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! 🙂
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.
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!
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.