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FTNB Weekly Preview (02-08 MAY)

posted by Jared A. Godar May 3, 2016 0 comments

This Week in Music

Still working out the schedule on these. Dropped the ball on last night. Hope y’all made it out to the Family Wash to see Lily Hiatt and Thelma & The Sleaze. Work in progress. Just updated the rest of the week.

TUESDAY

Set your DVR’s to record the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Special guest appearance from some former Nashvillians.


John Byrd | Taco Tuesday @ Charley Bob’s | $3 Beer + $0.50

Quaint diner that has been in operation since 1972. Sneak preview for half of the Legion show. Get some cheap dancing fuel in your bellies.

1330 Dickerson Pike

Farmer & Adele + John Byrd | Honky Tonk Tuesday @ American Legion Post 82 | 8:00 | Free

Always a great show. Cheap drinks. Great music. Dancing. What more do you need?

3204 Gallatin Pike

WEDNESDAY

Korby Lenker + Kristin Andreassen | The Basement Nashville | Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 pm | $7 Advance, $10 door

Good music. http://KorbyLenker.com/ http://KristinAndreassen.com/

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

Drew Kohl | Album Anniversary Party | The Country | Wednesday, May 4, 9:00 pm | Free

Come and celebrate the one-year anniversary of Drew Kohl’s debut album ‘Sweetheart’ at The Country in Nashville! “A bluegrass-driven folk record of twangy love songs” With sets by Kiely Shclesinger and Taylor Alexander & Tennessee Tapwater.

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

THURSDAY

Lindsy Davis | Art on Target | Red Arrow Gallery | Thursday, May 5, 7:30 pm | Free

Joe Nolan of the Nashville Scene will be interviewing the current artist, Lindsay Davis, about her exhibit Negative Space: The Perception of Depth. Very interactive, so come with your own questions. If you haven’t been to the new and improved location, come see.

The Red Arrow Gallery | 919 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37206

The Howlin’ Brothers et. al. | American Legion Post 82 | Thursday, May 5th, 8:00 PM | Free

Come see The Howlin’ Brothers, Colin O’Brien, Anna Lindsay Sellers, and Nick Woods at my favorite place in town.

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

Lighting 100 Thunderground | | The Basement East | Thurdsay, May 5th, 8:00pm | $3

This is a relatively new series Lightning 100 is hosting. I’ve yet to make it to one, but it is a great venue. Hope to swing by on the way home from the art talk to check it out. Fetturing Adia Victoria, Super Shaker, and more.

The Basement East | 917 Woodland St, Nashville, TN

FRIDAY

Hope Partlow | Douglas Corner Cafe | Friday, May 6th, 6:00 pm

Haven’t been here in a while and I’ve been meaning to check out Hope live.

Douglas Corner Cafe | 2106 8th Ave S # A Nashville, TN 37204

Tim Carroll Rock and Roll Happy Hour | The 5 Spot | Friday, May 6th, 6:00-8:30 | Free

In his fifth year doing the show, the weekend officially starts here. Two and a half break-free hours of original tunes. Half-priced drinks. Tough to beat.

1006 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

First Fridays | Bobby’s Idle Hour | Friday, May 6th, 8:00 pm | Free

Featuring Lindsay Ellyn, Ashley Sofia, and Peyton Parker. Come to the only bar on music row. The popcorn is microwaved. Beer is cheap and cold. As always, vienna sausages are market price.

1028 16th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37212

Emmylou Harris + Parry Griffin + Buddy Miller + Kate York | City Winery | Friday, May 6, 8:00 pm

What a lineup! As if you needed another reason to go, the proceeds benefit Bonaparte’s Retreat, Emmylou’s project to foster and match shelter dogs with forever homes.

609 Lafayette St. Nashville, TN 37203

Blues Traveler + Kansas Bible Company + Isaac Hayden| Sevier Park | Friday, May 6th, 7:00 pm | $25

Tickets required and available here.

SATURDAY

Crawfish Boil | McCabe’s Pub | Saturday, May 7th 3:00-8:00 pm | $35 (Cash Only)

Tickets are $35 (CASH ONLY) and include all-you-can-eat crawfish and smoked sausage, 3 drink tickets and live music entertainment.100% of the proceeds will be donated to the LAM Foundation in honor of Stefanie and all of the other ladies in the world who suffer from the rare lung disease Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (lim-fan-gee-o-ly-o-my-o-ma-to-sis) or LAM which results in cystic destruction of the lungs. Because of the rarity of this disease, fundraising is a grassroots effort shouldered mostly by patients, family, and friends. There are roughly 3500 sporatic LAM cases in the whole world, primarily females. The event will take place in the back parking lot of McCabe Pub rain or shine.

McCabe Pub | 4410 Murphy Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209

Sevier Park Fest | Saturday, May 7th,  10:00AM to 8:00PM | Free

This year’s Fest offers great music on 2 stages, and over 100 art, craft, food, and fashion vendors – along with a Las Paletas Kids Area together with Music City Sitters, the annual Sevier Park Fest Criterium Race with Halcyon Bike Shop and Red Kite Bicycle Studio, Edley’s Bar-B-Que Hot Wing Eating Contest, a Las Palmas Mexican Restaurante 6-foot burrito, and more!

Saturday’s music lineup includes
MAIN STAGE (in Sevier Park)
The Gills (4:00 pm)
Kenny Foster (3:00 pm)
The Good Routes (1:00 pm)
Shannon LaBrie (12:00 pm)

12 SOUTH DENTAL STAGE (on 12South)
Jordan DePaul (2:00 pm)
Jarren Blair (1:00 pm)
Kira Hooks (12:00 pm)

Trampled by Turtles + The Devil Makes Three | Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel | Saturday, May 6th, 7:00 pm | $

Long Players | Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited | Third & Lindsley | Saturday May 7th, :00pm | $20

The Long Players celebrate another classic album on May 7. Going back to Dylan’s iconic 1965 album, Highway 61 Revisited for a second time, this show will feature a stellar cast of artists/guest singers that include (alphabetically) Dan Baird, Lannie Flowers, Mac Gayden, Heath Haynes, Chuck Mead, Jason Ringenberg, Scot Sax and Tommy Womack. Special guests as well!

Tickets available here.

818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37210

SUNDAY

Lucinda Williams | Ryman Auditorium | Sunday, May 8th, 7:30 PM | ~$50

Tickets here.

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

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:

 

Abigail Washburn & Wu Fei

(Photo Credit: Michele Gourley)

I recently had the pleasure of hearing Abigail Washburn, a master of the clawhammer banjo, and Wu Fei, who plays the 21-string Chinese guzheng, perform together for the first time. Both Abigail and Fei sing in English and Mandarin and focus their music on weaving together traditional Appalachian and Chinese folk tunes. Their sound has been described as “both strangely familiar and unlike anything anybody’s ever heard before.”  I definitely found that to be the case. They graciously agreed to sit down with me for an interview to learn more about them and their music.

Tomorrow evening will be the final installment of a residency at Flatrock Coffee. Doors are at 5:45 pm and the show will start at approximately 6:15 pm.

Donations only with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE). http://www.empowernashville.org/


Q: You were essentially en route to Beijing to study law when you were offered a recording contract and decided to become a folk musician.  What made you change your mind?

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