SOLD OUT: Emerson Hart w/Alyssa Bonagura & Sarah Darling

Fri Nov 17 2017

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

The Basement

1604 Eighth Ave South Nashville, TN 37203

$12 ADV/ $15 DOS

Ages 21+

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SOLD OUT: Emerson Hart w/Alyssa Bonagura & Sarah Darling

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  • Emerson Hart

    Emerson Hart

    Alternative Rock

    Emerson Hart, frontman for the multi-platinum band Tonic, comes back to time and again on his new record, his first solo release in over six years. Beauty in Disrepair, due out in early 2014, touches on loss, but also the beauty of rebirth, newfound love, family and starting a clean slate. Beauty in Disrepair marks a remarkably polished and honest follow-up to his 2007 solo debut Cigarettes & Gasoline, a critically-acclaimed album that spawned two Top 20 singles.

  • Alyssa Bonagura

    Alyssa Bonagura


    “A fixture on Nashville’s indie singer-songwriter scene... - Rolling Stone

    “Alyssa is stunning, original, a future star in the making - Robin Gibb (The Bee Gees.)

    “She’s the goods! She’s the most inspiring and creative singer/songwriter I have seen in a long time.” - Jeffrey Steele (Songwriter’s Hall of Fame)


    and it becomes crystal clear that Alyssa Bonagura was born to make music. With a voice that touches somewhere deep inside, her melodies and lyrics are as haunting as they are beautiful. From the youthful, bouncing ukulele sing along you may have heard on the nation wide 2012 Lowe's commercial, “I Make My Own Sunshine” to her rockin’, power-pop influenced “Warrior,” and everything in between, Alyssa has polished her own unique musical style. In a world where most artists tend to sound the same, Alyssa sounds fresh; new yet familiar; provocative yet reassuring. Born into a musical family, her mom and dad were RCA country music stars “Baillie And The Boys,” her cradle was the gentle rocking of a tour bus. Her play ground encompassed sound checks and back stage catering. Her “extended” family consisted of managers, promoters, drummers, pedal steel players, keyboards, guitars and the like. 

    At the age of 3, Alyssa performed on the Ralph Emory television show, Nashville Now. Ralph wanted to be able to say, “She performed on my show first” where her version of the Leslie Gore classic; “It’s My Party” brought the house down in front of millions of national viewers. At age 10, one of those major acts, Kenny Rogers, decided Alyssa was the perfect “child singer” to record a duet with him on his Christmas CD, “Christmas From The Heart”. Then, when she was 13, Alyssa started her own 50 city tour opening up for Marty Stuart. Playing guitar and singing songs she wrote about “Fitting In” and “Boys”. It soon became obvious that she was the real deal, not only as a musician and singer but  as a prolific songwriter as well.

    From there Alyssa’s songs found their way onto television shows, movies, as well as artists recording her songs on their own projects. After graduating high school, Alyssa received a full scholarship from Sennheiser to Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts in the U.K., where she would spend the next three years earning a degree in Sound Technology while continuing to perform in local venues throughout Europe. It was there that Alyssa experienced what most artists never experience; a private performance requested by the Queen to help support one of Liverpool’s local charities. A performance with Ringo Starr at the 800th Anniversary of Liverpool’s, “Capital Of Culture 2008” event; a performance slot at two of the world’s largest music festivals; Glastonbury and Knowsley Hall on the same bill with super stars Jason Mraz, The Who, and Bruce Springsteen, and a UK tour with Raul Malo of The Mavericks.

    Soon returning to her home in Nashville, TN, Alyssa got a publishing deal with Rondor Music in Los Angeles and landed one of the biggest nation wide commercial placements of 2012 with her song "I Make My Own Sunshine," which independently sold 50,000 downloads and over a million plays on spotify. Playing countless venues in nashville, not to mention festivals including Bonnaroo and the Sundance Film Festival, Alyssa has continued to hone her stage show in America and has created an underground buzz in the singer/songwriter community. “The English Diaries” was the first CD release, an all acoustic intimate collection of songs she produced and recorded herself in her apartment in Liverpool about her UK experiences. This was followed by another somewhat acoustic CD, “Before The Breaking”. The songs on those 2 CD’s are classic singer-songwriter styling’s showing what Alyssa can do all by herself armed with a guitar or a mandolin. The next CD “Love Hard”, which was funded by a 10K dollar global kickstarter campaign, takes us straight into the pop world where Alyssa spent her time programming beats, arranging strings, and rocking out on electric guitar.

