The Minks Bring a Taste of Nashville Groove to The Bug Jar

gt;>The Minks' performance at The Bug Jar was one that reminded us all why we listen to music in the first place. This four-piece group from Nashville, Ten

Cafe Rooster Records #1906 ⋆ Country Fried Rock Sally Jaye Rooster

runs Cafe Rooster Records . The songwriter, musician, and creative entrepreneur crafts her own art. Through her independent music label, she elevates that of others, too. Jaye's ear for art pushes boundaries. She refuses to stagnate creatively, nor allow others to wallow in complacency, either.

20th Annual AmericanaFest Packed with Legends, Rising Talents " American Songwriter

When registrants picked up their badges for AmericanaFest 2019, the Americana Music Association's 20th annual conference and festival, they were handed a button with a number reflecting how many years they'd attended. Some were first-timers. Others received 5, 10, 15 or 20-year pins.

The Minks Album Release

Local psychedelic blues-rockers The Minks are known for their raucous, electric shows, so don't expect a relaxing affair when the band hits The High Watt for its Light and Sweetalbum release show Friday night. Frontwoman Nikki Barber can wail with the best of them, and her supporting band has more than enough power and chops to keep up with her dynamic performances.

REVIEW: The Minks' "Light and Sweet" is Anything But * Americana Highways

The Minks' Light and Sweet exists due to founder and front woman Nikki Barber's "create or combust" attitude upon her arrival in Nashville. Her desire to form a psychedelic blues rock band materialized as The Minks. Light and Sweet, The Minks first full length release, due on September 20, contains the scruffy energy that only ...

2019 AmericanaFest: 25 Best Things We Saw - Rolling Stone

The 25 best things we saw at the 2019 AmericanaFest, including the Mavericks, Tanya Tucker, and Gangstagrass.

AmericanaFest 2019: Cool Hangs and Hot Tickets

This year's AmericanaFest festivities officially kick off on Tuesday, but before you dive into the stacked lineup, you'll need to get credentialed up. If you're a conference registrant, you can pick up your badge at The Westin (between noon and 8 p.m.; hours vary on other days), and if you have a wristband, it'll be at City Winery (between 11 a.m.

The Minks

As the leader of the Minks, Nikki Barber is living the rock 'n' roll life every day. It's a path she began following when she was just 14 years old and was struck by a common but profound musical e...

Nikki Barber of The Minks on new album Light & Sweet: Who What Where When Why - Guitar Girl Magazine

Guitar Girl Magazine - Who What Where When Why Musician Nikki Barber, frontwoman and guitarist for Nashville-based band, The Minks, are gearing up for their debut album, Light & Sweet. Their release show is on September 20 at the High Watt in Nashville. In our series of Who What Where When Why, Barber tells us ...

City Scenes: The Best New Artists Playing AmericanaFest

As August wanes, the Americana Music Association - and all of us here at WMOT - will soon welcome AmericanaFest attendees back to Music City. The music festival and conference takes place Sept. 10-15, with lots of performances, panels and special events. The event makes for a great week of music discovery.

The Minks - "Nothin' No More"

Yesterday, Nashville's The Minks released a new single called "Nothin' No More". The single comes in advance of their show at The Royal American this Sunday, September 1st, where they'll be joined by Hunter Park of She Returns From War.

The Minks light a fuse with garage and blues

Nashville's The Minks is led by Nikki Barber, a songwriter and guitarist whose style is reminiscent of both traditional blues music and the early days of garage rock like The Sonics and The Stooges. Barber has, however, made it uniquely her own and not just derivative throwback music, as has been the trend in the industry over the past couple of years.

Native Magazine

Authenticity is a word that gets thrown around Nashville a lot. Sometimes it's in reference to dive bars (is-insert bar-a dive bar?); sometimes it's in reference to clothes (does-insert name- really dress like a cowboy all the time?); but mainly it's in reference to music.

DIY in Donelson: Cafe Rooster Records

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Craig Havighurst) -- Since the digital music revolution of the 2000s, we've heard a lot about the rise of DIY. Do It Yourself artists record and release music as entrepreneurs instead of pinning hopes on signing with a record company.

AmericanaFest's 'Show Up and Sing!' Party Thrills With Protest Songs, Collabs

"Show Up and Sing!" AmericanaFest kickoff concert features protest songs and collaborations by Aaron Lee Tasjan, Will Hoge and more.

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Photos & Highlights: Americana Music Association Brings Music To Music City For AmericanaFest 2017

View James' photo gallery below his recap. Each September the Americana Music Association takes over Nashville for their annual conference AmericanaFest, filling venues across the city with showcases featuring Americana artists day and night for the bulk of the week. This year's AmericanaFest ran from Tuesday, September 12 through Sunday the 17th.

