In Nashville, this is the best time of year. For starters, it gets cooler and the mosquitoes relinquish their hold on the outdoors. You can sit on your porch again and sip a mug of coffee in the morning. Feel decent.
I’ve been woodshedding all summer and writing songs in preparation for a new album. Songwriting takes time, and quiet moments are a commodity that is in short supply for the musician-father-with a full time job. Add to this a love affair with fly fishing, and you can pretty much plan on everything taking longer than you’d like.
We had a blast performing at this summer’s Pickin’ Party at Cornielia Fort. Here are some great photos, courtesy of Mickey Bernal. I guess “accordion face” is a real thing…
L-R: Brett Resnick, Nick Beaudoing, Alec Newnam, Nate Felty and Billy Contreras
In the meantime, we’ve booked some shows at one of Nashville’s top music venues, the American Legion Post 82. In some cities, the Legion is where country bands are sent to pasture — a quasi-retirement where weekend gigs mean a quick payday while you drink free Michelob and play country standards to a family crowd munching on steak dinners (nothing wrong with this btw). Not so in East Nashville. Honky-Tonk Tuesday is your foremost destination for top country bands playing originals and standards for a dance crowd that routinely packs the floor.
More gigs are on the way. Until then, I’ll be giving a legal lecture on Copyright Registration on August 27th for the CDBaby DIY Conference in Nashville. Copyright law may be dreary, but breaking it down for DIY musicians is always a pleasure.
There will be fishing too. Many more like this one. Many, many more.