5 Concerts to Attend this Week

1. Webb Wilder at 3rd and Lindsley

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Tuesday, November 7, 7:30 p
3rd and Lindsley, 818 3rd Avenue South, Nashville

Webb Wilder & The Beatnecks have been cranking out their own kind of Southern Rock and “ROLL” since 1985. The band’s energy and intensity is well exemplified by the heretofore unreleased, vintage tracks contained on POWERFUL STUFF!, its latest recording for Landslide Records. A potent mixture of roots rock, Americana, blues, and British influences, the album primarily features the “original” Beatnecks: Wilder on lead vocals and guitar, Donny “The Twangler” Roberts, guitar and vocals, Denny “Cletus” Blakely, bass and vocals, and Jimmy Lester, drums, who were one of the most popular touring bands from the mid-1980s into the 1990s. POWERFUL STUFF! presents timeless live and studio tracks, many of which were produced by R.S. “Bobby” Field, a founding member of The Beatnecks, split equally between original songs and distinctive cover renditions, all of which inexplicably escaped release back in the day.

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2. Elvis Costello at The Ryman

Monday, November 4, 7:30 p
Ryman Auditorium, 116th 5th Avenue North, Nashville

Elvis Costello & The Imposters will be at the Ryman Auditorium this week and just a few tickets remain to this show. The “Just Trust” tour will answer many pressing questions, such as, “Will they play my favorite song?” or “Are they going to frighten the horses with a lot of excellent songs that are rarely performed?” or “Can I expect the hits of yesteryear and those of tomorrow?” To which we say: Just Trust Elvis Costello and The Imposters.

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3. Josh Abbott Band at Cannery

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Thursday, November 7, 8 p
Cannery Row, 1 Cannery Row, Nashville

Country favorites Josh Abbott Band have announced a new tour in support of their latest EP release, Catching Fire, that released on June 28.  The tour kicks off in August in Texas and runs through December making stops in New York City, Nashville, Washington DC, Chicago and more.

Hailed as one of the top Texas country acts, the independent band has accumulated over 140 million total streams, 20 million YouTube/VEVO views has over 1.8 million single sales and 250,000 album sales.  Additionally, the band has sold over 1.5 million concert tickets the last two years.  The band performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Fox & Friends and Conan.   JAB is Josh Abbott (vocals, guitar), Preston Wait (fiddle, electric guitar), Edward Villanueva (drums),  James Hertless (bass), Caleb Keeter (electric guitar), Austin Davis (banjo), David Fralin (Keyboard).

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4. 19 Miles to Music Row with Bridgette Tatum at FUMC

Tuesday, November 5, 6:30
Franklin United Methodist Church, 120 Aldersgate Way, Franklin

This free monthly event features local songwriters. In November, accomplished singer songwriter  Bridgette Tatum who has songs that includes hits like She’s Country (Jason Aldean), Back (Randy Houser) Summertime Town & Stacy (Gretchen Wilson), The Yee Haw Song (Uncle Si & the Sicotics) & cuts with George Clinton, Kristy Lee Cook, Cowboy Troy and more.

5. SiriusXM Coffeehouse Tour with Joshua Radin and Lily Kershaw

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Saturday, November 9, 7:30 p
TPAC, 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville

About Joshua: Love and the complications surrounding it have long proven to be Joshua Radin’s songwriting forte. Though he never intended to be a live performer, there was little choice when the first song he ever wrote, “Winter,” was featured on an episode of “Scrubs.” The resulting fervor around the song soon led to a record deal, and over the last decade, Radin has toured the world countless times, sold hundreds of thousands of records and topped the iTunes charts, earned raves from Rolling Stone to The Guardian, performed on “The Tonight Show,” “Conan,” and more, played Ellen DeGeneres’ wedding at her personal request, and had his songs featured in more than 150 different films, commercials, and TV shows.

About Lily Kershaw: Audiences have gotten to know the enigmatic artist little by little since the release of her 2013 full-length debut, Midnight In The Garden. Bowing at #5 on the Singer-Songwriter Chart in the U.S. and Canada, the breakout single “As It Seems” clutched #1 on iTunes Top Singer/Songwriter Songs Chart and impressively moved 30,000-plus digital downloads first week before eventually scoring over 7.2 million Spotify streams. Acclaim came from USA Today, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Billboard as she landed syncs on Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy, Finding Carter, and more. She cut her teeth on tours alongside Radical Face, Mason Jennings, and Bobby Bazini, to name a few.

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