Sweet Fever
Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

Sweet Fever

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Sweet Fever is an American Rock ‘n Roll band who’s explosive sound honors the traditions of the legends that came before them. The Nashville-based foursome - singer/guitarist Derrick Wesley, bassist Jake Kimble, guitar/keyboardist Nolan Brown, and drummer Nick Amend - are blending stadium-sized riffs, soulful harmonies, and an attitude of boundless joy to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages.

The songwriting origins of Sweet Fever started with Derrick Wesley and Jake Kimble. Nolan Brown began collaborating in late 2018 to create a collective style drawing from influences of The Beatles, The Eagles, Aerosmith, Elton John, Kings of Leon, and beyond.

They have been gaining traction in the local Nashville scene, and are beginning to build markets around the Southeast and Midwest U.S.

Timeless Rock ‘n Roll is alive and well, and Sweet Fever is here to prove it. Check the band’s website calendar for show announcements and experience the reckless revolution for yourself!

https://bnds.us/ns3q6n

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Jesse Wayne Taylor
Aug
28
8:00 PM20:00

Jesse Wayne Taylor

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Unlike most of the musicians in Nashville, singer songwriter Jesse Wayne Taylor is a middle Tennessee native. Growing up with a love for music, he experimented with writing lyrics as young as 7 years old. While singing in church through out middle and high school, Jesse did not pick up the guitar until he was nearly 19. In his early years of college at Lipscomb University, he quickly realized that music would be a very big part of his life. While still in school he played around town any chance he could get. Following his college graduation, he decided to give the full time musician dream a chance. Over two years he has played in the bars to make a living, and to “cut his teeth”. Jesse has been writing songs all throughout this journey. If you love a good story, then lend him your ears. You won’t regret it.

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Eldon Huff
Aug
29
8:00 AM08:00

Eldon Huff

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Who is Eldon Huff?

At a time in the music industry when gimmicks and multi-million dollar stage productions often overshadow the music, Eldon Huff keeps it simple and straight to the point with a no frills approach.  Born and raised in Harlan, KY, Huff began his career at just 12 years old playing in a house band at a local V.F.W.  Throughout his teens he honed his skills in the dive bars and honky-tonks of Kentucky and Tennessee.   In one short year after his move to Nashville in 2004, Music Row quickly recognized him as a serious "Triple Threat".  An ace guitarist with a soulful voice filled with honesty and conviction, matched with down home lyrics and a stage presence all it's own.  

Record labels and publishers soon started calling and he eventually settled into a deal with Sony ATV.  During his 3 years at Sony, he and his band stayed on the road playing nearly 200 shows a year, building and maintaining a loyal fan base.  In 2010 after the end of the Sony deal Huff went back on the road as lead guitarist and background vocalist for country artist Eric Church.  Feeling "unsatisfied" in his role as a sideman Huff left the Eric Church band and released his debut album, Tough Times and the Truth.  "Now I'm back to doing what brought me to Nashville, writing great country songs and playing them to the best of my ability.  I'm looking forward to making a new record and playing these songs for the fans."  Says Huff.  

He has walked a path that many have turned from and others have stayed on and fought to find their success.  From his humble beginnings in Kentucky to the stage of the Grand Ol' Opry and  the small screen, making cameo appearances on the ABC hit show Nashville.  "I'm doing things I never thought I'd do.  Like Nashville.  How did that happen?  I've stood on the stage of the Opry twice now with my buddy Andy Griggs and man what a feeling that was.  It just made me even more hungry for a chance to play there as an artist and stand on that sacred circle."  Huff explains.  

A journey that is far from over and a new chapter that will no doubt bring the success he's worked hard for.  The future looks bright for Eldon Huff.  Stay tuned folks, it's starting to get good.

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Mckinley James Band
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

Mckinley James Band

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McKinley James is a 16-year-old Rock & Roll guitarist/singer from Rochester, NY.

His father, drummer Jason Smay (Los Straitjackets, JD McPherson Band) helped raise McKinley in a very musical household. He started on the Hammond organ at 7 but discovered his passion for guitar at 10. His influences range from Link Wray to Freddie King and Otis Redding. He started performing in Rochester blues and jazz clubs at age 13 and has performed with Chris Duarte, The Nighthawks, Joe Beard, and JD McPherson. McKinley is also the face of the latest Eric Church album campaign, having starred in his music videos, and also appears on the album cover for Church's latest record, Mr. Misunderstood. McKinley is also very excited to announce the release of his first EP, Live In Nashville. Record in October 2016, at the Family Wash.

 

facebook.com/mckinleyjamesmusic

www.mckinleyjames.com

mckinleyjames101@gmail.com

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Boo Ray
Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

Boo Ray

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His dramatic southern sound will draw you in, his voice will have you hanging on every lyric and his songs will stick with you like a good friend does. Boo Ray is a southern troubadour who has forged & honed his sound in South Georgia honky-tonks, Gulf Coast jukes, Nashville nightclubs & Los Angeles songwriter joints. Hailing from the mountains of Western North Carolina and now spending equal parts time in Nashville, Tennessee; Los Angeles, California; and Athens, Georgia; Boo Ray is set to release his fifth album. 

Following in the footsteps of southern songwriters who journeyed to Los Angeles like Jerry Reed, Kris Kristofferson and Gram Parsons, Boo Ray headed out west in 2006 after doing a couple of years of steady troubadour work in the southeast. While living in LA, he worked with Noah Shain on a couple of tracks that ended up on his 2010 Americana release Bad News Travels Fast. Sol Philcox produced Boo Ray's 2013 hit outlaw country album Six Weeks In A Motel in Nashville and flew out to Los Angeles to play guitar on Boo Ray's new album. 

Boo Ray says his approach to writing and making records "is like a dirt track race team, "where the shorthand and elbow-grease of a few close buddies can squeeze another 25 horsepower out of small-block motor to make a scavenged together machine run a little faster each week." 

