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Tin Pan South Week Nashville, TN Special Edition

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I attended this  Nashville event regularly for a number of years back when I was interested in becoming a hit songwriter.  It’s fun to see some of the hit makers who have been playing it for years, some who were slugging away when I was and are now successful songwriters and those who have become my local favourites regardless of whether anyone has cut their song or not!  

I’ll list my top pick for early and late show but I’ll tell you some nights (mainly the weeknights) it was hard to pick just one.  Pick up a copy of the Nashville Scene for a full listing or go to the official Tin Pan South page here.

4/2/13   Radney Foster, Jon Randall, Bruce Robison, Wade Bowen  6:00 pm   3rd and Lindsley

 Radney Foster is just cool and great, Jon Randall wrote”Whiskey Lullabuy” which will tear you apart and I discovered  Bruce Robison when the Dixie Chicks were making the best “country” albums to ever come out of Nashville since the good ole days.  I am not familiar with Wade but how could he not be great with this lineup.

4/2/13   Colin Linden, Buddy Miller, special guests tba  9:00 pm   3rd and Lindsley

I have a few reasons I’m picking this show.  First because I love Buddy Miller and Colin Linden (my first Canadian mention of the week.) Second,  because I will already be at 3rd and Lindsley (although  I’ll probably have to eat there and if you’ve read this blog before you know how I feel about their sub par food)  and lastly because their “special guests” may include some of the artists from the TV Show Nashville which I will freely admit is a guilty pleasure of mine, I wouldn’t mind getting a close up view of some of the hotties from that show.

4/3/13     Victoria Banks, Phil Barton, Jaron Boyer, Emily Shackelton    6:00 pm Bluebird Cafe

This is my second Canadian mention of the week.  Victoria Banks was the 2010 CCMA winner for Best Female Vocalist.  She is also a great songwriter, super smart and a really cool person. It also would be a shame to not spend one night at the Bluebird Cafe and this would be my only pick there this week. 

4/3/13    Kristen Kelly, Ashley Monroe, Striking Matches, Trent Williams.  9:00 pm  Hard Rock Cafe

These artists and songwriters are a little newer to the scene than my previous mentions but great nonetheless. Google them to find out more or just trust me on this one. 

4/4/13   Ruby Amanfu, Trent Dabbs, Emerson Hart, Deniss Matkosky     6:00 pm The Listening Room Cafe

If you are really interested in hard core songwriter’s than just park yourself at the Rutledge for the night which is where we are heading next.  However, I will not pass up a chance to hear Ruby Amanfu sing and I like to mix up the traditional with a little more of the pop/alternative writers you will get in this set.  

4/4/13  Greg Barnhill, Gary Nicholson, Lee Roy Parnell, Mike Reid     9:00 pm     The Rutledge

The Rutledge has a great sound system, decent food and good seating.  The line up is not only full of hit songwriters but great guitar players as well.  

4/5/13     Marc Beeson, Paul Jenkins, Anthony L. smith, Matt Warren    6:30 pm  Winners

Friday night’s lineups everywhere are full of hit songwriters, new and old, and it’s a hard choice. Since I’ll be sending you to Winners at 9:30 you might as well just start the night off here and avoid having to find parking twice on a Friday night.  

4/5/13     Jen Foster, Granville Automatic, Nicole Witt 9:30 pm    Winners

I not only work with Jen Foster but I was a fan of her music long before I knew her personally. She is a great singer and writes melodic and heartfelt songs. Granville Automatic writes interesting songs that harken back to Civil War times and Witt has had cuts with everyone from Rodney Adkins to Point of Grace.  

4/6/13    Adelee & Gentry, Charles Alexander, Alyssa Bonagura, Gabe Dixon  6:30 pm  Hard Rock Cafe

Adelee & Gentry are fairly new but are making quite a smash and are a nice change to the usual radio friendly country.  I first heard about them through my friend Charles Alexander who I believe is a brilliant person and I look forward to hearing him perform live for the first time.  Alyssa has a beautiful voice and is also not a typical “Nashville” artist but part of the “new Nashville order” that I love so much.  Gabe Dixon is a great pianist and one of my favourite local artists.  His Christmas show at 3rd & Lindsley was one of my top ten concerts of 2011.  

4/6/13     Aaron Barker, Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Wallin, Camille Wallin 9:30 pm  The Rutledge

I would go to this show purely just to hear and see Chris & Camille Wallin.  Great singers, great songs and I expect they wouldn’t do a round with anyone who doesn’t measure up to their standards. 

 

Live Music Week of February 25 to March 3, 2013

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2/25/13    8 off 8th Road To Bonnaroo featuring Alanna Royale     Mercy Lounge

Alanna kicks butt in the vocal department and this weekly event is always a good place to discover new bands.  It’s also free so you can’t complain you didn’t get your money’s worth! 

2/26/13    San Rafael Band     Sambuca

I have not seen this band in a few years but they were so much fun when I booked them at Cafe Coco back in the day and besides any chance you get to hang out in a venue that has the decor I describe as being, “gothic boudoir,”  you should take the opportunity.  

2/27/13    Dave Peterson     Station Inn

Mr. Peterson has been around this town for quite awhile and is well known as being an excellent musician who puts on a great show.  So if you are hankering for some “real deal” country music and memories of yesteryear head on down to the Station Inn and go ahead and get yourself a pizza too. It’s pretty darn yummy for bar pizza. 

2/28/13    Birdcloud      Mad Donna’s     

Okay, these ladies did some nice things for a charity I support recently so I wanted to give them a shout out however, I just listened to their video at the above link and I don’t think they have to be nice… they are brilliant. Probably not for everyone so check ’em out first. 

3/1/13      Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale     Cannery Ballroom

I don’t have to say anything about this show.  Buddy…Jim…it’s not my favourite room in town at all but…just GO! 

3/2/13          Ivories Lounge     Holiday Inn

Okay, so this is so not something I would usually recommend but I went there last Saturday and had a blast. The band, of course, was full of great Nashville musicians but the people watching was out of this world.  It was one of the cutest places I have ever been in Nashville. Trust me, open your mind have a margarita (oh but be prepared to get your own water) and spend a little time on the dance floor.   

3/3/13     The Delta Saints     3rd and Lindsley

My first choice is Tristan Prettyman at Mercy however these guys are great too…excellent venue, lousy food! Blah, blah blah.