Selected Writings

Author of Sweet Home Everywhere  (Amazon) (Creativist)


Oxford American

Trading In Wheels For Wings: Patterson Hood Goes Solo

Oh! Susanna: The Story of America’s Most Enduring Song

Parisian Nashville: A Country Song in Paris

Looking Back at Bobby Womack

American Son

Rolling Stone

John Fullbright Pours Truth Into “Songs”

The National Take the Big Stage in Brooklyn

The Avett Brothers’ New Album: ‘There’s Some Sparkly Eyed Wonderment’

Drive-By Truckers Return to Simplicity on ‘English Oceans’

Todd Snider Salutes Hard Working Americans

Paul Simon Gets The Tribute Treatment at All-Star Carnegie Hall Concert


Taylor Swift’s Red is Danceable, Dreamy-and Mature

Zac Brown Band Defies Country Expectations With Uncaged

Neil Young and Crazy Horse Take a Psychedelic Pill Ride to Another Universe


U Remind Me Of Me

American Songwriter

John Moreland: Substance Over Style (March/April Profile)

Patty Griffin’s Family Affair (July/August Feature)

Josh Ritter: Beast In Its Tracks (March/April Review)

Q&A: T Bone Burnett

Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer, Different Park

Lyric of The Week: Jason Isbell’s “Alabama Pines”

A Tale of Two Springsteens

Feist: Metals

Lyric of The Week: Hold Steady’s “Constructive Summer”

John Prine: The Singing Mailman Delivers

Inside The Star-Studded Inside Llewyn Davis Concert

Hurray for the Riff Raff on Going from New Orleans Folk to ‘Small Town Heroes’

One Week One Band

Drive By Truckers

When Something Is Wrong With My Baby

County Fair

Consequence of Sound

Henry Clay People: Twenty Five For The Rest Of Our Lives

Glen Hansard: Rhythm and Repose

Allen Stone: Allen Stone