Lydia Luce Shares Stunning New Video for “Tangerine”

Lydia Luce

Debut LP Azalea Out Now
Announces Azalea Strings EP Available May 24
To Embark On Spring Tour With Hometown Show in Nashville on March 31 Presented by WRLT’s Lightning 100

“hypnotic” — American Songwriter

“The blend of cuttingly honest lyrics, a stunning string section, and viola…creates an atmosphere of dizzying contemplation.” — Wide Open Country

“Luce’s voice has a fascinatingly beautiful quality, which compels you to affectingly feel every single syllable she sings.” — Atwood Magazine

Lydia Luce has revealed a new music video for “Tangerine” off her debut LP, Azalea, which released last fall. The video is premiering at The Bluegrass Situation today, and of the track, Luce offers, “The narrator is comparing themselves to this enchanting Tangerine character who she assumes has this great power of seduction that she doesn’t have. In the bridge she is asking her lover, ‘If I were more like her, would you look at me the same way?’” “Tangerine” evokes similar raw and honest emotions as Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” and the video channels that emotion into striking dance choreography that is a product of Luce’s collaboration with Erin Kouwe of the Nashville Ballet. The artistically stunning visual arrives ahead of a string of spring tour dates that begin March 29 in New Orleans and include a hometown show in Nashville on March 31 presented by WRLT’s Lightning 100 (full tour details below).
WATCH: Lydia Luce’s “Tangerine” Music Video Born into a musical family, Luce’s first instrument was viola, and by age 13 she was performing in her mother’s orchestra. She studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and earned a master’s degree in viola performance from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). For Azalea, Luce tapped producers Jordan Lehning (Rodney Crowell, Joshua Hedley) and Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle, Rayland Baxter) to combine her classical training with Americana and folk influences for a collection that feels organic and comfortable in a way that only lifelong talent can create. American Songwriter calls the music “hypnotic,” and Wide Open Country adds, “The blend of cuttingly honest lyrics, a stunning string section, and viola…creates an atmosphere of dizzying contemplation.” Additionally, Atwood Magazine praises, “Luce’s voice has a fascinatingly beautiful quality, which compels you to affectingly feel every single syllable she sings.”
LISTEN: Lydia Luce’s Debut LP Azalea Out Now Luce recently announced an Azalea Strings EP, available May 24, that features instrumental and live quintet versions of select songs from the original full-length. Last week, she released the first of several double singles, which comprises two new renditions of album standout “Helen.” “Helen – (String Sessions)” was recorded live at Layman Drug Company with a string quintet, and “Helen (Instrumental)” replaces the vocal lines with viola performances by Luce. Of the forthcoming EP, Luce offers, “Strings were such a beautiful and important part of Azalea, and I wanted to share this part of me with everyone who enjoyed the record.”
LISTEN: Lydia Luce’s “Helen – (String Sessions)” Streaming Now

Lydia Luce On Tour:
March 29 – Santos – New Orleans, LA (Tickets)
March 30 – Stone Cup Cafe – Chattanooga, TN (Tickets)
March 31 – 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN (Tickets)
April 2 – Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC (Tickets)
April 3 – Eddie’s Attic – Atlanta, GA (Tickets)
April 4 – Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC (Tickets)
April 5 – Pour House Deck – Charleston, SC (Free Show)April 6 – Jack Rabbit’s – Jacksonville, FL (Tickets)April 7 – Murray Theatre – Clearwater, FL (Tickets)


Kenzie Kaos – Artist Showcase


Mackenzie Robert IS Kenzie Kaos

Kenzie KaosAs I meet Mackenzie and sit down to begin the interview. I get my recorder ready and test the audio to make sure I’m good to go and it hits me, could I be sitting across from the next Lady Gaga? Katy Perry? It is quite possible because this girl has her head on her shoulders and is getting ready to make waves in the electronic indie pop genre. I had the opportunity to sit with her prior to the release of her music coming out in the spring along with an indie film and this is how the interview went. Enjoy.

Nashville Rocks: Who is Kenzie Kaos? Tell us about your band and your music.

Kenzie Kaos: We are an electronic indie pop group. We met at Belmont University. We started writing together and our vibe really matched. We continued on and created Kenzie Kaos and we have our first release coming out this spring in the movie Butterfly Kisses. Our song, Butterfly Kisses will be the title track. I’m grew up in musical theatre and Connor played in a pop punk band that toured in the Vans Warped Tour while he was in high school.

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Cowboy Pastor Doug Briney Performs at Antique Archaeology with Delnora Reed

Doug Briney and Delnora Reed

Award-winning country artist and cowboy pastor, Doug Briney will be performing at Antique Archaeology in Nashville, TN, on Saturday, November 22nd. Nashville artist Delnora Reed will join Doug at the “American Pickers” venue.

Doug Briney and Delnora ReedNovember 13, 2014 – NASHVILLE, TN. — MTS Management Group is happy to announce Tate Music Group recording artist, Doug Briney will be performing at Antique Archaeology in Nashville, TN on Saturday, November 22nd, from 12:30-2:30pm.  Joining Doug, will be fellow Nashville-based artist, Delnora Reed. The venue has been featured on the popular History channel show, “American Pickers.”  Antique Archaeology is located at 1300 Clinton Street, #130, in Nashville.

