Mon Dec 9 2019

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

The Basement

1604 Eighth Ave South Nashville, TN 37203

$13 ADV/ $15 DOS

Ages 21+

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If you’ve lived in Nashville for more than 2 years, it’s likely that you’ve been exposed to the indie, barely-grazing-the-radar, “we’re all just a bunch of friends” music scene that festers across the city. No, it’s not just “in East”; it reaches as low as Brantioch, as wide as Hillwood on the west side, as far north as Madison, and even easter than East Nashville (gasp): Donelson. It’s everywhere and it’s awesome. 

 Entrenched in a beautiful facet of this scene are Juan Solorzano, born in Honduras and hailing mostly from Miami, and a Georgia peach birth-named Molly Parden from the outskirts of Atlanta. Juan moved to Nashville in 2011 after studying music in Miami. He started playing with Night Beds, then Joseph LeMay, then Molly found him via Joseph and their friendship began. Molly says Juan is the best guitar player in the world, only 2nd to Mark Knopfler. There’s an untainted beauty in the way that Juan treats a song that he accompanies, always listening and never overstepping, never giving too much. Juan continues to play electric guitar for the gurgling hotbed of songwriters and bands in Nashville, and has settled nicely into a producer’s chair when he’s not on the road. With Zachary Dyke, he took to co-producing full-length records for Preston Lovinggood, Cale Tyson and Molly Parden. Most recently he’s produced music for Courtney Marie Andrews, Becca Mancari and Daniel Daniel, and has been on the road with Houndmouth and Dan Tyminski. 

 

Molly moved to Nashville in 2013 just for funsies and began singing harmony vocals for almost every one of her friends who made music. She says it was her networking device. She says “Oh sure, anyone can do it, just put yourself out there, tell ‘em you want it.” Six years later, she is a self-proclaimed “harmony whore” who can also be seen stepping into the spotlight to sing her own songs, which is “equally as enjoyable,” she says. 

 

For 2 nights only, Juan and Molly are proudly hosting the first annual JUANAROO / MOLLAPALOOZA. 

On Sunday, December 8, 2019 you can get lost in the mystery of Juan’s guitar magic enhancing the songs of 9 hand-selected bands, a long-time birthday wish of Juan’s. This is JUANAROO. (Bonus: opening set by the one and only Mason Self)

On Monday, December 9, 2019, Molly celebrates her 31st birthday by inviting 13 of her most favorite songwriters to showcase their craft as she showcases her harmony vocals alongside each. This is MOLLAPALOOZA. 

 

These will be nights to remember. After paying the house band, all proceeds will go toward Conexion America’s, a Nashville-based non-profit helping Latino families with legal aid and educational programs. Get ready to rock, people. 

MOLLAPALOOZA presented by Molly Parden and Juan Solorzano

  • Molly Parden

    Molly Parden

    Alternative

    Born in Jonesboro, GA to a family of 9 children that had little exposure to music apart from a church hymnal, Molly Parden’s career in music is something of a mystery—something that happened to her more than it was ever anything she set out for. When none of her siblings took a particular interest in music at a young age, Molly inherited a violin built by her great uncle when she was 8 years old, discovering her lifelong love for music through the haunting simplicity of melodies long before she ever heard pop music, picked up a guitar, or started singing songs of her own.
     
    Molly moved to Nashville in the spring of 2013 after 3 years of growing in the lush songwriting community of east Atlanta, and soon discovered she could pay her bills as a singer, providing her memorable and uniquely captivating harmony vocals on over 50 records in just a few years. Though she rarely performed her own songs live, her increasing number of fans and champions—everyone from her mom to her fellow songwriters in Nashville’s vibrant underground—encouraged her to finally make another record of her own.
    What resulted is a voice that is as haunting as it is comforting, beautifully raw and yet effortlessly just out of reach—a disarming union of aloofness and intimacy that runs throughout her songs, lulling the listener with its cadence of melancholic melodies and searching phrases that whir in your head long after her songs have gone silent.
    But for all its unapproachable beauty, the heart of Molly’s music is humble and profoundly human. They are songs that remind us that heartbreak isn’t simply another marketable human emotion, but is more like a familiar place—a sacred space within all of us. We are all born with a deep sense of loss, and great art has a way of articulating the personal tragedy inside of us. It makes listening to Molly’s songs feel like falling into a dream or a distant memory— a beautiful reminder of something we’ve known all along.
  • Caitlin Canty

    Caitlin Canty

    Country

  • Caleb Groh

    Caleb Groh

    Pop

  • Carl Anderson

    Carl Anderson

    Singer-Songwriter

    "I think the first thing I heard from the record was ‘Separate Ways’ and it immediately reminded me of the best parts of what I liked about Bob Dylan's Time Out of Mind.  It took me back a bit to think that there wasn't a wider audience that had heard it yet, and I wanted to figure out a way to change that." 

