Dom Flemons – Thursday, September 13 – 2-3pm – The Westin, Vanderbilt III

‘Black Cowboys’ (Smithsonian Folkways) has garnered spotlights in Wide Open Country, Cowboys & Indians Magazine, Washington City Paper, American Blues Scene, and American Songwriter. In a performance/chat NPR’s Ann Powers said, “The work Dom Flemons is doing on the West is flat-out revolutionary. Take the time to listen to him talk about ‘Black Cowboys.'”
Dom Flemons – Thursday, September 13 – 8:30pm-9:15pm – the Station Inn
Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin – Thursday, September 13 – 7:30pm-8pm – Radio Café – Green Room Music Source East Nashville Party
Schmidt has won a Kerrville New Folk award and was named to the Chicago Tribune’s 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years. “Standard Deviation” is the first single from his 2019 album of the same title, which will marks 10 albums and 20 years as a recording artist. His hometown Austin Chronicle said, “Danny Schmidt is spoken of in reverent tones.” Q called his art “beautifully crafted, lonesome pines music and complex beguiling words.” As fellow songwriter Jeffrey Foucault put it: “Everything about the man is gentle, except for his capacity for insight, which is crushing.” He recently released the single “Standard Deviation,” which was posted to Wide Open Country and played on an episode of Welcome To Night Vale and will be played on an episode of Star Talk (with Neil deGrasse Tyson).
Kevin Gordon – Friday, September 14 – 5:30-7 – City Winery Lounge in round w/ Paul Burch and Becky Warren, presented by 30A Songwriters Festival
“Brilliance… Mesmerizing… Gordon delivers another album that comes as close to sonic poetry as anything from any musician who hasn’t already won a Nobel Prize for literature… earthy, literary music… visceral, electric blues-based vibe.”
– Scott Stroud, Associated Press, July 27, 2018
“Terrific… Another keeper… He’s one of America’s finest, most literary and talented musicians… it’s the way Gordon crafts his words to reflect reality without cliché that helps the music resonate long after the last note has faded.”
– Hal Horowitz, American Songwriter, July 23, 2018
“‘Tilt and Shine’ may be the best rock ’n’ roll album anyone will release this year in Davidson County and its environs… impressive achievement.”
– Edd Hurt, Nashville Scene, July 26, 2018
“I’m struck by his mastery… Nobody in this town is better.”
– Ted Drozdowski, Premier Guitar, September, 2018
Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin – Friday, September 14 at 5:35-6:05 – Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge – 5th Annual Wild Ponies Happy Hour
Melanie Brulée – Friday, September 14 – 6:10-6:35pm – 12th & Porter – Folk Alliance’s Finest Folk
Melanie Brulée – a powerful new Americana voice – will release ‘Fires, Floods & Things We Leave Behind’ on October 19. Inspired by a road trip from Nashville to Las Vegas along Route 66, the music unfolds in widescreen, western textures influenced by Enio Morricone and Quentin Tarantino soundtracks. Her single “I’ll Get Over You” is out now and has already been added to Spotify’s official Down Home Country and Renegade Folk playlists (shareable YouTube link).
Melanie Brulée – Saturday, September 15 – 12:45-1:15pm – InDo Nashville – Canadian Blast
Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin – Saturday, September 15 – 1-1:30pm – Michael Weintrob Photography Studio – Campfire Propaganda AMA Day Party
Leland Sundries – Saturday, Sept 15 – 4-4:45pm – Tennessee Brew Works – Finely Tuned Showcase
+ We completed a Paste Magazine session that streamed live via Facebook and YouTube and is archived on the Paste site.
+ We opened the May 18 Low Cut Connie show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC.
+ We will be releasing the single “If You’re Gonna Drive, I’m Gonna Drink” backed with a punk/Americana version of a traditional cowboy song on September 21 followed by a northeast tour. Click to hear both.
Kevin Gordon – Saturday, Sept 15 – 8-9:30pm – Tennessee Brew Works – Finely Tuned Showcase
Kevin Gordon – Sunday, September 16 – 6-6:45pm – The Compound – Sunday Morning Coming Down