Download Doug Briney’s latest release Super Country Cowboy on Amazon

Doug Briney is an Independent Country Music Association (ICoMA) and International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) Award Winner. His current album, Super Country Cowboy has received international airplay and chart success. The single, “Unknown Soldier” has helped raise funds for Operation Troop Aid, to benefit our veterans. Doug hosts regular songwriter nights at Uncommon Grounds in Old Hickory, TN, and he is also a pastor for a Nashville-area congregation.  For more information, visit http://www.dougbriney.com.

Download Delnora’s EP on Amazon

Delnora Reed has shared the stage with Craig Morgan, Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, Marty Stewart, The Church Sisters, Eddie Stubbs, The Chuck Wagon Gang, Danielle Peck, Stella Parton, Georgette Jones, Paul Thorn, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Buddy Jewell, Leona Williams, Leonard Ahlstrom, Jason Deere, Jan Howard, Roy Clark, Jr., Jett Williams, Billy Yates, Buck Moore, Gary Duffey, Mark Alan Cash, Tommy Barnes, and many more.  She has just finished recording as a member of the trio The Shotgun Rubies for Grammy Award winner Carl Jackson’s latest project, “Orthophonic Joy – The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited”, which is slated for a January 2015 release on Sony Records.  For more information, visit http://www.delnora.com.


RIDE FOR DIME – Nashville (Dimebag Darrell) For MS and Animal Rescue


Ride For Dime

NEXT SATURDAY Sept. 27th Ride For Dime Nashville guests include Nick Catanese of BLS, Jose Mangin, NIck Bowcott and more. WE have guitars to raffle, give away and auction, and LOTS of other great items to benefit Rock Against MS and Nashville animal rescue Proverbs 12:10! Come ride in the afternoon and rock with us that night in honor of Dimebag Darrell (formerly of Pantera) for TWO great causes – advance tickets and VIP packages and ALL information on ride and concert HERE – autographed guitars from KORN and HALESTORM, DEAN and MONSTER energy!



Special Guest:

  • Jonathan Montoya – SALIVA
  • Nick Catanese – The Evil Twin (Black Label Society)
  • Nick Bowcott – (Grim Reaper/Marshall Amps/Guitar World Dime tribute)
  • Jose Mangin- (Sirius XM, Liquid Metal, Ozzy’s Boneyard , Affliction Clothing)
  • Lüc Carl (Sirius XM Hair Nation, Ozzy’s Boneyard Drunk Diet author)

Motorcycle Ride begins gathering at Bumpus Harley Davidson – 2250 N.W. Broad St, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
12:30 pm all are welcome to gather for food, beer, fellowship and music
Kickstands up and riders out at 3:33 pm

Roughly 60-75 minute scenic motorcycle ride – ALL are welcome , follow in your car, truck or van !

Concert doors at 5pm – music starts at 6pm
Main Street Music – 527 W Main St, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Raffles, silent auctions, giveaways! including autographed guitars, drumheads, photos, tattoo certificates and MORE

ONE attendee will leave with an autographed guitar!!

Buy your ticket in advance and be automatically entered to win an autographed guitar !

Sponsored by:
Monster Energy, LEGEND GROUP REORDS, Storage Treasures – nashville Dimebag Hardware, Crazy Dave’s Music, Nashville Sign and Graphic, Lone Wolf Tattoo, Slaughterhouse, Chad Lee Photography.


Nashville Rocks Artist Showcase: Of Saints and Sailors

Of Saints and Sailors

Of Saints and SailorsNashville Rocks Artist Showcase: Of Saints and Sailors

The Nashville Rocks Artist Showcase is intended to shine the light on independent artists in and around Nashville and the Mid-South. The First Nashville Rocks Artist Showcase is none other than Of Saints and Sailors. They are a brand new band and looking to hit the ground running.

I recently got the opportunity to sit down with this new, eclectic, quirky, fun duo by the name: Of Saints and Sailors. Sitting across the table from Patrick Berhow and Joe Dionne I clearly got the vibe that they are serious about their music and style and love to have fun on stage. I asked who they were and what part in the band they played. Patrick is the lead vocalist and plays banjo and Joe Dionne plays guitar and provides backup vocals. They are Of Saints And Sailors.

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Check out their newest raw tune, Skylar
, while you find out more about them.
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Nashville Rocks Podcast Episode 2: Tyler Matl

Tyler Matl in concert

Nashville Rocks Podcast Episode 2: Tyler Matl – Award Winning Singer Songwriter Performer

Nashville Rocks Podcast Episode 2: Tyler Matl
In this second episode of the Nashville Rocks Podcast, I get the opportunity to chat with award winning singer songwriter performer Tyler Matl. We get to talk about girls, X Factor, His song writing process and of course get to check out some of his tracks. Tyler will also be heading out on tour very soon and we get to talk about that as well. We talk about his relationships with other songwriters as well as performers and dive into some tips and techniques for songwriters and bands to use that will help them get a step ahead.


In this episode we talk about:

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Not Giving Up
  • Develop relationships
  • Stay true to who you are
  • Selling a product
  • Enhance your natural qualities
  • Stay with the people who believe in who you are
  • Look at your contracts well, do your research

In this episode you will hear these tracks:

In this episode we talk about these people:




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