Articles by Joshua Smotherman

Father, emcee, producer, music blogger. Joshua is a member of Manchester, TN Hip Hop collective BUNKS and co-founder of Middle Tennessee Music. If you are looking for digital distribution or publishing admin services, he also acts as CMO for Unlimited Sounds Publishing and Distribution, LLC.

Mid Tenn Listens 5@5 featuring Son de Brooklyn, Struck by Sound, Te’Anna Williams, Scanner and Lex

Mid Tenn Listens 5@5Mid Tenn Listens 5 @ 5 features 5 songs at 5 AM Pacific 5 days a week with the intent of providing your daily indie music fix.

Be sure to check out the links below to find out more about the bands as well as find links to support them.

Be sure to share, stream and purchase music and merchandise from your favorites.

Today’s playlist features:

  1. De Cuba Para Brooklyn by Son de Brooklyn
  2. Celebrate the Night Away by Struck by Sound
  3. You Playing Though by Te’Anna Williams
  4. Fist In The Air by Scanner
  5. Cactii by Lex

The Infamous Stringdusters Announce Fall 2015 Tour With Stops In Tennessee

The Infamous Stringdusters Fall Tour 2015

The Infamous Stringdusters hit the road October 29th for a Fall Tour. November 11th they will be in Nashville at Music City Roots and November 13th in Chattanooga at Track 29. Full list of dates below.

Oct 29 – Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Bowl +
Oct 30 – Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Bowl ~
Oct 31 – Burlington, VT: Higher Ground +
Nov 1 – Portland, ME: Port City Music Halll +
Nov 3 – Syracuse, NY: The Westcott Theater +
Nov 4 – State College, PA: The State Theatre +
Nov 6 – Columbus, OH: Park Street Saloon *
Nov 7 – Kalamazoo, MI: Bell’s Brewery, Inc. (Official) +
Nov 8 – Urbana, IL: The Canopy Club ^
Nov 10 – Louisville, KY: Headliners Music Hall^
Nov 11 – Nashville, TN: Music City Roots +
Nov 12 – Atlanta, GA: Terminal West At King Plow +
Nov 13 – Chattanooga, TN: Track 29 +
Nov 14 – Asheville, NC: The Orange Peell +
Dec 12 – Denver, CO: The Fillmore Auditorium ~

+ = w/ Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
^ = & The Wood Brothers
* = w/ The Larry Keel Experience & Rumpke Mountain Boys
~ = w/ TBA

The Infamous Stringdusters Fall 2015 Tour

Mid Tenn Listens 5@5 featuring Dush, Uncle Tadashi, Deborah Crooks, Dush and Anton Vezuv

Mid Tenn Listens 5@5Mid Tenn Listens 5 @ 5 features 5 songs at 5 AM Pacific 5 days a week with the intent of providing your daily indie music fix.

Be sure to check out the links below to find out more about the bands as well as find links to support them.

Be sure to share, stream and purchase music and merchandise from your favorites.

Today’s playlist features:

  1. Ancient Cities by Dush
  2. My Old Stompin’ Grounds by Uncle Tadashi and Da Boyz
  3. India Street by Deborah Crooks
  4. Hoping and Wishing by Cabin Creek
  5. End of Story by Anton Vezuv

Mid Tenn Listens 5@5 featuring Cave Mouth, Orange Vision, Icicle, Ancient River and Bourbon Street Beat

Mid Tenn Listens 5@5Mid Tenn Listens 5 @ 5 features 5 songs at 5 AM Pacific 5 days a week with the intent of providing your daily indie music fix.

Be sure to check out the links below to find out more about the bands as well as find links to support them.

Be sure to share, stream and purchase music and merchandise from your favorites.

