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Live Music Week of May 20 through May 26 2013

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5/27/13     The Time Jumpers     3rd and Lindsley

Check out any number of my previous posts for why I think this is the best thing going for a Monday night or just believe me and go.  You might actually see me there! 

5/28/13     Joshua O’dine     The Basement’s New Faces Nite

I have a resentment toward this guy because he held me up one New Year’s Eve when I was running sound at Cafe Coco. However, I remember him as being uber-talented so I will let it go and suggest you check him and a number of other great up and coming artists out at this weekly event.  This is a favourite Nashville venue that I need to add to my list. 

5/29/13   James Otto, Striking Matches     3rd and Lindsley

Although Steve Martin, Edie Brickell & Steep Canyon Rangers at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center was my first pick, I couldn’t get tickets, atleast without missing a car payment!  I will however settle for my new favourite band who you just aren’t going to stop hearing me talk about for a while, sorry.  James Otto is no slacker himself either.  

5/30/13     Kristen Cothron      Springwater Supper Club

Kristen is another singer, songwriter, artist who has been on my radar for a number of years.  Her soulful and sultry performance can be seen on a regular basis these days at The Springwater.  The Springwater Supper Club, as they call it, is one of the oldest musical establishments in Nashville but don’t be fooled if you haven’t been there before, it’s a dive bar with a stage. Still a fun hang for a Thursday night. 

5/31/13     12 Against Nature: A Steely Dan Experience     3rd and Lindsley

I haven’t seen this band but it’s been recommened to me by a friend, Roy Agee has been known to play trombone with them and it’s one of my favourite venues in town and, oh yea…they play Steely Dan! 

6/1/13        Nashville in Harmony     TPAC

I have always thought I should join a chorus in Nashville and perhaps one day I will. I think this would be my first pick.  As their website says, they “use music to build community and create social change”. This will be the last show of the season after they take their message to the streets from Knoxville to Nashville. 

6/2/13     Paul Kelly with Striking Matches     3rd and Lindsley

I just can’t get enough of this duo and it’s Lightning 100‘s “Nashville Sunday Night” Be aware though, you have to go to the venue to hear Striking Matches.  Paul Kelly will be the only one featured on the radio show, pity. 

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Live Music Week of May 20 through May 26 2013

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5/20/13     Sheryl Crow & The Fisk Jubilee Singers Music City Center

Day two of  the grand opening of Nashville’s new Convention Center downtown . I checked the place out yesterday and it is BIG.  I think day one was a great success and I loved the use of all the great live music Nashville has to offer throughout the whole opening.  From small duos in the hallways to the Symphony playing the Grand Ballroom. I got catch a little bit of Music City Blues and the Soul Choir as well as a hear Phil Vassar sing the JoDee Messina song he penned “Bye Bye”

5/21/13     Guitar Man tribute to Jerry Reed     3rd and Lindsley

I remember Jerry Reed as a little girl and how funny he was but as a grown up I’ve discovered he was one heck of a guitar player too.  I became friends with his daughter a few years ago and Iknow how proud she was of her dad.  

5/22/13     Striking Matches    Music City Roots at The Loveless Cafe

If  you read this blog on a regular basis (Mom, Melissa, Keith maybe) you know this is my new favourite band and  Music City Roots is pretty much always my go to for a Wednesday night.   

5/23-25/13     Cirque Musica     Schermerhorn Symphony Center

I am not exactly sure what this will be but I have tickets for Saturday night.  I know it has something to do with Cirque De Soleil and it involves the Nashville Symphony so I am pretty sure it will be awesome.

5/24/13     Etta Britt      3rd and Lindsley

Etta is getting some well deserved recognition these days.  She’s a powerhouse of a vocalist who you have probably heard many times as a background singer.  Friday at 3rd and Lindsley is a great chance to see & hear her in the forefront.  

5/25/13     Street Corner Symphony and Alanna Royal      Musicians Corner (Centennial Park)

I fell head over heels with Street Corner Symphony and acappella music watching the Sing Off with Ben Folds (who I also learned to really appreciate watching that show).  I also think East Nashville’s own Alanna Royal is the bomb and I haven’t had a chance to catch her live yet. Take a chair or blanket and prepare to have a very enjoyable afternoon. 

5/23-26/13    Darrell Scott, Tim O’Brien, Kevin Welch    Jamminathippiejacks.com

Okay this is a weekend long event and it’s not exactly in Nashville but the lineup is awesome and it’s the best time of year to go camping in this part of the world.  I hope Darrell Scott is playing on Sunday, amazing songwriter, instrumentalist…wow! 

 

Live Music Week of May 13 through May 19 2013

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5/13/13     Lyle Lovett     Schermerhorn Symphony Center

I have loved Lyle Lovett’s music forever and I saw him last year with John Hiatt.  Seeing him live and experiencing his infectious personality only made me even more excited about a show with him and his acoustic band.  

