Posted on Aug.24, 2012
Win tickets to the show Tuesday during trivia. The Meldavians are Scott Sawyer (guitar), Melissa Reaves (vocals, guitar) and Dave Fox (keyboards.) Augmented by bass and drums, they play blues and rock with a jam/avant/cosmic twist. Featuring great songwriting and virtuoso musicianship, their debut album, Farewell Arigemon (released Jan. 2, 1012) is already turning heads in the industry.
Posted on Aug.24, 2012
Posted on Jul.28, 2012
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.
Posted on Jul.28, 2012
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.
Oct18th/8pm/$5 Rachel VanSlyke, winner of 100% Music Songwriting Contest & 2011 Folk category & Caroline Spence…Truly a Ladies Night
Posted on Jul.27, 2012
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.
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.
Posted on Jul.25, 2012
Jacob Johnson is a South Carolina native and a folk singer who brings a little more to the stage than just simple folksy type music. There’s poetry in his songs, and not the kind that make you think of hearts and flowers or even the sorrows of life. No his poetry is more about reality and it is tinged, ok maybe its more than tinged, with humor.
His debut offering,Est. 1986, is a combination of quirky ballads to some very Dylan-esque folk tunes, Jacob shows you that music that sounds good doesn’t always have to be serious. This is the man that wrote a very romantic love song to his guitar! If you don’t believe me, listen to Treat Her Right, and after listening to the album, its safe to say Jacob treats his guitar right. He’s got a
very distinct way of playing that puts his playing in the spotlight, and if you can tear yourself away from the lyrics a minute you’ll be suitably impressed. He likes to call his style of playing “Neo-acoustic folk/funk” and if I knew what that was, I might agree with him. I’ll just say that his playing is unique.
Jacob is that awesome performer you’d expect to hear at a bookstore on a Friday night or a small coffee shop, with a crowd of loyal hanger’s on that grows with each appearance. The music has an intimacy to it that makes you feel like he’s right there in the room with you as you listen.
The album Est. 1986 is a mood lifter, even the songs that are about downer type situations leave you smiling, maybe that’s why he’s shared the stage with the likes of Tim Reynolds and Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe. These artists know something we’re just finding out; the Jacob is a great performer who has a way with words that will cause even the most curmudgeonly person to grin. The world needs more talent like this, when pop music is dominated by sounds that all seem to blend together and the songs lack anything to redeem them to the listen, Jacob is a refreshing listen.
– The Mossip Music Blog
Carey Murdock has shared the shared the stage with the likes of Mountain Heart, Tracy Lawrence, Dead Confederate, Jessica Lea Mayfield, and more. His latest album “Baby Don’t Look Down” was produced by Patrick Blanchard/Shawn Mullins, features Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels & Rope on guest vocals, and Bandcamp named it a Staff Pick Favorite. He tours the US and Europe regularly and will be working with producer Rick Beato (Needtobreathe, Crowfield, Shindown) this fall on a new release. VISIT http://www.careymurdock.com/
Jan/12/8pm/$0 SIN thanks with an EP Release Party “The Century Sessions” Featuring Alex Simpson along with the Antibodies and the String Benders
Posted on Jun.23, 2012