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Jim is a multiple Grammy and Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award-winning musician. He’s had his songs cut by Patty Loveless, George Jones, Shelby Lynne, Solomon Burke, The Dixie Chicks, Blake Shelton, and George Strait; and played with Lucinda Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rhonda Vincent, Hot Tuna & Charlie Musselwhite, and Elvis Costello.

To say he is prolific is an understatement. Since 1986, he has released 27 studio albums.

Jim Lauderdale NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Jim has pave the way of the current Americana Movement recording records and writing songs that cross genres from country, pop, roots, rock, folk, and bluegrass.

He co-hosts a weekly SiriusXM radio show on with Buddy Miller called “The Buddy & Jim Show,” and hosts Music City Roots each week in Nashville.

Highly entertaining and a genuinely nice man. He played my American Legion post regularly and was always generous with his time and stories. Music City Roots had a show featuring Austrailian artists after the Americana Festival a couple years ago. Jim met the musicians after the show for drinks and gave them his personal number telling them to call him directly if there was ever anything he could do for them. That really struck me.

5308 Buffalo Speedway 77005 Houston, TX, US
Free show. Donations accepted.

Cordovas

Georgians, unite. Nashvillians, gas up your cars. If you’ve seen a Cordovas show, this is probably already on your calendar if you live within a four-hour radius. If you haven’t had the pleasure yet, do yourself a favor and make it a point to be there and you will become a life-long fan. No exaggeration. For my money, this is the best live act touring these days.

Their latest album, That Santa Fe Channel, was produced by Kenneth Pattengale of Milk Carton Kids and I have been listening to it daily since before it was released. The first single, “This Town’s a Drag,” has been getting love from terrestrial radio stations as well as those emanating from outer space.

Just noticed the boys will be at the Georgia Theater tomorrow, so I wanted to get this quick announcement out into the ether. Stay tuned for a more in-depth article about the band and their sound in the coming weeks. Joe doesn’t know it yet, but I’m scheming away on a sort of then-and-now follow-up to the story behind a song or two on his first album.



Cordovas 2018 Fall Tour Dates

Oct 3 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre (Free show)
Oct 4 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre#
Oct 10 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre (Free show)
Oct 15 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre (Free show)
Oct 19 – Knoxville, TN – Barley’s Taproom
Oct 29 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works*
Oct 30 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground*
Nov 2 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Hall*
Nov 3 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall*
Nov 4 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA*
Nov 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw*
Nov 8 – Toronto, ON – Opera House*
Nov 9 – Columbus, OH – Newport*
Nov 10 – Chicago, IL – The Vic*
Nov 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theatre*
# with Blackberry Smoke  * with Elle King


Cordovas are: bassist/vocalist Joe Firstman, drummer Graham Spillman, keyboardist Sevans Henderson, guitarist/vocalist Lucca Soria and guitarist/vocalist Toby Weaver.


Get That Santa Fe Channel here.



Tim Carroll
Tim Carroll

Tim Carroll is playing a few songs live on WMOT Roots Radio today at 12:30pm. So, tune in or, even better, go to The Nashville Palace to watch and listen live!

Stream the performance live, online from anywhere in the world.

UPDATE: Looks like they went live closer to 1:00 pm. Additional artist on the live show include:  Lillie MaeBen Danaher, and Carey Ott & The Hard Ways with Whit Hubner hosting & broadcasting live.

Pleased to be back to the FTNB grind after a brief hiatus. (The only thing worse than day jobs in looking for day jobs, right?) This week seems to be an appropriate one since two of my favorite acts and two of the first I ever wrote about are performing this week. Darrin Bradbury and Them Vibes.


MONDAY


★ The Suitcase Junket | Family Wash | Monday, April 3, 8:00  pm | $5 ★ 

American Songwriter & ReverbNation Connect Present a powerful, gritty, one man band playing self-proclaimed “Swamp Yankee” music. Stay tuned for a preview of an upcoming album release

Family Wash |626 Main St A, Nashville, TN 37206


★ Madison Guild Monday | Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge | Monday, April 3 8:00-11:00 PM | Free, 21+ ★ 

Hosted by Tim Carroll featuring Jon Byrd, Luella, Taylor Alexander, and more.

Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge | 102 E Palestine Ave, Madison, Tennessee 37115


Not Quite Country Nights | The Back Corner | Monday, April 3 at 7:00-11:00 PM | Free!

Hosted by Cale Tyson. Featuring Harrison Whitford, Zach Schmidt, Emma Swift, and Pete Lindberg. First installment. This will be happening every Monday in April.

