very sick mrnashville
who are some of your favorite local bands in nashville? i have lived here for about a year now but am very bad at seeking out live shows. saw chelsea lovitt at the five spot last night, who was great. unfortunately she does not have very good recordings yet or I would post
I don't think there are as many great local bands here as there was 10-20 years ago. A lot of people like Lambchop, William Tyler (who I think actually moved to Cali), Dave Berman - who was also back and forth between Nashville and other places. Those guys have been around for a while though. Sadly, it seems that most of the local music I come across in Nashville these days are bands or solo artists really trying to “make it” with commercial success. There are a few of the Pitchfork sensations like Soccer Mommy (who wasn’t really my cup of tea) and Margo Price. Honestly not sure why I listed all of these bands that I don’t really listen to! I know a lot of other people here locally enjoy them so maybe you will?
There is a lady named Cortney Tidwell that I used to play with a while back. She’s no longer playing shows, but I would love to recommend her albums “Don’t Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up” and “Boys”. I think she will get back at it one of these days. She’s one of the best underground acts to come out of Nashville imo. She also did a country album with Kurt Wagner from Lambchop. A few years ago, we did a cover of R Stevie’s “I Go Into Your Mind” that maybe you would enjoy. He used to come by their basement and I’ve had the honor of jamming with him a few times. I guess I’ll also plug myself and mention my album https://acthompson.bandcamp.com/releases
There really used to be a great local scene here. Maybe there still is but I’m just not hip to the new stuff? Most of the bands I’m seeing here these days are from out of town. I’m also older and have a kid so I’m not out there in the middle of it like I used to be!
Thanks for this. I reflect your sentiment albeit with a smaller sample size. IMO no one born after 1980 can sing for $hit. i'm born 91...
savoy motel tho, who RG recommended, are playing a lot of house type shows and according to IG working on a new record
Your R Stevie cover is cool, and its cool that he posted it on his bandcamp.
RIP david. for anyone who is a pavement fan and hasn't heard Starlite Walker, that's the second best pavement album