As any seasoned songwriter will tell you, inspiration can strike anywhere. For Drew Holcomb, new single “Dance With Everybody” had its genesis in the drop-off lane at his kids’ school.
Saying that Nashville’s network of locally-owned and operated music venues have taken it on the chin the last few years is an understatement. Between a decade of “It-City-itus,” supercharged gentrification, corporate absorption, and a pandemic that put the live music industry on life support, it’s been more like a jackhammer to the breadbasket and parts south.
Interesting developments in the plans for East Bank redevelopment and a step in the right direction from the Metro Council in regard to preserving local music venues top the Buzz this week. Also some good news about a previously undocumented portion of Nashville’s DIY music scene history as a special treat for Record Store Day this weekend. It’s all in the Buzz!
Lotsa news, events, and updates in this week’s Buzz, so get to buzzin’!