Noah Shain has masterfully captured Boo Ray's sound, conjuring a classic Muscle Shoals session; drums stout and close, round hollow bass, guitars growlin' and warm wailin' vocals. His vocal style and his voice as a songwriter are powerful, unassumingly sophisticated and uniquely his own. The new Boo Ray album, Sea Of Lights, is a songwriter's champion, a trucker's sound track and an analog aficionados delight. 

Shain recorded Sea Of Lights live to 2” tape at his White Buffalo Studio in downtown Los Angeles with an all-star band anchored by Steve Ferrone on drums, Paul Ill on bass, Sol Philcox-Littlefield on guitar, Dallas Kruse on Hammond B3, Smith Curry on pedal steel, and the world-class background vocals of twin brothers Todd and Troy Gardner. 

"Sea Of Lights is important to me,” Boo Ray explains. "I've been working with these guys for ten years doing one-offs and single-track jobs, and we're all great friends. We got together and cut this new record live-to-tape, everybody standing in the room together with sound baffles & Persian rugs as isolation. We cut 10 songs in 2 days and just had a damned ball doing it! I’m not writing to impress the aficionados or experts. It’s a trucker album, it’s a party album, and I hope it’s a good album to play cards to and a good road trip album."

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The Young Fables
Sep
4
8:00 PM20:00

The Young Fables

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The Young Fables are the promising country duo comprised of three-time American Idol vet Laurel Wright and accomplished guitarist and vocalist Wesley Lunsford. The act hails from Maryville, TN and the team has already collected impressive accolades including the Grand Prize of the Texaco Country Showdown which landed Laurel on the Ryman Auditorium Stage at age 16. 

 

Today, The Young Fables can be found playing all over the country supporting their debut release “TWO”, as well as gracing the pages of many country music columns including the world renown "The Boot”.  Laurel and Wes are recognized for their prolific online presence, featuring numerous video collections, including the fan favorite “Covering Your Tracks” series. Since winning the Nashville finals of NASH FM’s countrywide NASH NEXT competition, the radio giant has embraced the duo as an America's Morning Show favorite, regularly highlighting The Young Fables' songwriting strength in the Ten Minute Tune segment. 

 

It is not hard to understand why Laurel and Wes have been turning heads. Country music staple Keith Urban claims Laurel’s voice “had me immediately” and BIG MACHINE CEO, Scott Borchetta went as far as to label her tone and control,“a flawless vocal”.

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Brother Maven
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Brother Maven

Soul. Groove. Heritage.
 

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Plenty of words could be used to describe the music and performance of the Brother Maven (formally Daniel Mason Band), but these three stand out among all the rest. The band showcases a diversity of styles as they combine elements of Rhythm & Blues, Southern Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Country to create their own distinct sound. The songs are comprised of catchy melodies, soaring vocals, and infectious rhythms that deeply resonate during even the first listen. Hailing from four different hometowns in four different states, Daniel, Scott, Jase and Joel formed the group in Nashville, Tennessee, after each making the move to pursue their own musical dreams. Now, they come together to create one of the most exciting and soulful original music experiences found in Music City. 


The belief in the power of one note to communicate a lifetime’s worth of heartache or triumph and the potential for one song to perfectly capture a feeling… the Daniel Mason Band seeks to fill their songs with the same human spirit that has made American music so powerful and relatable throughout the years and to repackage it for listeners in the modern day. 


Soul, groove, and heritage.


Brother Maven.

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Jesse Wayne Taylor
Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

Jesse Wayne Taylor

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Unlike most of the musicians in Nashville, singer songwriter Jesse Wayne Taylor is a middle Tennessee native. Growing up with a love for music, he experimented with writing lyrics as young as 7 years old. While singing in church through out middle and high school, Jesse did not pick up the guitar until he was nearly 19. In his early years of college at Lipscomb University, he quickly realized that music would be a very big part of his life. While still in school he played around town any chance he could get. Following his college graduation, he decided to give the full time musician dream a chance. Over two years he has played in the bars to make a living, and to “cut his teeth”. Jesse has been writing songs all throughout this journey. If you love a good story, then lend him your ears. You won’t regret it.

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Boo Ray
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Boo Ray

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His dramatic southern sound will draw you in, his voice will have you hanging on every lyric and his songs will stick with you like a good friend does. Boo Ray is a southern troubadour who has forged & honed his sound in South Georgia honky-tonks, Gulf Coast jukes, Nashville nightclubs & Los Angeles songwriter joints. Hailing from the mountains of Western North Carolina and now spending equal parts time in Nashville, Tennessee; Los Angeles, California; and Athens, Georgia; Boo Ray is set to release his fifth album. 

Following in the footsteps of southern songwriters who journeyed to Los Angeles like Jerry Reed, Kris Kristofferson and Gram Parsons, Boo Ray headed out west in 2006 after doing a couple of years of steady troubadour work in the southeast. While living in LA, he worked with Noah Shain on a couple of tracks that ended up on his 2010 Americana release Bad News Travels Fast. Sol Philcox produced Boo Ray's 2013 hit outlaw country album Six Weeks In A Motel in Nashville and flew out to Los Angeles to play guitar on Boo Ray's new album. 

Boo Ray says his approach to writing and making records "is like a dirt track race team, "where the shorthand and elbow-grease of a few close buddies can squeeze another 25 horsepower out of small-block motor to make a scavenged together machine run a little faster each week." 

Noah Shain has masterfully captured Boo Ray's sound, conjuring a classic Muscle Shoals session; drums stout and close, round hollow bass, guitars growlin' and warm wailin' vocals. His vocal style and his voice as a songwriter are powerful, unassumingly sophisticated and uniquely his own. The new Boo Ray album, Sea Of Lights, is a songwriter's champion, a trucker's sound track and an analog aficionados delight. 

