Sun Jun 9 2019

7:30 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Basement

1604 Eighth Ave South Nashville, TN 37203

$10

Ages 21+

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Nicki Bluhm, Kirby Brown, Kyle Emerson

  • Nicki Bluhm

    Nicki Bluhm

    Alternative Folk

    After nearly a decade spent with the Gramblers, and recent high-profile collaborations (Phil Lesh, Infamous String Dusters, Ryan Adams), and a split from her husband and musical mentor, vocalist and songwriter Nicki Bluhm is stepping out on her own with her new album, TO RISE YOU GOTTA FALL. The songs were written over a two-year period in Bluhm’s life and chronicle her fundamental life changes, which found the West Coast native living in Nashville, TN. “These songs are the conversations I never got to have, the words I never had the chance to say, and the catharsis I wouldn’t have survived without,” she says. Recorded in Memphis, TN at legendary Sam Phillips Recording, Bluhm brought in producer Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price, Jason Isbell), for these live band, analog sessions. The studio band includes Will Sexton (guitar), Ross-Spang (guitars), Ken Coomer (drums and percussion), Al Gamble (Hammond B3), Rick Steff (piano), Dave Smith (bass), with Sam Shoup (string arrangements) and various special guests.  TO RISE YOU GOTTA FALL tells the story of a woman searching for light among darkness and reveals her emergence as a powerful songwriter and vocalist of great depth and immediacy.

  • Kirby Brown

    Kirby Brown

    Folk

    Kirby Brown was born in East Texas and moved to rural Damascus, Arkansas at age two. His formative years on the farm kept him occupied bottle-feeding calves, fishing for crappie, and shelling peas. His taste for music was also fostered here, being exposed to gospel, bluegrass, and the classic country his grandfather would strum in the evenings.

    After the divorce of his parents, Kirby and his dad, a closeted poet, would spend visits diving into film, music, and the nuances of American Poetry. He became as much interested in reading Whitman and Frost as he was in grade school or spending time with his friends. This fresh form of expression would become the bedrock on which Kirby’s artistic life would be built.

    When he was nineteen, his first true love and his best friend died in separate incidents. Through the long process of grieving, Kirby found an outlet for his pain in writing songs. Fearing that he too might die before his time in that same small town, Kirby moved to Dallas and bunked with fellow musicians. An offer to tag along on tour put Kirby on an eight-month road trip through what seemed like every town in America. Immediately after coming off the road, Kirby was offered an opening slot at House of Blues in Dallas. Soon after, Kirby released his first independent record, Child Of Calamity.

    He found a new stride and began sharing bills and festivals with artists including Willie Nelson, The Flaming Lips, Leon Russell, and The Avett Brothers.

    “These stories are not just mine, but really are just versions of what I think we all experience. We all struggle after the same things, wrestle with the same questions. These songs are my way of responding to being made human. If ‘the Powerful Play goes on,’ this is the best verse I have to contribute.”

    — Kirby Brown

    Returning back to Dallas after another extensive tour, Kirby decided it was time for a change and moved to New York.

    A songsmith at his core, Kirby is constantly writing. He has a long relationship with the roots tradition and counts John Prine, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, and Warren Zevon as influences, as well as writers and poets such as Theodore Roethke, Flannery O'Connor, John Steinbeck, and JD Salinger.

    He recently recorded an album at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The theme of this new record is a continuation of what his writing has always striven for—growing up and adjusting to the tides of change, searching for light in dark places, regret, hope, love, and redemption in the mundane repetition of everyday life.

  • Kyle Emerson

    Kyle Emerson

    Folk Rock

    Folk rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Kyle Emerson broke out with his debut EP, 'Worth It', in May of 2017. With that first release, Emerson has quickly become one of Denver's most promising talents. Mixing swift finger-picking, breathy vocals, and tell-all-lyrics, Emerson tight ropes a blend of the harmonious folk rock of the 60's with a twist of modern sonics. 

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Nicki Bluhm, Kirby Brown, Kyle Emerson

Sun Jun 9 2019 7:30 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

The Basement Nashville TN
Nicki Bluhm, Kirby Brown, Kyle Emerson

$10 Ages 21+

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