Music City Roots “Roots on the Road” ft. Elizabeth Cook, Allen Thompson, Darrin Bradbury & Little Bandit

Thu Mar 15 2018

7:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

The Basement East

917 Woodland St Nashville, TN 37206

$15 ADV / $18 DOS

Ages 18+

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Music City Roots “Roots on the Road” ft. Elizabeth Cook, Allen Thompson, Darrin Bradbury & Little Bandit

  • Elizabeth Cook

    Country

  • Allen Thompson

    Allen Thompson

    Country

    The Allen Thompson Band, East Nashville stalwarts for the better part of the last decade, could very well be writing the soundtrack for their ever-evolving neighborhood. It’s a neighborhood that, like the band, has changed markedly over the years, ever since Thompson, a Virginia native, left his home state and headed west.

    They’re a rock & roll band with roots in southern soul, California country, and psychedelic music. Along the way, they’ve grown a bit louder, too, adding a keyboardist to the lineup and replacing Thompson’s acoustic guitar, a familiar sound on earlier albums like Salvation in the Ground, with its electric cousin. The songs still takes their cues from the music that came out of San Francisco and Laurel Canyon during the ’70s, but the sound has broadened over the years, now owing just as much to the rock & roll that roared out of Minneapolis and Athens during the following decade.

    The sound coming out of Nashville these days is eclectic and ever-changing, which suits the Allen Thompson Band’s broadening sound. Rather than mimicking the past, Allen and the Boys are using their collective inspirations to reflect the sights, sounds, triumphs, and tragedies of their current surroundings, all the while keeping a hopeful eye toward the future, where more big things are in store!

  • Darrin Bradbury

    Darrin Bradbury

    Pop

    A friend of mine once wrote some really nice things about me. She’s got a way with words.

    “Darrin Bradbury is as restless as he sounds, almost animalistic in his magnetic sense of place, captivating his desire to describe what he sees. His writing takes you to people, signage, to fingers, dirty knees and toes, through the drainpipe, but always back to the road.

    In a song, Darrin describes his best friends as cigarettes. He sees the subtler path we leave behind, the stories we tell, puffs of smoke as stories unfolding. Stories don’t always tell themselves, and he loves interpreting as much as he likes taking them in. The beauty of an ugly cigarette is in the breath.

    He sees stories as the stuff of roots. His roots look like roads. And there’s no road without purpose. Stories are made of purpose, and I think that’s what Darrin’s music explores. “Let’s Get Stoned and Go to The Zoo,” the amazingness and sometimes-absurdity of having a purpose when the world is strange and tough. People have to travel the hard way, with the weight of their bodies and baggage in tow. Darrin travels almost exclusively by car. He draws pictures with his wheels all over the continental map, leaving a trail of smoke. People remember Darrin, he probably remembers a lot of them too. 

    One could be tempted to see New York City’s main feeder zone, the lightning bolt-shaped land of New Jersey, Bradbury’s home state, as sort-of a Mecca of capitalism in this country. The road’s through it. The density, the people, it’s a magnet. 

    But Darrin has had the guts to leave and the humility to return over and over, and throughout, as he lives and dreams, he works on telling stories about roots and roads and the stuff making us continue to drive around like we do. He speaks American Post-folk English, and it’s actually a great dialect.”

  • Little Bandit

    Little Bandit

    Music

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Music City Roots “Roots on the Road” ft. Elizabeth Cook, Allen Thompson, Darrin Bradbury & Little Bandit

Thu Mar 15 2018 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

The Basement East Nashville TN
Music City Roots “Roots on the Road” ft. Elizabeth Cook, Allen Thompson, Darrin Bradbury & Little Bandit

$15 ADV / $18 DOS Ages 18+

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

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Select Ticket(s)

Ages 18+
limit 4 per person
G.A.
Some seating available on first come, first serve basis
$15.00
Reserved Seat
$20.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Mail
UPS
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

No Backpacks allowed in the venue.
ALL PATRONS MUST BRING A VALID FORM OF IDENTIFICATION.
The name on your ID must match the name on your ticket.
We do not accept tickets from 3rd party sites.
BACKPACKS are not allowed inside the venue.
Most shows are standing room only.
Handicap accommodations can be arranged.

ALL 18 AND OVER SHOWS ARE NO RE-ENTRY. If you leave the venue, you will not be allowed back in. Thanks!