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Jim Simpson is an award-winning fiction writer and freelance music critic. A native of the wilds of Florida's Gulf Coast, he now resides on the scruffy fringes of Atlanta, Georgia.

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Saving History One Song at a Time

Review of Granville Automatic album.

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Jim Simpson is an award-winning fiction writer and freelance music critic. A native of the wilds of Florida's Gulf Coast, he now resides on the scruffy fringes of  ......

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Trains and Troubadours: Sean McConnell and Kristina Murray Rumble through Town

There are certain guarantees for every show at this unique listening room: The performers will praise the venue’s beauty, thank Eddie Owen and the staff for treating them so well, and at some point during the set, the building will vibrate slightly as a freight train rumbles by in the...

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Blackberry Smoke: Southern Rock Will Rise Again

Last year, the members of Blackberry Smoke, armed with 20 fully arranged acoustic demos, descended on The Quarry Studio in Kennesaw, Georgia. There, they met up with veteran Atlanta producer Brendan O’Brien (Neil Young, Pearl Jam, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen), and for the next eight days proceeded to lay down the...

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Roots and Branches of American Music

In three sets with three different bands over nearly three hours, Levi Lowrey showed a packed house at the Red Clay Music Foundry what he’s all about. The Dacula, Georgia, native can trace his musical roots back over thirty years when he was a twelve-year-old fiddle player working up the...

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The War and Treaty Bring the Love

In two mesmerizing and dramatic sets, the Maryland-based husband-and-wife duo of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount Trotter, known as The War and Treaty, took the Red Clay Music crowd on an emotionally charged ride with stunning songs about love, loss, grief, heartache, redemption and love. Did I mention love?...


Jim Avett Talks About Family, Nashville, New CD "Tribes"

From CountryMusicPride - 6/20/10 by Jim Simpson...

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(Way More Than) 12 Questions with Lissy Rosemont of The Junior League Band

From Awaiting The Flood by Jim Simpson...

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Suzy Bogguss says "Happy Birthday!"

Thanks, Suzy!...

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Happy 20th from Jimbo Mathus

Thanks, Jimbo!...


Sean McConnell Says "Happy Birthday!"

Taken at Red Clay Music Foundry -- Duluth, GA (photo by Tom Garland) Eddie Owen Presents website -- http://eddieowenpresents.com twitter -- @EOPresents Sean's social links: website -- http://seanmcconnell.com/ twitter -- @sean_mcconnell instagram -- sean_mcconnell...

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The Bottle Rockets - "Lean Forward" - (Bloodshot Records)

Sep 25, 2009 ... Other tags, Jim Simpsonalt-countryBloodshot RecordsLean Forward CountryMusicPride.com · Where Do We Go from Here?: Channeling Pete ......