Elizabeth Cook & Gravy with Special Guest Cory Branan

Fri Feb 28 2020

7:00 PM Doors

The Cowan

500 Cowan Street Nashville, TN 37207

GA: $22 ADV / $25 DOS

All Ages

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Elizabeth Cook & Gravy with Special Guest Cory Branan

  • Elizabeth Cook

    Elizabeth Cook

    Country

    Elizabeth Cook is a Nashville-based Singer Songwriter from Wildwood, Florida. As a critically acclaimed live act and recording artist, the New York Times lauds her “a sharp and surprising country singer”. A veteran SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio DJ, hosting her own show, Apron Strings, nationwide for the last 10 years, she is also a favorite of David Letterman, a regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry, and a frequent guest star on Adult Swim’s long-running hit cartoon series “Squidbillies” on Cartoon Network.

    In the words of the Drivin’ and Cryin’s legendary Kevn Kinney, “Elizabeth is so far ahead and under the radar you better have a supercharger for that fastback if you’re going to catch up! Enjoy the ride…”

  • Cory Branan

    Cory Branan

    Alternative Rock

    ADIOS is Cory Branan’s death record. Not the cheeriest of openings, but like all of Branan’s mercurial work, it’s probably not what you think. As funny and defiant as it is touching and sad, this self-dubbed “loser’s survival kit” doesn’t spare its subjects or the listener.

     

    Not even Branan’s deceased father is let off the hook. In the tender homage “The Vow” he drolly cites his father’s favorite banality “that’s what you get for thinking” as “probably not the best lesson for kids.” For most songwriters that would be the punchline but Branan pushes through words and, in his father’s actions, finds a kind of “genius in the effortless way he just ‘did’.”

     

    Not all the death on ADIOS is literal mortality. “Imogene” is sung from the wreckage of a love that once “poked fun at the pain, stoked the sun in the rain” but ends with the urgent call to “act on the embers, ash won’t remember the way back to fire.”

    The trademark lyrical agility is mirrored sonically. Never a genre loyalist, ADIOS finds Branan (much like his musically restless heroes Elvis Costello and Tom Waits) coloring outside the lines in sometimes startling shades of fuzz and twang. While unafraid to play it arrow-straight when called for (“The Vow,” “Equinox,” “Don’t Go”), ADIOS veers wildly from the Buddy Holly-esque rave up “I Only Know” (sung with punk notables Laura Jane Grace and Dave Hause), through the swampy “Walls, MS” to the Costello-like new wave of “Visiting Hours.”

    The blistering punk of “Another Nightmare in America” bops along daring listeners to “Look away, look away, move along, nothing to see here” (the song is written from the point of view of a racist killer cop). And as the mourning singer on “Cold Blue Moonlight” shifts from paralysis to panic, the song’s jazzy drone shifts to an almost Sabbath fury. The tonal shifts are always deliberate and not just simple genre hopping; while the turns can be jarring you can trust Branan to take you somewhere unexpected.

     

    The 14-song album was self-produced and recorded in the spring of 2016 at Tweed Studios in Oxford, MS with a tight three piece: Branan on lead vocals and guitar (both electric and acoustic); Robbie Crowell (formerly of Deer Tick) on drums and percussion, keys, and horns; and James “Haggs” Haggerty on bass. Additionally, Amanda Shires contributes on fiddle and vocals, and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! and Dave Hause provide guest vocals.

    Cory Branan has four previous full-length releases: The Hell You Say (2002, Madjack Records), 12 Songs (2006, Madjack), Mutt (2012, Bloodshot Records), and The No-Hit Wonder (2014, Bloodshot). His music has received critical praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and Rolling Stone Country, NPR All Things Considered, Noisey, Wall Street Journal, Paste Magazine, Oxford American, Consequence of Sound, Southern Living, and many others.

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No illegal drugs.
No firearms or weapons of any kind.

Elizabeth Cook & Gravy with Special Guest Cory Branan

Fri Feb 28 2020 7:00 PM Doors

The Cowan Nashville TN
Elizabeth Cook & Gravy with Special Guest Cory Branan

GA: $22 ADV / $25 DOS All Ages

Please correct the information below.

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All Ages
limit 6 per person
GA
General Admission
$22.00
Balcony
Balcony tickets are on the balcony of the venue with a private entrance and a private bar.
SOLD OUT

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

All tickets are Standing Room only unless otherwise stated. Tickets are non-refundable. No refunds or transfers. Non-professional cameras allowed, no detachable lenses. Guests accept all customary risks associated with live events. No outside food or beverages allowed into the venue.

Where shows are not listed as 18+ or 21+: Any Guest under 16 - or under 18 after 9 p.m. - must always be supervised by a Guest over 21.

Will call tickets are only available day of show, at the time doors open. No advance pick up available.

Door times are suggested and at the discretion of the artist. Artists subject to change.

No backpacks/large bags. Purses will be searched.
Handicap accommodations can be arranged.
No outside food or drink.
No smoking, vaping or e-cigs.
No illegal drugs.
No firearms or weapons of any kind.