Were you there? Why not? This is Nashville’s newest and by far, coolest weekly music show live from the Loveless Barn. The show plays live on WSM radio with radio host, Eddie Stubbs every Wednesday night. This was the second week. The inaugural event took place last week with Mary Ann Kennedy and Pam Rose, Emmylou Harris and emerging artists, Annie Crane and Robin Aigner. Last night’s performances were soul stirring, energizing, make you dance in the aisles, sing at the top of your lungs GOOD!! I mean come on, Mike Farris singing “Mary Don’t You Weep” and “Sit Down Servent” … please don’t make me sit down ’cause I just got to HEAVEN!! Just got to heaven and I can’t sit down! I had a hard time sitting down listening to that. In fact, visions of visiting a holy roller church danced in the mind of this catholic girl. Honestly the photos don’t do this show justice… these are lazy, sitting in my chair in the audience shots. Check out more about Mike here.
In between sets, Craig Havighurst interviews the artists. Craig is an amazing music writer! Check out his MCR blog here.
Craig interviewing the legendary Sam Bush.
Next up on the roster was the week’s emerging artist, Caitlin Rose. This girl has an angelic voice and funny vocals, they made me laugh a bit. ”True love’s a shotgun wedding, you can’t plan it out.”
Caitlin and her band.
Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, love this music. Vintage feeling taking me back to a time when I was not even a thought. Seeing myself swing dancing in a flapper dress and really cute hat! And this woman’s guitar is from the 1920′s and she named it Mary because she found out that the former owner’s name was Mary. Just great! I also found this link to Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade playing background on the Mad Men story on the Vanity Fair website. “I’m on top of the world looking at the people below. I’m on top of the world I ain’t got no place to go.”
Miss Tess and Bon Ton Parade.
The final set was Sam Bush. I remember the first time I learned about Sam Bush. My friend Lynne worked for the local photographer, Jim McGuire aka Senior McGuire. Jim had a dog named Shorty who would appear in photographs. Shorty was on the cover of “King of My World”. Sam is a bluegrass legend, laid back and funny. Rockin’ music! Loved “Blue Mountain”. For all of us Gulf Coast lovers, Blue Mountain Beach!! After Sam’s set all the musicians came out on stage and gave us “Up On Cripple Creek”. Just one amazing night here in my sweet Music City!
The jam session!
Check out the Music City Roots website! I am so excited about some upcoming shows including, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, John Cowan and Cherryholmes.
Also MCR has some great merchandise including two limited edition Hatch Show Prints. They are only $10 and limited! Get yours and get yourself to a show or two or three. You won’t be sorry and you’ll be telling all your friends about it just like I am doing here!
Such a wonderful concept!! You can thank Todd Mayo for that, the creator of Bluegrass Underground!!