The Sutler, a venue that The Nashville Scene describes as a scruffier, bawdier, less stuffy version of the Bluebird” is reopening.
Eric Church on country radio: “It’s very feel-good. It’s a little bit shallower than it was a few years ago – it’s ‘Let’s drink, forget our worries, beach, bonfire, lake.’ When something’s working, everybody falls into a pattern. One thing I miss is turning on the radio and just having a song punch me in the gut, and, as a songwriter, knock me on my ass. And I think we could use more of that.”
Lonesome River Band is working on a new album that’ll be released in the fall on Mountain Home Records.
The New Yorker premiered Loudon Wainwright III’s fun new song, “Man and Dog.” Wainwright is one of the few singer-songwriters who can get away with penning lyrics about picking up poop.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.