Carolina Soul's Jason Perlmutter: I had a long talk with the man responsible for Carolina Soul, a Durham-based online record retailer that specializes in rare soul, jazz, and funk records, which just opened a brick-and-mortar storefront downtown. (INDY Week, January 2016)

Carrying the Old-Time Torch: Anna & Elizabeth: These two women are a youthful force in keeping the spooky spirit of old-time music alive. (The Bluegrass Situation, April 2015)

Drinking with Daddy Issues: I went to a favorite dive in Greensboro, NC, to talk about music, sex, and feminism with a fierce young band of women. I also reviewed Fuck Marry Kill, the band's only LP, for INDY Week. (Noisey, April 2015)

Feeding Pigeons and Eating Pizza with Mipso: I talked with the young roots outfit about the band's new record and quick rise (we didn't actually eat pizza or feed pigeons). (The Bluegrass Situation, November 2015)

Five Words with Matthew E. White: Spacebomb, balance, gospel, spirituality, and...Philip Seymour Hoffman? (INDY Week, May 2015)

Lavender Country Won't Stand for North Carolina's Transgender Bullying: Raleigh's Hopscotch Music Festival announced Lavender Country as its first headliner for 2016. Patrick Haggerty, a lifelong activist and the band's frontman, discussed why this show matters. (Pitchfork, May 2016)

Serving the Story: An Interview with Gabriel Kahane: I love Kahane's work, and it was a delight to learn from him about his approach to storytelling in song. (The Bluegrass Situation, December 2015)