NOTE: I am currently in the process of archiving all of these posts from their original home to this site. These links are currently largely serving as placeholders as I complete that process.

Conversations with musicians. [Alphabetical order]

Marshall Allen of the Sun Ra Arkestra

Sopie Allison aka Soccer Mommy

Izzy Almeida of Hunters

Jeff Apruzzese of Passion Pit

Nicole Atkins

Chase Bader (of Waker)

Joshua Bailey of K.L.U.B. Monsta

Lee Bains III (2012)

Lee Bains III (2014)

BJ Barham (of American Aquarium)

BJ Barham (2018)

Andrew Belle

Kip Berman of Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Betty Who

Black Twig Pickers (Isak Howell and Mike Gangloff)

Josh Block of White Denim

Blothar (Michael Bishop) of GWAR

Nicki Bluhm of Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers

Colin Blunstone of The Zombies

Alicia Bognanno of Bully

Benjamin Booker

Charles Bradley

Cory Branan

Leon Bridges

Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses

Aaron Bruno of AWOLNATION

Bob Bruno of Best Coast

Andrew Bryant of Water Liars

Basia Bulat

Oteil Burbridge of Aquarium Rescue Unit

Jay Burgess of The Pollies

Sam Bush

John Butler

Tim Butler of Psychedelic Furs

David Byrne


Jeffrey Cain

Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth

S. Carey (of Bon Iver)

Brandi Carlile

Hayes Carll

Vanessa Carlton

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Chris Carrabba of Twin Forks (formerly of Dashboard Confessional)

Andrew Carroll (of The Lonely Wild)

Josh Carter (of Phantogram)

Caleb Caudle

Matthew Caws of Nada Surf

Exene Cervenka of X

Jessie Clavin of Bleached

George Clinton

Brent Cobb

Tanya Montana Coe

Graham Colton

Shelly Colvin

Andrew Combs

Elizabeth Cook

Mike Cooley (2011)

Mike Cooley (2013)

Boots Copeland of Knox Hamilton

Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers

Charley Crockett

Justin Crumpton of Nightmare Boyzzz

Allison Crutchfield

Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee

Doc Dailey

Glenn Danzig

Jon Davison of Yes

Paul Deakin of The Mavericks

Alejandra Deheza of School of Seven Bells

Tony Dekker of Great Lake Swimmers

Tim DeLaughter of the Polyphonic Spree

Brett Dennen

Keegan DeWitt of Wild Cub

Vincent DiFiore of Cake

Jack Dolan of Twin Peaks

Paul Doucette of matchbox twenty

Chris Dudley of UnderOath

Justin Townes Earle (2011)

Justin Townes Earle (2014)

Anderson East

Alex Edkins of METZ

Julie Edwards of Deap Vally

Robert Ellis


Escondido (Tyler James and Jessica Maros)


Alex Even of White Rabbits

Jay Farrar of Son Volt

Bela Fleck

Craig Finn of The Hold Steady

Chad Fisher of FisherGreen

Norwood Fisher of Fishbone

John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants

Dom Flemons

Critter Fuqua of Old Crow Medicine Show

Marc Ford

Michael Ford of Apache Relay

Michael Franti

Chris Freeman of Manchester Orchestra

Zach Gabbard of Buffalo Killers

Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs

Wylie Gelber of Dawes

Joe Genaro of Dead Milkmen

Ghost (A Nameless Ghoul)

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top

Rhiannon Giddens

Corey Glover of Living Colour

Great Peacock (Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd)

Dallas Green (aka City & Colour)

Heath Green

Ernest Greene aka Washed Out

JJ Grey and MOFRO

Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra

Patty Griffin

Mike Adreas aka Perfume Genius

Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie

Issac Hanson of Hanson

Matthew Hauck aka Phosphorescent

Colin Hay of Men at Work

Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule

Andrew Heringer of Milo Greene

Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas

Katie Herzig

Robyn Hitchcock

Greg Holden

Matthew Holman of PHOX

Noah Holt of Kill, Baby…Kill!

Patterson Hood

Patterson Hood (2014)

Matthew Houck aka Phosphorescent

Billy Howerdel of A Perfect Circle

Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal

Sierra Hull

Alex Hungtai aka Dirty Beaches

Grant Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit

Alex Hwang of Run River North

Jason Isbell (2011)

Jason Isbell (2012)

K. Ishibashi aka Kishi Bashi

Andy Jackson of Sloss Minor (formerly Hot Rod Circuit)

Andy Jackson of Hot Rod Circuit [2017]

Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Sarah Jarosz

Courtney Jaye

John & Jacob

Josh Jenkins of Green River Ordinance

Damon Johnson

JOHNNYSWIM (Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano)

Durand Jones & the Indications

Damon Jurado

Kevn Kinney of Drivin’ N Cryin’

Carter King of Futurebirds

Nick Kivlen of Sunflower Bean

Nikki Lane

Langhorne Slim

Dan Layus (formerly of Augustana)

