Sun Oct 8 2023
6:30 PM (Doors 5:30 PM)
$35.18 - $317.55
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Lightning 100 Nashville Sunday Night
Girls Write Nashville
Katie Pruitt, a 27-year-old artist who recently released Expectations — a defiant coming-of-age debut album about being a lesbian raised Catholic in Atlanta — is about to enter into her Saturn returns era, which means her life is going to get weird. Or so Brandi Carlile, the six-time Grammy winner, tells her. "You're going to freak out, probably," Carlile says. "Right when you turn 30." But, Carlile assures her, "I feel like the best records happened on these big, precipice moments in life."
It's here, in this big moment filled with so much uncertainty and turmoil, Pruitt is choosing to embrace the weirdness. Whether it's going deep exploring and questioning her spiritual identity on her breakout podcast, "The Recovering Catholic," or bearing her soul with her trademark wit and wisdom each night on stage as part of her extensive fall headline tour, or showcasing her mischievous side with her forthcoming holiday song, "Merry Christmas, Mary Jane," it's clear Pruitt is coming into her own and establishing herself as not only an incredible musician, but an artist with a real voice and distinctive perspective.
In the last year-and-a-half and in spite of the pandemic (which hit the month following her album was released), Pruitt has forged ahead, garnering widespread acclaim and praise from press and fellow artists including Carlile, Ruston Kelly, Leslie Jordan, Bob Weir and many more. In addition to being nominated for Emerging Act of the Year at the Americana Music Association, Pruitt has been highlighted as a Rolling Stone "Artist You Need To Know," one of NPR Music's "Slingshot: 20 Artists To Watch" and Southwest Magazine's "Artists on the Rise" and was featured on NPR Music's "Tiny Desk (Home) Concert" series as well as "CBS Saturday Morning."
Crystal Rose is a Kansas City native and now Nashville based artist with a raw andsoulfully-inspired voice that is guaranteed to move you.Her vulnerability, whichcaptures the audience, recently caught the attention of Tiny Desk Contest Judge,Sharon Van Etten. She featured Rose's entry in an episode of Tiny Desk Contest TopShelf. Rose's enthralling stage presence and soaring vocals, combined with honestlyrics, leave a lasting impression.Rose is a first-generation Haitian American, born to a large Pentecostal family.She grew up in church and led worship music from adolescence well into adulthood,competing in beauty pageants and singing competitions solely to develop herconfidence.While living in KC,Rose cut her teeth in the live music scene,garnering local support and national attention. This led to her being scouted forAmerica's Got Talent, American Idol, The Four on Fox, and The Voice. She landed anappearance on NBC's The Voice Season 16.Rose has become a go-to for supporting touring artists and has shared stages withAlice Merton, Trombone Shorty, Hollyn, and more.She's now making a name forherself in Nashville, opening for acclaimed artists like Medium Build, performingon some of the city's more prominent stages such as The Blue Room and BrooklynBowl, and has recently been accepted into The New Members class of The RecordingAcademy.Crystal Rose is currently on tour with Alaskan native, Julia Cannon, and hasrecently released the single 'Goddamn You Kansas City,' a bittersweet love letterto the city that built and broke her.Her journey has been a steady, yet gradual one of growth and support. You shouldkeep your eyes on her.
Purser (they/he) is pushing folk-rock forward in Nashville, TN. Hailed by Tuned Up magazine as “an emerging force," their rich voice, cinematic instrumentals, and masterfully crafted lyrics evoke soulful folk innovators like Madison Cunningham and Joni Mitchell.
Drawn to what Music Neighbors calls Purser’s “hypnotically beautiful” sound, Purser is rapidly earning a beloved place in the vibrant local music scene. Within just two years of regularly performing, they’ve graduated from playing in friends’ living rooms to captivating countless iconic Nashville venues and opening for Jake Wesley Rogers at Brooklyn Bowl for his Peace, Love, and Pluto Tour.
Purser’s warmth and vulnerability are quickly filling rooms and turning strangers into friends.
Magdalene is a 17-year-old Nashville native singer-songwriter. She grew up around music and art all her life and has been a part of the program Girls Write Nashville since 2018. She has channeled her emotions and passion into writing since her mom's passing in 2017, and she writes on broad topics of mental health, the newness of love, and storytelling. Magdalene's music is evocative and heavily inspired by folk music. Her music has profound echoes of her influences of Bob Dylan, Big Thief and Joni Mitchell. She has performed alongside Margo Price and Brittany Howard for Girls Write Nashville's live lightning 100s Sunday night show. She is currently recording her first EP, and practices in her dad's art studio with family and friends, as well as playing live at local venues around town.
Nashville-based artist Eva Cassel is a unique combination of effortless vocals, infectious grooves, and poignant lyrics. Wielding a strat or a rubber bridge guitar, Cassel draws you into a captivating cinematic world. Whether it’s the syncopated groove, lilting melody, or brutally honest lyrics, she allows both the front row woo girl and the quiet person in the back of the room to feel seen. In 2017, Cassel was one of five songwriters selected to perform for John Mayer at a songwriting clinic at Berklee College of Music. Mayer described Eva’s writing as thorough, sincere, and thoughtful.
Cassel’s sophomore EP, Rinse Repeat (May 27, 2022), is an intimate look into the life and love of a twenty something struggling with mental health in today’s social climate. The EP explores the saccharine beginning and insecurity of new love, complexity of past relationships, and the tumultuous challenges of anxiety and depression. Her love of the electric guitar rings clear in the variety of tone from heavy distortion to wavy delays, overlaid with poetic lyrics and dynamic vocals. Each song is a microcosm of a specific emotion and point in time. Appropriate for its nostalgic soundscape, Rinse Repeat was recorded at Nashville studio Welcome to 1979, with some songs recorded to analog tape and all the artwork was shot on 35mm film. Cassel has new music coming to your ears in fall 2023.
Girls Write Nashville feat. Katie Pruitt + Daisha McBride with Crystal Rose , Purser , Magdalene & Eva Cassel
Sun Oct 8 2023 6:30 PM
(Doors 5:30 PM)