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

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

  1. ruger9

    ruger9 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 31, 2004
    Hackettstown, NJ
    yeah, I was all ready to love Tootsie's, because of it's reputation of course, but between being too packed to even get in, and the bands being good but not great, we had MUCH more fun at Robert's. The best musicians/bands I saw were at Robert's. At least the week we were there.

    I found it interesting how quite a few musicians play in multiple bands... I'd see Slick Joe Fick playing in a rockabilly band, then after go do 3 sets with Don Kelley because his normal bass player couldn't make it. Then I saw a female fiddle player who was playing in a Hank III-type band, head over to Printer's alley after the gig to play fiddle in a cover band later that night.

    Joe Fick told me he (and the GOOD bands...the ones that are always playing like Don Kelley) makes about $250 each per night...per band member. ALL of it from the "pickle jar" (passed around for band tips)... the bars don't pay the band anything. $1000/night is a pretty good payout for a band.
     
  2. Zac

    Zac Tele-Meister

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    Mar 30, 2003
    TN
    JD is a great player. One not to be missed if you are headed to Nashville. Wed-Sat 6-10pm. When you get hungry, head next door to Jack's BBQ.
     
  3. mickmac

    mickmac Tele-Holic

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    Mar 2, 2011
    Athens,Georgia
    Been there too...love that place...Travis Mann Band is pretty awesome with Kenny Vaughan on guitar too.
     
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  5. jeepnstein

    jeepnstein Tele-Meister

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    Jan 9, 2009
    Ohio
    That is just plain sick. I'm thinking he can play whatever he darn well wants.
     
  6. KMoss

    KMoss TDPRI Member

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    Jan 4, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    Hey J, glad ya had a good time here in Nashville. Come back when ya stay longer. This town's full of great pickers. You're always welcome...we got plenty of room.
     
  7. ruger9

    ruger9 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 31, 2004
    Hackettstown, NJ
    Kenny Vaughan plays with Travis Mann... CURRENTLY????
     
  8. ruger9

    ruger9 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 31, 2004
    Hackettstown, NJ
    Well, he claims he can't really chicken pick- he flatpicks everything. But do a search in this forum for "simo" in the titles, and there's a recent thread with alot of discussion about him.
     
  9. AJ Love

    AJ Love Tele-Afflicted

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    Jul 10, 2005
    Madison WI
    JD is a great guitar player. Apparently Kenny Vaughan is playing an RS Guitarworks Tele lately, too, that Silver Sparkle Tele that Kenny has been playing lately on the Marty Stuart show is made by RS Guitarworks

    There's no shortage of great guitarists in Nashville, including of course Steve Wariner, Vince Gill & Brent Mason...

    As far as Lower Broadway goes, check out the Silver Threads sometime, with the Legendary Rich Gilbert on guitar (Joe Fick plays with them alot too). Also Rick Wright plays on Lower Broadway sometimes, too, and Rod Riley is another super great guitar player down there, too

    There's a singer down there on Lower Broadway named Sarah Gayle Meech, she's someone to really keep an eye on, an incredible Country voice, she's got a little bit of a Loretta Lynn thing she can do with her voice

    I love Nashville. Hope to live there someday
     
  10. AJ Love

    AJ Love Tele-Afflicted

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    Jul 10, 2005
    Madison WI
    OK, found out the band The Music City Playboys with the great Rick Wright on guitar and Randy Mason on drums plays every Monday on Lower Broadway at Nashville Crossroads, and then they play every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Music City Bar and Grill (2416 Music Valley Drive - Unit 161)

    If you like Tradition Country guitar pickin', Rick Wright is fantastic

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Music-City-Playboys/162313000479941?sk=wall
     
  11. AJ Love

    AJ Love Tele-Afflicted

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    Jul 10, 2005
    Madison WI
  12. AJ Love

    AJ Love Tele-Afflicted

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    Jul 10, 2005
    Madison WI
  13. AJ Love

    AJ Love Tele-Afflicted

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    Jul 10, 2005
    Madison WI
    Check out who is sitting in on this song (and I believe that is Randy & Brent's Mom on vocals!)

     
  14. AJ Love

    AJ Love Tele-Afflicted

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    Jul 10, 2005
    Madison WI
  15. johnnytronics

    johnnytronics Tele-Holic

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    Feb 20, 2006
    Big Apple, NYC
    The real deal..........Thanks for posting!:p
     
  16. Brandon mac

    Brandon mac Tele-Holic

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    Jun 9, 2009
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    if your in nashville on a monday,you can also watch johnny hiland play at layla's with mike oldham,shaun baker,ron lutrick and steel guitar hall of famer doug jernigan!! my new favorite band on broadway!! im there just about every week and johnny always insists that i sit in for a few songs!!
     
  17. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 18, 2009
    Hogtown,KY.
    I saw Mr. Wright playing with Connie Smith's band. Amazing player.
     
  18. Middleman

    Middleman Friend of Leo's

    Aug 29, 2007
    MV, CA
    I like this guy a lot. Except for two things. He should play a maple neck instead of rosewood and at some point fast becomes like wallpaper. Tasty is in the right note not necessarily the next note.
     
  19. DblStop

    DblStop Tele-Holic

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    Mar 19, 2003
    Nashville Tenn.
    I meant to mention another buddy of mine that plays downtown in Nashville when he's not on the road is Phil Valdez.Monster Tele player and a great guy,he plays for Daryle Singletary,he's got some SMOKING Tele Chops!!
     
  20. bontay50

    bontay50 TDPRI Member

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    Jan 27, 2012
    Hartselle, Al.
    Johnny Hiland is awesome...go to nashville just to hear and watch this legally blind guy play....roberts is my favorite honky tonk on the strip...i have played there, second fiddle and tootsie's...
     
  21. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 18, 2009
    Hogtown,KY.
    What damn difference what fretboard he uses? If you can play any better,i would love to hear it. :cool:
     
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