Lera Lynn plays well with her friends at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville

Lera Lynn photo by Val Hoeppner/WMOT Roots Radio at 3rd and Lindsley.

Last Friday night at 3rd and Lindsley, the Nashville music community was out in full force to celebrate the release of singer-songwriter Lera Lynn‘s excellent new collection of duets, Plays Well With Others.

The new collection of songs features collaborations with Dylan LeBlanc, Peter Bradley Adams, JD McPherson, Rodney Crowell, Andrew Combs, Shovels & Rope, Nicole Atkins, and John Paul White. All of Lynn’s collaborators – except for McPherson and Shovels & Rope – were on hand for the evening, in front of an enthusiastic sold-out crowd. Continue reading →


Folkadelphia Session: Andrew Combs

At the intersection of country, soul, and Americana, you’ll find Andrew Combs. I’m not talking about the country you hear on commercial radio, I’m not talking about the bombastic soul you hear channeled on countless current pop songs, and I’m certainly not talking about the millennial whooping of contemporary Americana. Andrew Combs is conjuring up music more classic and less trendy in approach. After a respectable showing on his debut Worried Man, Combs upped the ante and returned with All These Dreams, which I consider one of the finest offerings of 2015. The bedrock of the production is Combs’ adept songwriting, wholly accessible, smart, and catchy, upon which layers of twangy lap steel guitar, bowed orchestration, and a rock-and-roll rhythm section live and work together. The listener is treated to an album that will remain fresh and shiny after today’s gaudy music trends die away.
Continue reading →


Watch Caitlin Rose perform “Only a Clown” off of her new LP The Stand In (playing MilkBoy on 4/3)

CRoseNashville singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose got back from an overseas tour just in time to release her sophomore record The Stand In via ATO last week.  Carrying the torch from her 2011 debut, The Stand In showcases Rose’s knack for writing personal, confessional style songs that are catchy and relateable, highlighting the melting pot of genres in the Nashville music scene.  Lead single “I Was Cruel” was featured as a My Morning Download in January (grab a copy here).  Tickets and information for Caitlin Rose’s 21+ show with Andrew Combs and August John Lutz II at MilkBoy can be found here.  Watch Rose perform “Only a Clown” live in Bristol, UK below.