Monthly Archives: June 2013

Nashville Live Music June 24 to June 30, 2013

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Nashville Live Music June 24 to June 30, 2013

6/24/13     Larry Cordle and Friends     The Station Inn

I ended up at the Station Inn last Monday night for New Mondays with Val Storey.  It was one of the most brilliant nights of music I have been to at the Station Inn and I never come away disappointed at this venue.  The following Mondays are not billed the same but I imagine they will be just as wonderful.

6/25/13     Drivin n Cryin     Belcourt Theatre

I read about this documentary about the band and live concert in the Nashville Scene and think it’s definitely the “best bet” for a Tuesday night no doubt!

6/26/13     Wooten Brothers     3rd and Lindsley

This is always a fun time with a variety of guests showing up as well as a great dance floor available to all who wish to dance in the fabulous new layout of 3rd and Lindsley.  

6/27/13     Josh Ritter with Milk Carton Kids   Cannery Ballroom

I just love the name of Josh’s opening act but I love their music even more.  

6/28/13     The Malemen     Frist Fridays

This is a summer event that’s always a good time.  The theme is cars so the first week features Motown music, put your dancing shoes on! 

6/29/13     Ruby Amanfu & Brooke Waggoner     Musicians Corner Centennial Park

Two wonderful singers with good songs.  I love the park atmosphere even if the sound isn’t always the best and there’s always a new musical find at this season weekly event. 

6/30/13     Bob Dylan, My Morning Jacket, Bob Weir, Wilco     Riverfront Park

I don’t like Bob Dylan, yes I said it, but it’s kind of a no brainer that if you have the opportunity to see and hear him locally you’d better take it.  

6/30/13     Duffy Jackson’s Big BandThe Time Jumpers     3rd and Lindsley

I once took a scat class from this man and it was amazing.  This is a benefit for an incredible drummer who has played with many of the giants of jazz.  

 

 

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Nashville Live Music June 17 to June 23, 2013

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Nashville Live Music June 17 to June 23, 2013

6/17/13     Gordon Lightfoot     Schermerhorn

It’s been a while since I’ve put in a plug for a Canadian, so here it is, and what a Canadian he is! 

6/18/13     Lightning 100’s Beer, Bands, Bingo     Tin Roof Nashville

Play bingo with the folks at my favourite radio station in Nashville.  You will also be playing band roulette because I have no idea who will be playing but Lightning 100 shouldn’t let us down.  

6/19/13     Shel    Two Old Hippies

I adore these women and their cool hats and even cooler attitudes.  Excellent musicianship that’s unique and fun.  Bonus…it’s FREE! Don’t worry, I also think you should go to Music City Roots and hear Marshall Chapman if you didn’t catch her last week. 

6/20/13     Vince Gill     Ryman Auditorium

Known as the nicest guy in Nashville but also one of the best guitar players too. I can’t imagine what a great show this would be at the Ryman with his history in Nashville and his plethora of hit songs. 

6/21/13     Jen FosterPatrice Pike     The Listening Room

Yes I work for her, but  I am also a fan and the last time I saw Patrice Pike play with her at 12th and Porter I was blown away, so come on down and say hello, I will definitely be there! 

6/22/13     Nashville Tour de Fat      Centennial Park

This looks like a whole lot of fun and lasts all afternoon along with Musicians Corner then head back over the river and come salsa dancing with Revolfusion and support Nashville’s first ESL truck at East-Centric Pavilion  Meet The Truck Party. 

6/23/13     Tennessee Blues Society Jam     Carol Ann’s

Someone from the Blues Society recently followed this blog and a friend told me this is a good time so head on over to this weekly Sunday event.  

More June to September 2013 Live Music Events in Nashville, TN

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6/12/13     Marshall Chapman  Grimey’s Too

6/13/13      She & Him     Ryman Auditorium

6/14/13     Billy Joe Shaver

6/15/13     Jeffrey Steele     3rd and Lindsley

6/16/13     Bluegrass Jam     Station Inn

6/17/13     Gordon Lightfoot     Schermerhorn

6/21/13     Jen Foster & Patrice Pike     The Listening Room

6/22/13     Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Alejandro Escovedo

6/28/13     Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

6/29/13     Ruby Amanfu & Brooke Waggoner     Musicians Corner Centennial Park

7/6/13       Chaka Khan with The Nashville Symphony     Schermerhorn Symphony Center

