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Live Music Week of July 29 through August 3, 2013

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Tguitar girl mexicoOnce again I took a few weeks hiatus. I could give you many excuses but as they say, “you can’t change your past” so onward and upward! 

7/29/13     The Time Jumpers     3rd and Lindsley

Rumour has it, and by rumour I mean The Nashville Scene, Vince Gill will be in town and playing with The Time Jumpers tonight.  

7/30/13     Will Rambeaux, Sherrie Austin & Friends     The Bluebird Cafe

I used to cover Sherri Austin’s song “Lucky in Love” “back in the day” and I was always a fan of her voice. Will Rambeaux has had a bunch of cuts and I always enjoy hearing the original songwriter in a great intimate setting. 

7/31/13     John and Jacob, Kansas Bible Company   Music City Roots

I really love John and Jacob’s single that has been played relentlessly on Lightning 100 and they are adorable. It’s absolutely infectious!  Word on the street is that Kansas Bible Company is the band to see these days and I just want to see them fit them all the stage and figure out what they all are doing up there. 

8/1/13     Korby Lanker     The Basement

I have mentioned Korby in previous posts and he is as cute as a button with fun and singable pop songs.  (What’s up with me and cute “boys” these days…)

8/2/13     The Hags-Silverman Ordeal Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration     The Family Wash

I was sent an invitation via Facebook that cordially invited me to this event so I feel very special.  I am a fan of East Nashville’s own “Hags” bass playing so this should be a fun night, even though I’m not a fan of the Grateful Dead. Sorry anyone reading this who thinks that’s not a kosher thing to say! 

8/2/13     Benefit for Luella and the Sun, Justin Townes EarleMike Farris, Webb Wilder     Mercy Lounge

I just love how people in this town pull together to help each other. It makes my heart feel good and the bonus is the music will be good. 

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

I will be there kicking up dust with the rest of the Hippies and Hipsters but I’m really excited to see the great Buddy Miller once again!

 8/4/13     Brooke Waggoner     3rd and Lindsley

Love her, go see her! 

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.  

 

Live Music Week of March 4 to 10, 2013

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3/11/13     The Time Jumpers     3rd and Lindsley

I have spoken about this group before. They used to be at the Station Inn every Monday but they’ve moved to 3rd and Lindsley and are a veritable who’s who of  the best musicians Nashville has to offer. (Does that sentence make sense or am I getting too fancy?) They are really good is what I am trying to say.  Country, swing, jazz and pop.  They play it all and you just never know if a famous person might show up and sit in if that’s your thing. 

3/12/13   The Sixth Annual Jeffrey Steele & Friends       Franklin Theatre 

If it involves Jeffrey Steele it’s going to “rock”!  I’ll give a shout out to my friend Stevie C. who plays guitar for Jeffrey but just go cause you will know at the very least one song this hit writer will mostly likely perform AND Billy Ray Cyrus will be there…what?  Seriously I actually opened for Billy Ray and he was one of  the most gracious “stars” I have ever met, yes I know I haven’t met many but he treated his fans like gold.  I can’t say that for everyone I have opened for. 

3/13/13          C.J. Watson and friends     Bluebird Cafe    

I met C.J. on one of my very first trips to Nashville a gazillion years ago where he hosted a writer’s night at a hotel off of Trinity Lane.  C.J. is one of the sweetest guys I’ve ever met and writes GREAT songs.  He won’t have any slouchers in his round either I can tell you that! 

3/14/13     Beegie Adair    F. Scott’s 

I was going to send you to the Bluebird again to see Kim McLean but then I thought I needed to mix it up and add some really sweet jazz to the list.  The restaurant is a little pricey but it’s supposed to be tasty.  It’s definitely a classy joint but you will hear some fantastic fairly traditional jazz in the heart of Green Hills…who woulda thunk it?

3/16/13     Cabaret     TPAC

Due to high demand this musical was extended but this is really the last night so let’s not miss it.

3/16/13     Alison Krauss, Tony Lane, Jimmy Rankin and Gordie Sampson     Marathon Music Works

Okay, I always need to mention one Canadian act in this blog each week. It’s amazing how many of them walk among us here in Music City U.S.A.  No Alison is not Canadian (just really cool and talented like many of us.) Jimmy Rankin is from the Canadian family band The Rankin Family but he is a great songwriter, singer and really damn cute! This is also a benefit for a great school here in Nashville so it’ll make you feel good all over.  AND to top is all off it’s in my newest favourite venue.  

3/17/13     Pat McLaughlin    3rd and Lindsley

Okay it’s St. Patrick’s Day and he’s Irish, I think.  Have a green beer for me or don’t….but don’t be late because Angel Snow is opening.  Her name describes her voice almost perfectly.