[REMINDER] Catch George Porter Jr. w/ Don Gallardo & Lilly Winwood | TONIGHT @ Exit/In

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A true pioneer of funk thanks to his seminal ’60s and ’70s group The Meters (who remain intermittently active to this day), legendary artist George Porter Jr. has, over his six decade spanning career, cemented his legacy as one of the preeminent performers of his generation, prolifically weaving between high-profile session and collaborative work, several great post-Meters bands (and offshoot The Funky Meters), and, of course, a great solo career. George will bring his New Orleans funk and r&b to Nashville’s own Exit/In tonight, Aug. 23, and if you’re a fan of the genre, you’ll want to make it one of the summer’s must-see shows! Tapped to support are Nashville singer-songwriter fave Don Gallardo and rootsy singer on the rise Lilly Winwood, and tickets are available here while they last! Find out more about the show below.

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] George Porter Jr. w/ Don Gallardo & Lilly Winwood | Aug. 23 @ Exit/In

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A true pioneer of funk thanks to his seminal ’60s and ’70s group The Meters (who remain intermittently active to this day), legendary artist George Porter Jr. has, over his six decade spanning career, cemented his legacy as one of the preeminent performers of his generation, prolifically weaving between high-profile session and collaborative work, several great post-Meters bands (and offshoot The Funky Meters), and, of course, a great solo career. George will bring his New Orleans funk and r&b to Nashville’s own Exit/In on Aug. 23, and if you’re a fan of the genre, you’ll want to make it one of the summer’s must-see shows! Tapped to support are Nashville singer-songwriter fave Don Gallardo and rootsy singer on the rise Lilly Winwood, and tickets are available here while they last! Or, if you’d rather try your luck, we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! Find out more about the show, and enter for a chance to win below.

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Musicians Corner’s Spring Season Kicks Off with The Watson Twins, Langhorne Slim, Becca Mancari, & More | May 10 & 11 @ Centennial Park

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Celebrating its 10th season, Nashville’s free, all ages, biannual musical showcase series Musician’s Corner is set to kick off its spring season in Centennial Park this weekend, May 10 & 11, with an impressive slate of performers like indie folk duo The Watson Twins and singer-songwriter Angel Snow on Friday, and rootsy indie outfit Langhorne Slim & The Law and breakout indie folk singer Becca Mancari on Saturday, in addition to Friday’s Don Gallardo & Lilly Winwood, Lauren Farrah, and Daphne Michelle, and Saturday’s Jason Eskridge, Katy Kirby, The Katawicks, Ali Warren, Josh Okeefe, Becca Neighbor, and Jordy Searcy.

Following the template of seasons past, Friday evenings throughout May and June will feature an Acoustic Friday Night lineup from 5-9 p.m., and each Saturday, Musicians Corner will host both Main Stage and Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage performers from 12-6 p.m. The event is family friendly, all ages, and free, and features food trucks, beer, local vendors, Kidsville activities, and more! Boasting perhaps the most impressive lineup in the festival’s history, the 2019 spring season features over 100 mostly local and regional acts from a wide range of musical backgrounds, including Soccer Mommy, Bantug, Idle Bloom, Aaron Lee Tasjan, John Paul White, Nikki Lane, Jim Lauderdale, Daisha McBride, Dream Wave, Joshua Hedley, Pokey LaFarge, Teddy and the Rough Riders, Andrew Leahey, Erin Rae, Kelsey Kopecky, Parker Millsap, and many, many more.

In addition to this season’s regularly scheduled performances, Musician’s Corner will also welcome back the Nashville Symphony for a special show on Thursday, June 6, and will partner with the American Artisan Festival for a supersized three-day weekend of music June 14-16. And for the spring’s June 21 finale, John Paul White’s Single Lock Records will curate, for an event White also headlines. Needless to say, Musicians Corner remains one of the most vibrant, fun, and frugal ways to experience some of the best artists Music City has to offer, and this year’s lineup definitely has our circling our calendars for the rest of the spring. You can preview all of artists on this weekend’s inaugural spring slate (and check out their performance times) below, and find more about Musicians Corner and upcoming weekend lineups right here!

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New On Our Spotify Playlist: Grouplove, Cardboard Kids, Birdtalker, Jenny Lewis & More

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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 Spotify playlist

Local music additions:

“Social” by Cardboard Kids
“Fractions” by The Queen and The King
“Lions” by Rynn
“Now and Then” by Natural Child
“Midnight Sounds” by Don Gallardo
“Heavy” by Birdtalker
“Blacktop” by Julien Baker – Playing Marathon Music Works on September 26

Touring artist additions:

“Dancing on Glass” by St. Lucia – Playing The Cannery Ballroom on September 16
“No Drama Queen” by Grouplove – Playing The Cannery Ballroom on November 12
“She’s Not Me” by Jenny Lewis – Playing Live on the Green
“Get Out” by Frightened Rabbit – Playing Marathon Music Works on September 26
“Dimed Out” by Titus Andronicus – Playing The High Watt on September 15

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

Don Gallardo Announces Official U.S. Release of ‘Hickory’

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We’ve been keeping our eye on local Americana songwriter Don Gallardo for a while now.  You may remember when we premiered the single “Down In The Valley” last summer, or when we invited him to perform at our Acme Feed & Seed showcase.  Well, the wait is over.  We finally have an official release date for Gallardo’s latest LP, Hickory, which drops on July 22.  You will be able to pre-order the record on July 8 with an instant download of “Diamonds & Gold.”

Based on our advance listen to the new album, he is up to the same tricks, masterfully hopping from alt-country to indie rock to classic rock in his purely Americana tracks that channel influences like Uncle Tupelo, The Band, Grateful Dead, and Wilco.  The album was largely recorded with his band How Far West, but also included contributions from all-stars like Brad Pemberton on drums (Ryan Adams, Patty Griffin, Willie Nelson, Nora Jones, Brendan Benson), Bobby Clarke on mandolin & banjo (Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill), Micah Hulscher on keys, piano, organ (Wanda Jackson, Alabama Shakes, Caitlin Rose, Steelism), Guthrie Trapp on electric guitar (Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett, Dolly Parton, George Jones), Randall Bramblett on sax (The Allman Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Widespread Panic), Mickey Raphael on harmonica (Elton John, U2, Emmy Lou Harris, Neil Young), and Rob Ickes on dobro (David Grisman, Merle Haggard).  Needless to say, the album is packed with star power, and you can dive into that with the track “Banks Of The Mississippi” below.

Gallardo is currently hosting a residency at The 5 Spot Thursdays in June, where you can catch him tonight or June 30 starting at 6pm.  You should also make plans to attend his official Record Release show at The Family Wash on July 21 with supporting sets from Caleb Caudle, Matt Haeck, and Lani Ford.  The release show is free, and things get going around 8 pm.

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