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Okay, FTNB Houston, here are some recommendations for the week.

 ★ Indicates shows I plan to attend. ★

Comment below if you are going to one of the shows I am or if you know of any great upcoming gigs I missed.


Wednesday, December 5th


Chris Isaak | House of Blues Houston | 7:00 PM | $35-$79

Genres: Rock, Rockabilly, Acoustic
He has released nine extraordinary albums, twelve singles, been nominated for two Grammy awards, and acted in several motion pictures

1204 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77002


Todd Snider | Main Street Crossing | Tomball, TX | 8:00 pm | $40

Genres: Alternative Country, Rock, Folk
East Nashville bulldog playing agnostic hymns & stoner fables.

1111 W Main St, Tomball, TX 77375


Thursday, December 6th


Anderson East | The Rustic | 7:00 PM | Love Street Live – Free with RSVP

Genres: Southern Soul, Americana, Roots Rock, R&b/soul, Rnb-soul, Rock, Folk
Anderson East is now a Nashville guy by way of Athens, Alabama. Pre-order the new album “Encore” now. Out 1.12.18.
Side note: this is a gorgeous, relatively new venue that is definitely worth checking out.

1836 Polk St, Houston, TX 77010


Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis’ Annual Holiday Shindig | McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | Thursday and Friday | 7:00 pm (Dinner Show)

Genres: Country, Folk
One of the Lone Star State’s finest tunesmiths you’ve heard the Dixie Chicks play his songs. If you haven’t heard him, you’re doing it wrong!

2425 Norfolk, Houston, TX 77098


Friday, December 7th


★ Maggie Rose | The Greenroom at Warehouse Live | 7:00 PM  | $10 Advance, $12 Door★

Genres: Rock, Americana, Soul, R&b, Country
Exceptionally versatile singer-songwriter Maggie Rose will release her highly anticipated album, Change The Whole Thing, September 21, 2018. Read the preview here.

813 St. Emanuel Street, Houston, TX 77003

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Saturday, December 8th


Ryan Bingham | The Heights Theater | 7:00 PM | SOLD OUT

Genres: Rock, Americana
Hope you already have your tickets. Grammy and Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham was born in New Mexico and raised all
across Texas and the southwestern United States.

339 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008


★ Nick Nace | Old Quarter | Galveston, TX | $10 Door ★

Genres: Folk, Country, Americana
Canadian contributing to everyone having a Nace day in Nashville, Tennessee. Playing in the round with Gabe Wootton and Michael Martin.

413 20th St, Galveston, Texas 77550


John Butler Trio | House of Blues | 7:00 PM

Genres: Rock
Hometown: Fremantle, Australia
New album “HOME” OUT NOW! smarturl.it/JBTHome

1204 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77002


Sunday, December 9th


★ Joy Williams | The Heights Theater | 7:00 PM | $26 ★

Genres: Folk
Joy Williams is a singer-songwriter from Santa Cruz, CA who now lovingly calls Nashville, TN home. Formerly of four-time Grammy Award-winning Folk, Country and Americana duo The Civil Wars, Joy has toured with Adele and The Lumineers and collaborated with Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Paramore, St. Vincent, Matt Berninger of The National, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Rick Rubin, Emmylou Harris, T Bone Burnett, Cameron Crowe, The Chieftainsand Birdtalker. Joy recently recorded her forthcoming solo album, Front Porch, produced by Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids. 

339 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008

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The Weeks | Continental Club | 7:00 PM | $12

Genres: Rock And Roll, Indie Alternative, Indie Rock, Southern Rock
Hometown: Jackson, MS
The sound of wind through the pines, bare feet brushing through leaves, snapping sticks like the spines of the weak.

3700 S Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

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.

I am honored and excited to have the first opportunity to share Nina Ricci’s latest single with you. The inspiration for “Southern Goodbyes” comes from a special ritual when she would depart the family homestead in north Georgia for the return to Nashville. Nina’s grandmother remained on the porch waving goodbye until the taillights disappeared around the bend.

The power of that story and this song lies in how relatable it is to so many of us, independent of geography. My southern goodbyes with my Mamaw and Papaw in Mississippi were very similar to the ones described in verse here. When we left my Uncle Chuck’s place outside New Orleans, we had to drive a block in the opposite direction, make a U-turn and drive back on the other side of the neutral ground (that’s the median, for all of y’all who aren’t from New Orleans). For the entire duration of this detour, Chuck and his family remained in the driveway waving until we were on the main road.

Nina had been toying with this song concept for some time. She wrote the song this February, shortly before the March release of her debut album Designs on Me.

With the lyrics basically done and dusted, August rolled around and the composition still remained closer to a poem than a song as it hadn’t been fully set to music or arranged. Two weeks later, it was definitely a song. Nina placed sheet music in front of her band and one sight-reading session and rehearsal later, this ethereal concept that had been floating around in her head was given shape and form and came to life.

The song was recorded on September 6th at the East Nashville studio of fellow Berklee alumnus Marc Lacuesta. Marc actually coached and trained Nina for her Berklee audition, so it came full circle when he engineered this single. (Marc is also a great friend of FTNB and has very comfortable trees.)

Nina’s father was songwriter Robert James “Bob” Ricci and she enjoyed exposure to music ranging from Greenwich Village folksingers to the Beach Boys to the Beatles preceding her earliest memories. This unique musical incubation simmered in the background as Nina grew up. She took a few piano lessons and a bit of music theory here and there, but neither captured her interest. 

This changed when 14-year-old Ricci picked up and fell in musical love with her Dad’s Alvarez guitar. Her aspirations rapidly transitioned from a Brian May-style guitarist, to lead singer, to a songwriter. After formal training in performance, theory, a bit of engineering, and music business at Berklee, she returned to Nashville in 2015 on a mission. Her driven efforts and constant support of mother/manager/partner-in-crime Teresa Ricci are paying off. Through talent, ambition, and sheer force of will she has written and recorded her debut album, performs around Nashville, and now adds this song to her catalog.

Without any further adieu, FTNB humbly presents “Southern Goodbyes” for your enjoyment. Listen here exclusively this week and purchase your own copy when it goes on sale October 5th.


FREE PREVIEW STREAM ENDED. 

Voice: Nina Ricci
Acoustic Guitar: Nina Ricci
Harp: Olivia Fortunato
Violins I and II: Patrick Monnius
Upright Bass: Brandon Cantwell
Drum Set: Stewart Newman
Mixed by Marc Lacuesta
Mastered by Harold LaRue


Nina would like to extend a special thanks to Tony Gillespie and his Facebook group “The Village – Folk Music, History and Memorabilia” for financing the recording of this single.

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.

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 (02-08 MAY)

posted by Jared A. Godar May 3, 2016 1 Comment

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:

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