Author Archives: Nick Corrigan

Those Darlins: 
Red Light Love

“Those Darlins are carving this legendary country western town (Nashville) a new legacy.”

Visit Those Darlins‘ website.

Recorded at Pickathon Music Festival 2014.

The Appalachian Hippie Poet: 
Red Red Wine

“A man who is an eighth generation Tennessean.A man who finds inspiration in a jar of moonshine, but not in the way you might think.However, for most of his life, the Appalachian Hippie Poet was just known as Bill Alexander.”

Visit The Appalachian Hippie Poet‘s website.

Recorded at Rhythm N Blooms Fest 2014.

Patrick Sweany: 

“For those who love the Blues but are bored with the tight-assed ‘white guys in blazers’style and prefer something more adventurous, Sweany is a slam-dunk. The new album is a start-to-finish thrill, partly due to the singer/songwriter/guitarist’s lack of ‘stick to the script’ Blues theory. Sweany dips into the more folksy side of Blues, slinky R&B, early Rock & Roll, ’70s Blues Rock and dirty Garage Blues. That’s not to say that Sweany is for White Stripes fans only; the man has mad-crazy skills in whatever style he’s exploring and redecorating, something even the staunchest ‘back in my day’ curmudgeon is sure to appreciate if they give it an open-minded listen.”

Visit Patrick Sweany‘s website.

Recorded at Performing Artist Co-Op, at 5-Points, East Nashville 2014.

Valerie June: 

“June effortlessly shifts between eras and genres. She can be haunting and melancholy, singing of loneliness on “Somebody To Love,” or full of warmth and charm, fondly recalling her home on “Tennessee Time.” At one moment seductive in a sensual come-on, fragile and vulnerable the next in a display of naked honesty, June transports you to another world the moment you hear her voice.”

Visit Valerie June‘s website.

Recorded at Pickathon Music Festival 2014.

Ural Thomas & The Pain: 
You Got Me Hummin'

“Thomas is, and forever will be Portland’s pillar of soul. He started singing beneath his mother’s knee in church at the age of 3. By high school he led the doo-wop group the Mono Rays, breaking hearts and taking names at Jefferson High and Irvington Park along the way. Ural’s voice and songwriting soon gained national attention and he found himself sharing the stage with the likes of James Brown, Otis Redding, Johnny Guitar Watson and “Little” Stevie Wonder.”

Visit Ural Thomas & The Pain on Facebook.

Recorded at Pickathon Music Festival 2014.

Dom Flemons: 
Baby Please Loan Me Your Heart

“Dom says he would like to use the traditional forms of music he has heard and immersed himself in over the years to create new soundscapes that generate interest in old-time folk music. Focusing very much on creating music that is rooted in history but taking a contemporary approach, Dom hopes to reexamine what traditional music can become.”

Visit Dom Flemons‘ website.

Recorded at Rhythm N Blooms Fest 2014.

The Howlin' Brothers: 
Hard Times

“Sounding like what would happen if a bunch of Appalachian punk rockers formed a jug-band, The Howlin’ Brothers play with a ferocious energy that drags you in and finds you boogieing along in spite of yourself.”

Visit The Howlin’ Brothers‘ website.

Recorded at Performing Artist Co-Op, at 5-Points, East Nashville 2014.

King Tuff: 

“King Tuff’s new record is called Black Moon Spell. It was produced and recorded by Bobby Harlow at Studio B in Los Angeles, California, in the hot winter of 2014. No one involved was prepared to make a record, but an invisible hand pushed them to do it. Perhaps it was God or that special someone we all know and love called The Devil. God and The Devil actually have very similar interests. They both love electric guitars and they both want you to listen to Black Moon Spell and freak the fuck out.”

Visit King Tuff‘s website.

Recorded at Pickathon Music Festival 2013.

Quiet Life: 
Housebroken Man

“Quiet Life sound like they stumbled from Big Pink, with a rambunctious roots sound that would make Robbie Robertson smile from ear-to-ear.”

Visit Quiet Life‘s website.

Recorded at Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2014.

The Donkeys: 
Black Wave


“Like California, the real-life Donkeys (best friends from Southern California, Timothy DeNardo, Jessie Gulati, Anthony Lukens and Sam Sprague) are much more… real. If their backstory contains those top-down cars and suntanned utopian surf tableaus, it also contains the malaise and the escape fantasies familiar to all suburban kids of the 80s and 90s. Miraculously, the music manages to comfortably communicate both moods at once.”

Visit The Donkeys‘ website.

Recorded at Pickathon Music Fest 2014.