All For Paul: Fred Schneider of The B-52s, Meghan Linsey, Lila McCann, & more

Sat Oct 1 2016

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

The Basement East

917 Woodland St Nashville, TN 37206

All Ages

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All for Paul: A Memorial Benefit for the Family of Musician Paul Gordon is organized by Fred Schneider, Charlie Dahan, Rob Max, Harrison Perry, Judy Rose and Jon Steinick. 

 

Admission to this event allows you to stay thru the Fred Schneider of The B-52s' Love Shack Dance Party starting at 9:30pm.

G.A. (ages 21+) $20 Adv/$25 Day Of Show
G.A. (ages 9-20) $15 Adv/$20 Day Of Show
Children 8 and under FREE

 

Fred Schneider, front-man of The B-52s, will host “All For Paul: A Memorial Benefit” to help raise funds for the family of musician Paul Gordon, on Saturday, Oct. 1at The Basement East in Nashville from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Gordon's wife Jennifer Lysak Gordon and their sons Alec, 13, and Graham, 11, all of whom are Nashville natives. 

In addition to DJ sets by Schneider, acoustic sets will be performed by several of Gordon's notable, Nashville-based industry friends including singer-songwriter and NBC's “The Voice” runner-up Meghan Linsey, certified platinum recording Country artist Lila McCann, singer-songwriter and NBC's “The Voice” contestant Sarah Potenza and singer-songwriter Tyler Davis. The event will also feature a Rock Star-themed silent and online auction.

Paul Christian Gordon (1963-2016) was an accomplished musician, composer and producer who worked with numerous artists including Jennifer Nettles, The Goo Goo Dolls, Lisa Marie Presley and, until his untimely passing in February of this year, The B-52s. Funds raised through the event will be distributed to the Gordon family through the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a non-profit investment trust that provides financial assistance to professional musicians in time of need.

“I'm honored to host this benefit on behalf of Paul, a long-time member of our The B-52s family,” said Schneider. “Attendees will enjoy a variety of great acoustic artists in addition to shaking their honeybuns to my DJ sets – all to honor the memory and assist the wife and children of our dear friend Paul.”

All for Paul: A Memorial Benefit Hosted by Fred Schneider of The B-52s is organized by Fred Schneider, Charlie Dahan, Mike Grimes, Rob Max, Harrison Perry, Judy Rose and Jon Steinick.

All For Paul: Fred Schneider of The B-52s, Meghan Linsey, Lila McCann, & more

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    Fred Schneider

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    Fred Schneider is best known as the lead singer of rock band The B-52s. He's known for his style of reciting poetry over music, called sprechgesang.

    Fred Schneider was born on July 1, 1951 in Newark, New Jersey. Growing up in close proximity to New York City, he was brought up immersed in Broadway show tunes and the New York arts scene. "I used to go to Broadway stuff," he remembered. "The Museum Of Natural History. I'd go with my friends." However, by the time he hit his teenage years, Schneider began to develop more distinctive musical tastes. "I never really sang around the campfire," he said. "Growing up I liked Halloween songs and nutty Christmas songs. When I started collecting records, I was into Motown. I was the only kid at the dance that didn't care to slow dance but was happy for 'Dancing in the Street' or something equally wild. Everybody else wanted to neck, I wanted to do the jerk." Although he enjoyed singing and writing songs as a teenager, Schneider never imagined making a career out of music—or anything else, for that matter. "I never was a 'when I grow up I want to be' kind of kid," he explained.

    Schneider attended the University of Georgia, where he intended to study forestry. He recalled that for one open-ended final project he decided on a whim to write a book of poetry. "I just sat down and wrote everything that was in my head and I got an A," he said. "The teacher wrote, 'I didn't really understand any of this but I can see that you're serious.'" Still, Schneider soon dropped out of college and worked a variety of jobs—as a janitor and a driver for meals-on-wheels, for example—to make ends meet.

    At this time, during the mid-1970s, the town of Athens, Georgia had very little in the way of the vibrant music scene it is known for today. "Athens was so boring," Schneider recalled. "At the time, it wasn't the music Mecca it is today. Now, you can see five bands a night. Back then, it was one band on the weekend, and it was usually a fraternity band." To fill this musical and cultural void, Schneider and four of his friends—Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson and Ricky Wilson—decided to form a band. According to the band's website, the five friends declared themselves a band "on an October night in 1976 following drinks at an Athens Chinese restaurant." They named themselves the B-52's, a southern slang term for the wild bouffant hairdos sported by the band's two female members.