Dylan LeBlanc

Fred LeBlanc of Cowboy Mouth

Michael Leon (formerly of 13 Ghosts)

Christian Letts of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Black Joe Lewis

Vaden Lewis of The Toadies

Zac Little of Saintseneca

Lydia Loveless

Brian King of the Japandroids

Joey Kneiser of Glossary

Anthony Mack of MackONE

Stephen Malkmus of Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks (formerly Pavement)

John Maloney of Chelsea Light Moving

Charlie Mars

Ade Martin of Hinds

SA Martinez of 311

Doug Martsch of Built to Spill

Jimbo Mathus of Squirrel Nut Zippers

David Mayfield of David Mayfield Parade

Matthew Mayfield

Ray McAndrew of Perfect Pussy

Mac McCaughan of Superchunk

Steven McKellar of Civil Twilight

John McMahan of Luella and the Sun

James McMurtry

James McNew of Yo La Tengo (2011)

James McNew of Yo La Tengo

Elliott McPherson

Amelia Meath of Sylvan Esso

James Mercer of Broken Bells (and The Shins)

Matt Meyers of Houndmouth

Wes Miles of Ra Ra Riot

Derek Miller of Sleigh Bells

Rhett Miller of The Old 97’s

Parker Millsap

Craig Minowa (of Cloud Cult)

George Mitchell of Eagulls

John Moreland

John Oates of Hall & Oates

Aoife O’Donovan

Nic Offer of !!!

Spooner Oldham

Matt Palmer of Sheer Mag

Ian Patrick O’Neil of Deer Tick

Perfume Genius

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket

Margo Price

Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive

Daniel Pujol aka Pujol

Mark Quinlan of Hop Along

Erin Rae

David Rawlings

Josh Rawson of The Felice Brothers

Tim Reynolds

Damien Rice

Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE

Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter (2017)

Marc Roberge of O.A.R. (2013)

Marc Roberge of O.A.R. (2014)

Dean Roland of Collective Soul

Dex Romweber of Flat Duo Jets

Caroline Rose

Brian Rosenworcel of Guster

Jon Russell of The Head and The Heart

Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls

Joey Santiago of the Pixies

Dan Sartain

Noelle Scaggs of Fitz & the Tantrums

Ben Schneider of Lord Huron

Dave Schools of Widespread Panic

Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show

The Secret Sisters (2011)

The Secret Sisters (Laura, 2014)

Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff

Wayne Sermon of Imagine Dragons

Michael Shackleford of/aka Future Elevators

Shovels & Rope (Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent)

Shakey Graves (Alejandro Rose-Garcia)

Scott Sharrard

Billy Joe Shaver

David Shaw of The Revivalists

Amanda Shires (2015)

Amanda Shires (2016)

Timothy Showalter of Strand of Oaks

Tommy Siegel of Jukebox the Ghost

Gabe Simon of Kopecky Family Band

Adam Smith of Invisible Hand

Derek Smith aka Pretty Lights

Jordan Smith of Diarrhea Planet

William Smith of Truth & Salvage Co.

Todd Snider (2012)

Todd Snider (2013)

Jon Spencer of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Chris Stapleton

Joe Stickney of Bear in Heaven

Ken Stringfellow of The Posies

Marty Stuart

Sundy Best

Geoff Tate of Queensryche

Courtney Taylor-Taylor of The Dandy Warhols

MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger

Chris Thile (Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, A Prairie Home Companion)

Kyle Thomas of King Tuff

Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge

Kate Tucker of Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden

Shonna Tucker

Adam Turla of Murder By Death

Frank Turner

Gus Unger-Hamilton of alt-J

Adia Victoria

Colter Wall

Aaron Watson

Willie Watson (formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show)

Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards (2016)

Drake White

Tony Joe White

Keller Williams

Lucinda Williams

Sam Williams of The Weeks

Zach Williams of The Lone Bellow

Cindy Wilson of the B-52s

Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust

Jess Wolfe of Lucius

Lee Ann Womack

Steve Wynn of The Baseball Project (and Dream Syndicate)

Michelle Zauner aka Japanese Breakfast

Nate Zuercher (of Judah and the Lion)

Features. [Chronological order]

Muscle Shoals goes to Secret Stages

It’s the end of R.E.M. as we know it

The Alabama Shakes build a Tuscaloosa home on rock and roll

Birmingham shares a “Secret” this weekend

Which musician defines each SEC school?

Exploring the boundaries of “Muscle Shoals;” a weekend at the Billy Reid Shindig

Birmingham magazine: Vinyl Fever: Even as digital music has taken off, vinyl record sales have increased

“That Muscle Shoals Sound” – preview of Avondale Music + Arts Festival 2014

Birmingham, Alabama [Mud & Magnolias cover story for February/March 2015]

The Pollies debut music video for “She”

Tickets to Prince’s final show

‘What College Kids Want:’ Preserving Zydeco’s unique reputation

How Communicating Vessels Changed the Music Scene in Birmingham

The Punk Rock Legacy of Cave 9

Milo’s Hamburgers stays saucy

Opinion: Birmingham’s generosity is what makes it a great city [Birmingham magazine op/ed]

Thacker Mountain Radio [Good Grit feature]

Out of the Darkness: The Secret Sisters [Good Grit feature]

Sports Features.

