Those Darlins & Friends, January 2016

The last Nashville show of Those Dar­lins was late Jan­u­ary at The Base­ment East. They played with Adia Vic­to­ria and Tris­ten, both of whom were beyond excep­tion­al as well.

I’ve been going to Those Dar­lins shows for many years, well before liv­ing in Nashville, and they will be missed.

Charlie Murphey Leaving Town, January 2016

It’s a sad, sad day 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.

Georgia English and the Jukebox Kids, The Basement, October 2015

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.

Check out the Cal­i­for­nia Hon­ey­drops pho­tog­ra­phy and a review of the show by Moth­er Church Pew!

Rayland Baxter & Ruby Rabbitfoot, August 2015

Thanks to the sup­port of East of 8th, I’m able to pho­tograph plen­ty of shows — which leads to hear­ing great new music! I’d heard Ray­land Bax­ter before, but Ruby the Rab­bit­foot was total­ly new to me. Both played a great set at 3rd and 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!

High Watt Recap 4 of 4: Frances and the Foundation & Friends, July 2015

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.

Open­ing acts Lines in the Sky, Tow­er Defense and The Car­toons were fol­lowed by Frances, and then the night closed with Hotel War.

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!