with Travis Meadows
Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:00 PM CDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, TN
It’s a wedding ceremony. The groom and visibly pregnant bride are impossibly young—so young, they must still be in high school, or only recently graduated. “Do they know what they’re getting into?” you wonder.
It’s an indelible scene from “Hold On Tight,” a song from I Confess I Was A Fool, Levi Lowrey’s Southern Ground debut. It testifies not only to his skill as a songwriter, but also to his unsparing honesty. You see, he was that nervous groom, all of 19 at the time. And the expectant bride? Now his wife of seven years, and mother of his two small boys. “Hold On Tight” is her favorite song, Lowrey notes.
“I write from true experience,” he says. “And I find a lot of inspiration in sorrow, pain and stupid mistakes.”
It’s that honesty—and the skill with which it’s conveyed—that sets Lowrey apart both as a performer and songwriter. And as word of his prodigious blend of talents spreads, his live audiences keep growing. Truly, after a lifetime of playing music, then seven years of playing in a band before striking out as a singer/songwriter, this is his moment. And I Confess I Was A Fool—with its masterful, song-serving performances, pitch-perfect songcraft and unflinching confessions and observations—is his calling card.