Shain recorded Sea Of Lights live to 2” tape at his White Buffalo Studio in downtown Los Angeles with an all-star band anchored by Steve Ferrone on drums, Paul Ill on bass, Sol Philcox-Littlefield on guitar, Dallas Kruse on Hammond B3, Smith Curry on pedal steel, and the world-class background vocals of twin brothers Todd and Troy Gardner. 

"Sea Of Lights is important to me,” Boo Ray explains. "I've been working with these guys for ten years doing one-offs and single-track jobs, and we're all great friends. We got together and cut this new record live-to-tape, everybody standing in the room together with sound baffles & Persian rugs as isolation. We cut 10 songs in 2 days and just had a damned ball doing it! I’m not writing to impress the aficionados or experts. It’s a trucker album, it’s a party album, and I hope it’s a good album to play cards to and a good road trip album."

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Tony Keats
Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

Tony Keats

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A fork in the road doesn't always look like a poem. To Tony Keats, it looked like a guy cashing in the nickels and dimes he’d saved to try out a different path. Or what he thought of as a different life.

Tony had spent the entirety of his 20s traveling with his band in a van bouncing around the Southeast playing college towns and juke joints from Georgia to Ohio and Memphis to Virginia before settling in Nashville.

“It got to the point where I was waiting tables between rehearsals and shows and saving my change, literally in jars. Frustrated from what felt like a lack of growth, I cashed it in at a grocery store, bought a computer and enrolled in software programming class."

It led to a different life professionally. But he wasn’t giving up on art or the dream – just finding a way to balance it all and learning that the writing happens always through experience, even when it doesn’t look and feel like writing.

"This was before everyone had Garage Band on their laptop and a recording devise in their pocket. What I didn't realize was that this would ultimately move me into the direction that I thought I was drifting away from." 

For the next chapter, in between his day job, Tony transitioned to a guitar-player-for-hire role playing with a wide variety of singer-songwriters both live and in the studio. But he never stopped writing leaving scraps in notebooks, and eventually, melodies on voice recordings and in computer programs.

Radio Sounds is a collection of songs from recent years. It was recorded at Howard’s Apartment Studio in Nashville and produced by Dave Coleman. 

“Most of these songs reflect on growth, change and continuing to move towards something -- whether it be art, love or happiness. I no longer think in terms of destinations or end results but more in terms of paths and changes.” 

In the song "The Dream," Keats alludes to that age-old philosophy recognized by many, regardless of their path: “When you dream of something for so long / it’s not the something that sets you free / it’s the dream.

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Mckinley James Band
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

Mckinley James Band

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McKinley James is a 16-year-old Rock & Roll guitarist/singer from Rochester, NY.

His father, drummer Jason Smay (Los Straitjackets, JD McPherson Band) helped raise McKinley in a very musical household. He started on the Hammond organ at 7 but discovered his passion for guitar at 10. His influences range from Link Wray to Freddie King and Otis Redding. He started performing in Rochester blues and jazz clubs at age 13 and has performed with Chris Duarte, The Nighthawks, Joe Beard, and JD McPherson. McKinley is also the face of the latest Eric Church album campaign, having starred in his music videos, and also appears on the album cover for Church's latest record, Mr. Misunderstood. McKinley is also very excited to announce the release of his first EP, Live In Nashville. Record in October 2016, at the Family Wash.

 

facebook.com/mckinleyjamesmusic

www.mckinleyjames.com

mckinleyjames101@gmail.com

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Rye Davis
Aug
15
8:00 AM08:00

Rye Davis

Rye Davis is a modern-day troubadour chasing that neon rainbow. He has performed hundreds of shows nationwide over the past five years. In that time he has opened for names like Ward Davis, The Steel Woods, Ted Nugent, Chris Knight, Sunny Sweeney, Emi Sunshine, Dallas Moore, Whitey Morgan, Bucky Covington, Puddle of Mudd, and Uncle Cracker. He has been an invited performer at Nashville's famous Bluebird Cafe and featured on ABC's Rising Star competition where Brad Paisley said " You sound a lot like Alan Jackson." Rye’s smooth, distinctive vocals, captivating songs and live show energy bring his brand of Country Music to a whole new generation of listeners who never knew what Country could be. Armed with a can-do attitude and unwavering faith and determination, Rye Davis stands as a beacon of hope for the return of real, down home music.

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Jesse Wayne Taylor
Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

Jesse Wayne Taylor

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Unlike most of the musicians in Nashville, singer songwriter Jesse Wayne Taylor is a middle Tennessee native. Growing up with a love for music, he experimented with writing lyrics as young as 7 years old. While singing in church through out middle and high school, Jesse did not pick up the guitar until he was nearly 19. In his early years of college at Lipscomb University, he quickly realized that music would be a very big part of his life. While still in school he played around town any chance he could get. Following his college graduation, he decided to give the full time musician dream a chance. Over two years he has played in the bars to make a living, and to “cut his teeth”. Jesse has been writing songs all throughout this journey. If you love a good story, then lend him your ears. You won’t regret it.

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Tony Keats
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Tony Keats

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A fork in the road doesn't always look like a poem. To Tony Keats, it looked like a guy cashing in the nickels and dimes he’d saved to try out a different path. Or what he thought of as a different life.

Tony had spent the entirety of his 20s traveling with his band in a van bouncing around the Southeast playing college towns and juke joints from Georgia to Ohio and Memphis to Virginia before settling in Nashville.

“It got to the point where I was waiting tables between rehearsals and shows and saving my change, literally in jars. Frustrated from what felt like a lack of growth, I cashed it in at a grocery store, bought a computer and enrolled in software programming class."

