Love In Reverse

A little over a year after his first critically acclaimed album, Mr Right Now, Jubal John has released a new single, "Love in Reverse." Some songwriters just have a natural ability to compose songs and lyrics with infectious melodies and addictive lyrical hooks that get lodged in your memory and won't go away. Jubal’s new song is no exception with his signature...Read More

Maverick Lounge Series – History of Steely Dan at Workplay Theater

Mark Lanter of Black Jacket Symphony (BJS) fame launched a new production earlier this year called, the Maverick Lounge Series (MLS) where he recruits musicians to reproduce the music of famous artists who dedicated themselves to making quality music and maintaining an unprecedented level of originality and integrity into their craft. These were songwriters and composers who’s timeless songs define the sound...Read More

Bunko Squad at Crestwood Tavern

Bunko Squad made a rare appearance last month at a haunt known for clandestine affairs held under the guise of pizza, pool tables, and beer. The Crestwood Tavern has long been an after-hours hangout for spies and other mysterious characters in our community and a place where they can mingle with all the civilians, get new intel, and knock down a burger...Read More

The Steel City Jug Slammers and the New Punk Rock

Published in the October, 2013 Issue of The Leaf. This year at Birmingham’s Artwalk, I caught a killer set by The Steel City Jug Slammers, a band of six young Birmingham locals ripping it up in the street the way they like to perform, live, in your face, and raw. About five years ago before they were The Steel City Jug Slammers,...Read More

2013 Americana Music Association Conference & Awards

Published in the Mid-September issue of e - Leaf Magazine. With over a century of recorded music born on American soil, you can take your pick of styles and genres from all of the big categories like Rock, Country, Blues, Gospel, Folk, or good old Southern Rock to lesser consumed, but equally important grooves like Jazz, Hillbilly, Texas Swing, Dixieland, Ragtime, and...Read More

Review: The Black Jacket Symphony Plays The Beatles White Album, Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center

This review was published in the September, 2013 Issue of The Leaf, formerly The Tannehill Trader. Having seen the Black Jacket Symphony do a blistering performance of The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Are You Experienced several years ago, I knew they were an incredible band but I have to admit, my expectations for covering The White Album, were skeptical at best. Long considered...Read More