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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.  

 

 

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

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

 

My week at Tin Pan South 2013

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I’m too tired from last week to go anywhere this week, but if I change my mind I’ll let you know.  Meanwhile check out my last upcoming events entry here. 

This is a recap of my last week’s adventures.

I don’t consider myself a reviewer, I just know what I like and what I don’t. My weekly blog usually consists of what I would go see  each night of the week around town but like most everyone I have an opinion, I just don’t necessarily feel I need to share it with the whole world all of the time.

(The below pics are mainly videos, I’m not sure why they aren’t showing up that way.)

The following are a few of the brightest moments for me this week.  Thank you Nashville.com for supplying the press passes, it was a great week to be in Nashville.

Check out my previous blogs for information on my favourite moments from Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

On Thursday night I found myself at Winner’s Bar & Grill which isn’t where I originally started out but I found myself in need of some of the country music I knew and loved growing up and when I was still in love with country music. I found it at a couple of rounds at Winners.  I caught the second half of a set with Richard Leigh who as I walked in started singing his Reba McEntire cut “The Greatest Man I Never Knew” then in the next round “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”  and finally one of my favourite Dixie Chicks songs “Cold Day in July.”  Jamie Teachenor was also in the round and I loved his Jerry Lee Lewis cut “You gotta rock if you’re gonna roll with me”.

I stuck around for the following round because one of my favourite singer/songwriter’s was playing. Lisa Carver played a song I used to cover on cruise ships called “I’m Old Enough To Be Your Lover”.  I used to see her play at the Broken Spoke and knew she would be playing with the “big boys” eventually. Lisa said that Pam Tillis just cut this song and it will be on her next album.  It’s about time!

Marcus Hummon was also in this round and he played his Sara Evans and Darrell Scott co-write, “Born To Fly”. And the highlight of this round for me was his performance with a song he and his son Levi “Make It Love”

Jason Matthews performed his Julie Robert’s cut “Break Down Here” which was also a treat for me!

I cut out early because Gary Nicholson, Lee Roy Parnell, Mike Reid and Greg Barnhill were playing the Rutledge. I arrived just in time to hear Lee Roy play “That’s my story and I’m sticking to it” but the highlight for me was his performance of both “Love Without Mercy” and “I”m Holding My Own”.  I also enjoyed the camaraderie between these four, obviously long time, friends. Gary’s “The Upside of Lonely” was a hit and also a fun jab at Leroy and his multiple marriages.  But I can understand, the man just seems to get sexier with age…sorry but it’s true. Although I’m not sure whether I missed Mike Reid play his Bonnie Raitt hit, “I Can’t Make You Love Me’ or whether he just didn’t play it, I did get to hear Greg Barnhill play his Trisha Yearwood hit “Walkaway Joe”.

Friday night I was back at Winner’s to see Jen Foster, Granville Automatic and Nicole Witt.  Someone yelled out during Jen’s song “Taking Bob Dylan” that it was the best song he had heard all week.  Jen is a great  singer and songwriter and I found it pretty special that NSAI president Bart Herbison attended this show when there were so many he could have attended. I also really enjoyed Granville Automatic’s “Never on a Sunday”

I cut out early as I had tickets for TedX Nashville Saturday morning and I have to tell you the performance by Mike Ferris of Mary Gauthier’s “Mercy Now” at 9:30 am was absolutely stupendous.  I believe he said it will be on his next album.

I dragged my butt out to one last show Saturday night.  My good friend Charles Alexander had put together a round with Gabe Dixon, Alyssa Bonagura and sister duo Adelee & Gentry.  By far this was one of the best rounds I saw all week. I had never heard Charles live and was truly impressed by his voice as well as the unique life experience he brings to his songwriting as a Malaysian born immigrant living in Nashville with both “America” and “Immigrant”.  Adelee and Gentry had some very sweet singable songs with that delicious sister harmony.  I was, however super psyched about seeing and hearing both Alyssa Bonagura and Gabe Dixon and neither were a disappointment.

Alyssa Bonagura was all smiles through everyone’s performance, she seemed very genuine and even loaned her guitar to the two “youngins” to her left when their guitar went wonky during one of their songs.  She played or sang along whenever appropriate on other’s songs and was never obtrusive.  Alyssa’s songs were all fantastic but her performance with guest Jessie James (a duo they are calling  “Jackie Blue”) and the song she’s had great success with via a Lowe’s commerical “I Make My Own Sunshine” were definitely my favourites.

Gabe Dixon finished off the set with a request from the audience and sounded great on Hard Rock’s acoustic piano which was needless to say a little out of tune.  Straight up honky tonk but Gabe called himself a purist and I appreciate him all the more for being one. FYI all that noise in the background was Jessie James and her crew (I’m just saying…)

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 18, 2013

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2/18/13     Drumline Live     Schermerhorn

As much as I love the bands and singer/songwriter’s we have access to in Nashville I just love unique musical productions that aren’t accessible to us on a weekly basis. 

2/19/13     The Billy Block Show     Mercy Lounge

This long running event is only $5 and features really great artists from in and out of Nashville.   

2/20/13     Will Kimbrough     Station Inn

The Station Inn is full of locals and tourists in the heart of the Gulch but a real true  Honky Tonk that hold’s it’s ground! Jimmy Buffet loves Will so you will too!

2/21-23/13     The Chieftains     Schermerhorn

Irish music is not just for St Patty’s day anymore.  Great musicians in an award-winning (well it should be if it isn’t) venue.   

2/22/13     The KDSML Review     Exit/In

I knew him back when he spelled it Kidsmeal.  I knew nothing about DJ’s when he came to Cafe Coco many years ago. This man gave me the appreciation for it as an art form so I expect great things from whoever he brings to his events.  

2/23/13     Jen Foster & Granville Automatic   Bluebird Cafe

Okay, the reason I know about this event is because I work with Jen, however I also love my job.  She’s a fabulous singer and songwriter and one of the members of Granville has sung back ups for her and all I can say is…don’t miss hearing that voice.  Just remember it’s the Bluebird so shhhh…and get your tickets now. 

2/24/13     Oscar Night     Belcourt Theatre

Well it’s not necessarily music but it would be fun.  I honestly was hard pressed to find anything that grabbed my attention for Sunday night. Put on your party dress, walk the red carpet and support a great local treasure.