I’ve been going to Those Darlins shows for many years, well before living in Nashville, and they will be missed.
It’s a sad, sad dayÂ when a good friend moves away. Even in those situations where you know the move is a good one, that a fresh start will help your friend grow and find new community, it’s still a difficult scene. Fortunately, sometimes that friend knows lots of other friends and they all come together and throw a big party with lots of music and even the friend himself gets on stage and opens up for everyone.
From Charlie Murphey’s last show (at least…for now) in Nashville.
High Watt, January 2016.
On a warm night in October two bands — Georgia English and the Jukebox Kids and the California Honeydrops — played to a totally jammed audience at The Basement in Nashville. These photos are from the Georgia English and the Jukebox Kids set — loved their sound and presence.
Thanks to the support of East of 8th, I’m able to photographÂ plenty of shows — which leads to hearingÂ great new music! I’d heardÂ Rayland Baxter before, but Ruby the Rabbitfoot was totally new to me. Both played a great set at 3rd andÂ Lindsley in August as part of the Nashville Sunday Night Lightning100 series. A nice space with lots of viewing options (including bountiful balcony seating!) Be sure to check out both Rayland and Ruby if you ever get a chance!
Last of the long-overdue High Watt posts. Headlined by Frances and the Foundation, this July show rolled in five bands with five styles in one rocked out night.
The main event of Frances and the Foundation was well worth the wait — saying that Samantha Frances and her band has “presence” is akin to saying that rocket engines are “loud”. There isn’t any way to describe the show beyond “go see this band” over and over again. So, go see this band!
Thanks as always to East of 8th and I look forward to many more collaborations!