Author Archives: Jewly Hight

About Jewly Hight

Jewly Hight has written about popular music for more than a dozen outlets, including Nashville Public Radio, American Songwriter, Relix and The Nashville Scene. Born in North Carolina and raised on both coasts of Florida--the domain of manatees, sea turtles, airboats and alligators--she now lives in Nashville in an 112-year old, mint green house with her husband, their energetic dog and their 1975 Rodgers drum kit. She has a master's from Vanderbilt University Divinity School and happens to be an avid clogger. Right By Her Roots is her first book.

Her Past is Blue

Last week I got on the phone with Jessica Lea Mayfield. Her two Dan Auerbach-produced albums have their share of sharp-tongued songs that draw on pre-‘90s country and moody ‘90s grunge. Tell Me is the latest one. The way that … Continue reading

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Wright By Her Roots

Well, hell, the book’s only been out three days, and I’m already finding artists who’d be stellar candidates for a part two. Lizz Wright is one of them. I interviewed her for an unrelated feature article, but the RBHR threads … Continue reading

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In celebration of book/music day

It’s a happy coincidence that Blessed, the new album by Lucinda Williams, is out today, the very same day as my book, Right By Her Roots. I mean, the entire first chapter of the thing is devoted to Williams (and … Continue reading

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