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

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

The National Take the Big Stage in Brooklyn

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

John Fullbright Pours Truth Into “Songs”

Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class (RS 1221)

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

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

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

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


We Went to See the O-Town Reunion

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