Nashville Songwriters Release Anti-Trump Compilation, Strange Freedom

As the epicenter of America's typically patriotic country-music scene, Nashville is officially combating the hate and bigotry seeping out of Washington. A collective of Nashville songwriters, featuring Mary Gauthier, Derek Webb and Radney Foster, have recorded Strange Freedom: Songs of Love and Protest, a Nashville Resistance Compilation.

Mary Gauthier, Radney Foster Part of New Strange Freedom Compilation " American Songwriter

Cafe Rooster Records just announced Strange Freedom: Songs of Love and Protest, a new compilation featuring a number of prominent songwriters, including Mary Gauthier, Radney Foster, Rorey Carroll, the Wild Ponies and more. The album is out July 14.

Cafe Rooster Records showcase

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Sally Jaye

Sally Jaye is hardly your standard-issue record label executive. "When I was a Belmont student, I had an internship at Giant Records and got fired for mouthing off about how all their music was crappy," she says, laughing at the memory. "I was a little bit of a firecracker.

Cafe Rooster Records

A Nashville record company has gathered together 13 acts for an anti-President Donald Trump compilation created to support Planned Parenthood. Cafe Rooster Records' will dedicate all proceeds...

Sally Jaye Cafe Rooster Records songwriter label executive visionary

launched Cafe Rooster Records with a legendary guerrilla party at AmericanaFest 2016 in Nashville, TN. The cooperative record label began with friend and co-founder, Darrin Bradbury's album, Elmwood Park. They quickly added a vinyl release of Jaye's band, Ladies Gun Club, a vinyl re-issue of her solo album, Amarillo, and a digital release of fellow co-founder Brian Wright's album, The Sneak Ups .

Cafe Rooster Records | Fighting the Nashville Blues

During the Cafe Rooster showcase at the Basement East, Darrin and the engineer couldn't quite isolate the source of some feedback. Undeterred, Darrin unplugged and jumped off the stage. The room was still and quiet. As he began sharing songs, new and old, several concentric circles of bodies formed around him.

Musician couple Sally Jaye and Brian Wright form the new co-op record label "Café Rooster Records" from the shed floor up...

By the Artists, For the Artists... Musician couple Sally Jaye and Brian Wright form the new co-op record label "Café Rooster Records" from the shed floor up... By Jerry Horstmeyer I recently got the chance to interview Sally Jaye and Brian Wright in Nashville.

Yearbook Signatures

Yearbook Signatures, a song by Cafe Rooster Records on Hype Machine

Brian Wright : Cafe Rooster Sessions Vol. 1

checklist][/checklist] by Sean Jewell:: The first great record of 2016 is here. Recorded in the summer of last year, East Nashville songsmith Brian Wright put together what appears to be the first in a series of home recordings. Production and instrumentation are sparse as a southwestern


Sally Jaye & Brian Wright stopped by to talk about Cafe Rooster Records, play some LGC songs and premiere a brand new song by Cafe Rooster artist Darrin Bradbury! Brian also plays a few tunes live, in-studio!

Jon Latham - Last In Line - Lightning 100

This week we welcome the incomparable Jon Latham is our local artist of the week. Latham has been writing some of the best songs in town for years. His sophomore album Lifers is available now via Cafe Rooster Records.The album, recorded at Fort Dakota Studios in Nashville, was co-produced by Latham and Josh Morris, continuing their collaboration ...

Jon Latham Album Release

Lifers is only Jon Latham's second album, but the title track - a paean to all the songsmiths who couldn't stop writing, playing and trucking from...

Cafe Rooster Records | Dust of Daylight

Vår andre gjest under innspilling av våre Dust of Daylight Sessions hjemme hos Andrew Leahey var Brian Wright. Brian er en mye brukt gitarist...

Brian Wright | Music Savage

Brian Wright - Striking Matches from Sugar Hill Records on Vimeo. I posted the fantastic track 'Accordion' off of Brian Wright's upcoming album House on Fire, back in September. The video above is the in-studio recording of opening track, Striking Matches. The album will be released March 29th.

Fresh (Spooky) Track: Brian Wright "Scary Noises" - Red Line Roots

There's a lot of pretty terrible kid's music out there these days. Trust me, my nephew was just up 2 weekends ago from Jersey and I wanted to stick my chainsaw into my ear canals after listening to some of the theme songs from his favorite shows...yeah.

Fresh (Spooky) Track: Brian Wright "Scary Noises" - Red Line Roots

There's a lot of pretty terrible kid's music out there these days. Trust me, my nephew was just up 2 weekends ago from Jersey and I wanted to stick my chainsaw into my ear canals after listening to some of the theme songs from his favorite shows...yeah.

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