    It’s high praise to be compared to the gentleman who arguably invented the job description for every songwriter that came after him, especially on a debut record. But Don Dilego, who is releasing Carl Anderson's LP Risk of Loss on Velvet Elk Records, is onto something.  Carl Anderson, a young singer and songwriter from Virginia, has a rare authenticity, a quality that manages to be both self-assured and yet decidedly free from pretension-- a subtle confidence and humility that puts him in step with an older stock of songwriter.  It’s a voice that manages to be both virtuosic and yet free from airs; never outshining the simplicity in his words;  words that never outshine the song.  And like all great songs, they always seem to dictate the motions of our hearts before our heads have time to figure out exactly what they're about.  

    Carl Anderson's story reads like the stuff of legend.  It’s almost too perfect-- like a page torn from the annals of the American Songbook, or the unread script of a made-for-TV special on what we want our artists to look like. Carl was born in rural Wolftown, Virginia to a father who was a part time folk singer and full-time wanderer.  Known simply as "Virginia Slim" to his fellow travelers in the "hobo circuit", Carl's father had been riding trains across the country singing and working dead end jobs since leaving home at 10 years old.  Though Carl was raised on the fidelity of a single mother that gave everything to her family, he still carries with him vague memories of his father as a charming man with a beautiful melancholic tenor that Carl's mother would come to recognize in her own son.  He was a man with obvious gifts, but with a darkness inside of him that only those who were closest to him were able to see.  It was a darkness that wrecked his family, and left him unable to cope with a life that wasn't in a constant state of unrest.  Carl’s only distinct memories are of his mother gathering his brother and sister to leave the house in the dark of night when he was only 6 years old-- fleeing a situation that had become too painful to bear.  

    When Carl hit his teenage years and found himself unequivocally drawn back to the same vocation of a father he barely knew, it must have been both enchanting as well as terrifying.   As Carl sings on Different Darkness: “We're not that different / same wanderlust, met with a different darkness / I can see his face in mine.”  While the story itself might seem a like a vignette of songwriting folklore, for those who have to live with it, the pain is all too real.  

    The fact that Carl Anderson inherited a rare gift is clear, but what every artist can never know is the reality of whether that gift is going to save him or destroy him. The whole vocation is an act of faith that it’s worth the risk. 

    It’s this tension at the heart of Risk of Loss, not simply the story, that gives this particular collection of songs an unmistakable authenticity that hits you as a listener long before the depth of meaning sinks in.  The substance and source of the melancholy and yearning that runs throughout the record remains deceptively elusive.  It’s sometimes unclear precisely who the singer is addressing-- a former lover, a father he barely knew, or even God-- but this is precisely what makes Risk of Loss as purely compelling and universal as some of the best in a long tradition of American songwriting.  It’s the sort of authenticity that can't be cheaply bought like the archaic instruments and anachronistic outfits that plague the genre.  Carl is finally doing what every great writer does-- he is writing to discover who he is.   A young man who was born to sing.  

     

  • Caroline Spence

    Caroline Spence

    Singer-Songwriter

    “The songs on Spence’s debut release, the stripped-down, beautiful Somehow, delivered in her haunting, gossamer-winged voice, capture life’s fragility, while celebrating our humanity.”

    — Melinda Newman, Rolling Stone

  • Erin Rae

    Erin Rae

    Alternative Country

    Erin Rae, whose genre-fusing mix of traditional folk and indie-rock has landed her collaborations with artists like Margo Price and Andrew Combs-not to mention critical acclaim from some of the world's top music media, including Rolling Stone, NPR, and the BBC-is finally stepping out into the spotlight with her new album Putting On Airs. The album is out June 8, 2018 on Single Lock Records.

    Buoying the release is Rae's reputation as an enthralling live performer, which has earned her the respect of Nashville peers and music notables alike, including Grammy Award winner John Paul White, who has signed her to his Florence, Alabama-based label, Single Lock Records. Rae joins a Single Lock roster that includes Nicole Atkins, St. Paul And The Broken Bones, and White himself, who said "When I first heard Erin's compelling voice, I knew nothing about her. It was live, with no intro (she was opening for friends of mine), and I was instantly transfixed. I couldn't wait to engage, and that's something I very seldom feel, much less do. I was thrilled to find out her personality was as engaging as her voice and songs, and that she was looking for a home. I couldn't be happier to be hitching our wagons together."

