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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 0 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

Robbie

The FTNB show of the week is tomorrow and I’m excited to share the details. Two local story-tellers, Matt Haeck and Darrin Bradbury, are opening the show. Robbie Fulks, a Chicago-based artist who has released a dozen albums over three decades will bring us home.

Matt’s debut album, Late Bloomer, is true to its name. It was recorded in a mere five days at the Eastside Manor Set under the watchful eye of producer David Mayfield. Those five days occurred over a year and a half ago and now we are a mere month and a few days away from the June 3rd release. The album features the likes of Critter Fuqua (Old Crow Medicine Show), Paul Defiglia (The Avett Brothers), Caitlin Rose, and Elizabeth Cook. Looking forward to getting my hands on one of these and excited for a preview tomorrow night. Stay tuned for more information here as the release approaches.

If you’ve been following FTNB for long, you know we’re a big fan of Darrin Bradbury. Hell, that’s a picture of him at the bonfire back when he had hippie hair on top of the page! It’s been a pleasure to watch him become more comfortable with his own voice, naked and exposed with just his guitar as opposed to fronting the Big Wilson River Band. (Don’t worry, he won’t actually be naked.) Darrin is a master of observation, weaving interesting tales based upon ordinary experiences and objects like grocery shopping and lawn chairs. I miss having a regular weekly gig where I get to listen to Darrin and try to catch him play every chance. He’ll be heading out west with Tim Easton soon, but will be back in town in time for a June 15th performance at Music City Roots. (He’ll do much more than just the Vietti Chili song this time, I assure you).

This will be my first opportunity to hear Robbie Fulks play. Everything I have heard and read leads me to believe it is going to be right in my wheelhouse. Based in Chicago, he is a true pioneer in the genre we now call alternative country. Robbie is a true performer with a long list of accolades including multiple appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, Whadd’ya Know, Fresh Air, Mountain Stage, World Cafe, Acoustic Cafe, Austin City Limits, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and 30 Rock. TV/film use of his music includes True Blood, My Name Is Earl, and Very Bad Things.

Fun fact: Matt and Robbie both have theatrical credits. Robbie’s include “Woody Guthrie’s American Song” and Harry Chapin’s “Cottonpatch Gospel.” Matt has been in “The Hank Legacy” and “The Cash Legacy.” Put the name of the play, real or imaginary, that you would like to see Darrin lead in the comments.

Paying $15 to see any of these gentlemen perform is a good deal. All three for $15 is an absolute steal. Buy your advance tickets here.

Robbie Fulks, Matt Haeck, Darrin Bradbury | 12th & Porter | 114 12th Avenue North, Nashville, TN, US | Tomorrow, April 30|7:00 pm | $15

ASCAP AMPED

This evening Caylee Hammack and Zach Dubois will be performing at an ASCAP show at the Country. Another early, happy hour show convenient for those at Vandy or working in Midtown. Two-for-one beers until 7:00 and a solid selection of drafts.

Caylee will kick things off at 6:00 with her full band. She classifies her tunes in the Americana / Folk-country arena with a focus on complex lyrics and story telling. She’s been with ASCAP since she was 16 and made the move to Nashville from South Georgia three years ago. She is currently working in the studio on a new album, playing a couple one-off shows around town, and planning a tour to support the album upon its completion.

I first met Zach five years ago. He crashed on my couch for a week on his spring break from Notre Dame, trying to decide if he should get a “real job” or go on tour after graduation. Several tours and a few real jobs later, he has a video for the song “Work Harder” on daily rotation on CMT now. Growing up on in farming country in Elkhart, Indiana this has been Zach’s motto for some time now and his hard work has certainly paid off. He’s also in the early recording stages of his next project.

Looking forward to listening to Caylee for the first time and catching up with Zach this evening. Hope you can join us!

The Country | 28th Avenue N. Nashville, TN 37203 | Doors @ 5:30 | Free

Here’s a little preview:

Tonight Aaron Lee Tasjan will be setting the stage for Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear for the weekly Lightning 100 Nashville Sunday Night show. Madisen and Ruth Ward are a modern, soulful folk duo from Independence, Missouri.

I just spoke with Aaron. He is still on the road. Nashville-bound after several weeks of shows in Texas, Ohio, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Barring any traffic peculiarities, the band anticipates pulling into town with a little over half an hour to spare before sound check.

For anyone unfamiliar with this particular concert series, you’re in luck . This show will be simulcast live on the radio on Lighting 100 or you can stream it live here. If you are in town, you may purchase advance tickets here.

Aaron will be accompanied by his full band including fellow East Nashville guitar slinger Brian Wright. Aaron’s lyrics eloquently and succinctly capture unvarnished, often acerbic observations about anything or anyone he encounters. These are accompanied by incredibly technically proficient guitar licks, that still have a lot of soul. (I’ve found you typically get one or the other and it is a rare treat to enjoy both.) If you like what you hear, Aaron has some exciting announcements coming soon.

3rd & Lindsley | 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN, 37210 | 8:30 p.m. | $15 | 21+

Our first Featured Show of the Week occurrs tomorrow at the Basement.

Darrin was one of the first artist I had the pleasure to write about for another publication and I have been fortunate to call him a friend ever since. I find Darrin’s songs to be uplifting and humorous. They are uplifting in the sense that they describe life as I know it: complete with all the dirt, grime, and grit that you normally don’t hear about in popular music. After decades of borderline transience, Darrin has recently settled into his own house just outside of town. Can’t vouch for the picket fence, but it does come complete with a cat and dog and a human partner-in-crime. This is a major improvement from his first Nashville residence: sharing the back of a Ford Focus with his bass player, Cameron Carrus, for months in a Walmart parking lot.

I have yet to hear Joey, but he comes highly recommended and am looking forward to it.

Austin Lucas is headlining the evening. Austin hails from and currently hangs his hat in Indiana. He’s done the Nashville thing off and on for a while now. This show is a celebration of the upcoming release of his album Between the Moon and the Midwest, due May 27. Last time I heard Austin, it was a mostly solo set with some vocal accompaniment from his dog, Sally. He was able to get a tremendous amount of sound out of his guitar by himself. Tomorrow will be a special treat with the full band. His sound definitely fits within the Americana catchall genre blending traditional country sounds with harder rocking with just the right proportions. Can’t wait.

Advance tickets can be bought for $5.00 here.

Here’s a glimpse of what you have to look forward to tomorrow:

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

 

The Basement Nashville | 1604 8th Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37203 | 8:30 p.m. | 21+ | $5 Advance, $7 Door