It led to a different life professionally. But he wasn’t giving up on art or the dream – just finding a way to balance it all and learning that the writing happens always through experience, even when it doesn’t look and feel like writing.

"This was before everyone had Garage Band on their laptop and a recording devise in their pocket. What I didn't realize was that this would ultimately move me into the direction that I thought I was drifting away from." 

For the next chapter, in between his day job, Tony transitioned to a guitar-player-for-hire role playing with a wide variety of singer-songwriters both live and in the studio. But he never stopped writing leaving scraps in notebooks, and eventually, melodies on voice recordings and in computer programs.

Radio Sounds is a collection of songs from recent years. It was recorded at Howard’s Apartment Studio in Nashville and produced by Dave Coleman. 

“Most of these songs reflect on growth, change and continuing to move towards something -- whether it be art, love or happiness. I no longer think in terms of destinations or end results but more in terms of paths and changes.” 

In the song "The Dream," Keats alludes to that age-old philosophy recognized by many, regardless of their path: “When you dream of something for so long / it’s not the something that sets you free / it’s the dream.

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Hi-Jivers
Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

Hi-Jivers

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The Hi-Jivers are an early Rhythm & Blues/Rock N' Roll group formed in Nashville in early 2015. The combo performs a variety of originals and covers, drawing from the vintage sounds of 50's and 60's artists such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Etta James, Johnny Burnette, Elvis Presley, and Wanda Jackson. The band is  made up of Dawna Zahn (lead vocals), Austin John (lead guitar) and Hank Miles (upright bass). The band's undeniable chemistry, sultry looks, and high energy performances make them an act not to be missed.

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Sweet Fever
Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

Sweet Fever

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Sweet Fever is an American Rock ‘n Roll band who’s explosive sound honors the traditions of the legends that came before them. The Nashville-based foursome - singer/guitarist Derrick Wesley, bassist Jake Kimble, guitar/keyboardist Nolan Brown, and drummer Nick Amend - are blending stadium-sized riffs, soulful harmonies, and an attitude of boundless joy to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages.

The songwriting origins of Sweet Fever started with Derrick Wesley and Jake Kimble. Nolan Brown began collaborating in late 2018 to create a collective style drawing from influences of The Beatles, The Eagles, Aerosmith, Elton John, Kings of Leon, and beyond.

They have been gaining traction in the local Nashville scene, and are beginning to build markets around the Southeast and Midwest U.S.

Timeless Rock ‘n Roll is alive and well, and Sweet Fever is here to prove it. Check the band’s website calendar for show announcements and experience the reckless revolution for yourself!

https://bnds.us/ns3q6n

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Eldon Huff
Aug
2
8:00 AM08:00

Eldon Huff

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Who is Eldon Huff?

At a time in the music industry when gimmicks and multi-million dollar stage productions often overshadow the music, Eldon Huff keeps it simple and straight to the point with a no frills approach.  Born and raised in Harlan, KY, Huff began his career at just 12 years old playing in a house band at a local V.F.W.  Throughout his teens he honed his skills in the dive bars and honky-tonks of Kentucky and Tennessee.   In one short year after his move to Nashville in 2004, Music Row quickly recognized him as a serious "Triple Threat".  An ace guitarist with a soulful voice filled with honesty and conviction, matched with down home lyrics and a stage presence all it's own.  

Record labels and publishers soon started calling and he eventually settled into a deal with Sony ATV.  During his 3 years at Sony, he and his band stayed on the road playing nearly 200 shows a year, building and maintaining a loyal fan base.  In 2010 after the end of the Sony deal Huff went back on the road as lead guitarist and background vocalist for country artist Eric Church.  Feeling "unsatisfied" in his role as a sideman Huff left the Eric Church band and released his debut album, Tough Times and the Truth.  "Now I'm back to doing what brought me to Nashville, writing great country songs and playing them to the best of my ability.  I'm looking forward to making a new record and playing these songs for the fans."  Says Huff.  

He has walked a path that many have turned from and others have stayed on and fought to find their success.  From his humble beginnings in Kentucky to the stage of the Grand Ol' Opry and  the small screen, making cameo appearances on the ABC hit show Nashville.  "I'm doing things I never thought I'd do.  Like Nashville.  How did that happen?  I've stood on the stage of the Opry twice now with my buddy Andy Griggs and man what a feeling that was.  It just made me even more hungry for a chance to play there as an artist and stand on that sacred circle."  Huff explains.  

A journey that is far from over and a new chapter that will no doubt bring the success he's worked hard for.  The future looks bright for Eldon Huff.  Stay tuned folks, it's starting to get good.

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Boo Ray
Aug
1
8:00 PM20:00

Boo Ray

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His dramatic southern sound will draw you in, his voice will have you hanging on every lyric and his songs will stick with you like a good friend does. Boo Ray is a southern troubadour who has forged & honed his sound in South Georgia honky-tonks, Gulf Coast jukes, Nashville nightclubs & Los Angeles songwriter joints. Hailing from the mountains of Western North Carolina and now spending equal parts time in Nashville, Tennessee; Los Angeles, California; and Athens, Georgia; Boo Ray is set to release his fifth album. 

Following in the footsteps of southern songwriters who journeyed to Los Angeles like Jerry Reed, Kris Kristofferson and Gram Parsons, Boo Ray headed out west in 2006 after doing a couple of years of steady troubadour work in the southeast. While living in LA, he worked with Noah Shain on a couple of tracks that ended up on his 2010 Americana release Bad News Travels Fast. Sol Philcox produced Boo Ray's 2013 hit outlaw country album Six Weeks In A Motel in Nashville and flew out to Los Angeles to play guitar on Boo Ray's new album. 

Boo Ray says his approach to writing and making records "is like a dirt track race team, "where the shorthand and elbow-grease of a few close buddies can squeeze another 25 horsepower out of small-block motor to make a scavenged together machine run a little faster each week." 

