How have you been, Nashville? My mother was in town last week, drawing me away from le blog but towards town-touring and local-food-consuming. Her favorites: Silly Goose sandwiches, fried avocado Mas Tacos, City House trout, Ugly Mugs embellished coffee-milk-type thing. Aside from playing tour guide, I made it to Tallest Man on Earth at Cannery (where I felt like the shortest woman on earth due to impossible sight lines), Crosby Stills & Nash at the Ryman and Old Crow Medicine Show at the Woods. I also got the good news that two friends of mine (married to each other) will be moving to Nashville in the fall – check out some music by 1/2 of the pair here, whom I am sure you’ll eventually see making the singer-songwriter rounds.
Enough about me. Music:
– Jamey Johnson will release Livin’ For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran on 10.16. The tribute to the country legend will include duets with Alison Krauss, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello and more. The full details are here. Johnson will also be hitting the road as part of the second Railroad Revival Tour.
– East Nashville Underground has announced their lineup for the summer edition of this quarterly festival, taking place on 8.17-18. Bands playing including Chancellor Warhol, The Joy of Painting, Anderson East, Fly Golden Eagle and more. Full details are here and events here.
– Speaking of the Joy of Painting, the boys just announced that South Division Records will be helping them to release a new EP on 9.25, only on vinyl and digi.
– The Who is coming to Nashville on December 2, bringing Quadrophenia to the Bridgestone. A presale is going on now. To completely date myself, I saw The Who play Quadrophenia when I was in high school. Regardless of their aging status, you don’t want to miss this.
– King of the 5 Spot, Derek Hoke, did a session with Daytrotter.
– Someone broke into Those Darlins‘ van and stole a couple guitars. Somewhat plagiarizing the words of a friend: stealing from musicians is really lame.
– Passion Pit has rescheduled their show for 9.17 at Marathon Music Works.
– There’s a free Maxim Magazine party show this Saturday at Losers featuring Josh Hoge, Randy Rodgers Band, Ashley Ray.