    Schneider later recalled the early evolution of the band: "Good friends of mine were having a Valentine's party, and I said, 'Oh, I'm in a band.' We didn't have a name or anything. I said 'Do you want us to play for it?' and they said 'Sure.' And I went and told the others, and they said 'We need a name.' Keith came up with B-52s. And we started playing around at people's parties ... and it took off from there." Throughout the late 1970s, the B-52's took regular weekend road trips to play such venues as Max's in Kansas City and CBGB in New York City. Rocking elaborate 1950s-style hairdos and outlandish outfits, The B-52's built up a strong following wherever they toured, thrilling fans with their upbeat punk sound and high-energy dancing.

    In 1979, the band signed with Warner Bros. Records and released their self-titled debut album, which sold 500,000 copies behind the party rock hits "Rock Lobster" and "52 Girls." Their 1980 follow-up, Wild Planet, proved to be another commercial success and critical darling, powered by singles such as "Private Idaho," Give Me Back My Man" and "Strobe Light." Two further hit albums, Mesopotamia (1982) and Whammy! (1983), established The B-52's as one of the favorite bands of the early MTV era.

    In 1985, at the peak of their success, The B-52's suffered a tragic loss when guitarist Ricky Wilson died of AIDS. Persevering in the aftermath of Wilson's loss, The B-52's released the album they had recorded shortly before his death, Bouncing Off The Satellites, in 1986, scoring big hits with the songs "Summer of Love" and "Wig."

    In addition to his long tenure with The B-52's, Schneider has enjoyed a successful solo career as both a musician and an actor. He has released two solo albums, Fred Schneider & The Shake Society (1984) and Just Fred (1996). In 2006, Schneider formed a synthetic pop band called The Superions, releasing both a self-titled EP and an album, Destination... Christmas!, in 2010. Schneider has also worked sporadically as an actor in films such as The Flintstones (1994) and The Rugrats Movie (1998).

    After three decades as a rock star, Schneider remains busier than ever while recording and performing with both of his bands. As he willingly admits, part of his continued motivation to make music after all these years is financial. "I'm not wealthy. We only started making money after Cosmic Thing," Schneider said in a recent interview. "I live pretty modestly. I'm not broke, but I can't retire." However, with a slew of timeless rock hits on his resume, Schneider's reputation is secure, and he often confronts his status as living legend in interesting ways. "I've actually gone to hotels and there'll be a wedding band doing 'Love Shack,' he said. "And I look in, and the bride and the groom...everyone's dancing. It's sort of weird."

  • Meghan Linsey

    Meghan Linsey

    Country

    Powerful. Soulful. Distinctive. These are just a few of the adjectives used to describe the incredible voice and natural allure of Meghan Linsey. She uses her voice and overall presence, along with the songs she so carefully crafts, to tell the stories she wants, or more accurately, “needs” to tell.

    Her years growing up in the musical melting pot in and around New Orleans are what she credits as influences of her unique sound. “I grew up listening to Etta James, Aretha Franklin, and my favorite… Whitney Houston,” Meghan says. “I loved the soulfulness of their voices. But I also fell in love with the storytelling of country music and the songs of artists like Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker and Patty Griffin. Anything with grit and soul really resonated with me growing up, and it still does.”

    At age 14, Meghan started playing shows with her own band and a short year later she was opening for acts such as Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton at events around Louisiana and Texas. She also began to make regular trips to Nashville to play at the legendary Bluebird Cafe. “I played the early slot, but I would always stay for the late show because that’s when so many of the great songwriters I loved would play,” she says. It wasn’t long before she began writing with many of those same songwriters.

    After graduation, Meghan made the trip to Nashville and stayed to chase her dream.

    She enrolled at Belmont University to study music and continued to write songs and play shows. To make ends meet, Meghan began hosting karaoke at a bar in Printer’s Alley in downtown Nashville. It was there she met Joshua Scott Jones. The two began writing and performing together as Steel Magnolia.

    The duo’s sound and style caught the attention of the producers of CMT’s music competition showCan You Duet, and their unique sound and powerful stage performances propelled them to win the competition which resulted in a record contract with Big Machine Records. Their first single, “Keep On Loving You,” shot to #4 and was the highest charting debut single from a male/female duo in Country music history. Meghan and Josh went on to sell nearly one million downloads and albums, appeared on national television shows and toured with superstar acts such as Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Reba, and Bob Seger.

    In 2013, Meghan and Josh decided to part ways and Meghan began work on new music, a new sound and a solo career.

    “I’ve really poured my heart and soul into writing songs the last couple years,” Meghan says. “I’ve been through and lost a lot and it’s been really hard. Writing songs and creating has been therapy for me. I think it’s obvious that the songs come from a real place and I hope that will resonate with people. For once, I have no boundaries,” Meghan continues, “and I can be as honest and expressive as I want and need to be.”