Today’s playlist features:

  1. Deep Water by Cave Mouth
  2. Dark Around the Eyes by Orange Vision
  3. Moonwalker by Icicle
  4. Keeper of the Dawn by The Ancient River
  5. Crossing On A Bend by Bourbon Street Beat

Mid Tenn Listens 5@5 featuring Adam Clark, Jake Aldridge, Loose Lid, Buxaburn and ARJUN

Mid Tenn Listens 5@5Mid Tenn Listens 5 @ 5 features 5 songs at 5 AM Pacific 5 days a week with the intent of providing your daily indie music fix.

Be sure to check out the links below to find out more about the bands as well as find links to support them.

Be sure to share, stream and purchase music and merchandise from your favorites.

Today’s playlist features:

  1. With You by Adam Clark
  2. Give You The World by Jake Aldridge
  3. French Maid by Loose Lid
  4. The Distance by Buxaburn
  5. Deep Impact by ARJUN

Listen: Cut To It by Megan Landry

Megan Landry is an 18-year old Canadian girl with a keyboard, a dream, and a new album set for release in August, titled STILLS.

Landry’s work is quirky, easy-listening pop rock. She has a song that will be featured in an upcoming Hollywood movie and has worked with another movie featuring the writings and arrangements of award winning composer Serge Coté.

This rising star has a bright future ahead. Check out her single “Cut To It” below.

Mid Tenn Listens 5@5 featuring Edewaard, Milton Star, Kevin Campbell, My Politic and The UGLYS

Mid Tenn Listens 5@5Mid Tenn Listens 5 @ 5 features 5 songs at 5 AM Pacific 5 days a week with the intent of providing your daily indie music fix.

Be sure to check out the links below to find out more about the bands as well as find links to support them.

Be sure to share, stream and purchase music and merchandise from your favorites.

Today’s playlist features:

  1. Pictures of Her by Edewaard
  2. Things Fall Apart by Milton Star
  3. Ferris Wheel by Kevin Campbell
  4. God vs Evolution by My Politic
  5. Bargain Bin by The UGLYS

Mid Tenn Listens 5@5 featuring Jep Roadie, Embleton, Roy Peak, Kristofer Lee Scott and Paradox

Mid Tenn Listens 5@5Mid Tenn Listens 5 @ 5 features 5 songs at 5 AM Pacific 5 days a week with the intent of providing your daily indie music fix.

Be sure to check out the links below to find out more about the bands as well as find links to support them.

Be sure to share, stream and purchase music and merchandise from your favorites.

Today’s playlist features:

  1. Static In My Headphones by Jep Roadie
  2. It Did Me Well by Embleton
  3. It’s Better To Be The Bride by Roy Peak
  4. Hypnotize by Kristofer Lee Scott
  5. Hope Sinks by Paradox

Mid Tenn Listens 5@5 featuring Kid Static, SJ Tucker, Mobtown Moon, Benskuba and Old House Playground

Mid Tenn Listens 5@5Mid Tenn Listens 5 @ 5 features 5 songs at 5 AM Pacific 5 days a week with the intent of providing your daily indie music fix. Be sure to check out the links below to find out more about the bands as well as find links to support them. Be sure to share, stream and purchase music and merchandise from your favorites.

Today’s playlist features:

  1. Moonlight by Kid Static
  2. Black Swan Blues by SJ Tucker
  3. Money by Mobtown Moon
  4. Ease the Line by Benskuba
  5. The Great Escape by Old House Playground

Interview with Amarii Davu – Mid Tenn Listens Podcast

Mid Tenn Listens We recently featured Nasvhille-based Hip Hop artist Amarii Davu‘s single “The Cost of Melanin“.

In this podcast, I get Amarii on the phone to discuss the new single, Hip Hop in Nashville, changes to the city pre- and post- TV industry moving in, and why artists in Nashville being “all cliqued up” is hurting the growth of Hip Hop in the ‘Ville.

Amarii has been nominated for NIMA and HHV Awards and is currently working on an upcoming project he is expecting to be ready by the fall.

Be sure to show your support and stream the new single “The Cost of Melanin” below.