What are your favorite places to go out and listen to FREE music in and around Nashville? Here are some of ours.
A classic little hole-in-the-wall place for live music is the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville -- it only seats 90 people max. Songwriters sit "in the round" and tell the stories behind hit songs you hear on the radio (from the actual songwriters who wrote them). Here's what you can expect before you go to the Bluebird Cafe for the first time, photos from our trips to the Bluebird, comparisons to other live music venues, and insider secrets for making reservations at the Bluebird Cafe.
Last night we got to see Shawn Mullins perform “in the round” at the Bluebird Cafe. What a treat! There’s nothing better than seeing your favorite performers in small settings like such small, intimate places. Along with Shawn Mullins were Chuck Cannon and Mac Davis. I know… what a group! And we had great seats.
We saw some rising stars at the Bluebird Cafe the other night. Overall, it was a great show. And the best part… you never know which ‘no-name’ you see today is going to be tomorrow’s next big star!
If you’re planning a visit to the Bluebird Cafe, here are some great tips before you go. Plus, our recommendations for making a reservation.
Thinking of going to the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville for the first time? Here’s what you can expect. Local residents share insider secrets and little-known facts about Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe.
The latest buzz in Franklin these days is what the new Listening Room Cafe will be like! Most are excited to see another live music venue coming to downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Word is, the doors will open in February ’07.
Here are our favorite places in Franklin and Nashville to hear live music in an intimate setting where you can get up close and personal with the singers & songwriters.
Who’s Crystal Taliefero?… Only the biggest name in backup singers on the planet! Here’s everything you could possibly want to know about Crystal Taliefero. She has performed on hundreds of albums and toured with legendary artists including John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Faith Hill, Brooks & Dunn, Michael McDonald, Bob Seger, Foreigner, Meat Loaf, Garth Brooks, Montgomery Gentry, Van Zandt, and dozens more! See how one girl (me) from Bloomington Indiana now living in Nashville Tennessee has become strangely “connected” to Crystal Taliefero (also from Bloomington and now living in Nashville).
Nashville’s Lari White performs Johnny Cash songs on Broadway in ‘Ring of Fire’. Plus, she’s producing Country music albums, including Toby Keith’s latest album called ‘White Trash With Money’.
We got our hands on his latest album ‘Born To Roll’ last week… and I haven’t taken it out of the CD player since! Here’s our review of Johnny Reid’s ‘Born To Roll’ CD.
A photo summary of our night at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville to see Dylan Altman — he has a few hits on the radio with Trace Adkins and Tim McGraw; Sean ‘Turk’ McNamara — an Irish Pub ‘regular’ kinda guy; Morry Trent — more of a songwriter than a singer, but every word comes straight from the heart; Johnny Reid — a Canadian superstar who’s now making it big in the States; and Franky Perez — one to watch for.
Jeffrey Steele is one of our favorite songwriters of all time. Plus, he’s a great performer to watch… especially in small venues where you’re up close and personal with this energetic character! Here’s our best stuff about Jeffrey Steele
Craig Wiseman doesn’t have an official website. Judging from our hits on a daily basis, this site might be serving as Craig Wiseman’s official homepage! Check it out…
Well, well… it looks like the “new neighbors” who moved in next door to us are none other than big-time Canadian singer/songwriter Johnny Reid, along with his beautiful wife and two adorable young sons!…
We went to the Bluebird Cafe for an ‘in the round’ line-up of songwriters that we could not pass up: Tony Mullins, Craig Wiseman, Bob DiPiero, and Jeffrey Steele. Here are photo highlights…
I long for the day that it becomes commonplace to see and hear the name of the songwriter — in addition to the singer — on all music radio and video channels!
We live in Franklin, Tennessee — Williamson County. Here are the reasons we think the Nashville area is one of the best places to live!
It seems quite appropriate that we eventually ended up living in Music City, USA since we have a unique appreciation for songwriters, the music industry, and songs that aren’t necessarily mainstream. We feel so fortunate to live in Nashville, Tennessee because it’s such a musically-rich town. Here’s everything we love about Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee.
Not only can you scoop up a really good deal on groceries at Puckett’s, but you can also catch some pretty amazing live musical performances there on Friday nights. And we’re not just talking about no-names here… the songwriter nights at Puckett’s Grocery feature some of the most talented songwriters in and around Nashville!
Jim and I first learned about Ashley Cleveland and her music when she filled in for one of our song-leaders at church one Sunday. She sings a lot of ‘traditional hymns’ but she really rocks them out!
Here’s a collection of Tony Mullins photographs taken at Puckett’s Grocery in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee and at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee:…
Here’s a growing collection of photographs of singers and songwriters that we’ve crossed paths with in some musical setting — like at the Bluebird Cafe, or the Grand Ole Opry, or even at a Rock Concert! Some are up-and-comers….
Leslie Satcher is a great songwriter who plays at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville a lot.
Here are some photographs of Leslie Satcher singing “in-the-round” at the Bluebird Cafe.
Phil Vassar happened to be playing at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville one night, and we happened to be there, in the front row taking pictures of him playing the keyboards and singing all his hit songs. Here are…
Following are some closeup photographs of Lari White taken at the Bluebird Cafe where she was singing and playing keyboards in-the-round all night…..
Sarah Buxton was in the audience to watch friends perform at the Bluebird Cafe one night, when those ‘in the round’ invited her to sing a song of her own! Here are the photos, along with some other fun facts and Sarah Buxton videos…
A small collection of photographs taken of Jim Reilley at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. He’s a popular songwriter who’s well-connected in the music industry….
Here are some up-close-and-personal photographs of Ashley Cleveland, one of my favorite singers and songwriters who happens to live in Nashville….
Here’s a collection of Amy Grant photographs. Most were taken while she was singing and playing the guitar at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. Some shot capture she and Vince singing together…
Vince Gill is the “guy next door” around Nashville… He’s frequently spotted at hockey games, his daughter’s singing engagements, at the Grand Ole Opry, and more. Here’s a small collection of Vince Gill photographs taken in and around Nashville…