Category Archives: Music

Israel, Extra-Curricular

While we were in Israel, we still had to take a little time to do some “normal” things. After not playing piano for about a week and a half, Jackson saw this piano in the lobby area of one of … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2022

This time of year, I always post about the best books I’ve read over the last twelve months. I set myself a goal to read 52 books a year — one per week. It’s an ambitious goal and I rarely … Continue reading

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Best Albums of 2022

Time for my annual post of my favorite albums released over the last twelve months. Each December, I look back over the music of that particular year and identify my favorite albums. (If you want to look back over my … Continue reading

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Jackson Bybee: the “evergreen” interview

In advance of his surprise release of his third album “evergreen,” I sat down with Jackson Bybee a few weeks ago to interview him about his inspiration for the record. (If you’d like to read my May 2022 interview with … Continue reading

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The War on Drugs @ Avondale, Birmingham

Saw my favorite band tonight playing at Avondale in Birmingham. What a great show! And Jackson got a setlist when it was over!

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Album of the Year Update

I love music. I’ve written about some of my favorite music here, particularly at the end of each year when I pick my “Album of the Year.” During the Covid lockdown days, I began developing a list of winners working … Continue reading

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David Gray @ Ascend Amphitheater

Jackson and I saw David Gray at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville this week. The venue was fantastic (first time we’d been there) and David Gray was on point. He sang the entirety of his “White Ladder” album and he sounded … Continue reading

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New Guitar

Somebody got a new guitar this week. Could this be a precursor to some new music from @jacksonbybee? Hmm….

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Spinning the Vinyl: Khruangbin

Found this at a record store called “Dr. Music” in Fairhope this weekend.

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Don’t Think Jesus: The Gospel according to Morgan Wallen

There may not be a more polarizing figure on the contemporary country music landscape than Morgan Wallen. On the heels of a few highly publicized violations of COVID restrictions throughout 2020, Wallen’s star fell even further in February 2021 when … Continue reading

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