Farewell, My Friends

Hello all! There hasn’t been a new post on You Hear This in a long time, and I think it’s time to officially say goodbye. Though I’ve kept it up, and intend to continue to keep it up indefinitely, so that the writing that happened here will continue to live on, there are no furtherContinue Reading

Interview: EJ Dillon-Smith

Interview: EJ Dillon-Smith

Going to school in Montevallo, I have a chance to meet many interesting people, some of whom are musicians — EJ Dillon-Smith is one of those people. Although still in his early twenties, EJ seems to have a knack for marketing himself and his music and has plans for his future as an artist. IContinue Reading

John Mark McMillan Enters The Borderland at Workplay

John Mark McMillan Enters The Borderland at Workplay

With the opening piano chords of “Holy Ghost”, the listener knows immediately that John Mark McMillan’s Borderland is going to be a different experience than his previous records. Using the surplus generated from the album’s Kickstarter campaign, McMillan crafted an album that had more in common with Bon Iver and My Morning Jacket than even hisContinue Reading

Holly Williams returns to Workplay Theatre

It’s no stretch to call Holly Williams a card-carrying member of Country music’s “first family.” As the granddaughter of Hank Sr., daughter of Hank Jr. and sister of Hank III, Williams is perhaps both blessed and cursed by the expectations that come with her family’s musical legacy. But Williams’ easygoing manner reflects that she comfortableContinue Reading