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Monday, June 29, 2015

Boston's Parlour Bells to rock The Outlaw Roadshow Nashville!

Parlour Bells are all about the mood and the excitement. Having seen the project unfold from a duo to a full band, with all players dedicated to the explosion that occurs on stage, I fully suspect that the Parlour Bells set could end up being one of the most talked about at this year's Outlaw Roadshow Nashville

At the core of at all is the showman Glenn di Benedetto, whose fearless stage presentations (celebratory of Greg Dulli and David Bowie's lyrical content and ferocious in intensity like Perry Farrell) will mesmerize our audiences. 



Parlour Bells co-founder Nate Leavitt is something like a New England rock god, bringing the rock guitar and a whole lot more to a handful of outstanding music projects. Magen Tracy, Brendan Boogie and Paul Myers - each adept professionals in their own right, round out the band. This powerful combination makes Parlour Bells something of a Boston-area Super Band! Parlour Bells play the Friday night 7/17. This should be one hell of an amazing ride!

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The Outlaw Roadshow is absolutely free to the public (ticket giveaways begin soon!) July 17 & 18 at the Mercy and High Watt in downtown Nashville. New artists announced each day!


Saturday, June 27, 2015

American Hotel has thrown in with The Outlaw Roadshow!

SOARING ROCK!   So much music out there and a good bit of it is catchy. Only every so often do you hear a band and know right away you're in love with what you heard and their potential. American Hotel is one of those bands this year at The Outlaw Roadshow Nashville. Just have a listen to, "Pretty Young Girl" and try to put yourself in the imaginary front row. Now open your eyes and realize you can throw in with us and celebrate this winning band's sound. American Hotel will appear Saturday, July 18 at the Mercy Lounge.  


American Hotel is a new collaborative project featuring Jesse Hall, Jeremy Lister, Justin Loucks, Adam Binder, Anthony Fiacco, and Vince Gard. The band showcases 3 lead singers (Hall, Lister, Loucks) & is currently recording their debut album, eyeing a mid-year release.

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The Outlaw Roadshow is absolutely free to the public (ticket giveaways begin soon!) July 17 & 18 at the Mercy and High Watt in downtown Nashville. New artists announced each day!


Friday, June 26, 2015

American Idol's Morgan Ovens joins The Outlaw Roadshow Nashville!

“My whole life I’ve been doing music - I’ve never had a Plan B.” Those are the words spoken by Morgan Ovens as she addressed the judges on last season's American Idol. 

Singularly focused on her music, Morgan has embarked on this perilous journey (professional music) armed with undeniable talent and unending charm. Her songs reflect her strength and integrity but in that voice; delivered in those lyrics are her surrender to  and in those lyrics are her softer side. It's easy to understand how so many can find common ground with her music. This is Morgan Ovens' first ever appearance on The Outlaw Roadshow. Ovens plays Nashville on Saturday 7/18. Be prepared for a strong, country-tinged pop set that will probably melt your heart. 

Meet Morgan Ovens - Hailing from snowy Canada, Morgan took a giant leap and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at 18 years old to pursue her career in country music. She was quickly signed to an independent label, and jumped headfirst into writing and recording her first EP. Yet in the midst of making music videos, photo shoots, and working with some of the top people in the music industry, she felt like something was missing. She started to feel a yearning to head out West.

Not one to ignore her intuition, Morgan moved to Los Angeles, California, with the hope of not only finding her sound, but finding herself. Days spent oceanside writing lyrics in a journal turned into open mic nights throughout Venice Beach and West Hollywood, and the rebirth of her music began to sound like the love child of Tove Lo and Alanis Morrissette.


Since then, Morgan has been unstoppable, headlining her own tour in China, getting booked for numerous residency gigs throughout Southern California, and becoming a contestant on American Idol last season, where she got a unanimous “yes” from those judges. Morgan is currently in the studio, sometimes accompanied by her Great Dane pup, working on her first pop album.


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The Outlaw Roadshow is absolutely free to the public (ticket giveaways begin soon!) July 17 & 18 at the Mercy and High Watt in downtown Nashville. New artists announced each day!


Buffalo Rodeo joins the Outlaw Roadshow Nashville!

Somewhere on the outskirts of reality, the denizens of that edge world need music. Soft and full of light, this place deserves someone like Buffalo Rodeo to play for their. Ethereal sounds echoing of early Pink Floyd stirred with the modern, rock quirk of Tame Impala - there is a perfect balance here. (Think Brian Jonestown Massacre without all that heaviness.) Every few years we get to work with the provocateurs of these psychedelic waters. Not since Puerto Rico's Fantasmes graced the Outlaw stage in Austin TX in 2012, have I felt so strongly about a band in this category, however. Buffalo Rodeo are gifted everything and nothing all at once and that's exactly what we need! Welcome to The Outlaw Roadshow.



Formed around 2008 in a music-thirsty gulch of the hills of Bowling Green, KY around the likes of Cage the Elephant, Sleeper/Agent, and Morning Teleportation, Buffalo Rodeo has worked tirelessly as an independent band securing shows at festivals such as Riot Festival (Chicago), Moontower Music Festival, The Big To-Do Festival, Starry Nights Music & Arts Festival as well as booking tours and traveling through most of the eastern half of the United States. Comprised of original members Nate Davis (guitar), Zach Preston (vocals), and Ryan Gilbert (drums), Buffalo Rodeo added Jordan Reynolds (keys, vocals) in 2012 along with Patrick Duncan (bass) and Kevin Creambus (van) the following year to result in a road-hungry combination ready to bring vibrations to all the right eardrums. 

The band's latest release, "123 Water" is what you're listening to and is completely worth every second of your time. I would recommend you not miss the band's set with us in Nashville on Friday 7/17.

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The Outlaw Roadshow is absolutely free to the public (ticket giveaways begin soon!) July 17 & 18 at the Mercy and High Watt in downtown Nashville. New artists announced each day!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Midnite on Pearl Beach to breakout at The Outlaw Roadshow Nashville!


BREAKING OUT - One of the music acts I am the most excited to see in Nashville this year is Midnite On Pearl Beach. The Chicago-by-way-of-Louisiana band have a really fantastic pop sensibility, an even better sense of rhythm and flow - and at the heart of it all are the vocals and creative wit of Justin Jahnke.. a gifted, vastly under-celebrated musician who has definitely made my life better the last few years. Now it's your turn..




A mainstay on my weekly radio program, these layered tracks provide cinematic backdrops for listeners - one after the next; an almost impossible feat when most people aren't constructing records any longer. The upcoming LP, Scrowlers, is set for release this fall.  Get ready to be blown away by this band in their first ever Outlaw Roadshow appearance on Saturday 7/18.





"We are pushers of the rock 'n roll junk cart, purveyors of dusty soul, and peddlers of hazy psychedelia, " writes Jahnke in our email about the band's set in Nashville. "Midnite on Pearl Beach is alive, real, and deep." 




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The Outlaw Roadshow is absolutely free to the public (ticket giveaways begin soon!) July 17 & 18 at the Mercy and High Watt in downtown Nashville. New artists announced each day!