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SAM OUTLAW BRINGS SOCAL COUNTRY TO NASHVILLE WITH A TENDER HEART

Southern California singer and songwriter Sam Outlaw burst upon the music scene in 2015 with his critically acclaimed debut album Angeleno. Co-produced by legendary guitarist Ry Cooder and his son Joachim Cooder, Angeleno was a showcase for what Outlaw termed "SoCal country" — a hearty mix of Bakersfield honky tonk and Southern California singer-songwriter pop. Outlaw will... Read More

NO FOOLIN’ — David Olney Debuts DON’T TRY TO FIGHT IT April Fool’s Day At The 5 Spot

Songwriter extraordinaire, David Olney, has worn a lot of hats since he arrived in the Music City over four decades ago. In addition to recording over 20 albums, his songs have been covered by Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Del McCoury, Tim O’Brien, Steve Young and many others. In recent years, he’s become an Internet celeb with his weekly YouTube streamcast, You Never Know. And... Read More

Joan Osborne and friends perform to benefit immigrant and refugee rights in Nashville

  Singer, songwriter and multigenre performer Joan Osborne brings a special evening of guests and musical friends to City Winery on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. The one-night performance will benefit Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC), a statewide collaboration dedicated to empowering immigrants and refugees throughout Tennessee by creating a unified voice to address... Read More

EAST NASHVILLE SHOOTING VICTIM MATT LOVELL TO APPEAR AT BASEMENT EAST BENEFIT

Nashville musician Matt Lovell has experienced both tragedy and kindness first hand after he was shot in an attempted car-jacking in the Five Points area on January 30, 2017. Walking into the Red Door Saloon East just minutes after the incident, he reportedly said, “I’ve just been shot,” before patrons and staff rushed to assist him. Fortunately, their fast action and the... Read More

JUMP JIVE AND WAIL

EIGHT O’FIVE JIVE CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF “SWING SET” The East Side’s own homegrown jump blues combo, Eight O’Five Jive, is jumpin’ to the beat and kickin’ up a ruckus with good reason. In August they won the 2016 Nashville Industry Music Award for “Best Blues Band.” Last weekend, they competed in the International Blues Challenge in... Read More

Singer-songwriter Jude Johnstone delivers 'A Woman's Work,' a record of loss and hope

Jude Johnstone has never considered herself a country songwriter —even though Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and Trisha Yearwood have recorded her songs. That same self-image applies to her newest album, A Woman’s Work. The absence of twang doesn’t prevent her from drawing from the same well that fed so many classic honkytonk heartbreakers. “A Woman's Work is a... Read More

MUSIC CITY ROOTS: BIG BAND STYLE

  UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. REFUND INFO AT WMAROCKS.COM.   SPECIAL PRE-VALENTINE’S DAY SHOW BRINGS THE SWING TO DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE Since its launch in 2009, Music City Roots has hosted all manner of American music from country to rock and blues to gospel. Now the weekly radio show and live performance is adding classic big band swing to its roots... Read More

TIM EASTON AND FRIENDS CUT “ROCKS AND GRAVEL” FOR THE BENEFIT OF HOMELESS

Renowned singer/songwriter Tim Easton recently approached director/photographer Stacie Huckeba with the idea of a video and single to shine a spotlight on a local charity. Huckeba immediately suggested the Southern Alliance for People and Animal Welfare (SAFPAW). “A little over a year ago, I met Laurie Green with SAFPAW,” Huckeba says. “Laurie is the only employee, and she... Read More

BLACKFOOT GYSPIES ROCK THE HOUSE FOR NASHVILLE SUNDAY NIGHT ON LIGHTNING 100

Nashville blues rock hip-shakers the Blackfoot Gypsies will swing through their hometown for a special appearance at 3rd and Lindsley on November 27. As the opening act for the Quaker City Nighthawks, the Gypsies will be heating up the stage and are the featured act on Lightning 100 WRLT’s critically acclaimed weekly broadcast concert series, “Nashville Sunday Night.” “It... Read More

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