REVIEW: Live on the Green ft. Gary Clark Jr., The Strumbellas, Yola, & Lucie Silvas | 8.15.19 [PHOTOS]


Live on the Green
w/ Gary Clark Jr., The Strumbellas, Yola, and Lucie Silvas
Public Square Park; Nashville, TN
August 15, 2019

Review by Philip Obenschain (@pobenschain). Photos by Andrew Ha.

Kicking off its eleventh season, the annual Live on the Green free festival series returned Thursday to Public Square Park, setting the bar high for yet another exciting year. With a headlining set from breakout blues-infused Texas rocker Gary Clark Jr., along with Canadian folk pop outfit The Strumbellas, buzzy British soul and folk singer Yola, and Nashville based, British born rootsy pop singer Lucie Silvas, week one, continuing the four act format adopted last year, featured largely touring acts, but ones very familiar and dialed into the Music City scene, and if the packed and diverse crowds were any indication, they were a wonderful fit for an inaugural show. In a slight tweak from reason years, Live on the Green is slated to now run three Thursdays instead of four, ending with an epic four-day affair (up from three), extending across two stages through the final Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We have performers like Grace Potter, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Lake Street Dive, Robert Randolph, Steve Earle, O.A.R., and Johnnyswim to look forward to, but, before we preview the exciting weeks ahead, take a look at our recap and photos from week one below!

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Ripe, Jackson Bruck & the Dukes of Hume, & Walden to Play Grand Opening of Yee-Haw Brewing and Ole Smoky Distillery’s 6th & Peabody Complex Sept. 7


If you haven’t yet heard, two East Tennessee local beverage staples, Johnson City founded brewery Yee Haw Brewing Company and Gatlinburg moonshine purveyor Ole Smoky Distillery, both who’ve had a presence in Music City and beyond for a long time, recently teamed up to jointly open a Nashville home base, a cool new SoBro complex they’ve dubbed 6th & Peabody. Located at 423 6th Ave S, the space will, of course, serve a full range of beer and moonshine from both brands, with a distillery, brewery, bar, tasting area, bottle shop, and merchandise, as well as space for live entertainment, a generous outdoor area, local food options, and more.

In celebration of the brand new space, 6th & Peabody will host a free, all ages grand opening party on Sept. 7, featuring live music from Boston based, dance-primed, funk-infused party outfit Ripe, local alt/indie rockers Jackson Brick & The Dukes of Home, and Athens based alt rock outfit Walden. You can find out more about the event (which appears to have some other non-musical activities set throughout the day) here, preview the performers below, and learn more about 6th & Peabody at the social media links at the bottom of the page!

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Sleater-Kinney, Johnnyswim, MUNA, Chris Jobe, Konan, Amber Woodhouse, Michaela Anne, & More


Our main goal at No Country is to share music from our favorite local artists and touring acts that hit Nashville. Now you can get straight to listening on our Nashville Spotify playlist.

Local music additions

“Bridges” by Johnnyswin – Playing Live on the Green on August 22
“It Could’ve Been You” by Chris Jobe – Playing The High Watt on August 29
“Hot Boy Summer” by Classic Williams
“OK! OK!” by Konan, Lil Guap
“New Wave” by SÜ
“Nobody” by Karen Hardy
“Skinny Boys” by Myylo
“The Mouth You Feed” by Colleen Orender
“Watcha Gonna Do” by Amber Woodhouse
“Somebody New” by Michaela Anne – Playing Grimey’s on October 5
“You Want It, I Want It” by Jackie Castro
“Filthy Rich” by Taylor Dahlia
“Again” by Landon Austin
“Misty Morning Dew” by Krantz

Touring artist additions

“Can I Go On” by Sleater-Kinney – Playing Ryman Auditorium on October 21
“Lottery” by Jade Bird – Playing Basement East on October 1
“Stayaway” by MUNA – Playing Mercy Lounge on October 4
“slow motion” by flor – Playing Exit/In on September 18

Follow along so you don’t miss the best of No Country for New Nashville on our Nashville Spotify playlist!

[REMINDER] Catch Brittany Howard w/ Becca Mancari | TONIGHT @ The Ryman Auditorium


While careful not to call it a breakup, Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard recently announced that she’s putting her famed southern blues rock group on hold for the time being, in order to try her hand at making music under her own name, with a forthcoming debut album, Jaime, set to arrive on Sept. 20. The most personal batch of songs she’s ever written, and an experimental departure from the Shakes’ sound, which feels at least partially influenced by other side projects Thunderbitch and Bermuda Triangle, Jaime is, without a doubt, one of our most-anticipated releases of the year! In celebration, Brittany is set to embark on a national tour, including a stop tonight, Aug. 19 at The Ryman Auditorium, certainly the most fitting space in town to debut her latest musical chapter, along with fellow local favorite and collaborator Becca Mancari. Tickets are available right here while they last, and you can read on for more about the show below!

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[REMINDER] Don’t Miss The Hip Abduction w/ Artikal Sound System | TONIGHT @ Exit/In


If you’re a fan of vibey, rootsy, worldly, yet pop accessible tunes, brought to life by honed and jam-infused live performances, then Florida’s The Hip Abduction are definitely a group who should be on your radar. Out in support of brand new fourth album To the Ends of the Earth, the buzzy band are set to headline Exit/In tonight, Aug. 17, with fellow Floridians and eclectic reggae outfit Artikal Sound System tapped to support. Tickets are still available here while they last, and you can read on for more about the show below!

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