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JASON ISBELL CONTINUES RESIDENCY AT HALL OF FAME

Photo: Danny Clinch Jason Isbell kicked off his December residency at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Tuesday, Dec. 6 with the first of three special performances. The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter joined a select list as this year’s artist-in-residence, an annual honor for reserved for artists who have made significant contributions to American music. As... Read More

HOWDY NEIGHBOR!

THE MERCHANTS OF 919 GALLATIN OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND For over 20 years, the cluster of cement block buildings at 919 Gallatin Ave. have been an easy to overlook landmark on the East Side’s main thoroughfare. That’s about to change. “It's the kind of place you could drive by and never even notice,” property owner Ross Condit says. “The tenants and I are... Read More

MASTERS OF POST-PUNK POP

  LEGENDARY BOSTON POP-ROCKERS, HUMAN SEXUAL RESPONSE, REUNITE AT THE FAMILY WASH For the last 13 years Rich Gilbert has made Nashville his home. A veteran of the seminal Boston post-punk new wave band Human Sexual Response, ’80s indie rockers the Zulus, and Frank Black & the Catholics, Gilbert forged his own path in the Music City. In addition to tearing up the honky tonks of... Read More

PRIME NOW BRINGS THE PARTY TO MUSIC CITY

On Thursday night, over 300 lucky ticket holders attended an exclusive party on Music Row presented by Amazon Prime Now. Prime Now teamed up with Lightning 100 (WRLT) and BMI for the event, which featured panoramic views of downtown Nashville from the rooftop patio of the BMI building, complimentary cocktails from Jackalope and Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, warm-up music from Nashville... Read More

A DAMN FINE HAPPY HOUR

This Thursday, The East Nashvillian is once again presenting “A Damn Fine Happy Hour” at The 5 Spot, the second of three writers-in-residence events hosted by Mark Fredson in August. The former front man for indie rockers The Lonely H says he approaches this series of showcases with two goals in mind. “I'm just now getting my solo thing off the ground,” Fredson... 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

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

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