    In 2015, Meghan takes her new musical journey to a national level as a contestant on NBC’s The Voice. “I’ve always been a risk taker, and as an artist, I want to continue to challenge myself and push the boundaries. I’m looking forward to The Voice as an opportunity to grow and to reach an even broader fan base! I’m excited to show America who I am!”

  • Lila McCann

    Lila McCann

    Country

    Lila McCann had her first Billboard Top 40 Country hit at sixteen years old with ‘Down Came A Blackbird’, from her debut album ‘Lila’, which went on to be certified Platinum and the highest selling album for a new artist in 1997. Lila charted 12 more singles over the next decade, including the iconic hit ‘I Wanna Fall In Love’ and ‘With You’ (which also climbed Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart), along with ‘Crush’ and ‘Come A Little Closer’. Her album ‘Something In The Air’ achieved Gold Record status in 2000. ‘To Get Me To You’ from the film Hope Floats was on the soundtrack album that was a 2x Platinum seller. In addition to her music career, Lila has appeared in a number of TV shows, including ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’. After taking some time off to raise her two children, Lila will be back touring in 2016 and working on a new EP.

  • Sarah Potenza

    Sarah Potenza

    Music

    After spending seven years with her band Sarah & The Tall Boys, Sarah Potenza relocated to Nashville Tennessee with not much more than her husband and her monster vocals. That coupled with her honest reflective songwriting she quickly garnered the attention of the city’s thriving music scene and she became a staple at the world renowned Bluebird Café and the globally broadcast Music City Roots program.

    One of her performances on Music City Roots resulted in a phone call from the NBC television show, “The Voice”. Potenza took the challenge in stride and managed to land a four chair turn and out of 50,000 contestants, she made it to the top twenty!

    Her passion for performing and undeniable voice resonated with America and made her a fan favorite across the country. Nashville welcomed her home with pride and celebrated her authentic, heart-felt songwriting with a sold out show at the Bluebird Cafe and her debut on the Grand Old Opry.

    Her new album “My Turn” will be available in the Fall of 2015 and she is currently on tour in a city near you!

  • Tyler Davis

    Tyler Davis

    Pop

All For Paul: Fred Schneider of The B-52s, Meghan Linsey, Lila McCann, & more

Sat Oct 1 2016 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

The Basement East Nashville TN
 All For Paul: Fred Schneider of The B-52s, Meghan Linsey, Lila McCann, & more
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All Ages

All for Paul: A Memorial Benefit for the Family of Musician Paul Gordon is organized by Fred Schneider, Charlie Dahan, Rob Max, Harrison Perry, Judy Rose and Jon Steinick. 

 

Admission to this event allows you to stay thru the Fred Schneider of The B-52s' Love Shack Dance Party starting at 9:30pm.

G.A. (ages 21+) $20 Adv/$25 Day Of Show
G.A. (ages 9-20) $15 Adv/$20 Day Of Show
Children 8 and under FREE

 

Fred Schneider, front-man of The B-52s, will host “All For Paul: A Memorial Benefit” to help raise funds for the family of musician Paul Gordon, on Saturday, Oct. 1at The Basement East in Nashville from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Gordon's wife Jennifer Lysak Gordon and their sons Alec, 13, and Graham, 11, all of whom are Nashville natives. 

In addition to DJ sets by Schneider, acoustic sets will be performed by several of Gordon's notable, Nashville-based industry friends including singer-songwriter and NBC's “The Voice” runner-up Meghan Linsey, certified platinum recording Country artist Lila McCann, singer-songwriter and NBC's “The Voice” contestant Sarah Potenza and singer-songwriter Tyler Davis. The event will also feature a Rock Star-themed silent and online auction.

Paul Christian Gordon (1963-2016) was an accomplished musician, composer and producer who worked with numerous artists including Jennifer Nettles, The Goo Goo Dolls, Lisa Marie Presley and, until his untimely passing in February of this year, The B-52s. Funds raised through the event will be distributed to the Gordon family through the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a non-profit investment trust that provides financial assistance to professional musicians in time of need.

“I'm honored to host this benefit on behalf of Paul, a long-time member of our The B-52s family,” said Schneider. “Attendees will enjoy a variety of great acoustic artists in addition to shaking their honeybuns to my DJ sets – all to honor the memory and assist the wife and children of our dear friend Paul.”

All for Paul: A Memorial Benefit Hosted by Fred Schneider of The B-52s is organized by Fred Schneider, Charlie Dahan, Mike Grimes, Rob Max, Harrison Perry, Judy Rose and Jon Steinick.