    After spending time in LA, New York & London writing with the top songwriters across the globe, Alyssa has come back to Nashville and has been writing with the likes of Jeffrey Steele, Hunter Hayes, and JD Souther. She's won Canadian songwriter of the year and song of the year for the song "I Only Smoke When I Drink" by the Small Town Pistols; co written Jessie James Decker's Billboard top 40 country single "Lights Down Low" and "Circles" on Warner Brother's country artist Jana Kramer's newest album "Thirty One." Alyssa currently finished her newest album "Road Less Traveled" which she produced with engineer & producer Mark Petaccia (Jason Isbell's Southeastern) and is currently setting a release date for 2016.

  • Sarah Darling

    Sarah Darling


    Sarah Darling is an American country music singer and songwriter based out of Nashville, TN. She first made her name known in 2008 when she debuted album, Every Monday Morning, released on June 16, 2009. A second album, Angels & Devils, followed on February 15, 2011. In August 2012, her breakout single titled "Home to Me," was released after being featured on Sirius XM's The Highway. It sold over 8,000 copies in the first week of release, becoming the top-selling digital single from a new female artist that year.


    In November 2016 Darling released the single "You Take Me All The Way" in the UK market, prior to the global release of the “Dream Country” album in early 2017.  Building on her earlier successes with the Night in Nashville sessions across the UK, this release firmly established the UK as her second musical home.  Singles "Halley's Comet" and "Where Cowboys Ride" were eagerly received by fans on both sides of the Atlantic.  “Dream Country” reached the number 2 selling album on the iTunes U.K. country charts.  With the support of Radio Disney and Bob Harris’ Under The Apple Tree sessions, Sarah has been touring across both the US and U.K., performing over 60 dates in the last year.  Darling was recently nominated for "International Artist of The Year" by the British Country Music Awards and has plans to spend more time with her growing UK fan base in the coming months.


    Over the span of her career, Darling has had over 5 million Spotify streams, and over 80 performances at the Grand Ole Opry.  She has made appearances on TBS' CONAN, FOX & Friends, HLN Morning Express with Robin Meade, ABC's The Bachelor, ITV and more. Darling partnered up with the state of Wyoming to create a video for track "Where Cowboys Ride."


    Darling is currently back in the studio working on new music for a 2018 release.

    In August 2012, her single titled "Home to Me," was released to digital retailers after being previously featured on Sirius XM's The Highway. It sold over 8,000 copies in the first week of release, becoming the top selling digital single from a new female artist since May 2011.

    Over the total span of her career, Darling has reached over a half-million downloads worldwide and landed two #1 videos on CMT and GAC, in addition to appearances on TBS' CONAN, FOX & Friends, HLN Morning Express with Robin Meade, ABC's The Bachelor, Better TV and more. On top of this, her dream of playing the Grand Ole Opry came to pass in February 2011, when she made her debut. Since then, Darling has been a frequent visitor to the Opry stage.

    Sarah Darling’s latest album, “Dream Country,” dropped February 10th preceded by her standout single “Halley’s Comet.” Additional to the album, Darling also debuted the music video for her feature track “Where Cowboys Ride” on CMT. The video was filmed in the awe-inspiring landscapes of Wyoming. Sarah Darling is sure to take you on whimsical ride through songs about stars, and when cowboys used to ride away into the West, with her new sound that she calls Dream Country.

SOLD OUT: Emerson Hart w/Alyssa Bonagura & Sarah Darling

Fri Nov 17 2017 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

The Basement Nashville TN
SOLD OUT: Emerson Hart w/Alyssa Bonagura & Sarah Darling
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