The Back Corner | 1411 5th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37208


Mercy Bell & Kent Eugene Goolsby | The Basement Nashville | Monday, April 3 at 7:00-11:00 PM | $5, 21+

The Basement Nashville | 1604 8th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37203


TUESDAY


★  Honky Tonk Tuesday | American Legion, Post 82 | Tuesday, May 24, 8:00 pm | Free ★ 

This week come listen to Cheryl Desirée and The Cowpokes. One of my favorite shows of the week. Good people, cheap drinks, ample room to dance, and great tunes. What more could you ask for? Don’t be shy if you aren’t a member. All are welcome. Just sign in to the guesbook at the entrance.

American Legion, Post 82 | 3204 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216


Luella w/ Tim Carroll Band | Springwater | Tuesday, April 4, 10:00 pm | 21+

Same great act, slightly different location.

Springwater | 115 27th Ave. N


WEDNESDAY


★ Darrin Bradbury, et. al | The Basement East | Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 PM | Free, 21+ ★ 

Featuring Dean 2.0, Darrin Bradbury, Brandy Zdan, Sttoop Kids, and TWEN.

The Basement East | 917 Woodland St.


Hayseed Dixie | Exit/In | Wednesday, April 5, 9:00 PM | $10-12, 21+

Your favorite bluegrass AC/DC cover band.

Exit/In | 2208 Elliston Pl.


THURSDAY


This Thursday is tough. Lots of great options: between Them Vibes, Future Thieves, and the Cordovas if you can’t find a good show tonight, you’re doing it wrong!


★ Lightning 100’s Thunderground | The Basement East | Thursday, April 6 7:00-11:00 PM ★ 

Featuring Kiernan McMullan, Them Vibes, Ron Gallo, and Promised Land Sound. Should be a high-energy, great rock show. I’ve seen Them Vibes and Ron Gallo. Looking forward to checking out the other acts.

The Basement East | 917 Woodland St, Nashville, Tennessee 37206


Cow-folk Western Thursday with the Farmer & Adele! | Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 – 11:00 PM

Cow-Folk Western Thursday every first Thursday of the month. Doors open at 7pm and a classic western movie starts on the big screen at 8pm with a musical western performance by the Farmer & Adele along with Special Guests.

The Country Nashville | 110 28th Ave N, 37203


Shinyribs & The Cordovas | City Winery | Thursday, April 6

City Winery | 609 Lafayette St. 37203


Future Thieves w/ Guthrie Brown | 3rd & Lindsley | Thursday, April 6 8:00 pm

3rd & Lindsley | 818 3rd Ave. S.


Amy Speace & Megan Palmer Concert Window | Comfort of Your Own Home | 7:30-9:00 PM

If you don’t feel like getting out and about, check out this concert window show from home here: http://www.concertwindow.com/amyspeace

Wherever you have internet


FRIDAY


Surprisingly don’t have anything to list at the moment. Stay tuned.


As always, the ★  indicates shows I plan to attend. Come say hello. If there’s anythingn I missed that you think belongs here, please let me know!


Every Friday the 13th since 1998, D. Striker has published RR, a zine that tackles Nashville’s past and present while throwing up a salute to revelry and crazy people. Past issues have given readers finger holes to fill to make Tammy Wynette’s legs, the history of the Kenny Rogers phone sex scandal, and a first-person account of a night out during “fan fair” with a Polaroid camera and a T-shirt with iron-on-letters, “I’ll take your photo for a beer.” Given the freakish publication schedule, Jim Ridley of the Nashville Scene called the zine, “A beast as elusive as the centaur or free beer night.” Each new issue of RR is celebrated with a release party where D. Striker performs with his long-time band. Country music historian, Robert K. Oermann once wrote of D. Striker’s music, “He can’t sing, but you can’t help listening.”

D. Striker will be accompanied by sets from Teddy and the Rough Riders, Zach Schmidt, and Matt Campbell.

Also, while this is going on in the back ballroom, the Front Bar will be featuring Friday Karaoke with a new twist. Starting last Friday and continuing tonight, a $50 cash prize will be awarded to the crowd’s favorite singer. Singing starts at 7:00 and the contest begins at 9:00. After eight weeks, the weekly winners will compete for $200 cash and a guitar!

American Legion Post 82 | 3204 Gallatin Pike, Nashville TN 37216

Tonight is the night! Need some real country & western music and a big dance floor? Lower Broadway kings such as David Tanner & His Honkytonk O-Rama; Pat May of The Neon Stars, all the way from Canada; then your local local western hero’s…The Cowpokes!

Jokes,vinyl and MC of the night, will be from Disk Jockey NASCAR! 8pm

You should swing by Charlie Bob’s for cheap beer and fifty cent tacos while listening to the tunes of John Byrd.

 

Dinner: Charlie Bob’s East Nashville | 1330 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37207

Music: American Legion Post 82 |3204 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216

Record Store Day

It is that time of year again. Today, April 16th, 2016, is Record Store Day. If you haven’t already made plans, here is a cheat sheet to get you out the door. Check out a full list of the record store day exclusive releases here.