Noah Shain has masterfully captured Boo Ray's sound, conjuring a classic Muscle Shoals session; drums stout and close, round hollow bass, guitars growlin' and warm wailin' vocals. His vocal style and his voice as a songwriter are powerful, unassumingly sophisticated and uniquely his own. The new Boo Ray album, Sea Of Lights, is a songwriter's champion, a trucker's sound track and an analog aficionados delight. 

Shain recorded Sea Of Lights live to 2” tape at his White Buffalo Studio in downtown Los Angeles with an all-star band anchored by Steve Ferrone on drums, Paul Ill on bass, Sol Philcox-Littlefield on guitar, Dallas Kruse on Hammond B3, Smith Curry on pedal steel, and the world-class background vocals of twin brothers Todd and Troy Gardner. 

"Sea Of Lights is important to me,” Boo Ray explains. "I've been working with these guys for ten years doing one-offs and single-track jobs, and we're all great friends. We got together and cut this new record live-to-tape, everybody standing in the room together with sound baffles & Persian rugs as isolation. We cut 10 songs in 2 days and just had a damned ball doing it! I’m not writing to impress the aficionados or experts. It’s a trucker album, it’s a party album, and I hope it’s a good album to play cards to and a good road trip album."

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The Coal Men
Jul
21
5:30 PM17:30

The Coal Men

Dave Coleman is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer/engineer based in East Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up on the Cumberland Plateau in Jamestown, Tennessee.  The son of a small-town attorney and a National Park ranger, He was isolated in a small town childhood that provided the time to pursue guitar and recording. His young talent found him with a publishing deal at age 20 at legendery Acuff-Rose Music Publishing.  After two years of writing for a living, he struck out on his own with his band.

Coleman founded his band The Coal Men in 1999. They have forged their own path releasing five Roots Rock/Americana albums and touring across the U.S. and overseas in Europe.  The Coal Men released Pushed to the Side in August of 2016, and it reached 32 on the American Radio Charts.  No Depression writes their newest album “is a country record made by three guys who clearly have a deep appreciation for country music, and for that, it deserves your attention.”  The work focuses on the core (3-piece band), Dave Coleman singing and playing guitar, Dave Ray playing drums and singing background vocals, and Paul Slivka (Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers, Tommy Womack, Amanda Shires) playing bass. Songs of the band have been featured in the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch,FX’s Sons of Anarchy,and ABC’s Nashville. Todd Snider calls Coleman “one of Americana music’s great songwriters.”

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The Young Fables
Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Young Fables

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The Young Fables are the promising country duo comprised of three-time American Idol vet Laurel Wright and accomplished guitarist and vocalist Wesley Lunsford. The act hails from Maryville, TN and the team has already collected impressive accolades including the Grand Prize of the Texaco Country Showdown which landed Laurel on the Ryman Auditorium Stage at age 16. 

 

Today, The Young Fables can be found playing all over the country supporting their debut release “TWO”, as well as gracing the pages of many country music columns including the world renown "The Boot”.  Laurel and Wes are recognized for their prolific online presence, featuring numerous video collections, including the fan favorite “Covering Your Tracks” series. Since winning the Nashville finals of NASH FM’s countrywide NASH NEXT competition, the radio giant has embraced the duo as an America's Morning Show favorite, regularly highlighting The Young Fables' songwriting strength in the Ten Minute Tune segment. 

 

It is not hard to understand why Laurel and Wes have been turning heads. Country music staple Keith Urban claims Laurel’s voice “had me immediately” and BIG MACHINE CEO, Scott Borchetta went as far as to label her tone and control,“a flawless vocal”.

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John Tyler and The Chase
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

John Tyler and The Chase

John Tyler & The Chase is Retro Stadium-Rock with modern gusto. The band’s live shows have had audiences quaking across the southeast and midwest in anticipation of their debut single, dropping this Fall. Garnering early comparisons to past Rock and Roll giants for their dangerous sound with looks to match, John Tyler & The Chase are leading the way as Knights of the current Rock n’ Roll Renaissance.

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Tony Keats
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Tony Keats

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A fork in the road doesn't always look like a poem. To Tony Keats, it looked like a guy cashing in the nickels and dimes he’d saved to try out a different path. Or what he thought of as a different life.

Tony had spent the entirety of his 20s traveling with his band in a van bouncing around the Southeast playing college towns and juke joints from Georgia to Ohio and Memphis to Virginia before settling in Nashville.

“It got to the point where I was waiting tables between rehearsals and shows and saving my change, literally in jars. Frustrated from what felt like a lack of growth, I cashed it in at a grocery store, bought a computer and enrolled in software programming class."

It led to a different life professionally. But he wasn’t giving up on art or the dream – just finding a way to balance it all and learning that the writing happens always through experience, even when it doesn’t look and feel like writing.

"This was before everyone had Garage Band on their laptop and a recording devise in their pocket. What I didn't realize was that this would ultimately move me into the direction that I thought I was drifting away from." 

For the next chapter, in between his day job, Tony transitioned to a guitar-player-for-hire role playing with a wide variety of singer-songwriters both live and in the studio. But he never stopped writing leaving scraps in notebooks, and eventually, melodies on voice recordings and in computer programs.

Radio Sounds is a collection of songs from recent years. It was recorded at Howard’s Apartment Studio in Nashville and produced by Dave Coleman. 

“Most of these songs reflect on growth, change and continuing to move towards something -- whether it be art, love or happiness. I no longer think in terms of destinations or end results but more in terms of paths and changes.” 

In the song "The Dream," Keats alludes to that age-old philosophy recognized by many, regardless of their path: “When you dream of something for so long / it’s not the something that sets you free / it’s the dream.

