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Just in case you missed it, our friends over at Rollingstone.com ran a really cool photo gallery last month called “20 Iconic Guitars.” The piece, which was written by James Sullivan, showcases great guitars and the musicians who played them.
Where is the love? Well, it is right here, and her name is Caroline Jones. With an onstage temperament of a gentle soul comes sweet vocal tonality and musicality, and she is as welcoming as you could possibly hope for from an artist. While her influences – including Son House, Ella Fitzgerald, and other notables – had notably strong vocals, Caroline is also a clear contender with a robust and… Read More
The walls of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge are layered with yellowed customer snapshots that are God-only-knows how old. Needless to say, Tootsie’s doesn’t have the glitz of some of the newer honky-tonks, and that’s precisely why it’s so great. Purchased in 1960 by a Tennessee native named Tootsie Bess, the establishment (which backs up to the Ryman Auditorium on Lower Broadway) was originally named “Mom’s,” but was renamed after the façade was painted an “orchid” color.