How about making a trip to Nashville on Wed., May 17 for the Ear 2 The Ground Music Blog 6th Anniversary weekly residency show with David Olney and his band taking the stage after the one and only Sergio Webb and his band rock it?! More on that early 6pm show at The 5 Spot HERE
Perhaps you’ve heard of Mr. Rodney Crowell? His new album, “Close Ties” hits close to home. Be sure to listen to “Nashville 1972” where he takes a nostalgic look back at Nashville and name-checks the characters who came in search of a song, including yours truly. See and hear a recent CBS-TV “Saturday Sessions” live performance:
San Francisco-based progressive bluegrass band Front Country is fairly new to Nashville, but knows a good song is timeless. Lend an ear to their new “Other Love Songs” album, featuring a brilliant recording of “Millionaire” (originally released by David Olney on his “Roses” album on Philo/Rounder Records).
Listen to Front Country’s version here:
Couldn’t make it to Nashville for the big MUSIC+ART EVENT? We’re comin’ to you! Look for performances in April at The Big Muddy Folk Festival in Boonville, MO on April 7, followed by a long trek to Nacogdoches, TX for a special Palm Sunday performance before we fly to Eastern Canada for the rest of the month on the road with friends Brock Zeman & Blair Hogan co-billing.
In early May, the greater Washington, D.C. area calls with the H.O.P.E. Benefit Concert on May 7, also featuring Esther Haynes and Tom Prasada-Rao. Later that week on May 12, we take the BAND ON THE ROAD to Savannah, GA for the Night Flight Reunion outdoor event at the Ships Of The Seas Museum, where we share the stage with the Swimming Pool Qs and the Randall Bramblett Band. Oh Yeah!
LIVE FIGHT ON THE RADIO Friday, 3/31 & Saturday 4/1
We’re marching in to April with the NEW “Don’t Try To Fight It” album OUT TODAY! How about this early reaction:
“Sometimes an artist writes and records a song that just flat out lets everyone know that they are the coolest MFer in the room. The title track on the upcoming David Olney record produced by Brock Zeman throws down this particular gauntlet so hard it just cracked the floorboard of my car.” (The Broken Jukebox, Adam Dawson)
The Alternate Root Top Ten Songs of the Week on Saturday, March 25, 2017 – highlights the first song from the album “If They Ever Let Me Out”
LISTEN LIVE: Fri., March 31 – 12/Noon-2:00 pm (Central Time) – ACME Radio – Full two-hour live performance & CD spins w/ Host Tim Hibbs on The Vinyl Lunch. If you’re in #Nashville, come on down to Acme Feed & Seed and see it live through the “bubble” in the front window.
LISTEN LIVE: Fri., March 31 – 4:00-5:00 pm (Central Time) – WMOT-FM / Roots Radio – Live performance & CD spins w/ Host Jessie Scott on Yeehaw
LISTEN LIVE: Sat., April 1 – 1:00-2:00 pm (Central Time) – WXNA-FM – Live performance & CD spins w/ Gina Frary Bacon on Nashville U
“In stark contrast to the kegger-on-the-red-mud-riverbank trope that makes up a sizable swath of commercial country nowadays, Olney effortlessly explores the characters who appear in his songs with genuine philosophical insight and lyrical deftness.”
–> Full Nashville Scene story by Skip Anderson HERE
Join us in Nashville on April Fool’s Day – Saturday, April 1 – to celebrate this milestone with an early MUSIC + ART EVENT at The 5 Spot in #Nashville from 6-8:30 pm. Special guests Brock Zeman and Blair Hogan will open the evening before David Olney and his band hit the stage. Original art from Gwil Owen will be on display and for sale. You’ll recognize Gwil’s work on the cover as well as one of the co-writers of some of the music on the new album.