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James Carothers
Jul
11
8:00 PM20:00

James Carothers

James Carothers

James Carothers

MIXING TOGETHER TENNESSEE TWANG, SOUTHERN STORYTELLING, AND A BIG, BOOMING BARITONE, JAMES CAROTHERS MAKES THROWBACK COUNTRY MUSIC FOR MODERN TIMES.

It's an old-school sound that ignores the trends of contemporary radio. You won't find any bro-country songs here. No Auto Tuned vocals, either. Instead, Carothers dishes up a reminder of country music's golden years — a time filled with fiddle solos, analog production, and slyly simple songs about heartaches and hangovers. His first full-length album, Relapse, available May 5th, 2017, offers plenty of all three.

If Relapse bears similarities to classic releases by George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard, it's because Carothers wrote most of the songs between daily gigs at The George Jones in Nashville. Since its opening in 2015, he's performed hundreds of shows at the venue, playing acoustic duo sets throughout the week with loyal sideman Jerry Lee Combs on bass and a weekly Saturday night band show on The George Jones Rooftop. George Jones' own widow, Nancy, personally hired Carothers for the gig, giving him the opportunity to do something he’s thankful for and that so many aspiring artists moving to Nashville only dream of doing – make a living playing music.

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Jesse Wayne Taylor
Jul
7
8:00 PM20:00

Jesse Wayne Taylor

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Unlike most of the musicians in Nashville, singer songwriter Jesse Wayne Taylor is a middle Tennessee native. Growing up with a love for music, he experimented with writing lyrics as young as 7 years old. While singing in church through out middle and high school, Jesse did not pick up the guitar until he was nearly 19. In his early years of college at Lipscomb University, he quickly realized that music would be a very big part of his life. While still in school he played around town any chance he could get. Following his college graduation, he decided to give the full time musician dream a chance. Over two years he has played in the bars to make a living, and to “cut his teeth”. Jesse has been writing songs all throughout this journey. If you love a good story, then lend him your ears. You won’t regret it.

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Boo Ray
Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Boo Ray

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His dramatic southern sound will draw you in, his voice will have you hanging on every lyric and his songs will stick with you like a good friend does. Boo Ray is a southern troubadour who has forged & honed his sound in South Georgia honky-tonks, Gulf Coast jukes, Nashville nightclubs & Los Angeles songwriter joints. Hailing from the mountains of Western North Carolina and now spending equal parts time in Nashville, Tennessee; Los Angeles, California; and Athens, Georgia; Boo Ray is set to release his fifth album. 

Following in the footsteps of southern songwriters who journeyed to Los Angeles like Jerry Reed, Kris Kristofferson and Gram Parsons, Boo Ray headed out west in 2006 after doing a couple of years of steady troubadour work in the southeast. While living in LA, he worked with Noah Shain on a couple of tracks that ended up on his 2010 Americana release Bad News Travels Fast. Sol Philcox produced Boo Ray's 2013 hit outlaw country album Six Weeks In A Motel in Nashville and flew out to Los Angeles to play guitar on Boo Ray's new album. 

Boo Ray says his approach to writing and making records "is like a dirt track race team, "where the shorthand and elbow-grease of a few close buddies can squeeze another 25 horsepower out of small-block motor to make a scavenged together machine run a little faster each week." 

Noah Shain has masterfully captured Boo Ray's sound, conjuring a classic Muscle Shoals session; drums stout and close, round hollow bass, guitars growlin' and warm wailin' vocals. His vocal style and his voice as a songwriter are powerful, unassumingly sophisticated and uniquely his own. The new Boo Ray album, Sea Of Lights, is a songwriter's champion, a trucker's sound track and an analog aficionados delight. 

Shain recorded Sea Of Lights live to 2” tape at his White Buffalo Studio in downtown Los Angeles with an all-star band anchored by Steve Ferrone on drums, Paul Ill on bass, Sol Philcox-Littlefield on guitar, Dallas Kruse on Hammond B3, Smith Curry on pedal steel, and the world-class background vocals of twin brothers Todd and Troy Gardner. 

"Sea Of Lights is important to me,” Boo Ray explains. "I've been working with these guys for ten years doing one-offs and single-track jobs, and we're all great friends. We got together and cut this new record live-to-tape, everybody standing in the room together with sound baffles & Persian rugs as isolation. We cut 10 songs in 2 days and just had a damned ball doing it! I’m not writing to impress the aficionados or experts. It’s a trucker album, it’s a party album, and I hope it’s a good album to play cards to and a good road trip album."

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James Carothers
Jul
4
8:00 PM20:00

James Carothers

James Carothers

James Carothers

MIXING TOGETHER TENNESSEE TWANG, SOUTHERN STORYTELLING, AND A BIG, BOOMING BARITONE, JAMES CAROTHERS MAKES THROWBACK COUNTRY MUSIC FOR MODERN TIMES.

It's an old-school sound that ignores the trends of contemporary radio. You won't find any bro-country songs here. No Auto Tuned vocals, either. Instead, Carothers dishes up a reminder of country music's golden years — a time filled with fiddle solos, analog production, and slyly simple songs about heartaches and hangovers. His first full-length album, Relapse, available May 5th, 2017, offers plenty of all three.

If Relapse bears similarities to classic releases by George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard, it's because Carothers wrote most of the songs between daily gigs at The George Jones in Nashville. Since its opening in 2015, he's performed hundreds of shows at the venue, playing acoustic duo sets throughout the week with loyal sideman Jerry Lee Combs on bass and a weekly Saturday night band show on The George Jones Rooftop. George Jones' own widow, Nancy, personally hired Carothers for the gig, giving him the opportunity to do something he’s thankful for and that so many aspiring artists moving to Nashville only dream of doing – make a living playing music.

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James Carothers
Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

James Carothers

James Carothers

James Carothers

MIXING TOGETHER TENNESSEE TWANG, SOUTHERN STORYTELLING, AND A BIG, BOOMING BARITONE, JAMES CAROTHERS MAKES THROWBACK COUNTRY MUSIC FOR MODERN TIMES.

