What Where When-sday – Erin Rae and The Nude Party 6/22/22

After a weekend of events surrounding Bonnaroo and Juneteenth, a busy week in Nashville surrounding live music, outdoor activities and Nashville Pride Festival. Former WNXP Nashville Artist of the Month Erin Rae performs her new album Lighten Up at the Basement East on Thursday night and six-piece Indie Rock band The Nude Party performs Saturday […]

Erin Rae’s Soothing Sonic Cathedral Session

Nashville Artist of the Month Erin Rae has officially mastered the art of cosmic country. Produced by Jonathan Wilson in his Topanga Canyon studio, Rae’s sophomore effort Lighten Up represents a shift in her musicianship. Much like the lyrics of her solo debut Putting On Airs, the follow-up explores topics like personal growth and mental health, but with a […]

Five places where Erin Rae finds modest treasures

Sure, Erin Rae made a pilgrimage out west to ruggedly pastoral Topanga Canyon to record her new album Lighten Up with Jonathan Wilson producing, and trekked to a former monastery-turned-studio in Wisconsin to make the album before it. But just as she searched out landscapes and settings where she and her collaborators could tend her […]

Playlist: Erin Rae draws inspiration from a variety of voices, all of them virtuosos of subtlety

Sometimes it’s the small gestures in music that convey the greatest insight. There’s ample proof in the singing and songwriting of Erin Rae, a Tennessee native who started life in smalltown Jackson, taking in her parents’ easy harmonizing at home, then cut short her college studies to focus on voice and guitar lessons and open […]

In the Scene: Previewing new releases from indie rock luminaries, hip-hop collectives and roots experimenters

Jewly Hight: There is always a lull in new music before and during and after the holidays, and then so much new stuff comes out in late January and February and beyond. You took on the most impressive undertaking of cataloging a slew of releases on the horizon. What did it take to compile all […]

Taking Stock of 2021: Booking agent Adam Voith shares unprecedented challenges and unexpected rewards of pandemic-era touring

No aspect of music has been hit harder by the pandemic than live touring. As we face yet another round of cancellations and uncertainty in 2022, we spoke to Nashville based booking agent Adam Voith for our series Taking Stock of 2021. His roster includes a mix of emerging artists and big names like Vampire […]