You’re probably bummed that today is only Thursday and you still have one more day until the weekend, but here’s something that might cheer you up: Communion Nashville continues its stint at Mercy Lounge tonight with a killer lineup that features Jessica Lea Mayfield, Crash, Ruston Kelly, and Anderson East. And better yet, tickets are only $15, so grab them here and read on to learn all about the diverse range of acts you’re going to see tonight.
JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD
Once known primarily as an indie-folk songwriter with songs bordering on country, Jessica Lea Mayfield’s latest album Make My Head Sing… has a more noticeable element of rock and grunge with sharp lyrics that stay true to her roots. She has always been praised as a great live performer, so her louder sound combined with her new image of pink hair and glitter can only make her performance more electrifying. Watch the video below for her single “I Wanna Love You,” for a glimpse of what’s in store.
After spending several months on the road touring with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, New Orleans born and bred singer Crash is out on his own to support his debut album, Hardly Criminal, which was produced by Edward Sharpe’s lead guitarist Mark Noseworthy. Combining elements of soul, Americana and folk, crash writes true-life tales that are relatable and humorous. His single “Motion Animal” will have you ready to dance, and if you need help with your moves, watch the video below.
Nashville-based Ruston Kelly has garnered attention locally as a songwriter and has had songs cut by Tim McGraw, among others. Aside from being an up-and-coming writer for others, he continues to make a name for himself as a performer, with a light, raspy voice that layers perfectly over acoustic tunes. His craft for storytelling is evident in his personal songs, which you can hear a sample of below.
Rounding out the appearance of local artists on the bill, Nashville’s Anderson East makes music best described as a hybrid between Americana and soul. His smooth voice emits an air of charm accompanied by mid-tempo melodies and female backing vocals, giving him a retro-vibe that this city is all about right now. If you’re not sure what that means, watch a live version of the track “Better” from his debut album, Flowers of the Broken Hearted, below.
Jessica Lea Mayfield, Crash, Ruston Kelly, and Anderson East will perform tonight at Mercy Lounge. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available for $15.