Wednesday, August 17th at 10/9c, Amy Wright sits down for a one-on-one conversation with Micah Nelson, aka the Particle Kid, whose latest LP, Time Capsule, is an experimental, genre-bending work we highly recommend you hear. The album features contributions from Margo Price, J Mascis, Jim James, Sean Ono Lennon, and his father, Willie Nelson.
Tune in Sunday, August 21st at 11/10c as DittyTV adds new music videos from Marcus King, Stephen Sanchez, Jake La Botz, Fortunate Ones, Jessica Willis Fisher, Dirty Streets, Parker Twomey, William Clark Green, Native Harrow, Kyle McKearney & Don Amero, Parker Gispert, Rabbit, Kristin Hamilton, Cara Louise, and more!
Country music fans and American history buffs at large have the unique opportunity to go back in time in the new music docudrama Born In Bristol. Airing on DittyTV Sunday, August 21st at 10/9c, Born In Bristol tells the story of The Bristol Sessions, a 12-day period in the summer of 1927 when recording pioneer Ralph Peer brought now-legendary artists such as the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers into a warehouse to record, capturing what is now known as the “Big Bang” of country music, the genesis of a genre that
“It feels like a really special time for music in Kentucky right now,” says Tiffany Williams, a Kentucky native whose eloquence as a songwriter is striking and worth exploring. Along with the World Premiere of a new single from Williams, we chat with her this week about her upcoming album, All Those Days of Drinking Dust, her time spent working at Tennessee School for the Deaf, the recent flooding in Eastern Kentucky, and more. 5 Questions with Tiffany Williams by Sam Shansky 1) All Those Days of Drinking Dust – that’s the
BJ Barham of American Aquarium takes us behind the scenes of Chicamacomico, the band’s latest offering, which he describes as a record of loss. “This record kind of encapsulates what I’ve been dealing with – the loss of my mother, the loss of my grandmother, the loss of a friend… it’s the loss of time, the loss of opportunity.” Learn about the making of the album, his new label Losing Side Records, and more in this 5 Questions feature. 5 Questions with BJ Barham by Sam Shansky 1) Where does
Parker Twomey caught up with us to chat about his new album All This Life, what it’s been like working with Beau Bedford and the gang at Modern Electric Sound Recorders in Dallas, TX, touring with Paul Cauthen as part of the Hot Grease Fire band, how sorrow is priceless for songwriters, and what it was like to film his new music video “Til the Morning Comes” live in Big Bend National Park. “[Big Bend] is pure beauty and such a great place to get away from all this noise.”
Peter Mulvey & SistaStrings is a Milwaukee music mashup you need to know. The group’s upcoming studio album Love Is the Only Thing will release on August 12th via Righteous Babe Records, and today, we’re chatting one-on-one with Mulvey to learn about the making of the record and what inspired it in the first place. 5 Questions with Peter Mulvey & SistaStrings All answers belong to Peter Mulvey 1) Congratulations on the upcoming release of Love Is the Only Thing! Following Live at the Café Carpe (2020), this marks your second album release
Kansas City-based Katy Guillen & The Drive dropped by to chat about their upcoming album Another One Gained and to premiere a new music video for their latest single, “Bottom of Your Belly,” inspired by Thelma & Louise and filmed around Kansas City in a vintage Chrysler LeBaron. We also dig into the current KC music scene, how Katy and Stephanie met, and much more. 5 Questions with Katy Guillen & The Drive All answers belong to Katy Guillen 1) Let’s dig into your upcoming album, Another One Gained, which was
Join DittyTV and Jake La Botz for a quick Q&A on his upcoming studio album Hair On Fire and brand-new single, “Let It Fall,” which is premiering today. La Botz shares about his collaborators for the new album and how they connected in the studio, how art can quell fear, how his Chicago upbringing affected the way he sees the world, and much more. 5 Questions with Jake La Botz by Sam Shansky 1) Mind sharing about your collaborators on your new album Hair on Fire and how you connected while
A blown transmission and a love for Lynyrd Skynyrd aren’t the only things the fellas in The Red Clay Strays have in common; they have an intense drive to create and deliver music as authentically as possible. Today, we’re getting a no-frills look at the Alabama-based band’s life on-the-road via their new music video, “Stone’s Throw,” a tune inspired by homesickness and a longing to see the “Dolly Parton Bridge” again. 5 Questions with The Red Clay Strays by Sam Shansky 1) We’re lucky to lead today with the World
Ahead of The Infamous Stringdusters’ appearance at Grind City Fest in Memphis later this month, we caught up with band member Travis Book to learn about the making of the acclaimed bluegrass group’s latest studio album, Toward the Fray. Plus, we’re offering the World Premiere of the Stringdusters’ heartwarming new music video, “I’m Not Alone.” 5 Questions with The Infamous Stringdusters All answers belong to Travis Book 1) What’s something new you guys tried in the studio for Toward the Fray that you hadn’t on any previous recordings? We didn’t
