Category: Interviews

Interview: Jonell Mosser

Jonell Mosser has long been known as one of Nashville’s finest and most soulful voices, but she’s never broken through to a national audience. That may change with “Fortunes Lost, Fortunes Told,” a new album that targets an Americana audience. It’s not that much of a departure from her past work, but she’s now courting Americana radio, with good results.…

Interview: The Vespers

The Vespers, a fine young folk and bluegrass band from Nashville, are scheduled to play their hometown at the Station Inn tonight. They’re touring in support of “Tell Your Mama,” and raising money through Kickstarter to support their upcoming release “The Fourth Wall.” We caught up with them at the Americana Music Festival this month. In this interview, Phoebe Cryar…

Sun209 interview: Luther Dickinson on Gregg Allman

If there was an MVP at this year’s Americana Music Festival, it may well have been Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars and Black Crowes. He was in the band for the extraordinary awards show, recorded a video playing solo at the conference, did a brief and terrific set on the Mojo Nixon radio show and played with the…

The 3-minute interview: Henry Wagons at Americana Festival

Henry Wagons, frontman for the Melbourne, Australia-based “Wagons,” showed up at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville as a solo act. He speaks warmly of Rod Stewart and the fat Elvis, channels Johnny Cash and has recorded a song called “Willie Nelson.” He is as much fun as all of that sounds, and the Wagons’ “Rumble, Shake & Tumble” is…

Jed Hilly on Buddy Miller and the Americana Music Awards

Buddy Miller dominated this year’s Americana Music Awards, as he has in years past. This time around, he was named top instrumentalist and artist of the year, and was a member of Robert Plant’s BandĀ  of Joy, which won album of the year. As worthy as MillerĀ is, some wonder whether his repeated wins keep other artists out of the Americana…