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3x3: Brother Roy on Nicknames, Nilsson, and Nice ShoesArtist: Brother Roy Hometown: New York City, NY Latest Album: Last Man Standing Personal Nicknames: Brother Roy And I hauled this damn piano across the country for the gig. #piano A post shared by Roy Williams (@brother_roy__) on Sep 29, 2017 at 6:01pm PDT What's the best concert you've ever attended? Paul…
ColumnsOct 5, 2017

Artist: Ira WolfHometown: Missoula, MTLatest Album: The Closest Thing to HomePersonal Nicknames: N/A Alright, enough guessing! I'm so excited to announce that I'm teaming up with @bendwesty as I head toward Descend On Bend October 5-8. I'll be sharing a night of music alongside @thelastrevel and @the_coteries that Saturday night, and will be rolling in style…

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Artist: May CheungHometown: Richmond, BCLatest Album: The DeparturePersonal Nicknames: Maymay, Mayday L.A., No. 7 Thank you, Chris. We love you.A post shared by May Cheung (@maycheungmusic) on Jun 26, 2017 at 5:51pm PDTWhat's the best concert you've ever attended?RadioheadHow many unread emails or texts currently fill your inbox?Inbox: 3,000+How many pillows do you sleep with?2 When life…

ColumnsOct 3, 2017

Artist: Gabrielle ShonkHometown: Born in Providence, Rhode Island / Raised/Living in Quebec City, CanadaLatest Album: Gabrielle Shonk Personal Nicknames: Shonk, Gab, Gab Shonk, Shonky, Shonky Shonkator, The Shonkinator Bye, bye les Îles!  Merci pour un court séjour inoubliable. Le Vieux Treuil comble c'était absolument magique. On se dit à bientôt j'espère! . . . #tripauxilesA post shared by…

ColumnsSep 21, 2017

Artist: Erin Slaver (violinist/fiddler/back-up vocalist of JD & the Straight Shot)Hometown: Nashville, TNLatest Album: Good Luck and Good Night Personal Nicknames: "Pirate" and sometimes "E-Dawg." Last time we went on tour, we ended up in Paris! Can't wait to see where tour takes us this time A post shared by JD & The Straight Shot (@jdssband) on Aug…

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Artist: Dan Bruskewicz (of TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb)Hometown: Philadelphia, PALatest Album: Dancing out the DoorRejected Band Names: The Donkeys! We still may use it. That name still carries a lot of weight in this town! As far as nicknames go, we've traditionally used the northeastern United States custom of referring to each other simply…