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Author Archives: Samantha Harlow

Preview the New Track, “The Rod and The Cain” from FrazierBand’s Forthcoming Album!

Summer is here, and everyone is scouring their music collections for the perfect summer playlist. Breezy and fun is the name of the game, but balancing it out with some weighty lyrics will carry it on into the fall and winter months. Nashville’s FrazierBand has what you need with their latest single off of their… Continue Reading

Seeing a Savior Onstage at The Mother Church: Kris Kristofferson at The Ryman

The stage was empty, save two acoustic guitars and a black music stand. No lights, no backdrop; nothing. He walked out in black jeans and a black button-down shirt, almost blending into the wall. Kris Kristofferson has every right to walk out onstage in a crown of jewels, trailing a red velvet cape behind him,… Continue Reading

Per A Request: Lyrics from my latest album, Love Letters: Diamond In The Rough

Family is the one thing that you can never be rid of. Even if you cut yourself off from them completely, they still run through your veins and your thoughts at the most inconvenient moments. Family is the one thing that will simultaneously always and never let you down, and for most of us, they… Continue Reading

Per A Request: Lyrics From My Latest Album, Love Letters: “Lay Me Down”

I have no idea how I came up with this song. They say that you should only write about what you know, and thankfully I have no idea about what it is like to be a cheater (or a cheatee, for that matter). It is fodder that has permeated every facet of world music since… Continue Reading

Per A Request: Lyrics from my recent album release, Love Letters…”Hello Heartache”.

For the second installment of my Per a Request series, I’m scrawling out the lyrics to track two of Love Letters, “Hello Heartache”. I recorded a country album, and there is no way of getting around that fact. I wrote sad folk songs, and once fleshed out by my very talented and musically diverse band,… Continue Reading

Per A Request: Lyrics from my latest album, Love Letters…”Trouble Fades”

This is a special series of posts that will be added over the next few weeks, written especially for my dad. As a retired construction worker, one of the sacrifices he made to put food on the table was the loss of a significant portion of his hearing. It didn’t become apparent to me until… Continue Reading

Playing The Numbers

Playing The Numbers

  35 Years of Hearing New Orleans Through The Horns Of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band New Orleans. The name itself evokes a feeling of mystery and euphoria, wrapped up in endless revelry and strings of colored lights. Known as “The Big Easy”, it is the birthplace of some of America’s most fertile culture, from… Continue Reading

Serendipity Saved The Day

Serendipity Saved The Day

Fifty Years of Grooving to “Green Onions.” Accidents happen. Whether it’s a 13-car pileup or a plate of spaghetti all over a nice white carpet, no one escapes this life unscathed. The one similarity that all accidents share is a need for the right conditions: one person not paying attention while they’re texting, another not… Continue Reading

Night Moves: WLAC and Nashville’s Untapped Legacy (Part 2)

Night Moves: WLAC and Nashville’s Untapped Legacy (Part 2)

The success of WLAC had as much to do with the rich supply of local talent, as it did with the big-name touring acts of the day. In a thirty-minute block, you’d hear James Brown’s latest smash, followed by the current single from local singer Christine Kittrell. Names such as Earl Gaines, Jimmy Church, Johnny… Continue Reading

Night Moves: WLAC and Nashville’s Untapped Legacy (Part 1)

Night Moves: WLAC and Nashville’s Untapped Legacy (Part 1)

FIfty-thousand watts of electrical current travels far and fast. Riding along the night sky, it can cut a path from Memphis to Minneapolis in the blink of an eye, skipping across the Great Lakes to Toronto and back down into the heart of Dixie. On especially clear nights, it can rocket across the seas to… Continue Reading