Kashena Sampson, Kristina Murray, Josh Morningstar, Jeremy Pinnell

Fri Jan 11 2019

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

The Basement

1604 Eighth Ave South Nashville, TN 37203

$7 ADV/ $10 DOORS

Ages 21+

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  • Kashena Sampson

    Kashena Sampson

    Singer-Songwriter

    A timeless enchantress, Sampson combines a 70s folk-rock aesthetic and sound, which draws on a California country and classic Laurel Canyon, quickly garnered flattering comparisons to giants such as Nicks, Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt as well as cult heroes such as Barbara Keith, Jim Croce and Bobbie Gentry.

    Sampson is not afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve and her unique and interesting life shines through her beautifully crafted songwriting and though her super sonic vocal powers that could shake the walls of an opera house. Her ability to embrace her own vulnerability and perseverance is more than apparent on her recent UK single ‘Long Way Back’ – no doubt drawing on life experiences including finding sobriety after a number of troubled years in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, and her years balancing a demanding cruise ship singing career with dreams of becoming a professional singer-songwriter.

    Like many before her, the modern starlet put everything in her rear view mirror in 2015, when on a whim, she found herself driving to Nashville with no solid plan other than wanting to record her songs in Nashville. Initially she struggled, and found working multiple side jobs including a local greasy spoon to make ends meet. Finally her dreams came true when she saved enough money from bartending to cut her debut record, ‘Wild Heart’ at The Bomb Shelter in East Nashville with top Nashville based players including Jon Estes co-producing as well as playing bass, Jeremy Fetzer on guitar, and Jon Radford on drums. Despite its selfrelease, the record was a cult hit last year in the USA and was heaped with praise from esteemed media including Rolling Stone, who compared her to her hero, Stevie Nicks.

    Reflecting on her success Kashena looks back on the experiences that forged her honest song writing and taught her persistence and to never give up on her dreams.

    “I was drinking and doing a lot of drugs when I was younger, that was my main focus. I partied hard and ended up getting sober at 21, since then I have turned my focus and energy towards my music."

  • Kristina Murray

    Kristina Murray

    Alternative

    It’s no secret and it’s been said before: sometimes, you’ve got to leave a place to appreciate that place.  Sure, plenty of Southerners have left the South and returned with something to say; music and literature is peppered with such instances.  It can’t be stressed enough, though, that leaving a place, can create in a person a certain yearning that the word ‘homesick’ could never define; it’s hard to put a finger on it, when you don’t know what it is your hurting from or missing in life. Forget your preconceived notions, though: if you haven’t been there lately, the South is a land as lush in culture, paradox, pride, sweetness and darkness as it is in humidity and kudzu…and it’s constantly evolving.  Kristina Murray’s music, steeped in troubadour storytelling, southern rock grit, and the audible legacies of country queens of yesteryear, wonderfully exemplifies this tension.

    Born and raised in the Empire State of the (Dirty) South,  and after an almost six year stint making a strong mark on the Americana and Country music scene of Denver, Murray has returned home to the Southland, this time to Nashville.  And that yearning for place and identity—after leaving, then rejecting, then painful longing for—is exemplified in the voice of this refreshing songwriter, who Country Music People UK calls “quite sensational…the whole package.” 

    Fresh off the heels of her late 2013 acclaimed all original debut album, Unravelin’, which the Denver Westword notes as a collection of “eleven tracks [that] reveal a honeyed and spirited vocalist with a distinct style,” Murray is delving deep in  the emerging Americana and Indie Country scene of Nashville and the greater Southeast, resonating her unmistakable songwriting style and sharp voice. As Wild American Radio says, “there aren't a whole lot of artists—especially at this stage in the game—capable of Murray's lyrical and musical concepts, much less her execution of them....with the right label and management, Kristina Murray might be a name you start hearing more and more."
     

  • Josh Morningstar

    Josh Morningstar

    Alternative

  • Jeremy Pinnell

    Jeremy Pinnell

    Alternative

Kashena Sampson, Kristina Murray, Josh Morningstar, Jeremy Pinnell

Fri Jan 11 2019 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

The Basement Nashville TN
Kashena Sampson, Kristina Murray, Josh Morningstar, Jeremy Pinnell
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$7 ADV/ $10 DOORS Ages 21+