
7/17/2014
Southgate House Revival (Sanctuary Room), 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
8pm doors, 9pm show, $15 adv, $18 dos, Buy Tickets

Billy Joe Shaver’s finest songs prowl (“Hard To Be an Outlaw”) and punch (“Music City USA”) with welterweight fury. Evidence: The legendary outlaw’s seamless Long in the Tooth. Shaver’s first studio album in six years showcases a singular songwriter in absolutely peak form as he unearths his trademark truths around every corner (“Last Call for Alcohol,” “The Git Go”). “This is the best album I’ve ever done,” he says. “It’s just dangerously good. I expect it to change things and turn things around the way Honky Tonk Heroes did.” Read more

Interview with Matt Myers from Houndmouth – Performing at Buckle Up Music Festival on 7/19

Houndmouth

Houndmouth

Photo by Tyler Zoller

Interview by Scott Preston

Houndmouth
Buckle Up Music Festival 7/18-7/20/14
Cincinnati, OH
Houndmouth performs at 4:15pm on 7/19
http://www.buckleupfestival.com

That first November 2011 night, when it all fell together, was just four friends who brought instruments to a shambling rehearsal space (or picked up what was there), along with something to drink and a curiosity about what might happen. The generation who has come of age in the new economy, already adept at shuffling jobs and get-bys, firmly acclimated to the diminished expectations that come with growing up somewhere the rest of the world assumes is nowhere. Which, in this case, is New Albany, Indiana. Read more

Interview with Tim Harrington from Tall Heights – Performing at Buckle Up Music Festival on 7/19

Tall Heights

Tall Heights

Interview by Scott Preston

Photo by Michael Spencer

Tall Heights
Buckle Up Music Festival
Cincinnati, OH
Tall Heights performs at 7:15pm on 7/19
http://www.buckleupfestival.com

In the summer of 2010, Tim Harrington and Paul Wright were playing for spare change in Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace. In a few short years since, Tall Heights has headlined packed listening rooms across the country, toured down to Austin, TX to showcase at South By Southwest Music Festival, and performed alongside national acts like Laura Marling, Ryan Montbleau, and Andrew Belle.

For the duo’s debut full-length effort, Man of Stone (May, 2013), Tall Heights hits the home studio, sinking deeper into the vast world they’ve meticulously built for two. The title track and first single, Man of Stone, recalls a time when cavemen documented day-to-day existence on the walls of their stone-sheltered dwellings. “Emblems of cavemen they taught me / the importance of typing in bold,” contextualizes the rest of the record and challenges a careful listener to view each song as a vital documentation of what is both banal and extraordinary. The record exists in a fire-lit, shadowy space for their growing army of fans to inhabit. After two powerful EPs, there has been a growing cry for more from these young artists, and Tall Heights delivers with an LP of grand vision and scale. (from Tallheights.com) Read more

Interview with Phillip Fox – Performing at Buckle Up Music Festival on 7/18

Phillip Fox Band

Phillip Fox Band

Interview by Scott Preston

Phillip Fox Band
Buckle Up Music Festival
Cincinnati, OH
Phillip Fox Band performs at 3:45pm & 5:00pm on 7/18
http://www.buckleupfestival.com

In early 2013, the band began pre-production for what would become their debut full length album Heartland.  Taking several off-days and setting up a mobile studio wherever they could, the band narrowed their ever growing song list down to 20 songs and performed three shows where they gave their fans the opportunity to vote on which songs they wanted to hear on the record.  “We took that feedback along with the pre-pro tracks and sat down with Joe Viers (Dr. John, Eric Clapton, Bobaflex) to talk through the project.  We had recorded the Motor City Blood EP (released in 2012) with Joe at Sonic Lounge and developed a really good rhythm.  Plus Joe has been soaking in roots rock for a long time so it was a really natural fit to bring  him on earlier in the process as more of a co-producer” says Fox.  Read more

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