5/14/13     The Breeders     Cannery Ballroom

I had never heard of this band before but they were highly recommended by a good friend whose musical taste I trust.  Not my most favourite venue but a good place for a Tuesday night. 

5/15/13     Brian Ashley Jones     Music City Roots at The Loveless Cafe

I was introduced to the music of  Brian by a former roommate when we had a party in our backyard.  This long time road warrior is getting some well deserved recognition by the Nashville community.  The rest of the lineup will most likely be great too especially since Jim Lauderdale pretty much always opens up the show.   

5/16/13     Jeffrey Steele and Friends     3rd and Lindsley

This is a benefit for the Brentwood YMCA.  It’d be great if you would support it because they often hire one of my clients, Mr. Bond, The Science Guy!  It’s always a party when Jeffrey Steele is in the house but the list of friends performing will make this one heck of a night. Charlie Crow, Phil Barton, Travis Howard, Kurtis John, The Shuggah Pies, Jimmy Stewart and more…

5/17/13     Brandi Carlile with the Nashville Symphony     Schermerhorn Symphony Center

If you have not heard this incredible vocalist you are in for a HUGE treat.  I can only imagine how amazing she will sound backed by the incredible musicians that make up the Nashville Symphony.  

5/18/13     The Avett Brothers     Bridgestone Arena

I first saw this band at an Americana festival at Montgomery Bell Park.  I was talking with a friend and they hit the stage and we stopped, stared and were hooked.  I called them bluegrass punk and since then I have seen them many times including standing on a fence behind Grimey’s during Record Store Day just to catch a glimpse. This will be my first large arena experience with the Avetts and although I’m not a fan of this size of a show I’m pretty psyched. 

5/19/13     Phil Vassar and Ten Out of Tenn     Music City Center

Sunday and Monday will be the grand opening of the gigantic Convention Center in downtown Nashville.  They have two nights of music slated to introduce Nashville to the Center at its grand opening.  Should be an incredible extravaganza.  

 

Even More 2013 Spring, Summer and Fall Live Music in Nashville, TN by Carol Buttenham

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5/7/13     Courtney Jaye     Grimey’s

5/7/13     A Night of Honoring the songs of Tim Johnson     Ryman Auditorium

5/7/13-6/2/13 Lion King     TPAC

5/8/13     Mercy Bell     The High Watt

5/9/13     Mike Ferris and The Long Players     3rd and Lindsley

5/9/13     Will Kimbrough     Station Inn

5/10/13     Gabe Dixon     3rd and Lindsley

5/11/13     Jonell Mosser     3rd and Lindsley

5/12/13     The Killers     Grand Ole Opry House

5/13/13     Lyle Lovett     Schermerhorn Symphony Center

6/15/13     Booker T Jones     Franklin  Theatre

5/16/13     Jeffrey Steele and Friends     3rd and Lindsley

5/17/13     Brandi Carlile with the Nashville Symphony     Schermerhorn

5/18/13     The Avett Brothers     Bridgestone Arena

5/20-21/13     Sheryl Crow     Franklin Theatre

5/24/13     Etta Britt

5/25/13     Vinyl Radio

5/25/13     Abigail Washburn Franklin Theatre

5/25/13     Street Corner Symphony and Alanna Royal      Musicians Corner (Centennial Park)

5/30/13     Joshua Bell & Edgar Meyer    Schermerhorn

6/8/13     Striking Matches     Musician Corner

6/9/13     Dawes     Ryman Auditorium

6/13/13      She & Him     Ryman Auditorium

6/14/13     Billy Joe Shaver

6/22/13     Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Alejandro Escovedo

6/28/13     Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

9/25/13     Mavis Staples & Blind Boys of Alabama

9/27 & 9/28   Zac Brown Band Southern Ground Music & Food Festival

Live Music Week week of May 6 through May 12, 2013

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This week almost wrote itself! There is something great every night as well as a couple really cool benefits this week.

5/6/13     Striking Matches     3rd and Lindsley

I would have to say Striking Matches is my newest favourite local band. Great songs and even more amazing guitar playing. Read about them and check out their video on a previous blog or just take my word for it and go. Presented at the new “Backstage” venue – hmm that’s what we called the venue at Cafe Coco. 

5/7/13     A Night of Honoring the songs of Tim Johnson     Ryman Auditorium

This is a unique and amazingly kind night put on by the Nashville music community. Nashville songwriters and some well-known artists will be performing the songs of this great songwriter who passed away from cancer last year. His friends and community want to make sure his songs are not forgotten and hope someone who is looking for songs for their next release will hear something they will record, in turn helping out his family for years to come. It’s a free event but tickets are required by calling (615) 889-3060  

5/8/13     Mercy Bell     The High Watt

She was recently featured as local artist of the week on Lightning 100 and was also part of Music City Mayhem. This will be an enjoyable evening no doubt!

