Music in the Music City

Music is in my veins – my mom is a music teacher, I was in choir in high school, and I have an auditory memory, which in addition to making me very good at my job, also makes me associate songs with specific people and memories.  When I moved back to Tennessee, my friend W- told me about his philosophy when it comes to music – being “concert broke”.  After all, we’re young, we’re single, and we live in one of the biggest music cities in the U.S.  Why not enjoy it?

Although I don’t want to go for completely broke, I still like W-‘s idea.  I’ve been to some really great concerts since I moved back, some of which I wouldn’t have otherwise seen to do cost or the fact I didn’t have anyone to go with, and overall I’ve really enjoyed myself in a variety of venues.

Some of my favorite concerts/venues so far:

  • Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.  Great music with a New Orleans-like flair in a place with fantastic acoustics.  Not only did I love the music so much I made a stop at the merch table, Laurie’s comedic sense had the whole house rolling, as well. 
  • Love and Theft at 3rd and Lindsley.  I’m not normally a bar kind of girl, but the atmosphere here was very cool, and the layout is such that everyone has a good view of the stage.  Plus Love and Theft are amazing!  I sang along so much that I just about lost my voice by the end of the night. 
  • Old Crow Medicine Show at The Woods at Fontanel.  I have a love-hate relationship with “Wagon Wheel” = it’s super catchy, but my old neighbors while I was in grad school used to play it every single drunken weekend about 19 times in a row.  Regardless, this was a good concert in a great outdoor venue, and a very successful date night.
  • Live music downtown.  I’m not gonna lie, everyone in Nashville has their own favorite live music venue.  My mom like The Stage.  W- prefers Paradise Park.  My friends from undergrad always went to BB Kings when in town for good live music. Like I said, I’m not much of a bar girl, but if there’s good music, I’m game 🙂



3 thoughts on “Music in the Music City

  1. As in the actor Hugh Laurie from House? I didn’t know he was musically inclined! (I know he wrote a few books here and there). Guess he is a true artist in every sense of the word!

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