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Jon Worthy and the Bends – Something’s Gotta Give

I made my entry into the Nashville scene in a way that's backward compared to most folks. Most think of Nashville as a Country music city first and discover the other genres later. I started in alternative, making my way into pop, then Americana/folk, and finally into Country. Jon Worthy is a Nashville musician who leads ...

Egypt Speaks – Wanderer

"What was that for?" a somewhat precocious Egypt Ali asks on the opening track on her full length Wanderer. "For you to listen to later" replies a voice on the other end of the recorder. The date is October 1, 2014. "I like people." It's Egypt's simple answer to why she does what she does. The question was proposed to ...

Bonelang – Sunny, Sonny.

Alright, confession time. Sunny, Sonny was one of my most anticipated albums of 2019, and when it released I was definitely going to write an album review. However, when it released I kind of froze. Is this album full of bangers? Yes. Is it deep? Yes. Is it groundbreaking? Yes. Is that one guy who tweeted at me that ...

A TUNED UP EXCLUSIVE: NEW LANGUAGE – HOUSE OF CARDS

If you are a regular follower of Tuned Up or of myself then you know that music is my world. I eat, sleep, and breathe music. It’s what I know. So when I get a hold of something new I dive right in, and that is the case with “House of Cards” by New Language. This track is crazy good. Speaking of crazy, the crazy thing ...

Premiere: Here Before presents the down to earth “Turn Signals”

Following in the footsteps of Ohio artists like The Blue Winter, Fever Fever, and Deadwood Floats; Here Before is, well, here to please. Fans of Sleeping at Last will find things to enjoy here as well. I thought the biography in Here Before's Facebook page summed up the vibe of the project pretty well, along with the type ...

Memorable Acts from Audiofeed 2019

Every set I saw at Audiofeed 2019 had things I enjoyed about it. However, there were a handful that captured my attention and will stick out in my mind about this year. I stuck to bands that were new-ish to me. Salt Creek: I wasn't feeling the greatest after I set up in the Radon Lounge to promote Tuned Up. I knew ...

GNARBEQUE PREVIEW: WILLY CLARK

Willy Clark is a name that I have seen more and more over the past year, and I absolutely love it. In my eyes that is a sign he is doing something right. I had the opportunity to chat with him a few weeks ago at a show, and he is one that truly loves what he does. Just from talking to him I could hear the passion in his ...