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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.

Maggie Rose & Them Vibes @ the BEAST Tonight (9/26)@8:00

Maggie Rose’s Change the Whole Thing is coming out today and we’re having a party! Well, Lightning 100 is throwing them a party, but you’re all invited.

This much-anticipated album is full of epic, funky, soulful, rocking tunes spanning the broad range of Maggie’s musical tastes and influences. Larry Florman & Alex Haddad have been friends and fans of Maggie since moving to Nashville and forming Them Vibes, but it was only last year that the three of them sat down to write a song together. The trio penned “I Won’t” in their first writing session which ended up on Maggie’s Dreams > Dollars EP.

Apparently, they enjoy writing together, because the three of them co-wrote half the songs on Change the While Thing together. Maggie was around when Bobby Holland was producing Them Vibe’s Electric Fever last year and dug what he was doing. She teamed up with him for this record and Maggie’s band joined forces with Them Vibes to have ten musicians recording live in a room. No overdubs. Just taking it from the top until you capture the magic, like the good old days.

Come on down to the BEAST tonight to see them tear it up. I will be updating this post soon with all the pertinent download links, social media,  and touring info.

Megan Palmer (Photo: Stacie Huckeba)

We at FTNB have been friends and fans of Megan Palmer for quite some time. Known by many as that awesome fiddle player who plays with the likes of Darrin Bradbury, Tim Easton, and Amy Speace, Megan is an outstanding songwriter and singer in her own right.

Just about two years ago, we covered the release of her debut album, “What She’s Got to Give,” at the Basement East. While most artist tour behind their album releases, fate had different plans for Megan. Before closing the evening with an incredible version of John Hartford’s “In Tall Buildings“, she stood on the middle of the stage of the BEAST, got on the microphone, and announced she would be taking a hiatus immediately following that show to undergo a mastectomy and chemotherapy.

The video we are sharing this week is one she wrote while recovering. I remember she had several different looks while undergoing chemo with various wigs and hats. She managed to sneak up on me a couple times in her assorted disguises, but I quickly learned to look past the hair to her warm smile which remained unchanged throughout it all.

I recall discussing her experiences at the time: the good, the bad, and the ugly. With her characteristic grin, Megan leaned over and shared that one unanticipated side-effect was an improvement in her peripheral vision. Took me a minute. No hair to get in the way. Get it?

Today we are listening to “Stetson.” The premise of this one is straightforward, but powerful. It was written after Megan lost her hair to chemotherapy and was regaining her strength and confidence to return to normalcy. This transition required a number of props in the wig and hat department. This song describes the search for the perfect, killer hat—a talisman that would provide the strength and confidence needed to get back on the horse. What better hat than a Stetson for that?

Stacie Huckaba, East Nashville photographer to the stars and all-around kick-ass human being, was with Megan throughout her recovery. As ever, her camera was close at hand. She documented many intimate moments over these last two years, several of which appear in the video.

Megan released “Stetson”  through Blue Rose Music, an artist collective and charitable organization. Proceeds from the song and the “Stetson” T-shirt will benefit Gilda’s Club of Middle Tennessee. They provide free cancer support to those diagnosed as well as their family and friends.

Without any further adieu, please enjoy. And stay tuned for a podcast of my interview with Megan about this project.


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Artists: Jonathan Beam, Ariel Bui, Mirthe Bolhuis, Aaron Shafer-Haiss, Sally Jaye, Bob Lewis, Teilisha Williams; Doctors: Dr. Mary Hooks, Dr. Kent Higdon, Dr. Vandana Abramson; Stylist: Payton Dale; Hair & Makeup: Jill Pugh; Photo/Videography/Director: Stacy Huckeba

Tim Carroll, Cameron Carrus, Reeves Gabrels @ 5 Spot (📷: Jared Godar)
Tim Carroll, Cameron Carrus, Reeves Gabrels @ 5 Spot (📷: Jared Godar)

Anna & Co. should be thankful, as we all are, that Reeves showed up Friday because the normal Tim trio is tough to top. Who is Reeves Gabrels? He plays guitar for a little band called The Cure and was David Bowie’s guitar player before that.

Tim Carroll & Cameron Carrus (📷: Jared Godar)
Cameron Carrus & Reeves Gabrels (📷: Jared Godar)

Where else can you get a free, kick-ass rock show with no cover and drink specials from 6:00-8:30 on a Friday? Seriously, if you know, tell me. How many other living souls can say that John Prine recorded one of their songs?
He has opened for punk the Ramones.  He’s even been name-dropped in a Robbie Fulks classic “F This Town.

