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

The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn on New Solo LP, Songs About Girls

Jason Isbell: Something More Than Free (RS 1240)

Inside the Dark Corners of Bob Marley’s Jamaica (RS 1219)

Rhiannon Giddens: Tomorrow is My Turn (RS 1228)

The National Take the Big Stage in Brooklyn

Jerry Lee Lewis: Rock and Roll Time (RS 1221)

John Fullbright Pours Truth Into “Songs”

Chris Martin Will Curate Global Citizen Festival for Next 15 Years

Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class (RS 1221)

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

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


Wilco Do Without Trying on ‘Star Wars’

Maddie & Tae Tell the Bros to ‘Shut Up and Fish’ on Start Here


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


9 Great Behind-The-Scene Stories From Darlene Love, The Greatest Backup Singer Ever


U Remind Me Of Me


Dawes Takes the Long Road

Village Voice

NYC Deadheads Gather in Brooklyn to Say Goodbye (for now) to Their Favorite Band

American Songwriter

Houndmouth: Unruly Folk (2015 September/October Feature)

Iris Dement: The Letting Go (2015 September/October Profile)

Leon Bridges: The Dishwasher’s Dream (2015 May/June Profile)

Courtney Barnett: Quotidian Blues (2015 March/April Profile)

Patty Griffin’s Family Affair (2013 July/August Feature)

John Moreland: Substance Over Style (2014 March/April Profile)

Josh Ritter: Beast In Its Tracks (2013 March/April Review)

Q&A: T Bone Burnett

Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer, Different Park

A Tale of Two Springsteens

John Prine: The Singing Mailman Delivers

Inside The Star-Studded Inside Llewyn Davis Concert


We Went to See the O-Town Reunion

The Bluegrass Situation

The Quiet Triumph of James McMurtry

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


The Lone Bellow Honor the Hard Stories They’ve Heard

One Week One Band

Drive By Truckers

When Something Is Wrong With My Baby

County Fair