    Gifted with the unique ability to fuse musical genres and influences to craft songs that feels fresh and wholly her own, with Putting On Airs, Rae has thrown down a direct challenge to the stereotype of what a Southern singer should be. Both musically and lyrically, she strikes a fiercely independent chord, proudly releasing a deeply personal record that reflects her own experience and upbringing in Tennessee, including the prejudices and injustices that she witnessed as a child that continue to impact her life to this day, including her personal struggle to understand her own sexuality. According to Rae, "this album was born out of a need to do some healing work in my personal life, in order to address some fears and patterns of mine to allow my true feelings to come to the surface."

    Recorded in the dead of winter at The Refuge, a historic former Franciscan monastery-turned-creative space on Wisconsin's Fox River, the isolated environment created the perfect setting for Erin and her bandmates to track these genre-busting songs, using the chapel and other unique spaces within the cavernous building to explore new sonic boundaries, all while continuing to showcase Erin's trademark vocals and the song-serving restraint first heard on her critically-acclaimed 2015 debut album, Soon Enough (engineered and produced by Anderson East and Mike Rinne).

    The unique sound of the record is inspired by the innovative 1960s European production techniques from artists like the Beatles and Francoise Hardy, paired alongside the restraint and minimalism of modern artists like Wilco and Richard Hawley, bridging the sonic gap between classic songwriting and a modern indie-rock ethos. The album was co-produced by engineer Dan Knobler (Rodney Crowell, Tift Merritt) and multi-instrumentalist Jerry Bernhardt. Dominic Billett also served an integral role in the collective that worked together to create the album's innovative and varied sonic pallet, providing the perfect soundscape for Erin's soothing vocals, bathing everything in the warmth and purity that has become her trademark sound.

    Two decades later, she's still spending her time onstage — this time as the main act. As the leader of Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles, she walks the line between old-school folk and modern Americana, creating a sound that nods to her influences while pushing ahead toward something new. It's music that breathes, filled with pedal steel, vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, bright bursts of melody and plenty of space. It's also music that's taken her halfway across the world, with Erin playing shows everywhere from Nashville (her adopted hometown) to Switzerland.

     

    Erin and company recorded their full-length debut, Soon Enough, during an inspired two days in west Nashville. The group played live, tracking their parts together to capture the spirit of their concerts. There was no studio wizardry, no click track, no digital enhancement. Instead, the album — which Erin co-produced with Michael Rinne, Rodney Crowell's touring bassist — serves as a gorgeous, no-frills Polaroid of Erin Rae and Meanwhiles' sound, a sound they've been sharpening ever since the release of the Crazy Talk EP in 2010

     

    During the five years that separate CrazyTalk from Soon Enough, a lot of life was lived. Erin's songs tackle all of it: the changes, challenges and celebrations that come with a life dedicated to art. There are songs that deal with mental illness. Songs that deal with the importance of staying present. Songs inspired by childhood, adulthood and all the lovers and co-conspirators you meet in between.


    The present wouldn't be possible without the past. Released in September 2015, Soon Enough bridges the gap between the two, taking its inspiration from both places. This is new music for old souls. 

    -Andrew Leahey

    Press for Erin Rae:

     

     “Rae brings a refreshing, young perspective to the predictable Americana genre without pretension. Although she has spent most of the last year collaborating with other Nashville artists, her solo work stands out in a sea of endless singer-songwriters. Erin Rae has stood out as a hidden gem in plain sight, and one that will likely only attract more attention and praise through this coming year.”

    -Wide Open Country (“10 Rising Female Country Artists You Should Follow”) 

     

    “It’s simply beautiful. “Crazy Talk” likes somewhere between the folk/pop that has emerged from Nashville and across the pond with London’s “new folk” scene and a classic Americana sound. It’s an intimate album that makes an instant connection with the listener. When she sings, it’s as if you’re the only one in the room. It’s an album of transition, coming to terms with the truth that life isn’t exactly the way you thought it would be and coming to terms with reality, and being content with that. “

    - Jameson Elder and Larry Kloess- Cause A Scene Music

     

  • Jake McMullen

    Jake McMullen

    Alternative

  • Madi Diaz

    Madi Diaz

    Pop

  • Matthew Perryman Jones

    Matthew Perryman Jones

    Pop

  • Mindy Smith

    Country

  • Peter Bradley Adams

    Peter Bradley Adams

    Pop

  • Sam Outlaw

    Sam Outlaw

    Country

    Sam Outlaw is a singer-songwriter living in Nashville, TN.  Born Samuel Morgan in South Dakota, his stage name comes from his late mother’s maiden name. 
     
