By the time this gets to your inbox/browser, the 2017 East Nashvillian Music Issue may be hitting local stands, with features on a slew of talented local women, including Bermuda Triangle, Tristen and Lilly Hiatt.
Fitting, maybe, that this week's East Nashville News is also stocked with new music and music-related happenings:
Rilo Kiley’s Blake Sennett snags the Inglewood Piggly
Fun Inglewood scoop this week from talented Tennessean scribe Getahn Ward: The former Piggly Wiggly location at 3611 Gallatin Pike, at long last, has a new owner — and it’s a name that indie rock-inclined Eastsiders and ‘90s-kid Salute Your Shorts devotees will recognize.
Child actor-turned-gifted guitarist and songwriter Blake Sennett, late of Rilo Kiley (and beloved as Salute character Pinsky) is part of the two-man team planning to redevelop the Inglewood pig, Ward reports. Best friend Brian Klugman, who’s still based back in their home state of California, partnered up with Sennett to snag the acre-plus property (which also includes 3616 Baxter Avenue; Google Street View pictured up top).
"The idea would be to split that building up into multiple spaces," now-Inglewood resident Sennett told Ward. "The hope is that we can get some sort of cute curated businesses in there and bring some more fun stuff up to Inglewood. We want to put the kind of stuff there that we would want to go to."
Ideas mentioned for potential tenants: coffee, yoga, restaurant/bar and more.
Above, check out Sennett in action back in the day, with his solo project The Elected.
Drum Supply House and Nelson Drum Co. opening shared Eastside space
East Nashville drummers, rejoice: We’re about to get a neighborhood haunt, just for us.
Nashville-based custom drum builders/repair company Drum Supply House announced this week that they’d be pairing up with Franklin-bred vintage shop Nelson Drum Co. on a shared space at 730 McFerrin Avenue, due to open October 5.
According to DSH’s Andy Foote, their part of the shop’s set to feature “our DIY and custom drum parts and supplies in an all-new project lab, where we'll offer one-on-one help with your custom repair or drum building projects… and, of course, all the drum nerd gear you'd expect.”
If the Franklin Nelson shop’s any indication, vintage drum aficionados will be well-served by chief Bryson Nelson’s stock of vintage/boutique drums for sale/rent — as this post was going up, he had a ’58 WFL kit, a ’55 Leedy snare and a whole bunch of other stuff old-drum nerds’ll nerd out over.
East Nashville singing/songwriting success story Margo Price stays very, very busy — only a year or so after the release of her breakout country debut, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, and just months since her Weakness EP hit, Price already has a new LP coming.
The new All American Made, put to tape in Memphis, is due out October 20 via Nashville’s Third Man Records (who also issued Farmer’s Daughter).
The album’s 12 tracks, Price notes, were co-written alongside her husband/collaborator Jeremy Ivey, and “born while traveling America — between the highways and hotel rooms, in the crowded airports and all-night diners and occasionally, on the green grass of our Tennessee home.”
On preview track “A Little Pain,” above, you can also hear contributions from the live band she’s been touring with behind her debut and Weakness, which includes Ivey and some longtime local scene players, including steel whiz Luke Schneider (Caitlin Rose, Lilly Hiatt) and drummer Dillon Napier (Rose, Patrick Sweany).
New LP out from Eric Brace, Peter Cooper and Thomm Jutz
Also new: On August 17, East Nashville label Red Beet Records released Profiles in Courage, Frailty, & Discomfort, the first LP from new trio Eric Brace, Peter Cooper & Thomm Jutz.
Longtime Eastsiders Brace and Cooper have been doing the duo thing for years; after a bunch of happy experiences recording with Jutz at the helm, the couple became a throuple.
The new album, as defined by the label: “It has 14 songs by all three members, tackling such weighty topics as moonwalks, steamboat captaining, dollar-slots, Johnny Cash’s gravesite, Jerry Lee Lewis’s birthplace, Willie Nelson’s notions of eternity, the downside of Parkersburg, West Virginia, and a Tennessee town flooded for the sake of electricity.
“Eric, Peter, and Thomm each has something distinct and slightly skewed to say about the world, and when they bring their singular perspectives to the trio table, it’s a perfect example of a whole being much greater than the sum of its parts.”
This year’s Music City Food + Wine festival is nearly here — it runs September 15 through 17 at Bicentennial Park, and again features a slew of tastings, panels, demos and more.
As has been the trend with the partly Kings of Leon-launched food confab, we’ll once again see a massive array of food talent, internationally famous and locally loved alike, taking part in the proceedings.
Along with Food Network faces (and renowned chefs) like Hugh Acheson and Marcus Samuelsson (plus Nashville-connected Food Network faces/renowned chefs including Maneet Chauhan and Jonathan Waxman), we’ll see East Nashville chefs and food providers galore.
Among them: East Nashville trailblazer Margot McCormack, Jason Zygmont of Treehouse, Bill and Tony Darsinos and Salvador Avila of GReKo Greek Street Food, David Tieman of Five Points Pizza, Hal Holden-Bache of Lockeland Table, Chris Carter and James Peisker from Porter Road Butcher and others.
Culinary star power like that don’t come cheap — All-in tickets that offer access to everything at the fest go for $525 per person, but you can also purchase daily access and tickets to some individual events at lower prices.