It's an old-school sound that ignores the trends of contemporary radio. You won't find any bro-country songs here. No Auto Tuned vocals, either. Instead, Carothers dishes up a reminder of country music's golden years — a time filled with fiddle solos, analog production, and slyly simple songs about heartaches and hangovers. His first full-length album, Relapse, available May 5th, 2017, offers plenty of all three.

If Relapse bears similarities to classic releases by George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard, it's because Carothers wrote most of the songs between daily gigs at The George Jones in Nashville. Since its opening in 2015, he's performed hundreds of shows at the venue, playing acoustic duo sets throughout the week with loyal sideman Jerry Lee Combs on bass and a weekly Saturday night band show on The George Jones Rooftop. George Jones' own widow, Nancy, personally hired Carothers for the gig, giving him the opportunity to do something he’s thankful for and that so many aspiring artists moving to Nashville only dream of doing – make a living playing music.

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John Tyler and The Chase
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

John Tyler and The Chase

John Tyler & The Chase is Retro Stadium-Rock with modern gusto. The band’s live shows have had audiences quaking across the southeast and midwest in anticipation of their debut single, dropping this Fall. Garnering early comparisons to past Rock and Roll giants for their dangerous sound with looks to match, John Tyler & The Chase are leading the way as Knights of the current Rock n’ Roll Renaissance.

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Boo Ray
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Boo Ray

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His dramatic southern sound will draw you in, his voice will have you hanging on every lyric and his songs will stick with you like a good friend does. Boo Ray is a southern troubadour who has forged & honed his sound in South Georgia honky-tonks, Gulf Coast jukes, Nashville nightclubs & Los Angeles songwriter joints. Hailing from the mountains of Western North Carolina and now spending equal parts time in Nashville, Tennessee; Los Angeles, California; and Athens, Georgia; Boo Ray is set to release his fifth album. 

Following in the footsteps of southern songwriters who journeyed to Los Angeles like Jerry Reed, Kris Kristofferson and Gram Parsons, Boo Ray headed out west in 2006 after doing a couple of years of steady troubadour work in the southeast. While living in LA, he worked with Noah Shain on a couple of tracks that ended up on his 2010 Americana release Bad News Travels Fast. Sol Philcox produced Boo Ray's 2013 hit outlaw country album Six Weeks In A Motel in Nashville and flew out to Los Angeles to play guitar on Boo Ray's new album. 

Boo Ray says his approach to writing and making records "is like a dirt track race team, "where the shorthand and elbow-grease of a few close buddies can squeeze another 25 horsepower out of small-block motor to make a scavenged together machine run a little faster each week." 

Noah Shain has masterfully captured Boo Ray's sound, conjuring a classic Muscle Shoals session; drums stout and close, round hollow bass, guitars growlin' and warm wailin' vocals. His vocal style and his voice as a songwriter are powerful, unassumingly sophisticated and uniquely his own. The new Boo Ray album, Sea Of Lights, is a songwriter's champion, a trucker's sound track and an analog aficionados delight. 

Shain recorded Sea Of Lights live to 2” tape at his White Buffalo Studio in downtown Los Angeles with an all-star band anchored by Steve Ferrone on drums, Paul Ill on bass, Sol Philcox-Littlefield on guitar, Dallas Kruse on Hammond B3, Smith Curry on pedal steel, and the world-class background vocals of twin brothers Todd and Troy Gardner. 

"Sea Of Lights is important to me,” Boo Ray explains. "I've been working with these guys for ten years doing one-offs and single-track jobs, and we're all great friends. We got together and cut this new record live-to-tape, everybody standing in the room together with sound baffles & Persian rugs as isolation. We cut 10 songs in 2 days and just had a damned ball doing it! I’m not writing to impress the aficionados or experts. It’s a trucker album, it’s a party album, and I hope it’s a good album to play cards to and a good road trip album."

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Rye Davis
Jun
27
8:00 AM08:00

Rye Davis

Rye Davis is a modern-day troubadour chasing that neon rainbow. He has performed hundreds of shows nationwide over the past five years. In that time he has opened for names like Ward Davis, The Steel Woods, Ted Nugent, Chris Knight, Sunny Sweeney, Emi Sunshine, Dallas Moore, Whitey Morgan, Bucky Covington, Puddle of Mudd, and Uncle Cracker. He has been an invited performer at Nashville's famous Bluebird Cafe and featured on ABC's Rising Star competition where Brad Paisley said " You sound a lot like Alan Jackson." Rye’s smooth, distinctive vocals, captivating songs and live show energy bring his brand of Country Music to a whole new generation of listeners who never knew what Country could be. Armed with a can-do attitude and unwavering faith and determination, Rye Davis stands as a beacon of hope for the return of real, down home music.

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Boo Ray
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

Boo Ray

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His dramatic southern sound will draw you in, his voice will have you hanging on every lyric and his songs will stick with you like a good friend does. Boo Ray is a southern troubadour who has forged & honed his sound in South Georgia honky-tonks, Gulf Coast jukes, Nashville nightclubs & Los Angeles songwriter joints. Hailing from the mountains of Western North Carolina and now spending equal parts time in Nashville, Tennessee; Los Angeles, California; and Athens, Georgia; Boo Ray is set to release his fifth album. 

Following in the footsteps of southern songwriters who journeyed to Los Angeles like Jerry Reed, Kris Kristofferson and Gram Parsons, Boo Ray headed out west in 2006 after doing a couple of years of steady troubadour work in the southeast. While living in LA, he worked with Noah Shain on a couple of tracks that ended up on his 2010 Americana release Bad News Travels Fast. Sol Philcox produced Boo Ray's 2013 hit outlaw country album Six Weeks In A Motel in Nashville and flew out to Los Angeles to play guitar on Boo Ray's new album. 

