July 23rd, 2012, 01:42 PM
If one were to have 48 hours to knock around Nashville, where might be the best little joint (or two) to listen to some great cats playing real country music?
I don't mean to knock the ultra-slick, heavily produced, commercial fare coming out of the city, but one could hear that any day of the week on the radio.
July 23rd, 2012, 01:55 PM
Good question, I will also be there Sept 12 - Sept 16. Any other touristy food -dining-entertainment tips would be helpful.
July 23rd, 2012, 02:16 PM
Check the "Nashville Scene" (http://www.nashvillescene.com) for bands, nightlife, etc.
July 23rd, 2012, 04:21 PM
Not a local but I do a fair amount of business there.
For food, I enjoy the breakfast at loveless cafe http://www.lovelesscafe.com/
I have caught a few great bands at Roberts Western Wear, most notably Don Kelley with JD Simo on guitar. Check their schedule
For awhile Kenny Vaughn was playing the 12 South Tap Room on Mondays, I have yet to see him, but it is on my list.
July 24th, 2012, 12:27 AM
There's also a weekly radio show from the auditorium behind the Loveless, (I think). Jim Lauderdale hosts.
Not exactly country, but check out the Family Wash (http://familywash.com/) in East Nashville. Not a great neighborhood but a great mix of music. Plus, pretty good food. Tuesday is Pint and Pie night.
Check the websites to see who's at 3rd and Lindsley (http://www.3rdandlindsley.com/) and The Basement (http://www.thebasementnashville.com/).
Wherever you go you will not hear a bad band in Nashville.
July 24th, 2012, 07:18 AM
Roberts Western World.....will have Don Kelly band Wed thru Sat.....and you will see some great tele playing by JD Simo....get the fried balogna sandwich and a ying ling (sp?) beer
When Don Kelly is thru, around 10, Jesse the owner and his band take over.....also very good...
There is also a place called the Station in an area known as the Gluch ...
try to catch the Time Jumpers for Western Swing ....Vince Gill sits in once and a while..
Then there is tootsies....next to Roberts....
there is always music playing in the joints on Broadway...
July 24th, 2012, 04:10 PM
I agree. Robert's Western World is only place on lower-broadway still playing really traditional country. The Don Kelly band plays there Wed-Sat, 6-10pm.