7/11/13     Pat McLaughlin     Nashville Dancin    Riverfront Park

7/12/13    Harry Connick Jr.     The Woods at Fontanel

7/12/13     The Steeldrivers     3rd and Lindsley

7/13/13    Barenaked Ladies with Ben Folds Five & Guster

7/18/13     Dailey & Vincent     Bluegrass at The Ryman

7/18/13     Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue     Nashville Dancin    Riverfront Park

7/26/13     Rickie Lee Jones     Franklin Theatre

8/3/13     Old Crow Medicine Show with Buddy Miller     The Woods at Fontanel

8/24/13     Jeffrey Steele     3rd and Lindsley

8/25/13     The Steep Canyon Rangers

9/25/13     Mavis Staples & Blind Boys of Alabama

9/27 & 9/28   Zac Brown Band Southern Ground Music & Food Festival

10/12-14/13     The Lumineers with Dr Dog    Ryman Auditorium

Live Music Week of June 10 through June 16 2013

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This last week was filled with a whole bunch of great music.  I went to Music City Roots on Wednesday to see Jacob Jones and discovered Black Jake and The Carnies.  Saturday afternoon I spent the afternoon at Centennial Park and Musicians Corner excited to finally catch Striking Matches, who have been tearing up Nashville stages recently, and was treated to a short performance by my new favourite, bow tie wearing, pop songwriter, Korby Lenker. Saturday night a last minute invitation got me out the The Family Wash in East Nashville to finally see Kevin Gordon, I am now a believer! Sunday night had me singing along to every Dawes song at The Ryman and witnessing one of the best open acts and audiences I have ever seen with Shovels and Rope

Even with Bonaroo going on this upcoming week there is still a whole lot of great music to catch right here in Nashville and a great way to experience Bonaroo if you can’t go for the whole week.

6/10/13     The Time Jumpers     3rd and Lindsley

6/10/13     8 off 8th with Kristen Cothron and more     Mercy Lounge

6/10/13     Val Storey, Carl Jackson & Larry Cordle     Station Inn

6/10/13     Mike Henderson Band     Bluebird Cafe

Monday is usually  a good night in Nashville if you are in the mood to head out to hear some music.  Usually I would just choose one but the above shows are pretty much always happening weekly, so pick your flavour tonight!  

6/11/13     Jason Isbell     Grimey’s New & Preloved Music

Grimey’s is above The Basement and often has a short set with a variety of different artists, local and passing through.  Tomorrow (Wednesday) Marhshall Chapman will be at Grimey’s Too which is right next door.  Shows usually start at 6pm.  

6/12/13     Gary Talley and The Road Home     Music City Roots

I had so much fun at the Loveless Barn last week as I knew I would.  This week I want to give a shout out to my former guitar teacher and member of  The Box Tops. 

6/13/13    Donna The Buffalo, Tommy Malone, 18 South, The Lonely Biscuits      Nashville Dancin    Riverfront Park

This is the first night for Nashville Dancin, a long awaited replacement to Dancing In The District.  I can’t wait to check it out.  This is a great lineup, you might remember my previous experience seeing 18 South for the first time.  If not read about it here: 

6/14/13     Symphony Under The Stars     Centennial Park

There are only a few opportunities to get to see the Nashville Symphony play outside and for free.  With all the hooplah about the selling of the Schermerhorn it might be the best way to spend your Friday night before the opportunity goes way!

6/15/13     Booker T Jones     Frankin Theatre

Booker T and the M.G.’s, Green Onions, really do I have to spell it out for you! Just go.  

6/16/13    Kacey Musgraves, Sam Bush & DelMcCoury, Tom Petty, Drew Holcomb, John Oates  Bonaroo Day Trip

I’m not sure why they have created a shuttle this year but for the faint of heart like me, a whole week at Bonaroo sounds like a good idea but in reality it’s not happening.  If I had to pick one day to go to Bonaroo this  year Sunday would be the day.  

