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Space Capone: Somebody Still Knows How To Perform Live

In Ability, Best Practices, Crowds, Hear this, Industry News, Live Music Venue, Melody, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Recommended Music Venue, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on January 26, 2012 at 7:17 am

If you are stuck on thinking there is only one kind of music in Music City, can that and think again. Their ain’t nothing Country about what was bursting out of The Mercy Lounge this past Saturday night. Read the rest of this entry »

Tin Pan South 2011

In creativity, Industry News, Know This, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Business, nashville, NSAI, People that Rock, Performance, Recommended Music Venue, Songwriting, Tin Pan South, Try this, You HAVE to on March 9, 2011 at 5:59 am

Tin Pan South 2011

The mayor of Nashville, Mayor Karl Dean, was one of the first to officially welcome the Tin Pan South Songwriter’s Festival at the preview party on Tuesday, March 8 at the Rutledge (one of the 9 venues to host the festivities this year.) Read the rest of this entry »

GRACEful Halloween

In Ability, Best Practices, Best Practices, Crowds, expression, Hear this, Live Music Venue, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Recommended Music Venue, Road Musician, Singing, Songwriting, Stage Fright, You HAVE to on November 2, 2010 at 7:09 am

© 2010 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

The club music comes to a stop,  sending out a silent warning enticing the crowd to cheer – the show is about to begin… Read the rest of this entry »

The House That Built Me

In Favorite Song, Hear this, Live Music Venue, Lyrics, Melody, Music, nashville, People that Rock, Perspective, Recommended Music Venue, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on March 10, 2010 at 10:47 am

Living in Nashville you have the rare privilege to fly in and out of music venues to experience the genius, heart, and extraordinary talent of local songwriters and artists.  Last night was no different.  In the Loft at Mad Donna’s in East Nashville, a crowd of music aficianados packed the nooks and crannys to hear the music and lyrics of Tom Douglas, Natalie Hemby, Bruce Robison and Lori McKenna.  In between poetic lines and soulful melodies, the crowd was drawn in my the transparent delivery of these brave artists and found themselves tucked in the music. Read the rest of this entry »

“Home Away From Home”

In Live Music Venue, Music Business, Musician, nashville, Recommended Music Venue on October 16, 2009 at 11:27 am

Located on 8th Ave South, Douglas Corner Cafe has been a Nashville tradition since 1987.  Mervin Louque and Rick Martin had a vision to create a music venue for showcasing new singers and songwriters.  That vision became a reality and Nashville music listeners are thankful it did!  Douglas Corner remains one of the top in-town competitors to the Blue Bird.  As a recording engineer, Merv provides a great environment for the artists and songwriters that grace his stage.

Being a “music first” venue, Douglas Corner stresses the importance of respecting the musician and fosters a listening, reflective environment.  Read the rest of this entry »

Music Venue Directory

In Live Music Venue, Music Business, nashville, Networking, Recommended Music Venue, Try this, You HAVE to on September 18, 2009 at 6:00 am
The Listening Room Cafe is one of Nashvilles Top Live Music Venues

The Listening Room Cafe is one of Nashville's Top Live Music Venues

Music City is bursting with venues and rooms to play. As I visit or hear of more, this master list/directory will grow. I am going to need your help to make sure this list is complete… please comment when you know of a venue that needs to be included. You can also rate them with your comments. This will be a helpful tool as people navigate the musical corners of the city!

Different places cater to different groups or performers and audiences. Some venues are better for acoustic songwriters while others are better for a full band. Read the rest of this entry »

Networking In Nashville On A Budget

In Best Practices, Live Music Venue, Money, Music, Music Business, nashville, Networking, Recommended Music Venue, Try this on September 14, 2009 at 7:00 am

When your bank account can’t be tapped and all you have left are the clothes on your back and the gas in your tank… where do you go when you want to network in Nashville?  I am one of the many musicians in this town that came here to make music and I am on a budget in a town where everything seems to require money.

Part of establishing yourself as a viable member of the Nashville community is networking.  You need to see and be seen.  Bar tenders need to know your name, house bands need to smile when you arrive, and you should be a facet at songwriter rounds.  However all of the food, drink, and gasoline that this requires can make you just want to stay home. Read the rest of this entry »

Stage Write Songwriter's Night

In Live Music Venue, Music, Music Business, nashville, Networking, Recommended Music Venue, Singing, Songwriting on September 3, 2009 at 2:36 am

Tonight I had the privilege to sing in the Stage Write Songwriter’s Night presented by Plugged In Entertainment.  Joy Collins and Joe Hrasna have taken on the daunting challenge of consistently finding, booking, and promoting talented singer/songwriters with this songwriter night.  Every Wednesday night they are there ready to discover new talent and encourage old friends.

Currently held at the Blue Bar, the Stage Write night is like a weekly family reunion.  On any given night the crowd will be made up of singers, musicians, artists, songwriters, and a vast collection of industry regulars.  Although the line up changes week to week, the goal remains the same… sing your heart out.

The night is typically hosted by one of the songwriters of the evening.  They keep the party rolling while the scheduled songwriters rotate on and off the stage.  I had a chance to m.c. the night and it was a blast.  Most nights the performers are joined by percussionists that sit in on the sets and lend a rhythmic hand to their song.  The songwriters that are scheduled to perform either have a 3 song/15 minute spot, a seat in a round, or they are the featured guest of the evening and then you have a larger chunk of time all to yourself! Read the rest of this entry »

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