– Sad news: Imogene + Willie‘s Supper & Song will be no more. There’s nothing quite like sitting in the backyard of that jean shop under bulb lights, with a beer, a taco in hand and a blanket spread out beneath you as you listen to music a few feet away. It’s a singularly Nashville experience and will be missed. If you have a minute, read I+W’s beautiful goodbye letter.
– Jamey Johnson is playing the Ryman to celebrate the release of his new LP Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran, on 10.16. Tickets are on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. Last time I saw Jamey was at a casino in Atlantic City. He didn’t say a single word except this, at the very end: “I’ll see you all at the craps table in 30 minutes.” Yes.
– Tonight is the first night of Live on the Green, with Dr. John, Moon Taxi and John Clearly. If you are new to the series, here is a helpful FAQ on where to park, when to get there, etc. Dan Auerbach produced Dr. John’s record, and the man is currently in town. Will he show up? There’s a shot. Either way, see you on the green.
– Beck was spotted last week mulling around East Nashville. More Beck + Third Man in the works, or Dwight Yoakam plans? Beck loves to do secret shows – I went to one in Los Angeles at the Echoplex – so we’ll keep our ears and eyes open.
– The Secret Sisters are playing an in-store at Grimey’s today at 5 p.m.
– Hall of Fame songwriter Joe South has passed away.