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Live Music This Week: Nov. 3-10

What a weekend! Russell Dickerson, Bobby Rush, Anderson East, Brent Cobb, Promised Land Sound, Bonnie Bishop and more!

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Friday 11/4

Uncle Earl & Friends
20S PUB

Chris Taylor
BEARFOOT BEER GARDEN, 8PM

Free Lance Ruckus
BILLY’S CLUBHOUSE

Russell Dickerson
COX CAPITOL THEATRE
The Nashville native and Belmont University alumnus had quite the surprising summer with the incredible grassroots reaction to his current single, “Yours.” The power ballad was selected for Sirius XM’s The Highway Find program, which showcases new, and often times unsigned, artists to country music fans across the country. And with his song competing with artists such as Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan on the satellite radio station’s weekly Hot 45 countdown, and successfully reaching #15, listeners have spent the entire summer discovering Dickerson. In just a few short weeks, Dickerson’s fans have solidified him unanimously as the next big thing.

Walker McGuire
THE CRAZY BULL

The Bama Gamblers
THE HUMMINGBIRD

Trey Teem and Drew Parker
WILD WING CAFE

Saturday 11/5

Yesterdaze Rock
AP’S HIDDEN HIDEAWAY

Bobby Rush
COX CAPITOL THEATRE
Naming your album after a song entitled “Porcupine Meat” may seem a little unusual unless you’re Bobby Rush, who earned his first gold record in 1971 with a hit entitled “Chicken Heads.” Porcupine Meat is Rush’s debut release for Rounder Records, and one of the best recordings of his astonishing 60-plus year career. Rush has been honored with three Grammy nominations, as well as 41 nominations and 10 awards from the Blues Foundation, and Blues Hall of Fame. But make no mistake: Rush is not your typical octogenarian. At age 82, he exudes the energy of a 20 year old, and is on the road for over 200 dates a year.  His renowned stage act features his famed shake dancers, who personify his funky blues and the ribald humor that he has cultivated during the course of his storied career.

Steve & Dave
CHASEN’S LOUNGE

Trea Landon
THE CRAZY BULL

The Skeeterz
BILLY’S CLUBHOUSE

Dank w/ The Lonely Biscuits
THE HUMMINGBIRD

Wes & Ronnie
WILD WING CAFE

Sunday 11/6

Anderson East w/Brent Cobb
COX CAPITOL THEATRE
A singer and songwriter whose music is a potent, heartfelt fusion of soul, rhythm & blues, gospel, early rock & roll, and a dash of country, Anderson East was born in 1988 in Athens, Alabama, a small town not far from Huntsville. As word of mouth spread about Anderson and his music, he crossed paths with producer Dave Cobb, who was at the controls for critically acclaimed albums by Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell. When Cobb launched his own label, Low Country Sound, distributed by Elektra Records, Anderson was brought on board, and his major-label debut, Delilah, was released in 2015. Brent Cobb has penned songs for several major label projects, including Kellie Pickler and Luke Bryan. And he’s now makeing a name for himself as a solo artist. The 24-year-old from Americus is now collaborating and playing with some of the biggest names in Nashville.

Thursday 11/10

Field Note Stenographers Presents The Living Room Concert Series with Promised Land Sound  & Jake Xerxes Fussell
COX CAPITOL THEATRE
Promised Land Sound, Nashville’s finest purveyors of febrile root-work psychedelia, chose to begin at the beginning; they named themselves after an immortal road-dogging Chuck Berry jam and proceeded from there. For such a young band—though they’re now all in their twenties, some weren’t even of legal drinking age when they released their debut—they’re remarkably attuned to historical precedents. The self-titled first album mined the same red dirt/swamp boogie as the Flying Burritos and Gene Clark. As a teenager, Jake Fussell began playing and studying with elder musicians in the Chattahoochee Valley, apprenticing with Piedmont blues legend Precious Bryant (“Georgia Buck”), with whom he toured and recorded, and riding wild with Alabama bluesman, black rodeo rider, rye whiskey distiller, and master dowser George Daniel. This intimate concert series  is general admission, limited seating. $10.