Never Give Up: Former Patriot Browning Gets His Chance After Missing Out in the Draft

Hit the Ground Running: Ronald Steele Took Reins as John Carroll Athletics Director During Time of Turmoil

The Forty Year Plan: Vestavia’s Buddy Anderson Reflects on the Past But Looks to the Future

Conversations with Makers, Tastemakers and Educators. [Alphabetical order]

Paige Albright (interior design)

Mark Bailey (conservationist)

Paul Bates (architect)

Chris Bennett (forager)

Bob Boyd (botanist)

T.A. Breaux (botanist, pioneer of American absinthe)

Andrew Brown (interior designer)

Mario Buatta (interior designer)

C. Colston Burrell (landscape designer)

Bashira Chowdhury (entomologist)

Shane Connolly (Royal florist)

Paloma Contreras (interior designer)

Tradd Cotter (biologist)

Taylor Dawson (architect)

Tom Diggs (botanist)

Jeff Dungan (architect)

James Farmer (Southern Living Editor-At-Large)

Bill Finch (conservationist, author, personality)

Aaron Floden (plant taxonomist)

Jim Fowler (conservationist)

Libby Greene (interior designer)

Curtis Hansen (professor, botanist)

Lida Inge Hill (author)

Jane Scott Hodges (interior designer)

Bobby Horton (musician and composer)

Dolores Hydock (performer)

Dolores Hydock (2015 – performer)

Mallie Ireland (jeweler)

Mark Kennamer (interior designer)

Brian Keener (botanist)

Jeff Lowenfels (founder of Plant a Row for the Hungry)

Charlotte Lucas (interior designer)

John Manion (botanist)

Chris Martine (botanist)

Bobby McAlpine (architect and designer)

Bobby McAlpine (architect and designer)

Preston Montague (landscape designer and artist)

Amanda Nisbet (interior designer)

David Price (botanist)

Thomas Rainer (landscape architect)

Janisse Ray (author, 2015 inductee to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame)

Danielle Rollins (entertainer)

LeNell Camacho Santa Ana (mixologist)

Angela Schmidt (chef)

Amy Stewart (author)

Emily Thompson (floral designer)

Iris Thorpe (interior designer)

Vine Garden Market (garden shop and design team)

Rebecca Vizard (pillow maker)

Laura Vogtle (art curator)

Barbara Westbrook (interior designer)

Bunny Williams (interior and garden designer)

Reviews. [Chronological order]

The Black Keys play an intimate concert for fans in Birmingham, Alabama

Jason Isbell unleashes Here We Rest to two Alabama crowds

Rockin’ the Inner City

12.11.11. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit. Workplay. Birmingham. (special appearances by Paul Shaffer and David Letterman.

3.12.12. Jack White. Workplay. Birmingham.

Jason Isbell offers intimate performance at Alys Stephens Center

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit record forthcoming live record over two Alabama nights

KISS delivers a spectacle at Oak Mountain

Bush becomes first act to test Iron City’s capacity

Shaky Knees 2013.

Hangout Fest 2013.

Bonnaroo 2013.

VooDoo Fest 2013.

10.23.13. Muscle Shoals Review. Workplay. Birmingham.

Sound & Page opens to a full house in Woodlawn, kicks off Revive Woodlawn week

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit sell out the Shoals Theater

4.16.14. Nickel Creek kicks off reunion tour at Alabama Theater

Hangout Fest 2014

Chris Stapleton leaves Birmingham wanting more

Grace Potter offers no ‘Apologies’ during her second night at Iron City

Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett brings laughs, tears and joy to the Alabama Theater

Punk grown up: Fall Out Boy tries out arena rock in Birmingham

Mumford & Sons ‘so at home’ at Birmingham show, offering crowd a ‘Roll Tide’

Jimmy Buffett delivers a ‘Coconut Telegraph’ to fans at Oak Mountain

Widespread Panic, with help from Tedeschi Trucks Band, give Birmingham fans what they want

Dave Matthews satisfies an aging audience at Oak Mountain Amphitheater

Harry Connick, Jr. reminds Birmingham why it needs to be watching

Alabama invades Bonnaroo: Jason Isbell, Anderson East, a Grateful Dead surprise and more

8 performances we loved at Bonnaroo

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa unite a diverse audience at marijuana-themed show

Maxwell brings a ‘blackSUMMERS’night’ to Birmingham

Sturgill Simpson and his band dazzle in Birmingham

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit return home, through those ‘Alabama Pines’

Bonnie Raitt salues St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Alabama Shakes at Birmingham show

Review: Two new albums with deep Alabama ties [Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires]

7 Best Things I Saw at Bonnaroo [2017]

Where Bonnaroo is Going, Whether You Like it or Not [2018]

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