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.
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.
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.
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.