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Been to Nashville..........

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by J Lacey, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. J Lacey

    J Lacey Tele-Holic

    Jul 19, 2006
    North Georgia
    Watched JD Simo for an hour about 10 feet away from the stage at Roberts in Nashville Saturday night. Playing an RS guitars Tele. Now it's Tues. and I still can't get my head back on straight. Blew us away. If you havn't seen or heard of JD...........check him out. Im sellin' my stuff.


  2. flag72

    flag72 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 20, 2009
    whats an RS guitar:?::oops:

  3. garytelecastor

    garytelecastor Poster Extraordinaire

    Wait a minute or two, we might have a garage sale.

    Nothing derogatory meant, but he kind of looks like Sererus Snape.

  4. garytelecastor

    garytelecastor Poster Extraordinaire

    I guess he is playing with Don Kelley.
    That's where Albert Lee, Brent Mason, both got their starts.

  5. J Lacey

    J Lacey Tele-Holic

    Jul 19, 2006
    North Georgia
    Thanks Gary for the info and link. Yes the Don Kelley Band. Also got to see the stand up bass player slick Joe Fick which was a treat as well. I was there working a trade show all weekend at the convention center at the opry land hotel and wanted to take my helper down town since he'd never seen Gruhn's(sp?) guitars (he plays as well) or any of the night life there. Had seen JD on you tube alot and hoped to find Roberts. I knew that area had all those 'ol rough bars 'cause I'd been there before but wasn't sure if that's where Roberts was. Sure enough it didn't take long to find our way there and it was standing room only but worth it. Pretty impressive to say the least.


  6. tele salivas

    tele salivas Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 5, 2008
    I've always wondered about their guitars. My Esquire is loaded up with their works. Probably going to load my Teisco up with some more. Something about having a big ass shiny capacitor in the signal. JD Simo sounds fantastic through that Marshall at the shop. Very cool player.

  7. hwy145

    hwy145 Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 11, 2010
    I saw JD last April a few times. He is an amazing picker! Don't do yourself the disservice of missing Monty Good and the Honky Tonk Heroes. There are a couple players, and they are amazing...albeit a bit less flashy with their stage presence.

    James Mitchell, in particular

  8. bargoedboy

    bargoedboy Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 16, 2008
    I saw JD with Don Kelly band sept 10. Great player, bloody loud though. surprised me to be honest how loud bands play in Nashville.
    Not sure if I agree with Albert Lee getting his "start" with Don Kelly though:lol:

  9. Martin R

    Martin R Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 26, 2008
    Don't know if the thread is about Robert's or JD...but I'd like to put a plug in for some clubs that aren't downtown.

    Third and Lindsley, The Basement and Mercy Lounge/Cannery are all near downtown and always have great bands, (of course, every band playing in Nashville is awesome).

    And my absolute favorite club is The Family Wash in East Nashville. Check out Tuesday nights...Pint and a Pie for $10, short sets by neighborhood musicians, (you'll be amazed at the folks you recognize), and the bar owner's band usually closes the night, and this is a good thing.

  10. garytelecastor

    garytelecastor Poster Extraordinaire

    Yeah, my mistake. Sorry. It was late and I had just read an article with an Albert Lee interview, so he was kind of on my brain.

    I meant Johnny Hiland, Redd, Kenny Vaughn, and Guthrie Trapp.

    I screwed up, I wanted to post Redd, but I was tired. Again, my apologies.

  11. jaxn slim

    jaxn slim TDPRI Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    He's a great player.

  12. DblStop

    DblStop Tele-Holic

    Mar 19, 2003
    Nashville Tenn.
    Don Kelly has turned out lots of killer players Brent Mason,Redd Volkaert,Johnny Hilland,Guthrie Trapp,and add JD to the list.

  13. DblStop

    DblStop Tele-Holic

    Mar 19, 2003
    Nashville Tenn.

  14. guitar dan

    guitar dan Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 19, 2011

  15. momotrucker

    momotrucker Tele-Meister

    Aug 11, 2006
    but what does he do for an encore?

  16. Donelson

    Donelson Tele-Afflicted

    May 31, 2011
    Nashville TN
    I try to "get into" this recent country guitar stuff, like this cat, but . . . just don't like it. Maybe that sounds stupid, but it's my impression. Seems like 90% rock, 10% country. I'd personally prefer the opposite percentages.

  17. ruger9

    ruger9 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 31, 2004
    Hackettstown, NJ
    those are all the places we DIDN'T get to, simply because they weren't within walking distance (we stayed 3 blocks from Broadway/Honky Tonk Row), and the wife and I wanted to "enjoy ourselves", if you know what I mean, :cool: Next time I go, I'll definitely hit the places I missed last time.

  18. ruger9

    ruger9 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 31, 2004
    Hackettstown, NJ
    i don't divide by genres anymore. It's either "good" or it's "not." JD is "good". As is the Don Kelley band, who I think you would like very much if you're into traditional country... alot of their setlist is Cash, Haggard, etc... with a hot-rodded guitar player. JD brings the house down every set.

    Go to youtube and check out Don Kelley Band

  19. jklotz

    jklotz Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 10, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    Yup, that's modern country for ya.

    I also saw him in Nashville a month or so back and he is a great guitar player, but definitely leaning more to the rock side of things. From what I was told, he has his own side band and they do all bluesy rock stuff and no country.

    Interesting interview here. He talks about how he was just about on the street when DK met him.

  20. paulitik

    paulitik Tele-Meister

    Jun 30, 2011
    Alexandria, VA
    I've seen great bands at every place you mentioned.

    I used to live about 2-3 blocks away from the Family Wash. GREAT Bar. The rock scene in Nashville is every bit as good as the Country scene. I had a lot of fun the few years I lived there. I wish DC's scene was as good. Thank goodness for the 9:30 club and the Black Cat.

    Don't forget Exit In, and I forgot the name of the bar across the street, I've seen a bunch of great bands there too.

    BTW, Robert's is my favorite of the Honky Tonks. definitely more Rockabilly than Country. I'd take friends that hated Country there and they always had a good time.

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