HIGH SOUTH FEST, High South, Peter Nash & Nashville, Kristen Kelly, Jimmy Stanley, Love and Theft

Wed Apr 18 2018

7:30 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

3rd and Lindsley

818 3rd Ave. S Nashville, TN 37210

All Ages

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HIGH SOUTH 
Like a warm musical breeze that blows through California's hills and canyons - across its mystical high desert and into the heart of America - High South has captured the same evocative spirit that gave lift to such high soaring bands as the Byrds, CSNY and the Eagles.
Blending the poetry of Greenwich Village in the 60's with the unmistakeable harmony of Laurel Canyon in the 70's, the High South sound exudes the magic and timelessness of both these eras, while infusing a palpable new millennium sensibility.
High South band mates - Kevin Campos, Jamey Garner and Phoenix Mendoza - three gifted "lead singer-songwriters" delivering one undeniable voice - are produced by industry legend, Josh Leo. https://www.highsouthofficial.com/



PETER NASH (Austria) Peter Nash & Nashville (Austria) was founded in the Upper Austrian Salzkammergut in 2000. The quartet has been playing in this line-up since the beginning of 2013. Initially, it grew as a cover band on the road, but Peter continued to develop as the primary songwriter and leader and eventually gave "Nashville" a sort of musical makeover. The band is rocking now more than ever and you can hear in their music. These "Austro-Americans" go their own way, with their own style and their own songs - but nevertheless, they remain faithful to the art of true country music.http://www.nashville-band.at/



KRISTEN KELLY (Nashville, TN) is a contemporary country artist/songwriter from Lorena, TX.  A member of CMT’s Next Women of Country, Kelly has graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and toured with many of Country Music’s biggest names including Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, Sheryl Crow, The Band Perry, Gary Allan, Jake Owen and more. Her first top 30 single "Ex-Old Man" was the number one most added song to debut for a female artist. Kristen continued grabbing the attention of radio and fans with her bluesy ballad love song titled, "He Loves To Make Me Cry". Kristen’s EP “FIRE”, along with the current title-track single, is available on iTunes now!
www.kristenkellymusic.com


JIMMY STANLEY (Nashville, TN) is an American country music singer/songwriter from Eustis, Florida.  Jimmy began his music career playing small clubs around Tallahassee before making the move to Nashville in 2005.  He soon landed a featured role on ABC's Nashville which later turned into a speaking role. Shortly thereafter Jimmy was cast in the soft scripted reality show, CrazyHearts Nashville, on A&E Network. 
Jimmy has shared the stage with artists such as Sam Hunt, Tony Arata, Ronnie Milsap and more. In 2015, he released his debut single “Say You Want Me” on SiriusXM's The Highway. His new single, “Like I Stole It” is available now.
www.jimmystanley.com

HIGH SOUTH FEST featuring High South, Peter Nash & Nashville, Kristen Kelly, Jimmy Stanley and special guests Love and Theft

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    Love and Theft

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    Love and Theft may be celebrating the release of their second studio album, but to the ACM-nominated country duo, the self-titled release might as well be their first.

    And in a way, it is. Love and Theft is Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson’s first album since joining RCA Nashville, the home to many of their musical inspirations. “We feel like people will be hearing us for the first time,” says Eric. Stephen agrees and credits the label’s storied history with helping to reenergize the band. “The history of RCA Records is incredible. Just knowing that we are on the same label as some of our biggest influences, like Elvis Presley, is an awesome feeling.”

    That excitement is palpable throughout the 11 songs that comprise the album, a fluid mix of country melodies and sing-along choruses, all driven by Eric’s earthy voice and Stephen’s high-altitude tenor. The guys share lead vocals, harmonize like a church choir, and bolster their songs with their own guitar playing. “We sound like brothers when we sing,” says Eric. “Stephen and I have always been on the same page as far as the vision for the band, and we feel like we have made the record we’ve always wanted to make.”

    Produced by Josh Leo (Alabama, Nitty Gritty Dirty Band), Love and Theft is a nod to the duo’s varied influences. “She’s Amazing” evokes the brilliant harmonies of the Eagles. The seductive “Amen” channels all the yearning of Roy Orbison. And the rollicking first single “Angel Eyes”—which scored the twosome their first CMT Music Awards nomination for Duo Video of the Year—brings to mind Elvis Presley’s “(You’re the) Devil in Disguise.”

    Coincidentally, both Stephen and Eric—who didn’t meet until they were in their early 20s—were practically raised in church. Stephen’s father is a pastor and Eric’s father is a worship pastor. Their respective fathers fed them a steady diet of gospel, oldies and country. “Our parents didn’t want us listening to secular music that much. But they’d let us listen to Elvis, Roy, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. It was cool to grow up that way, and that’s still my favorite kind of music,” explains Eric, who says he and Stephen worked hard to capture a more organic, country sound for this album. “We’re both from the South and we’re very much in favor of embracing our country roots. I feel like we’ve done that here.”

    Stephen and Eric’s experiences growing up in the Bible Belt help inform the new album, especially on the wild-child single “Angel Eyes,” which Eric co-wrote with Eric Paslay and Jeff Coplan. “Preacher’s kids seem to have the most rebellious side and get in trouble more,” Eric admits with a laugh. “That was kind of the inspiration for that. We wrote it from a personal place.”

