Charley Crockett: 9.13.17

Hot dog, y’all! Hot! DOG!   So there I was, minding my own business, checking the lineup for AmericanaFest the minute it was released and scoping out all the new names. I’ll admit that Charley Crockett caught my attention for a number of reasons – his raw, unique sound; the shockingly appealing combo of brass and […]

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Kevin Campbell: 8.12.17

One of the fun things I get to do as a host through Concerts In Your Home is evaluate artists who are auditioning to join this network of house show presenters and performers. After reviewing each submission, we’re asked for a final opinion on whether the artist should be accepted, with answers ranging from “No” […]

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“Flying By My Front Door”

We can only hold this for so long time trying to sweep us along by the time we look back it’s already gone away   Feels like all I could ever be flying by my front door and it’s the same enemy trying to keep our hearts from wanting more        – Daniel […]

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“Stand For Love”

  So many letters and so many words So many hearts are bruised by the words We have taught our children to live by And we call people by the color of their skin We’re damaging life where the negativity stands No bright colors, no happiness supplied ‘Cause we’ve all fought for freedom in some way […]

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“The Heart That’s Telling The Whole Truth”

“Feel the storm come Wild winds, tearing down through When the sky drums Banging all around you That’s the heart that’s telling the whole truth Can I listen to it”      – Melissa Greener, “Everybody Wants Some”   I accept that it’s sort of a strange thing we do here. Although you can trace […]

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“Our Steps Are The Votes We Cast”

photo by Lucy Callicott     “We make the way by walking Our steps are the votes we cast The crazy few that are seeing this view Might not be the last The way that a pilgrim travels Is to set off for parts unknown If history’s kind we’re the ones who might find The […]

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Myla Smith + The Harmaleighs: 5.13.17

I’ve made some mistakes in my life, but one of the most embarrassing is that I’ve been presenting house shows for three years and haven’t hosted a Memphis woman yet. To be fair, I wasn’t originally planning to host Memphians at all, but I guess the ladies have been more attentive to my online request not […]

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