Harmonic duos are a beautiful thing, but that magic of two voices that meld together in neat unison is not something you can manufacture: many try, even more fail. The Saint Johns, a Nashville twosome hailing first from Florida, do it effortlessly on their debut LP, Dead of Night. Louis Johnson and Jordan Meredith create something composed yet haunting, drenched in hints of the new south with a grungy pop edge. Here, they share five favorite things about Nashville on the afternoon of their first-ever hometown headline gig at Mercy Lounge.
Nashville Five by The Saint Johns :::
1. Sunset at Walmart!
You might not believe us but the Walmart off Dickerson pike just might have the best views in all the city. Grab some greasy burgers and park your cute butt at the Walmart to watch the purtiest sunset. -Jo
2. Coffee at Steadfast!
Living in Germantown has its perks, and proximity to Steadfast Coffee sits right at the top of that list. Whether you prefer cold brew or coffee soda, you can’t go wrong. -Lou
3. Porch hangs!
One of my favorite things about Nashville is the community of beautiful/talented/creative people here. Nothing is better than sitting on your front porch with some old and new friends and chatting over a beer. -Jo
4. Floating the Narrows of the Harpeth!
There are few things more relaxing than taking a 5 mile lazy river ride with a couple of friends, a couple of dogs, and a couple of beers. Its one of my favorite summer time traditions. (Not so) pro tip: be sure to check the weather before you go! -Lou
If you want to see some great live music in Nashville, don’t be afraid to leave Broadway. Tons of world class venues with world class talent all over the city – some of our favorites include The Basement, The Ryman, Foo Bar and of course the venues on Cannery Row, including Mercy Lounge – where we’ll play our first Nashville headline show tonight! -Jo & Lou