    “Town Drunk,” written by Natalie Hemby and Daniel Tashian, is equally personal to the guys. The heart-wrenching ballad chronicles in stark detail the effects of a father’s alcoholism on his daughter. “When they played it for us, I started crying about halfway through because it reminded me of my mom’s dad, my grandfather,” Stephen says. “He died an alcoholic and I never really had a relationship with him. It hit close to home for me.”

    “It was a no-brainer as soon as we heard it,” Eric adds. “That song had to be on the album.”

    The pair is equally enthusiastic about “Runnin’ Out of Air,” a tune they describe as “Maroon 5 meets the Eagles,” and “Thinking of You (and Me),” which explores the gray area in a guy-and-girl friendship. “Some of my first girlfriends started out as friends,” Eric recalls. “You didn’t want to cross that line and risk hurting someone’s feelings. But if I didn’t take that chance, I never would have fallen in love with them.”

    The album’s sleeper hit, however, just might be “Girls Look Hot in Trucks.” Stephen and Eric have been floored by the response the song has generated in concert. Co-written with The Warren Brothers, the lyrics are a laundry list of issues up for debate: Fords or Chevys, Earnhardt or Petty, hunting or fishing? “We may never agree on baseball teams or what NASCAR driver we like, but we all know that girls look great in a pickup,” says Eric. “When we play it live and we get to the hook, the crowd just goes nuts.”

    Love and Theft certainly have a knack for crafting sharp hooks. Whether they’re writing for themselves or for other artists, Stephen and Eric are well-versed in the ingredients necessary for a hit.

    “We want to cut the best songs we can find, but we also love to write too. Sometimes, though, those songs don’t fit our music and may be better suited for someone like Martina McBride,” says Stephen, who co-wrote her hit “Wrong Baby Wrong.”

    Proud of their writing credits, and rightfully so, Stephen and Eric are also reinvigorated by the recording process they established with Josh Leo. Every track on Love and Theft was cut live in the studio, with a full band falling into a solid groove. “We love performing” Stephen says. “The way we are recording now is the way our influences made records: live with a band.”

    “You get the warmth and the emotion of the players vibing together in the room,” says Eric of the back-to-basics approach. “There are some things you just can’t do in a little room on a laptop.”

    And the release of Love and Theft is proof of that. With a renewed emphasis on organic sounds, the album has brought Love and Theft closer to what it set out to be: a band that writes, records and performs honest, soulful country music.

    “This record represents the way we sound live,” says Stephen, before—like the musical brothers they are—Eric completes the thought. “It shows a more mature, evolved Love and Theft but the core is still the same,” he says. “Our sound will always be driven by harmonies.”

HIGH SOUTH FEST featuring High South, Peter Nash & Nashville, Kristen Kelly, Jimmy Stanley and special guests Love and Theft

Wed Apr 18 2018 7:30 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

3rd and Lindsley Nashville TN
HIGH SOUTH FEST, High South, Peter Nash & Nashville, Kristen Kelly, Jimmy Stanley, Love and Theft
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All Ages

HIGH SOUTH 
Like a warm musical breeze that blows through California's hills and canyons - across its mystical high desert and into the heart of America - High South has captured the same evocative spirit that gave lift to such high soaring bands as the Byrds, CSNY and the Eagles.
Blending the poetry of Greenwich Village in the 60's with the unmistakeable harmony of Laurel Canyon in the 70's, the High South sound exudes the magic and timelessness of both these eras, while infusing a palpable new millennium sensibility.
High South band mates - Kevin Campos, Jamey Garner and Phoenix Mendoza - three gifted "lead singer-songwriters" delivering one undeniable voice - are produced by industry legend, Josh Leo. https://www.highsouthofficial.com/



PETER NASH (Austria) Peter Nash & Nashville (Austria) was founded in the Upper Austrian Salzkammergut in 2000. The quartet has been playing in this line-up since the beginning of 2013. Initially, it grew as a cover band on the road, but Peter continued to develop as the primary songwriter and leader and eventually gave "Nashville" a sort of musical makeover. The band is rocking now more than ever and you can hear in their music. These "Austro-Americans" go their own way, with their own style and their own songs - but nevertheless, they remain faithful to the art of true country music.http://www.nashville-band.at/



KRISTEN KELLY (Nashville, TN) is a contemporary country artist/songwriter from Lorena, TX.  A member of CMT’s Next Women of Country, Kelly has graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and toured with many of Country Music’s biggest names including Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, Sheryl Crow, The Band Perry, Gary Allan, Jake Owen and more. Her first top 30 single "Ex-Old Man" was the number one most added song to debut for a female artist. Kristen continued grabbing the attention of radio and fans with her bluesy ballad love song titled, "He Loves To Make Me Cry". Kristen’s EP “FIRE”, along with the current title-track single, is available on iTunes now!
www.kristenkellymusic.com


JIMMY STANLEY (Nashville, TN) is an American country music singer/songwriter from Eustis, Florida.  Jimmy began his music career playing small clubs around Tallahassee before making the move to Nashville in 2005.  He soon landed a featured role on ABC's Nashville which later turned into a speaking role. Shortly thereafter Jimmy was cast in the soft scripted reality show, CrazyHearts Nashville, on A&E Network. 
Jimmy has shared the stage with artists such as Sam Hunt, Tony Arata, Ronnie Milsap and more. In 2015, he released his debut single “Say You Want Me” on SiriusXM's The Highway. His new single, “Like I Stole It” is available now.
www.jimmystanley.com