The Smoking Flowers, Mikayla Lewis

Sat Jul 20 2024

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

The Basement

1604 Eighth Ave South Nashville, TN 37203

$12.85

Ages 21+

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This show currently has no COVID safety requirements for attendees. This is subject to change. If this changes we will be sure to update this page as well as notify all ticket buyers via email.

The Smoking Flowers, Mikayla Lewis

  • The Smoking Flowers

    The Smoking Flowers

    Country

    There are not enough words to describe the intrinsic chemistry Kim and Scott Collins possess. The duo, known as The Smoking Flowers, have discovered what some duos spend their entire careers trying to find: a fascinating marriage between artistic talent and subtle sensuality that pierces the attention of anyone in the same room as them. The Collins' have devoted their entire lives to music, and the second their wild feet touch the stage they exude just how tenured they truly are.

    Musically speaking, Kim dances between drums, accordion, acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica, shimmering tambourine and her own sensual, simmering vocals. Scott plays electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica, and delivers his vocals with the voice of a feisty, gin-battered, heart-on-sleeve, hardscrabble troubadour.  

    They have influences that range from Led Zeppelin to Gillian Welch and The Ramones to Neil Young.  Kim was ironically considered by one of those very influences when she was up for the female vocalist spot in Robert Plant's "Band of Joy". Unbeknownst to Kim, Mr. Plant had been listening to some of her recordings and loved her voice. But as fate would have it her friend Patti Griffin got the role. "The job was clearly destined for Patti. I mean look at her and Robert now! I do believe in a good love story, after all" says a sighing Kim.

    The Smoking Flowers’ first album Sweet As Port debuted in 2009, initially recorded as a side project of sorts for the couple from their respective rock bands at the time. Their second full length album 2 Guns, was released in 2013, but was raucously brought into existence in single live recorded takes over about four days in 2011. It is a ferocious musical document that eerily proved to be a foreshadowing of a battle the couple was soon to encounter.  Kim was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer just after they recorded and mixed 2 Guns, delaying the album's release by two years.  Kim's breast cancer is in remission today due to only using holistic and alternative methods and a raw food diet (no chemotherapy, no radiation, no hormones).

    In the wake of this experience Kim and Scott took life by the reins and hit the road in their vintage Volvo 240 station wagon, touring across America and Canada for three years straight promoting 2 Guns.   With this life altering experience to draw upon, and three years of intense touring under their belt, the couple then tapped even deeper into their raw rock, punk and blues roots in the composition of their album Let's Die Together, released in June 2018.  The undeniable urgency present in these recordings cannot be faked.  Let's Die Together is a true story of triumph.  Let’s Die Together’s delicate and subtle all-acoustic companion album, Snowball Out Of Hell, was released exactly one year later in June 2019.

    2021 brought about Patriocrisy, The Smoking Flowers’ most recent, most amped up and most fiery release to date. Echoes of The Clash, Crazy Horse, PJ Harvey and The Sex Pistols bleed through on this latest EP. Put your seat belt on.

    The Collins’ continue to be activists and advocates for holistic and alternative medicine and healing and civil rights issues. Their music and life have been an influence on many "East Nashville" artists, being early pioneers of the now popular underground scene.

    The Smoking Flowers live shows exemplify the gritty wanderlust of Kim and Scott, while their songs paint a picture of a couple that lives together (married 22 years), writes together, plays together and simply loves life together. The Smoking Flowers will soon resume to touring world wide

     

    “Provocative and risky” 

    ~ POP MATTERS


    The Smoking Flowers write inspired songs of substance about life, death, and everything in between. Their albums are consistently outstanding. And, better still, their live shows aren't to be missed. I stand amazed that all that music comes from just two people. Their music drips in their love for each other and their thirsty lust for life.”
    ~ NASHVILLE ARTS

     
  • Mikayla Lewis

    Mikayla Lewis

    Alternative

    Being in Nashville for more than 12 years, Mikayla Lewis got her start as a storyteller in Music City as a TV news reporter. Leaving the news world in 2018, Lewis returned to her music roots; writing, producing and releasing her debut, self-titled album in 2023. With many influences including David Bowie, Heart, Sade and Fleetwood Mac, Mikayla is continuing to play full band and acoustic shows, creating and releasing singles with accompanying music videos like “All is Well” and “Retrograding” off her upcoming sophomore album. 

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The Smoking Flowers, Mikayla Lewis

Sat Jul 20 2024 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

The Basement Nashville TN
The Smoking Flowers, Mikayla Lewis

$12.85 Ages 21+

This show currently has no COVID safety requirements for attendees. This is subject to change. If this changes we will be sure to update this page as well as notify all ticket buyers via email.

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Ages 21+
limit 8 per person

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G.A.
$12.85

Delivery Method

Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. ALL PATRONS MUST BRING A VALID FORM OF IDENTIFICATION
WE ONLY ACCEPT TICKETWEB TICKETS
BACKPACKS are not allowed inside the venue
Most shows are standing room only
Handicap accommodations can be arranged
ALL ALL AGES and 18+ SHOWS ARE NO RE-ENTRY