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Aug/18th/9pm/$5 “Stealing Cornbread”

by on Jul.28, 2012, under Live Music

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Stealing Cornbread recently formed in September of 2011 as a trio. Their genre is acoustic/electric folk/rock/pop band with influences from Buffalo Tom, Weezer, Victor Wooten, Pink Floyd, John Phillips Sousa, Cheez-Whiz.  Cornbread’s sound is a mixture of folk, americana, and even pop, they like the term retro-folk.  You may have seen them at afew musicfest around.  If not, now is your chance to see them here.

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Nov/10/8pm/$7 Nashville’s own Allen Thompson Band with Pickett Strait to open

by on Jul.28, 2012, under Live Music

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Catch the ATB on 88.7 WNCW Friday Nov 9th live interview.

Take a look at Allen Thompson’s record collection, and
you’ll see names like the Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, the
Black Crowes, and the Band—groups that feel more like musical communities than straightforward rock bands. The same sense of community anchors the Allen Thompson Band, a rootsy outfit from Nashville, TN. Thompson’s country-soul vocals and earthy, literate songwriting may anchor the group’s latest album, “Salvation in
the Ground,” but this isn’t a solo project. It’s collaboration between all six members. “Ever since I began building a band,”Thompsonexplains, “I’ve always wanted a communal situation in which everyone gets an equal say and no one’s input is more important than anyone else’s. I kept myself from doing that for a long time, because everyone says you’re not supposed to do that…but it became increasingly evident that the harder I tried to be a solo artist, the harder it was to do the songs justice.

 I wasn’t standing out. I wasn’t really standing at all.”  Thompson got a leg up by adding a strong rhythm section and a 4th harmony vocalist to the 3-piece string band he’d been touring with since 2009, eventually rounding out an electric six-piece lineup in early 2011. The group set up shop in East Nashville, a blue-collar neighborhood east of the Cumberland River, and began fleshing out Thompson’s songs, which sampled equally from country, roots-rock, southern soul, and Appalachian folk music. Lower Broadway, with its neon lights and crowded honky-tonks, was just a 10-minute drive from the band’s practice space, and Music Row—ground zero for Nashville’s conservative-minded music industry—was almost as close. Still, as far as Thompson was concerned, those areas might as well have been in another country.

Fronted by Heath “Hello Ladies” Fowler, PS consist of Heath – Lead Vocals/Rythm Guitar, Nick Wolf – Lead Guitar/Backup Vocals, Michael Wilson- Bass/Backup Vocals and Brian Blackburn- Drums/Backup Vocals. PS is on the forfront of the southern/country music that gets the girls stompin’ those boots and rushin’ the stage. Pickett Strait has been playing country & southern rock music in the upstate for several years. They write some of their own music and play covers.  They are known for their rockin country attitude on stage and their fun attitude off stage. They are inspired by artist ranging from Keith Urban & Jason Aldean to Stevie Ray Vaughn & Albert Lee, even a little of the 70’s funk music!

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Oct18th/8pm/$5 Rachel VanSlyke, winner of 100% Music Songwriting Contest & 2011 Folk category & Caroline Spence…Truly a Ladies Night

by on Jul.27, 2012, under Live Music

In 2007 Rachel recorded her first album, “so i begin” with TSR Records, Santa Monica, CA. In 2008, she did a Music tour on a bicycle from South Florida to Canada spanning 4,100 miles and performing in 26 cities. Many of the shows involved raising awareness and funds for community centers and bike co-ops. Tracks from “So i begin” have been included on compilations such as CMJ New Music Monthly as well as M:M Music (with James Blunt, Paul McCarthy, Amy Winehouse, Tori Amos, Melissa Etheridge, etc.).
Rachel is curently getting ready to release her 2nd album this fall. A few of the tracks have received awards; “I’m coming home” Winner of Folk category in Feb. 2009 Song of the Year competition, “Let me Love You” Winner of the Folk category for 2011, and “Table Rock” Grand Prize Winner of 100% Music Songwriting Contest. Below is a list of venues where she has performed. Thank you again for your time and consideration.

Rachel will be accompanied by Caroline Spence, a young woman who is an amazing songwriter in her own right.


Caroline has opened Joshua James, Lucy Kaplanksy, Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart, Susan, Schuyler Fisk and Joshua Radin, and Susan Greenbaum in addition to headlining shows of her own. She has shared the stage at Writer’s Nights with national artists such as Lucy Wainwright Roche and Rebecca Pronsky as well as with Charlottesville artists, namely, Carleigh Nesbit, Genna Matthew, Helen Horal, and Carl Anderson.  “Spence’s voice is truly colorful, an emotional sound that needs little in the way of accompaniment. Hearing her sing is like getting a hug from someone you love.” — David T. Roisen of the Cville Weekly. Sounds Like: Mindy Smith, Patty Griffin, Sheryl Crow, Lori McKenna, Dixie Chicks.  Caroline Spence is a singer and songwriter born and raised in Charlottesville, VA and currently residing in Nashville, TN.

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Dec/8/8pm/$8/$4 College ID, Jacob Johnson and Carey Murdoch

by on Jul.25, 2012, under Live Music

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