Boo Ray says his approach to writing and making records "is like a dirt track race team, "where the shorthand and elbow-grease of a few close buddies can squeeze another 25 horsepower out of small-block motor to make a scavenged together machine run a little faster each week." 

Noah Shain has masterfully captured Boo Ray's sound, conjuring a classic Muscle Shoals session; drums stout and close, round hollow bass, guitars growlin' and warm wailin' vocals. His vocal style and his voice as a songwriter are powerful, unassumingly sophisticated and uniquely his own. The new Boo Ray album, Sea Of Lights, is a songwriter's champion, a trucker's sound track and an analog aficionados delight. 

Shain recorded Sea Of Lights live to 2” tape at his White Buffalo Studio in downtown Los Angeles with an all-star band anchored by Steve Ferrone on drums, Paul Ill on bass, Sol Philcox-Littlefield on guitar, Dallas Kruse on Hammond B3, Smith Curry on pedal steel, and the world-class background vocals of twin brothers Todd and Troy Gardner. 

"Sea Of Lights is important to me,” Boo Ray explains. "I've been working with these guys for ten years doing one-offs and single-track jobs, and we're all great friends. We got together and cut this new record live-to-tape, everybody standing in the room together with sound baffles & Persian rugs as isolation. We cut 10 songs in 2 days and just had a damned ball doing it! I’m not writing to impress the aficionados or experts. It’s a trucker album, it’s a party album, and I hope it’s a good album to play cards to and a good road trip album."

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Eldon Huff
Jun
22
8:00 AM08:00

Eldon Huff

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Who is Eldon Huff?

At a time in the music industry when gimmicks and multi-million dollar stage productions often overshadow the music, Eldon Huff keeps it simple and straight to the point with a no frills approach.  Born and raised in Harlan, KY, Huff began his career at just 12 years old playing in a house band at a local V.F.W.  Throughout his teens he honed his skills in the dive bars and honky-tonks of Kentucky and Tennessee.   In one short year after his move to Nashville in 2004, Music Row quickly recognized him as a serious "Triple Threat".  An ace guitarist with a soulful voice filled with honesty and conviction, matched with down home lyrics and a stage presence all it's own.  

Record labels and publishers soon started calling and he eventually settled into a deal with Sony ATV.  During his 3 years at Sony, he and his band stayed on the road playing nearly 200 shows a year, building and maintaining a loyal fan base.  In 2010 after the end of the Sony deal Huff went back on the road as lead guitarist and background vocalist for country artist Eric Church.  Feeling "unsatisfied" in his role as a sideman Huff left the Eric Church band and released his debut album, Tough Times and the Truth.  "Now I'm back to doing what brought me to Nashville, writing great country songs and playing them to the best of my ability.  I'm looking forward to making a new record and playing these songs for the fans."  Says Huff.  

He has walked a path that many have turned from and others have stayed on and fought to find their success.  From his humble beginnings in Kentucky to the stage of the Grand Ol' Opry and  the small screen, making cameo appearances on the ABC hit show Nashville.  "I'm doing things I never thought I'd do.  Like Nashville.  How did that happen?  I've stood on the stage of the Opry twice now with my buddy Andy Griggs and man what a feeling that was.  It just made me even more hungry for a chance to play there as an artist and stand on that sacred circle."  Huff explains.  

A journey that is far from over and a new chapter that will no doubt bring the success he's worked hard for.  The future looks bright for Eldon Huff.  Stay tuned folks, it's starting to get good.

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Brother Maven
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Brother Maven

Soul. Groove. Heritage.
 

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Plenty of words could be used to describe the music and performance of the Brother Maven (formally Daniel Mason Band), but these three stand out among all the rest. The band showcases a diversity of styles as they combine elements of Rhythm & Blues, Southern Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Country to create their own distinct sound. The songs are comprised of catchy melodies, soaring vocals, and infectious rhythms that deeply resonate during even the first listen. Hailing from four different hometowns in four different states, Daniel, Scott, Jase and Joel formed the group in Nashville, Tennessee, after each making the move to pursue their own musical dreams. Now, they come together to create one of the most exciting and soulful original music experiences found in Music City. 


The belief in the power of one note to communicate a lifetime’s worth of heartache or triumph and the potential for one song to perfectly capture a feeling… the Daniel Mason Band seeks to fill their songs with the same human spirit that has made American music so powerful and relatable throughout the years and to repackage it for listeners in the modern day. 


Soul, groove, and heritage.


Brother Maven.

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James Carothers
Jun
20
to Jun 21

James Carothers

James Carothers

James Carothers

MIXING TOGETHER TENNESSEE TWANG, SOUTHERN STORYTELLING, AND A BIG, BOOMING BARITONE, JAMES CAROTHERS MAKES THROWBACK COUNTRY MUSIC FOR MODERN TIMES.

It's an old-school sound that ignores the trends of contemporary radio. You won't find any bro-country songs here. No Auto Tuned vocals, either. Instead, Carothers dishes up a reminder of country music's golden years — a time filled with fiddle solos, analog production, and slyly simple songs about heartaches and hangovers. His first full-length album, Relapse, available May 5th, 2017, offers plenty of all three.

If Relapse bears similarities to classic releases by George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard, it's because Carothers wrote most of the songs between daily gigs at The George Jones in Nashville. Since its opening in 2015, he's performed hundreds of shows at the venue, playing acoustic duo sets throughout the week with loyal sideman Jerry Lee Combs on bass and a weekly Saturday night band show on The George Jones Rooftop. George Jones' own widow, Nancy, personally hired Carothers for the gig, giving him the opportunity to do something he’s thankful for and that so many aspiring artists moving to Nashville only dream of doing – make a living playing music.

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