This has always been my favorite way to end my week. Many of you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t had the pleasure, I highly recommend you go next Friday. And every subsequent Friday. 

Anna Joy Harris (📷: Jared A. Godar)

The first few times I encountered Anna, she was playing fiddle accompanying the likes of Darrin Bradbury and Sally Jaye. While we share a number of close friends, we had actually never even swapped howdies until after her BEAST set.

Like the first time I heard Megan Palmer put her backing fiddle down and pick up a guitar to sing her own songs, I got to see an entirely different, amazing side of Anna. Head-banging, hair flipping, gritty guitar pouring out of a dirty-amp.

Those of you who saw me this week know I am currently channeling my inner Bob Ross and I’ve been growing a head of hair lately. For the rest of my life, I can always recall fondly that the first time I ever head-banged with enough hair for it to matter was to Anna Joy Harris. Rounding out the trio were Raun “I build pretty things out of wood without power tools” Swanson Shultz on drums and Griff[o] Winto[r] “of the East” on bass.

Over coffee and crêpes yesterday, I learned Anna is also an accomplished concert pianist and so much more. Stay tuned for an in depth FTNB exclusive “Get to know Anna Joy Harris” article in the coming weeks.

Two more fun facts:

1) Her grandmother started teaching her piano when she was six months old;

2) Her grandfather was the founder of Austin City Limits.

I’m still processing live audio from her set. There will be a song or two from this show posted very soon. In the meantime, enjoy some of the unbridled talent and versatility of this incredible musician and human! 

VOLK (Photo Casey Moore)

Eleot Roth & Chris Lowe take “a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll” to a whole new level with boutique western swing compositions and arrangements influenced by Dwight Yoakam and AC/DC.

They closed out a great evening of music at Dee’s hosted by Nick Nace on Americana Eve. After some relatively mellow tunes by the likes of Mercy Bell and Jaimee Harris, these guys came out and grabbed my attention with an Ennio Morricone-styled, operatic guitar solo that sounded like it belonged on the soundtrack for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. I could see tumbleweeds rolling past cow skulls propped at the base of cacti when I closed my eyes. Once they got my attention, they never gave it back until the end of a sweaty, high-energy set which was the perfect way to close out my birthday.

Stay tuned at the end of the month for the release of their EP Average American Band. Go see them at the Springwater Supper Club with Laurel & the Love In and Flying Buffaloes on September 29th. 

Label: Romanus Records |Genre: Rock N’ Roll | Hometown: Nashville, TN | Influences: The Killers, ACDC, Dwight Yoakam, Waylon Jennings | Sounds Like: The White Stripes, Shovels & Rope, JET

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Darrin Bradbury (Cafe Rooster Records)

Hello, there. Long time, no see. Just survived another long, beautiful week of music with far too little sleep. It was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends, make some new ones, and bask in the glow of talented performers sharing what they love.

Stay tuned this week for some of the sights and sounds of Americana 2018. I will be sharing my favorites for the week from smallest to largest act. Starting with the FTNB pick for the best solo set of the week—Darrin Bradbury.

During the Cafe Rooster showcase at the Basement East, Darrin and the engineer couldn’t quite isolate the source of some feedback. Undeterred, Darrin unplugged and jumped off the stage. The room was still and quiet. As he began sharing songs, new and old, several concentric circles of bodies formed around him.  

The loudest noise in the crowded room beside Darrin was the whirring of the fan behind the bar. Except for the occasional chuckle and the handful of folks singing along, it was just Darrin and his guitar. 

This clip below gives you a little idea of this special set, but in no way comes close to encapsulating the experience.


Darrin Bradbury (Cafe Rooster Records)

Stay tuned tomorrow to see the FTNB pick for best duo of the festival.

Come out tonight and enjoy one of the first performances of the Winnie Blues – a new duo comprised of two Australian transplants who now call Nashville home. Cameron Potts, of Oxford & CO., and Alice Beatty sat down for a co-writing session and rapidly discovered they sound good together so they have been making more music together.

Stay tuned here for a more in-depth article on the formation of the band. In the meantime, here’s a preview of what you have to look forward to at The Basement tonight.

 

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

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!


