11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Dallas Ugly

Dallas UglyDallas Ugly are Libby Weitnauer, Eli Broxham and Owen Burton, and this fairly-new-to-Nashville trio has just released their debut LP “Watch Me Learn.” Listen here to the lovely title track from the new record. With soft vocals atop traditional acoustic Country instrumentation, the trio creates a gentle and introspective Lo-Fi Americana vibe that sounds as classic as it sounds fresh and new.

Just a glance at all the great press this record is receiving tells me that Dallas Ugly will be quickly on the rise. The band will be at the OG Basement on April 27 for “an unofficial album release of sorts” so catch them in Nashville’s best-sounding small room while you still can.

Thanks, Libby, for giving us some insight into Dallas Ugly. See you on the other side of success!

Where are you from originally, when did you move to Nashville and why?

Eli and Owen grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and I (Libby) grew up in Maryville, TN. We all moved to Nashville in June of 2020 after having been locked down at our respective parents’ houses for the first three months of the pandemic, and we finally pulled the plug and decided we’d move in together since nothing else was going on at the time.

What are the first and the last records you bought, and where did you buy them? Were they CD, vinyl or digital?

Eli is the record collector in the band, so we’ll let him take this one. The first CD he ever bought was U2’s  All That You Can’t Leave Behind and the last record he bought was by Highwoods Stringband on vinyl from Phonoluxe in South Nashville.

First and last live concerts that you’ve seen?

The last concert we saw (we were all there together, actually) was our friend Jake Blount at the Station Inn.

Whose star should be added to the Music City Walk of Fame?

Brittany Haas.

Where do you go in Nashville for coffee and pizza?

I’m sure it’s been said many times, but pizza choice would have to be Five Points without a doubt. However, Eli makes a mean pizza from scratch and will make it for anyone who asks. For coffee, I love Sam & Zoe’s.

What’s your favorite record to ever come out of Nashville?

Old Flowers by Courtney Marie Andrews.

Where’s the best place to eat late night after a show?

Any of the plethora of taco trucks that line Nolensville or Gallatin.

The Bluebird calls and asks you to host an “In the Round.” Pick three local songwriters to join you.

This is a tough one because there are so many, but recently: Elise Leavy, Maya De Vitry, and Courtney Marie Andrews.

What are your favorite music venues to play in town?

We love playing at Dee’s, it’s always a deep hang with friends and fellow musicians. We’re so warmed by how many people come out to support their friends’ projects in Nashville.

Name a musician who you’d like to see move here.

Buck Meek.

Finally, what’s in your musical future?

We hope our musical future holds a lot of touring. We’ve finally had the chance to take our music on the road for the first time recently, and it was an absolute blast. Looking forward to more of that as the band grows.

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