Bonnie Bishop
THE CRAZY BULL
It’s only a matter of time until Hollywood snaps up the story of how singer-songwriter Bonnie Bishop connected with Dave Cobb, one of the hottest producers in the business, to unlock her inner soul singer and record the best album of her career: “Ain’t Who I Was” (May 27; Thirty Tigers/RED). Even though Bishop can barely believe it herself, it’s a story that will need no dramatic embellishment, because every twist of fate — and faith — is absolutely true.
Before landing with Cobb, whose credits include Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson, Bishop had thrown in the towel on her country-leaning career, too frustrated, beat-up and broke to go on after 13 years, five albums and one failed marriage. It landed on the rag pile despite monogramming by her idol, Bonnie Raitt, who recorded a Bishop/Big Al Anderson co-write on her comeback album, “Slipstream.” The song, “Not Cause I Wanted To,” topped the New York Times’ year-end best-of list, then “Slipstream” won 2012’s Best Americana Album Grammy. Bishop also popped onto iTunes’ country chart in 2013 with a song delivered by Connie Britton, the star of ABC-TV’s hit series “Nashville.”
But a girl can only live so long on accolades and exposure. After spending 200 nights a year on the road — loading her own gear, running her own sound and sleeping in her van — and still not earning enough to afford Christmas presents for her family, Bishop knew she’d hit a dead end.
“I started to break down mentally and physically from the stress,” she confesses. When a panic attack sent her to a Nashville emergency room, she was told to take a rest. So Texas-raised Bishop, who’d moved to Nashville in the hopes of writing Raitt-worthy songs, retreated to her parents’ ranch in Wimberley, outside of Austin. Feelings of failure and despair gnawed at her psyche; she went into mourning for the death of her dream.
“I spent three months crying and feeling sorry for myself, then decided I had to figure out what to do,” explains Bishop, her voice bright and cheerful. “I had all these amazing stories from the road, and I started writing them down as a way of healing. Then stories from childhood started coming out, and I started seeing these threads in my stories in a way that allowed me to celebrate what I had done, instead of beating myself up for having failed. I thought maybe I could make a career doing that. So I applied to graduate school.”
But before leaving Nashville, she called Thirty Tigers co-founder David Macias, whose multi-faceted entertainment company handles Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, Simpson and Isbell — whose Cobb-produced release won 2015’s Best Americana Album Grammy.
“David always believed in me,” Bishop says. “I told him what was going on in my life, and he said, ‘I don’t think your music career is over. You just need to make a great record with a real producer.’”
He sent Cobb some demos. Cobb invited her to lunch. At the time, he was working with Stapleton, recording what would become 2015’s Best Country Album Grammy winner and 2016’s ACM Album of the Year. Bishop flew to Nashville to meet him. Cobb told her she should be singing soul, not country, and that he’d been wanting to record a soul album. The rest is history and Bonnie Bishop is quickly becoming the hottest artist on the Americana charts.

Walker Lukens w/ Hindsight
THE HUMMINGBIRD

Friday 11/11

Yesterdaze Rock
20S PUB

Drew Whitehead
BEARFOOT BEER GARDEN, 8PM

Matt Pippin
BILLY’S CLUBHOUSE

Jerry Garcia Cover Band
COX CAPITOL THEATRE

Chuck Courtenay
THE CRAZY BULL

Wrenn w/Rewind Retry
THE HUMMINGBIRD

From Within
WILD WING CAFE
Steve is one half of the long time acoustic duo “Steve & Mike” who have played together for over 25 years. Creamer is a guitarist with the band “SLICE” since 2000. Together, they have formed a unique blend of songs not done by many local artists… so they are two guys “From Within” two other bands. Pretty simple. We’d love to have you join us!

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