See what’s new with Grammy-nominated artist Garrison Starr as she celebrates the 25th Anniversary of her major-label debut album, Eighteen Over Me. We talk about her recent run of shows with Meg Toohey, a new single on the way in which Starr reclaims her spirituality and gospel roots, and the up-and-coming songwriters she’s keen on right now. 5 Questions with Garrison Starr by Sam Shansky 1) You just went out on the road for a short run with Meg Toohey to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of your major-label debut album, Eighteen Over
Along with an insightful Q&A, we’re thrilled to offer a new performance video of “If You Love Me” from Rachel Sumner & Traveling Light, a Boston-based ensemble with a new album on the way this week. “The video was made at The North American Guitar in Nashville, where the song resonated beautifully through all of the guitars hanging on the walls,” says Sumner, who penned the tune using a Johnny Cash poem she found in his book Forever Words. 5 Questions with Rachel Sumner by Sam Shansky 1) Congrats on the upcoming release of
“I think writing and recording music is a tricky thing,” says Ewan Currie, founding member of acclaimed Canadian, classic rock-inspired band The Sheepdogs. “Overthinking is a killer, and learning to trust in simplicity is a good thing for Rock N Roll.” We caught up with Currie to get some info on Outta Site, the band’s latest album, cut during the pandemic as a way of transferring the onslaught of negativity into feel-good music. “I don’t think people are going to want to recount social distancing and missing their loved ones.
“My grandmother [Nina Simone] always said an artist’s duty is to reflect the times. I make sure I utilize that in everything I do,” says Alexander Simone, a need-to-know artist rooted in the Asbury Park, NJ, music scene. We touched base with Simone to learn about his collaborators in Whodat? Live Crew, what it’s like to be born into musical royalty as the son of Lisa Simone and grandson of Nina, and what some of his favorite hymns and Memphis soul songs are. He went with tunes from Otis Redding,
For those that love The Deslondes – we have something unique to share with you – the very rare occurrence of having every band member participate in an interview. We cover the making of the group’s latest album for New West Records and what it was like to work again with producer/engineer Andrija Tokic, their impromptu photoshoot with Bobbi Rich (aka Mama Hot Dog), how parenthood and living in New Orleans has changed their outlook on life, and much more. We also have the honor of offering the World Premiere
We caught up with California native and Nashville-based artist Stacy Antonel in 5 Questions to discuss her new album Always the Outsider and to learn more about the making of the video for the album’s title track. Directed by Oceanna Colgan and shot at Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge in Madison, TN, the song itself was inspired by a lonely night at Dee’s, and the video speaks to this experience by having every character played by the Antonel. “Having this particular song out in the world has taught me that I’m
“Being able to help someone with a song I wrote is the greatest feeling I’ve ever felt,” says Roland Roberts, a Memphis native now rooted in Alaska. Set to release his sophomore album So It Goes on July 29th, Roberts reveals that he experienced his lowest lows and highest highs all in the same year, losing his father and brother within a few months. That profound level of grief helped to shape his new album and brought him to the realization that “…there is no right or wrong way of
This week, we’re looking into Kingmaker, the latest studio album from award-winning, New Zealand-based artist Tami Neilson. “I use my music to keep the conversation of equality for women and people of colour at the forefront,” says Neilson, adding, “Kingmaker particularly addresses the huge disparity in female and BIPOC representation in country music specifically but it all relates on a broader scale to how we are treated in society as a whole.” Dig into our 5 Questions feature below to learn more, including what it was like to honor her
You may have already heard Georgia native and Nashville-based singer-songwriter Kristina Murray melding her voice seamlessly with Rounder Records artist Logan Ledger in their newly released duet cover of Vern Gosdin’s “That Just About Does It,” but now you get to go behind-the-scenes and glimpse the actual recording in a new grin-inducing documentary-style music video premiering on DittyTV. We also invite you to learn more about Murray’s musical tendencies in 5 Questions. “Country music is a never ending treasure chest of discovery; I think I’ve heard it all and then