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FTNB Weekly Preview May 23-27

posted by Jared A. Godar May 23, 2016 3 Comments

MONDAY


Dylanfest | Ryman Auditorium | Monday, May 23, 7:30 pm | $45 / $59

Some incredible artists will be joining together to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday. With Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell, *Kacey Musgraves, Ann Wilson, Kurt Vile, Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise, Boz Scaggs, Kesha, City & Colour, Moon Taxi, *Brothers Osborne, Dhani Harrison, John Paul White, Charlie McCoy, Nikki Lane, Brendan Benson, Rayland Baxter, Holly Williams, Langhorne Slim, Eric Pulido of Midlake, Ruby Amanfu, Karen Elson, Amanda Shires, Danny Masterson, Bijou Phillips, The Whigs, Cory Chisel, Adriel Denae, Jonathan Tyler, Robert Ellis, Shelly Colvin, Tommy Emmanuel and many more surprise guests! Still a few tickets left for the Monday show. Also at the same time on Tuesday, but that one is sold out.

Ryman Auditorium | 116 5th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37219


Tenx9 | Douglas Corner Cafe | Monday, May 23, 7:30-9:20 pm | free

Locals share stories with the theme “LOL.” Tenx9 Nashville is a Belfast-originated monthly community storytelling night where 9 people have up to ten minutes each to tell a real story from their lives. Each month has a theme, and every night is free.

Douglas Corner Cafe | 2106 8th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37204


TUESDAY


Sip It | Nashville Entrepreneur Center | Monday, May 23, 8:00-9:00 am | free

Nashville Conversations is a leadership series in collaboration with alumni entrepreneur, Lily Clayton Hansen, author of Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations and professional interviewer behind blog, Word Of Mouth Conversations. Each month, we will conduct a conversation with prolific Nashvillians in the art, culinary and music industries handpicked directly from Lily’s book. Each entrepreneur will give insight into creating and growing a unique brand in Nashville as well as the lessons they have learned along the way. Sip It is an onsite EC program occurring each month. Join us for a conversation with Cali DeVaney, hair stylist and owner of Parlour & Juke.

Nashville Entrepreneur Center | 41 Peabody St, Nashville, Tennessee 37210


★  NPR Tiny Desk Concert | The Basement East | Tuesday, May 24, 5:30 pm | Free (with registration) ★ 

NPR Music is bringing tunes from the Tiny Desk Contest to Nashville and cities around the U.S. Join WPLN and NPR Music staff for a private, invitation-only celebration of the Nashville musical community, including live performances by some of our favorite local Tiny Desk Contest entrants, Scott Mulvahill, Dead Cures, Leah Nobel and Quinn DeVeaux. The event is free, but you’ll need to register in order to request an invitation. Register here.

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


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

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?

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


WEDNESDAY


Adult Strawberry Pickin’ Party | Green Door Gourmet | Wednesday, May 25, 6:00 pm | 21+ | $59

Final Pickin’ Party of the season! Small personal coolers allowed. Vendors: Yazoo, Red Spirits & Wine, Califarmia Food Truck Live Music: Bradford Lee Folk

Green Door Gourmet | 7011 River Road Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37209


❤ ★  Traveling Wilburies Tribute Show | Foo Bar | Wednesday, May 25, 6:00 pm ★  ❤

UNRAVELING THE WILBURYS is a live celebration of the music of George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. In addition to Traveling Wilburys classics such as Handle With Care, Unraveling the Wilburys also mines the legendary back-catalogue’s of each member. A splendid time is guarenteed for all. The Band: Cy Winstanley as George Harrison, Vini Contreas as Bob Dylan, Benjamin D. Hale as Roy Orbison, Zach Ryan as Tom Petty, Shane Tutmarc as Jeff Lynne, and Rob Whited as Jim Keltner.

Foobar | 2511 Gallatin Rd, East Nashville, Tennessee 37206


Sadler Vaden CD Release | The Basement East | Wednesday, May 25, 6:00 pm | 21+ | $7 ADV / $10 DOS

Tickets here.

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


THURSDAY


★ Zachariah Red | The Country Nashville | Thursday, May 26, 8:00 pm | Free ★ 

Zachariah Red, Sean Rivers, and Jason Martin.

The Country Nashville | 110 28th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37203


FRIDAY


★  Tim Carrol’s Rock-n-roll Happy Hour | The 5 Spot | Friday, May 27, 6:00-8:39 pm | 21+ | Free ★ 

Official start tot the weekend. Two and a half uninterrupted hours of wonderful original music. Hald priced drinks. Nice people. Good times.

The 5 Spot | 1006 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN 37206


Dick Dale + Eddie’s Angel Guitar Party | The Nashville Palace | Friday, May 27, 7:00 pm | $30

Some serious guitar playing to be enjoyed by the “King of the Surf Guitar.” Tickets here. 

The Nashville Palace presented by Robert’s Western World | 2611 McGavock Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37214