Hailing from Indianapolis, Carl Broemel was a musical prodigy from a musical family who tinkered around in various local rock bands before catching the attention of Louisville’s My Morning Jacket. He’s been contributing his guitar, pedal steel, and back-up vocals during their wild ascension since 2005’s Z, and it has earned him tons of praise for his intricate guitar work. He’s managed to find time to break away on trips home to Nashville to work on a few solo records in the years since, most recently, his incredible third solo LP, 4th of July, in 2016.
Broemel has been touring on that record, when not on the road with MMJ, and teamed up with local instrumental wizards Steelism to work as his backing band for his set at this year’s Newport Folk Festival. The two acts toured together for a short run of shows following the fest, and they are teaming up again tonight, Oct. 14 for a local show at The Basement East, with Steelism acting as both opening act and backing band. Needless to say, this is sure to be a special show for fans of virtuosic instrumental talent, but also a chance to see some of the best of Music City share the stage.
Carl Broemel and Steelism will perform tonight, Nov. 14 at The Basement East. The show is 21+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $15.