Here are some highlights of local official and unofficial RSD opportunities. Whether you hit one or all, it’s definitely worth getting out to something.

Alison’s Record Shop 
994 Davidson Dr. Nashville TN 37205
615-356-0180

Great place to start your morning with early bird discounts. I’ve yet to check it out, but they seem to specialize in harder to find records. There is an audio shop across the street should you want to upgrade your record player. They also have a record cleaning machine if one of your favorites is snap, crackling, or popping. For $3 they’ll clean it for you.

8-9 a.m.: All vinyl 20% off.
9-11 a.m.: All vinyl 15% off.
11-5 p.m.: All vinyl 10 % off.
All bargain bin records: Buy 1 get 1 free.

Grimey’s 
1604 Eighth Ave S. Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 254-4801

This is the mothership. Always a great event. (Not always a place to park or room to move around once you’re there. Definitely recommend taking lyft or uber and arriving early).

OPENS: 10:00 a.m. (music begins at noon)
FOOD: Smoke Et Al and Crankees Pizzeria
BEER: Dogfish Head

PERFORMANCES:

  • Adia Victoria
  • Drivin’ N Cryin’
  • HeCTA
  • Los Colognes
  • Blank Range
  • Wray

DJ sets by our own Mayor Megan Barry.

The Groove
1103 Calvin Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206
615-227-5760

OPENS: 10:00 a.m.
FOOD: Mas Tacos
BEER: Blackstone Brewing
PROMOTION: Store-wide 15% off sale. Giveaways and raffles throughout the day – including autographed items, vinyl test pressings, concert tickets, and a turntable.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

12:30 – 1:00: Dudette (of Southern Girls Rock Camp)
1:15 – 1:45: Soft Bodies
2:00 – 2:30: Lasso Spells
2:45 – 3:15: Ornament
3:30 – 4:00: Big Surr
4:15 – 4:45: Promised Land Sound
5:00 – 5:30: Sun Seeker
5:45 – 6:15: HeCTA

Fond Object
1313 Mcgavock Pike Nashville, TN 37216
615-499-4498

OPENS: 10:00 a.m. Live music from noon until 9:00 p.m.
FOOD: Two Boots Nashville, the Steaming Goat Food Truck, and King of Pops.
BEER: Wiseacre Brewing Company and Little Harpeth Brewing.
PROMOTIONS: There will be a various vendors as well as the famous Petting Zoo featuring Dottie, a potbellied pig, as well as Lou and Cliff the goats! Definitely the place to bring the kiddos.

SCHEDULE:

12pm-12:30 Lawndry
12:50pm-1:20pm Penicillin Baby
1:40pm-2:10pm Western Medication
2:30pm-3pm Teddy and The Rough Riders
3:20pm-4pm Omni (Atlanta)
4:20pm-5pm Ranch Ghost
5:20pm-6pm Savoy Motel
6:20pm-7pm Faux Ferocious
7pm-7:30pm Nameless Frames(Austin)
8pm-9pm Promised Land Sound + Lavender Country

Various local DJs including one of my favorites, Heath Haynes, will be doing twenty minute sets between bands.

Third Man Records
623 7th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
615-891-4393

FOOD: Patio Breakfast in the morning followed by Patio Grill Out in the afternoon.
BEER: Adult beverages and guest vendors hawking sweet treats.
PROMOTIONS: Corn Hole & Ping Pong Competitions
RELEASES: First official release of The White Stripes Peel Sessions on two discs, one red, one white. Jack White’s version of Stevie Wonder’s “You Are the Sunshine of my Life” on It’s Not Easy Being Green Colored Vinyl™. This 7″ single includes White’s cover from with the legendary Muppets house band, The Electric Mayhem, on the a-side plus the TV rendition with the rest of the Muppets singing along as the b-side.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

11am – Datenight
12pm – Cat Flaps
1pm – Faux Ferocious

Early Evening Show: ($10 tickets available here for the 18+ up set.)

Man or Astro-man? The original lineup of Birdstuff, Coco and Star Crunch, reformed to play a series of shows and will play tonight in the Blue Room.

Soulshine Pizza
1907 Division St., Nashville, TN 37203

Crawfish Boil with Drivin n’ Cryin concert.

Live Music:

1:00 p.m. – Jerry on the Moon
3:00 p.m. – Spacetrain
6:00 p.m. – Stolen Rhodes
9:00 p.m. – Drivin N Cryin

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Some last-minute tickets fell into my lap to hear this percussion duo tonight. If you’d care to join me, let me know. If you’d like to bring a friend, meet me at the bar there, and take both of the tickets—that is also an option.