Monthly Archives: February 2015

R.I.P.: Dave Cloud

I was quite saddened to hear this past week that underground Nashville music legend Dave Cloud had passed away. While my son attended Belmont University over the past few years, he had the honor of befriending Dave on the porch of Bongo Java where he regularly held court. I was hopeful that I would someday […]

Mikky Ekko @ Grimey’s New & Preloved Music / Nashville TN / February 12, 2015

A short time ago, Mikky Ekko was nothing more than a name that I spotted every now and then in Music City’s by-lines and chronicles. All that changed overnight after he joined Rihanna at the 2013 Grammys for a duet of “Stay.” The song which Ekko co-wrote and recorded with the Barbadian pop star became […]

Music City Landmarks #9—The Johnny Cash Museum

Location: 119 3rd Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37201 Before Demonbruen Street at the end of Music Row became a row of swanky bars, it was home to several cheesy museum / gift shops for famous country artists. The Johnny Cash Museum which opened in 2014 just off Lower Broadway is a stark contrast to […]

Bebe Buell & the Nashville Aces @ The Bluebird Cafe / Nashville TN / February 5, 2015

I previously used this space to praise the exciting new music being made by Ms. Bebe Buell after seeing her and her crack band at The Basement last July. After a few unfortunate misses, I finally had the pleasure of seeing Bebe and her Aces again—this time at Music City’s hallowed Bluebird Cafe. Since that […]

Evan Dando @ City Winery / Nashville TN / February 6, 2015

I have always enjoyed the melodic poppy sounds of Evan Dando, both solo and with his 90s alternative-labelled band The Lemonheads. But somehow all these years I have missed seeing him play live. I was quite looking forward to finally getting my chance at his solo Nashville show at the City Winery. However, a morning […]

Music City Landmarks #8—Gruhn Guitars

Location: 2120 8th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37204 Like Hatch Show Print, another Nashville institution that recently moved off Lower Broadway is Gruhn Guitars, one of the world’s most famous guitar stores. Story goes that owner and renowned guitar expert George Gruhn just couldn’t take it any more watching drunken downtown partiers come off […]

Music City Landmarks #7—Hatch Show Print

Location: 224 5th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37203 (inside the Omni Hotel / Country Music Hall of Fame complex) I was heartbroken when I heard that Hatch Show Print was leaving its gritty but classic location on Lower Broadway for the swanky confines of the new Omni Hotel / Country Music Hall of Fame […]