Raelyn Nelson Band, Erath Old Band, The Yellow Dandies

Raelyn Nelson Band

Erath Old Band

The Yellow Dandies

Fri · April 28, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Raelyn Nelson Band
Raelyn Nelson Band
Country/Garage Rock from Nashville TN

As an aspiring female country artist in Nashville, history suggests that the quickest path to success is somehow aligning oneself with one of the major publishers, producers, songwriters, labels, or managers that are the heart of Music Row. So what do you do if you are an aspiring female country artist in Nashville, and also happen to be the granddaughter of musical icon, Willie Nelson?

You hook up with an independent producer and veteran of the rock/punk scene, write some songs that are part Loretta Lynn, part Cheap Trick, and form the Raelyn Nelson Band.

"I've been told by more than one person in the 'biz' that I'm stubborn like my grandpa. I kind of like that" -Raelyn Nelson.

Raelyn Nelson has been singing since she can remember. Having been raised on a steady diet of traditional country and gospel music, a gift from her grandpa in the form of a guitar during her teenage years was the inspiration she needed to begin writing her own country and folk songs.

Looking for a place to record these songs, a chance meeting through a mutual friend would provide the backdrop for the next step on her non-traditional career path.
Jonathan Bright, veteran of the underground rock scene and independent producer recorded some of these early songs, and they decided to try to write some things together to see what happened.
The result? A completely fresh and original sound, a true hybrid and referred to by some critics as "the first installment in what is surely to be the next hip genre in music: Country/Garage Rock."

With songs written and sound discovered, Jonathan recruited his bandmates (Paulie Simmons and Preach Rutherford) from hard rockers, Defense Wins Championships, and and a rarity in Nashville materialized: A true, honest to goodness BAND, and not a Music Row creation.

"I don't really have any desire to be a 'solo-artist'. Everyone in my family who plays music has always placed a lot of importance on band chemistry, on stage, off stage and in the studio. Our band can almost read each other's minds. Why would I mess with that?"

The Raelyn Nelson Band is currently out supporting their debut EP, available at raelynnelson.com and all digital distributors.
Erath Old Band
Erath Old Band
Country from Nashville TN

If you're into the kitschiness of modern "pop" country, you'll have to pass over singer/songwriter Erath Old. Despite his familiar funky beats and country music "twang," Erath will most certainly reach the pop country charts more for his unique gravelly vocals and not-your-grandmama's sensual hometown lyrics than even for his rugged good looks and masterful stage presence.

One must buckle up for an Erath Old show, even to just listen to his new album, HEARTBEAT, (which is due to be released summer of 2017). From the first note to the last stomp it is clear that his intent is to take you on the ride with him, through his youth, his heart, his hometown, his memories, his people. With a coy grin and a raised eyebrow, Erath Old fuses all we love about the ghosts of country western with the spry rhythms of today's "pop," with a dash of raw grudge that has been a part of his musical development.

You will leave knowing him, maybe even knowing yourself a little better. Your boots will stomp and your toes will tap to anthems, such as "Waiting." You will feel your heart sink with his as he pours out "We Messed It Up." The longing of hope and desperation in his music, the ache in his voice, will take you by surprise. You absolutely won't want to miss it.
The Yellow Dandies
The Yellow Dandies
American Folk from Birmingham AL

American folk music is a diverse eco-system. Artists working within the style have electrified it, orchestrated it, jazzed it up, smoothed it down, re-mixed it, and preserved its original forms. Hill, Hood, and the Yellow Dandies are out to showcase the music’s wild roots and introduce it to new audiences in a provocative, but legitimate way. Blending the traditional and contemporary, the Yellow Dandies approach 60 year old bluegrass standards and 200 year old fiddle tunes with the same manic energy as their own new originals. The band blasts through its live sets with ferocious energy, intricate musicianship, and hilarious songs; keeping the audience on their feet, often dancing, occasionally screaming.
Venue Information:
The Nick
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205