Talented multi-instrumentalist Sadler Vaden is celebrating the release of his new self-titled album tonight, May 25 with a special record release party at The Basement East. You may not know him by name, but you may have seen him shredding the guitar alongside Jason Isbell or Drivin’ and Cryin’ over the past few years. The show features support from friend and fellow local talent Reno Bo and singer-songwriter Harrison Whitford, and tickets are a steal for the price of just $7, If you love great electric guitar playing and stellar songwriting, make sure you’re in attendance for this incredible show. Snag a ticket now and read on for more info on the lineup.
For Sadler Vaden, success came by changing his approach to his music career at an early age. He walked away from his first band Leslie in 2011 after years of hustling to make things happen with the goal of finding a new passion. Instead of being the musical mastermind, he landed a gig playing guitar for Drivin’ N Cryin’ and ended up co-producing the band’s next few albums. During this time, Jason Isbell parted ways from the Drive-By Truckers in search of a solo career, and eventually approached Vaden to join his band The 400 Unit in 2014. The gig has kept him pretty busy, as Jason has become the reigning king of Americana, but Vaden still manages to work on his own solo music during downtime. In 2011, he dropped his solo EP Radio Road, and will celebrate the release of his long awaited self-titled solo album today. His new tracks are sure to be filled with plenty of soulful guitar and well-crafted lyrics, so make sure you experience it in all its glory from the stage at The Basement East.
New York native Reno Bo is a songwriter, musician, producer and current Nashville resident who first stepped into the spotlight when he began playing bass for Albert Hammond Jr. and The Mooney Suzuki. He also was a member of the 1980s inspired band The Fame, which earned a big cult following thanks to their unique throwback sound. After releasing his debut solo album Happenings And Other Things in 2009, he decided to refocus his sound. After moving to Nashville, he began collaborating with local musicians like Sadler Vaden and Brendan Benson, who would eventually become involved in his 2015 album Lessons From a Shooting Star. The result was a record full of electricity and vintage flair that appealed to both modern rock fans and those itching for something inspired by the greats. He’s sure to put on a killer set, so don’t miss out on the chance to see him live.
The young and talented Harrison Whitford has managed to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Since picking up the guitar at the age of 13, he’s been honing his craft and penning tracks that hit you straight in the heart. His talents have earned him spots performing alongside major acts like Aerosmith, Jonny Lang and Robert Randolph, and he recorded with blues great Joe Bonamassa for his recent album. If you haven’t heard his heartfelt tracks and haunting guitar, make sure you get there early to hear him for yourself.
Sadler Vaden, Reno Bo, and Harrison Whitford will perform tonight, May 25 at The Basement East. The show is 21+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8:30 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $7.