Nashville trip in October

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  1. TelecasterSam

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    I pretty well have Friday, Saturday and Monday scheduled. Where are some good places to hear hot guitar on Sunday? We missed our annual trip last year, so I'm excited!
     
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    About anywhere downtown. Most places charge a cover. I usually walk around broadway and go in if I’m interested in the sounds I’m hearing. I’m not sure on little clubs outside the main downtown area. If you like country, tootsies is the best.
     
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    In Nashville? Anywhere!
     
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    Don't expect to get wall to wall country music just because it's Nashville. I naively did and went there 2 weeks ago hoping to hear some good old down home music. We walked up and down Broadway and was surprised how many bands were playing heavy rock. The band in one bar were playing a Dwight Yoakam song so we went in. By the time we'd got a beer and sat down, they were playing Van Halen followed by Guns 'n Roses.
    It's not all doom and gloom though. Outside one bar right by the Ryman (I think it was called Legends) I heard some fiddle and pedal steel but the queue to get in was right across the pavement so we didn't bother.
    I stand to be corrected by our colonial friends but my impression is that in the USA, a bar band will play anything and and everything over the course of a set, whereas we Brits tend to specialise. I've played blues, rock, country, but never in the same band.
    I hope you enjoy your visit there. If you have time, try to visit the Country Music Hall Of Fame Museum, it's brilliant.
     
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    I love Broadway, even though it has changed some lately..but if your in town on a Tuesday, head over to the American legion #82 for honkey Tonk Tuesday..been 2x and it was awesome...

    another cool thing we found was at Arrington Winery (South out of Nashville) on Sunday afternoons have "Bluegrass at the Barn"
    and "Jazz at the tent"
    People show up with picnic baskets then buy a bottle of wine onsite..grab a picnic table and kick back....
     
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    oh yes check their schedule but The Don Kelly band plays at Roberts Western Wear often and he ALWAYS has a hot guitar picker...they are a real fun band to watch
    Have fun

    cheers
     
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    Station Inn would be my suggestion for some really good music on most any night. For my taste it is much more appealing than most of what I saw happening on Broadway.
     
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    Thanks. We've been to Nashville many times and have seen the museums, Antique Archaeology, a lot of guitar stores, the Opry, and several honky tonks. If I lived there, I'd be going to 3rd And Lindsley a lot. They have a lot of talent almost every night. That Arrington Winery sounds interesting...I'll check it out. If we stick around on Tuesday there is free music at the downtown library around noon we might take in. I haven't been to the Station Inn since the Time Jumpers moved to 3rd and Lindsley, but I hear their bluegrass on Sundays is great. Nashville Palace is a usual stop. I usually have Sunday open, so thanks for the tips.
     
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    I enjoyed my family trip to Nashville. We made moving there (or nearby suburbs) part of our 5-year plan. I would suggest the double deck tour bus ride because you get to see the whole city in less than 2 hours with a guide. I enjoyed it a lot. Remember the places you want to go, and make it your personal trip.
     
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    littlebadboy, I hope that plan works out for you. I'd like to even live two or three hours away instead of seven. With my wife's ailments we need to stop halfway for a hotel. We've been going for 30 years and I always try to find out in advance who is playing where so I can get the most entertainment (good guitar playing, of course) I can squeeze into our three or four day trip!
     
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    Trip report: It was a good one. Opry Friday night, Saturday afternoon at the Musicians Hall Of Fame and Broadway to hear some telecaster players, Saturday night Opry, Sunday at Nashville Palace to hear 50 Shades of Hay, then Becky Hinson and her great band, then Monday night to hear the great Time Jumpers with Andy Reiss, Paul Franklin, Vince Gill, Jeff Taylor, and company. There were lots of great musicians everywhere I went....Oh and Carter Vintage Guitars on Monday morning. I played some of the Leon Rhodes collection they have for sale there, plus many other fine vintage instruments. No complaints!
     
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