    Working as an advertising executive in his twenties, he performed small bar gigs near his home in Los Angeles starting in 2009 but kept his marketing career until 2015 - when he finally left his job to become a full-time musician. Turns out that was a good decision.
     
    At age 33, Sam released his debut album “Angeleno" in 2015. Produced by Ry Cooder and Joachim Cooder, “Angeleno” introduced Sam as a distinctly assured voice in the Country and Americana scene. The album garnered awards and critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, NPR and countless others. His follow-up album, “Tenderheart,” gave Outlaw his first foray into self-producing and further evolved his “SoCal Country” sound by introducing more elements of Pop and Rock music. Also a critical success, “Tenderheart” was heralded as one of the year’s best country albums, supported by a full tour of North America and dozens of shows in Europe. 
     
    With new music planned for 2019, Sam recently moved his wife and kids from LA to Nashville to seek a better environment for raising their two small children.
     
    He’ll make his Grand Ole Opry debut on May 3rd, followed by a European tour in the Fall. North American dates to follow.
     
    Press quotes:
     
    "Outlaw has crafted an instant classic with his album, Angeleno." - NPR
     
    "Outlaw has ideas to spare, and his instinct to nurture them in the wild West is the right one.” - Nashville Scene
     
    “(Sam Outlaw) has a wonderfully rich and mournful country voice." - The Telegraph
     
    “A legitimate contender to be the biggest country star L.A. has produced since Dwight Yoakam.” – LA Weekly
     
  • Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson

    Alternative

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MOLLAPALOOZA presented by Molly Parden and Juan Solorzano

Mon Dec 9 2019 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

The Basement Nashville TN
MOLLAPALOOZA presented by Molly Parden and Juan Solorzano

$13 ADV/ $15 DOS Ages 21+

If you’ve lived in Nashville for more than 2 years, it’s likely that you’ve been exposed to the indie, barely-grazing-the-radar, “we’re all just a bunch of friends” music scene that festers across the city. No, it’s not just “in East”; it reaches as low as Brantioch, as wide as Hillwood on the west side, as far north as Madison, and even easter than East Nashville (gasp): Donelson. It’s everywhere and it’s awesome. 

 Entrenched in a beautiful facet of this scene are Juan Solorzano, born in Honduras and hailing mostly from Miami, and a Georgia peach birth-named Molly Parden from the outskirts of Atlanta. Juan moved to Nashville in 2011 after studying music in Miami. He started playing with Night Beds, then Joseph LeMay, then Molly found him via Joseph and their friendship began. Molly says Juan is the best guitar player in the world, only 2nd to Mark Knopfler. There’s an untainted beauty in the way that Juan treats a song that he accompanies, always listening and never overstepping, never giving too much. Juan continues to play electric guitar for the gurgling hotbed of songwriters and bands in Nashville, and has settled nicely into a producer’s chair when he’s not on the road. With Zachary Dyke, he took to co-producing full-length records for Preston Lovinggood, Cale Tyson and Molly Parden. Most recently he’s produced music for Courtney Marie Andrews, Becca Mancari and Daniel Daniel, and has been on the road with Houndmouth and Dan Tyminski. 

 

Molly moved to Nashville in 2013 just for funsies and began singing harmony vocals for almost every one of her friends who made music. She says it was her networking device. She says “Oh sure, anyone can do it, just put yourself out there, tell ‘em you want it.” Six years later, she is a self-proclaimed “harmony whore” who can also be seen stepping into the spotlight to sing her own songs, which is “equally as enjoyable,” she says. 

 

For 2 nights only, Juan and Molly are proudly hosting the first annual JUANAROO / MOLLAPALOOZA. 

On Sunday, December 8, 2019 you can get lost in the mystery of Juan’s guitar magic enhancing the songs of 9 hand-selected bands, a long-time birthday wish of Juan’s. This is JUANAROO. (Bonus: opening set by the one and only Mason Self)

On Monday, December 9, 2019, Molly celebrates her 31st birthday by inviting 13 of her most favorite songwriters to showcase their craft as she showcases her harmony vocals alongside each. This is MOLLAPALOOZA. 

 

These will be nights to remember. After paying the house band, all proceeds will go toward Conexion America’s, a Nashville-based non-profit helping Latino families with legal aid and educational programs. Get ready to rock, people. 

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