Category: Artist Interviews

Songwriter to Songwriter: David Adkins

| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

For this next episode of Songwriter to Songwriter, David Morris chats with David Adkins, songwriter and vocalist with Republik Steele. They talk about the band’s upcoming record, and some of the songs Adkins wrote for the new project. Be sure to catch his bit about […]


Songwriter to Songwriter: Town Mountain

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

During World of Bluegrass week in Nashville last month, David Morris caught up with Phil Barker and Jesse Langlais, two of the primary songwriters with Town Mountain, for an episode of his Songwriter to Songwriter series. They talked about various methods to write collaboratively, and how […]


Pert Near Sandstone at IBMA

| October 12, 2012 | 7 Comments

Pert Near Sandstone was one of the invited showcase acts during IBMA’s World of Bluegrass in September, bringing their interesting mix of old time and Americana string band music to Nashville for the first time. We spoke with band members Kevin Kniebel and and Nate […]


Songwriter to Songwriter: Jeff Rose

| October 11, 2012 | 3 Comments

During IBMA week in Nashville last month, David Morris spent a few minutes with Jeff Rose of Detour for this next installment of Songwriter to Songwriter. They talked about Quarterline Road, a song from the band’s latest CD, A Better Place, which has been a […]


Niall Toner at IBMA

| October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Irish bluegrass singer/songwriter Niall Toner joined us for a chat during World of Bluegrass last month in Nashville. He was here in the US for IBMA week, and to perform a number of shows in conjunction with the release of his new Pinecastle project, Onward […]


Songwriter to Songwriter: Dawn Kenney

| October 8, 2012 | 3 Comments

David Morris took the opportunity of IBMA week in Nashville to conduct this interview with Dawn Kenney, whose song Sing Me Home will be performed at Carnegie Hall in November. That song is the title track of her recently-released album, and she talks with David […]


Nu-Blu at IBMA – and on WNCW

| October 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

We had a nice chat last Saturday afternoon with Daniel and Carolyn Routh of Nu-Blu during Fan Fest in Nashville. They talked about their new short-form Gospel CD, Nail by Nail, due from Pinecastle on October 30, the debut single, Martha and Mary, and how […]


Songwriter to Songwriter – Rick Lang

| October 5, 2012 | 3 Comments

Here is David Morris discussing songwriting with Rick Lang at World of Bluegrass last week in Nashville. Though he had tracks placed previously, Rick came to the attention of the wider bluegrass world with his Look To The Light CD, released by Rural Rhythm in […]


Larry Sparks at IBMA

| October 4, 2012 | 2 Comments

The indisputable highlight for me during Fan Fest last weekend was getting to visit with the great Larry Sparks. A bluegrass institution of long standing, Larry and his band did a powerful set on the main stage, and then he stopped by the Bluegrass Today […]


Songwriter to Songwriter: Missy Armstrong

| October 3, 2012 | 5 Comments

Last week during World of Bluegrass, David Morris caught up with Missy Armstrong, lead vocalist and one of two primary songwriters with Michigan’s fast-rising Detour. As part of David’s Songwriter to Songwriter series, they talked about how she wrote the song Lovin’ Liza Jane, included on […]