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East Nashville News: Nashville Tail Blazers, Ann Powers’ ‘Booty,’ Defy Film Festival and more

  Best of Nashville voting just opened again, so for the umpteenth year, you can go in and throw some praise on your favorite East Nashville people and places, from restaurants to musicians.    Every year, I thirstily beg you all to name the East Nashvillian blog here “Best Local Blog,” and to date, I have zero plaques to show for it. Beginning to... Read More

‘BITCHY REDHEAD’

TRAVIS HUNTER-BROWN PAYS THE PRICE FOR HIS ART Paying a personal price for your art has become a cliché, but it’s one that singer and songwriter Travis Hunter-Brown experienced recently in the real world when he was fired from his job as a barista over a song he wrote and recorded. According to Hunter-Brown, his song “Bitchy Redhead” proved to be a step too far when... Read More

THE ALLEN THOMPSON BAND TAKE FLIGHT THIS WEEKEND AT THE CORNELIA FORT PICKIN’ PARTY

The second installment of this year’s Cornelia Fort Pickin’ Parties touches down this weekend with the Allen Thompson Band and Rorey Carroll. Although both acts have roots in the more traditional definition of country pickin’, both push musical boundaries differently. The East Nashvillian spoke with Allen Thompson about his band’s new album, Brace Yourself and Saturday... Read More

East Nashville News: Fort Louise, Cafe Roze, Attaboy, Vengeance, The List and more

  This week’s column starts on a sad note. East Nashville lost a talented musician, a beloved barkeep and a treasured neighbor Wednesday, when drummer and 5 Spot mainstay Ben Eyestone succumbed to complications from colon cancer.   He was young, vibrant, and loved and admired throughout the community. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and... Read More

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