August 1 // Fantastic Negrito // The High Watt
Yeah, yeah. NPR. Tiny Desk Concert. That may have been the boost Fantastic Negrito needed to get going, but now he's cruising along on his own, incredibly powerful momentum.
August 2 // Traveller // The Basement East
Supergroups are all relative, in the end. The latest one to crop up in Nashville is this little trio of Robert Ellis, Cory Chisel, and Jonny Fritz. Go see for yourself if the whole is greater than the sum of its artists.
August 4 // Kasey Chambers // City Winery
The Aussie singer/songwriter makes a rare appearance in Nashville to show off her shiny, award-winning new album.
August 7 // Amanda Shires // City Winery
Eight months pregnant, Amanda Shires is a living testament to "leaving it all on the field" … or stage, as the case may be. (And, no. Mr. Shires won't be there. He'll be in Seattle.)
August 20 // The Farewell Drifters // Station Inn
There's no better play in town to hear some pickin' and some sangin'. And, really, not that many better bands in town to do said pickin' and sangin'.
August 21-22 // Langhorne Slim // Mercy Lounge
For everyone who couldn't get into Langhorne Slim's recent album release performance, this two-night stand is for you. Go get your sweat on!
August 26 // Steep Canyon Rangers // City Winery
Like good wine? Like good bluegrass? Here you go.
August 28 // Keb' Mo' // Schermerhorn Symphony Center
It seems fitting that a gentleman of the blues such as Keb' Mo' would do his thing at the Symphony Center. And what a thing he does.
August 29 // Ruby Amanfu // The High Watt
As she gears up to release a solo record, Jack White's "Love Interruption" sidekick is doing three special performances. Luckily for us, she's from Nashville. Hometown crowd better represent!
August 30 // Rayland Baxter // 3rd & Lindsley
This guy. Rayland Baxter and his band will, no doubt, play the crap out of his super-solid new record, Imaginary Man. So, like, you should go enjoy it.