Communion Nashville returns for another excellent February show! See you all at The Basement on Thursday!
Advanced tickets available at Grimey’s
Doors 7:30PM/Show 8:00PM
**NEW** DJ Set by: Wells & Lt. Dan from Lightning 100
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One night, in the underbelly of Nashville’s outskirts, a man by the name of Cactus Danger Jenkins, was stumbling about in the mist and the cold searching for something that might keep him warm. As he settled in for the night, under his fire-filled interstate canopy, a mysterious figure in a long, exquisite, burlap robe bestowed upon Jenkins a very special gift that was to be passed down to a very particular group of individuals. After a long labor over who this gift was to be given to, Jenkins found who he was looking for in the winter of 2007. He named this group of individuals Eastern Block, and this, is the fruit of Jenkins’ search…
Driven by enthusiastic word-of-mouth promotion and their transparently ecstatic creative energy, Eastern Block has earned a reputation for sophisticated songwriting, catchy arrangements, and veteran stage presence that have earned them a loyal following in Nashville.
St. Paul & the Broken Bones
Paul is a young man who began wailing straight out of the womb, and most folks would agree that he hasn’t stopped since. “Oh what a set of lungs that child has,” they’d say, “he must be destined for something special.” Not wishing to disappoint, and being a good young southern boy, Paul began singing in church, stretching those vocal cords with an eye toward becoming a man of the cloth. As it turns out, however, the cloth didn’t appreciate young Paul’s affinity for dirty jokes, Prince, and Tom Waits, and he was inclined to search elsewhere for co-conspirators. He began plying his trade with whomever would have him, and happily, folks were mostly impressed by his efforts. With a wholly re-imagined take on the sounds he’d grown up singing and seeking, Paul recruited a rag-tag band of loveable weirdoes, visionaries, and hacks to help him harness the power he now knew he possessed. Under the nom du guerre St. Paul and the Broken Bones, the motley crew roams the countryside looking to get cabooses shakin’, faces meltin’, and brothers and sisters everywhere testifyin’.
White Violet is four young men from Athens, GA. Their debut album for Normaltown Records is named Hiding, Mingling. Frontman Nate Nelson has been writing songs for ten years and already has releases out there under his own name. Everything on Hiding, Mingling originated as “Nate Nelson” songs.
But it didn’t end that way. This is White Violet. It’s less a traditional band than an idea: a practical construct within which each composition has its edges erased, its bluntness buffered and its ghosts more elegantly shrouded.
The Farewell Drifters
Rising out of Nashville’s thriving independent music scene, the Farewell Drifters are known for their 60’s era-inspired harmonies and adventurous musical energy. They have crafted a seamless blend of earthy foot-stomping folk rock and intellectual pop with melodic songs that openly explore the brightest and darkest corners of life with raw intensity. The Farewell Drifters have been featured by some of the nation’s leading music press including NPR, CMT.com, Paste Magazine, and American Songwriter, and in addition to the critical praise, their past two albums have charted on Billboard and the Americana Radio Chart.
NEULORE was formed in Nashville, TN in the Autumn of 2009 to tell stories of hope. After releasing a well-crafted EP, “Apples & Eve”, they have begun to take their heartfelt songs to the masses. With a live show that not only entertains, but affects, leaving the audience with a sense that anything is possible, Neulore is captivating the hearts of all who draw near. Describing their sound as “truth in modern tones” and boldly stating that “the new folk music has arrived” they are firmly rooted in the tradition of community, the pursuit of wisdom, and the telling of timeless stories from a fresh perspective.