Great music in Nashville tonight. Nashville, GEORGIA, that is.
Nashville is a small town 25 miles northeast of Valdosta, Georgia. The only venue there for live music is the Nashville Women’s Club building, hidden behind the fast food restaurants that line the main drag.
First up tonight was Kyle Keller on guitar, accompanied by Jack Lindsey on bass and Dallas Stone on harmonica. Kyle has an extensive playbook of original songs, with heartwarming lyrics that speak of a wisdom beyond his 20 years. The song that urges us to show people that we love them NOW, don’t wait until tomorrow because “tomorrow won’t wait for you” brought tears to this Old Lady’s eyes. Kyle and his friends head out for Amelia Island tomorrow to do some street performing, or “busking” which he says is a word he doesn’t use much because most people don’t know what it means anymore.
John Weeks then played solo, acoustic rhythm guitar. He’s just off tour with Machinist and Dying Whale and very happy to be back on acoustic. Find him on Facebook at John Weeks Plays. He has t-shirts and CDs, man!
Last up was Balloon Assembly Line, the latest band with Kelby Clark and Kyle Keller (the two made up The Witness) along with Derek Barkalow on drums.
This is a fine band with a unique sound. Instead of the Old Lady struggling to describe their music, go to http://balloonassemblyline.bandcamp.com/album/human-chandelier where you can hear a sample. There’s more on the web that you can listen to for FREE; just search Balloon Assembly Line. Sorry, but you won’t get an opportunity to hear them live for awhile; drummer Derek Barkalow is off to Fort Benning to complete Army Basic Training.
Georgia is so often the butt of jokes to the rest of the country (and the world!), south Georgia in particular. Before you write us off as hicks, check out the bands with the hot new licks! These young musicians deserve your ears!
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