5/9/13     Mike Ferris and The Long Players     3rd and Lindsley

Another night from a giving Nashville music community. This one is to benefit the tragedy in Boston.  The incredible Mike Ferris  along with the equally remarkable Long Players will cover the music of the 70’s – 80’s top 40 hitmakers, “Boston”.  

5/10/13     Gabe Dixon     3rd and Lindsley

Great songs, great vocals, great keys, great venue.  Great way to spend a Friday night. 

5/11/13     East Side Hootenanny     East Park 

I have not heard of the bands but they had to cancel the event last week because of rain, so let’s get out and support this inaugural event.  

5/12/13     John Coltrane’s Blue Trane featuring Don Aliquo     The Frist

The Nashville Jazz Workshop presents one of the greatest recordings of all times in the lobby of The Frist Center for the Visual Arts. It’ll be a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon especially if it rains again!


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More 2013 Spring, Summer and Fall Live Music in Nashville, TN

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4/30/13     Pizza Perfect 30th Anniversary (Live Music 6-9pm)

4/30/13    Kacey Musgraves    Ryman Auditorium

5/1/13     Rush     Bridgestone Arena

5/1/13     Music City Roots with Annie Sellick and The Hot Club of Nashville Loveless Cafe

5/2/13     Pam Belford, Lisa Aschmann, Maarten Muller, Sam Lewis     Bluebird Cafe

5/3/13     Sweethearts of the Rode, Doc Holladay, Lorna Flowers    Barton Perreira

5/3/13     12 Against Nature     3rd and Lindsley

5/4/13      Space Capone and Guilty Pleasures     Cannery Ballroom

5/5/13     Fisk Jubilee Singers     Fisk University

5/7/13     A Night of Honoring the songs of Tim Johnson     Ryman Auditorium

5/7/13-6/2/13 Lion King     TPAC

5/10/13     Gabe Dixon     3rd and Lindsley

5/12/13     The Killers     Grand Ole Opry House

5/17/13     Brandi Carlile with the Nashville Symphony     Schermerhorn

5/18/13     The Avett Brothers     Bridgestone Arena

5/20-21/13     Sheryl Crow     Franklin Theatre

5/25/13     Abigail Washburn Franklin Theatre

5/25/13     Street Corner Symphony and Alanna Royal      Musicians Corner (Centennial Park)

6/8/13     Striking Matches     Musician Corner

6/9/13     Dawes     Ryman Auditorium

6/13/13      She & Him     Ryman Auditorium

6/14/13     Billy Joe Shaver

6/22/13     Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Alejandro Escovedo

6/28/13     Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

9/25/13     Mavis Staples & Blind Boys of Alabama

9/27 & 9/28   Zac Brown Band Southern Ground Music & Food Festival

Live Music Week of April 29 through May 5, 2013

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I apologize for missing last week.  I was bit by a dog Sunday morning and was in no shape to type Sunday night.  I hope this week makes up for it!

4/29/13     Mike Henderson Band with Michael Rhodes & Kevin McKendree     Bluebird Cafe

I pretty much go between the Bluebird Cafe late show on Monday nights and the Time Jumpers at 3rd and Lindsley. It’s a Monday night but there’s still so much choice in Nashville TN! 

4/30/13     Kacey Musgraves    Ryman Auditorium

Kacey is a fabulous and refreshing Nashville songwriter and her music is bringing me back to country radio.  She opens for Little Big Town but she will be headlining in no time at all.  Check her out in September on the Southern Ground show. 

5/1/13     Rush     Bridgestone Arena or Music City Roots with Annie Sellick and The Hot Club of Nashville Loveless Cafe

I have to give the shout out to my homies…LMAO but really I’m not a fan of big stadium shows so you will probably find me at the Loveless Cafe listening to the gorgeous vocals of Miss Sellick.  

5/2/13     Pam Belford, Lisa Aschmann, Maarten Muller, Sam Lewis     Bluebird Cafe

When I saw Maarten Muller’s name on this line up I thought heck ya.  This is just a really good round of dedicated, honest to goodness Nashville songwriters.  

5/3/13     Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Doc Holladay, Lorna Flowers    Barton Perreira 

I noticed this is a fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt which always makes one feel good to support a good cause while listening to good tunes. 

5/4/13      Space Capone and Guilty Pleasures     Cannery Ballroom

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  This is what music is supposed to be about.  Fun, fun and more fun! 

5/5/13     Fisk Jubilee Singers     Fisk University

This  is one of the most compelling and beautiful nights of music you can witness in Nashville.  It feels as if history is being made as well as remembered at the same time.