 

June to September 2013 Live Music Events in Nashville, TN

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6/4/13     Pickin For Prevention with Randy Owens, Sherrie Austin, Brian White and more     Wildhorse Saloon

6/4/13     The Players     3rd and Lindsley

6/5/13     Jacob Jones, John England and the Western Swingers     Music City Roots

6/6/13     Symphony Under The Stars     East Park

6/7/13     Pat McLaughlin Band     Douglas Corner Cafe

6/8/13     Rory Partin and His All Star Big Band Dancing in Centennial Park

6/8/13     My So-Called Band     Mercy Lounge

6/8/13     Striking Matches     Musician Corner

6/9/13     Dawes     Ryman Auditorium

6/13/13      She & Him     Ryman Auditorium

6/13/13    Donna The Buffalo, Tommy Malone, 18 South, The Lonely Biscuits      Nashville Dancin    Riverfront Park

6/14/13     Billy Joe Shaver

6/14/13     Symphony Under The Stars     Centennial Park

6/15/13     Booker T Jones     Frankin Theatre

6/17/13     Gordon Lightfoot     Schermerhorn

6/21/13     Jen Foster & Patrice Pike     The Listening Room

6/22/13     Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Alejandro Escovedo

6/28/13     Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

6/29/13     Ruby Amanfu & Brooke Waggoner     Musicians Corner Centennial Park

7/6/13       Chaka Khan with The Nashville Symphony     Schermerhorn Symphony Center

7/11/13     Pat McLaughlin     Nashville Dancin    Riverfront Park

7/12/13    Harry Connick Jr.     The Woods at Fontanel

7/12/13     The Steeldrivers     3rd and Lindsley

7/13/13    Barenaked Ladies with Ben Folds Five & Guster

7/18/13     Dailey & Vincent     Bluegrass at The Ryman

7/18/13     Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue     Nashville Dancin    Riverfront Park

7/26/13     Rickie Lee Jones     Franklin Theatre

8/3/13     Old Crow Medicine Show with Buddy Miller     The Woods at Fontanel

8/24/13     Jeffrey Steele     3rd and Lindsley

8/25/13     The Steep Canyon Rangers

9/25/13     Mavis Staples & Blind Boys of Alabama

9/27 & 9/28   Zac Brown Band Southern Ground Music & Food Festival

 

Live Music Week of June 3 through June 9 2013

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6/3/13     Keb Mo Monday Night Blues Show Farm at Fontanel

I discovered Mr. Moore opening for Bonnie Raitt a number of years ago and have been hooked on him ever since.  The last concert I saw him at was at The Ryman for his 60th birthday and he was more than amazing.  The great thing about living in Nashville is knowing people who work with great artists like him, and I do.  So I have not only received an autographed CD from him for a recent birthday but I also sat next to him and his son at 3rd and Lindlsey and he bought me lunch! Not only talented, but a kind man as well. Okay I’m bragging, sorry. 

6/4/13     The Players     3rd and Lindsley

Check out this lineup – Brent Mason, John Hobbs, Paul Franklin, Eddie Bayers, and Michael Rhodes. Don’t know who these guys are?  Then go and you will never wonder again.   These guys could “play me” anytime! 🙂

6/5/13     Jacob Jones, John England and the Western Swingers     Music City Roots

I love his song “Play it Loud Ray” that I keep hearing on Lightning 100 and I recently caught his set at Hootenanny.  I’ve heard he keeps the swing dancers happy at the 5 Spot weekly and I almost saw him again Saturday night but just couldn’t stay up that late so thank goodness for an early show this Wednesday at the Loveless Cafe.  I know I say I’ll be there most weeks but I’m thinking it’s a sure thing this Wednesday!

6/6/13     Symphony Under The Stars     East Park

I love and hate this time of year.  So much to hear and see and so little time.  I can’t imagine a better way to spend a Thursday night and it’s right here in my neck of the woods! 

6/7/13     Pat McLaughlin Band     Douglas Corner Cafe

If I had my way I’d spend every night out enjoying the amazing music that is to be found nightly in Music City.  I came late to the game discovering the intensely soulful  Pat McLaughlin (see my previous post) but I’m so grateful I know who he is now.  

6/8/13     Rory Partin and His All Star Big Band Dancing in Centennial Park

There are only a few weeks every summer that we get a chance to dance underneath the stars to a live big band.  This will be the first week since they cancelled the June 1 event.  There are two dance lessons each week.  The first one starts at 7. My suggestion is to come to the park early and check out Striking Matches at Musician’s Corner, grab dinner at a food truck, bring a blanket for a nap on the grass, then head to the Pavilion!

6/9/13     Dawes     Ryman Auditorium

By far my favourite new band from the past few years.  I think the lead singer sounds like a young James Taylor and I am always a fan of great singable melodies.