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TOMORROW! It's getting closer! The Grand Finale of the E2TG 7th Anniversary Residency will take over The 5 Spot beginning promptly at Six O'Clock. Here is the line-up in order of appearance:
Shane Tutmarc will open with a short set of songs promptly at six. Tutmarc is now an East Nashville institution, but he got his start in the Pacific Northwest - leading the band Dolour. whose membership included Robin Pecknold later of Fleet Foxes and members of Portugal the Man and other bands. Tutmarc moved to Nashville in 2010. He has opened for Wanda Jackson. Most recently, he has been performing under the moniker Solar Twin.
Joanna Barbera: A native of New Jersey, Barbera's spirit has lead her all over the world before arriving in Nashville. Her music reflects her exploration of spiritual paths. Her latest release Imago is a favorite of mine from last year. A song from that release, "When the Rain Comes" was prominently featured in the CBS series Criminal Minds. Her music is emotive with a great sound and wonderful songs, if you have not heard Joanna Barbera live, you want to make it The 5 Spot tomorrow,
Eli Cook: Eli Cook took up the guitar as a teenager in the Blue Ridge foothills of Virginia. He cut is teeth playing and singing in churches and at revivals. His music takes a firm foundation of blues greats like John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Fred McDowell and others and updates it with influences from bands like Soundgarden, Clutch, and Rage Against the Machine. His latest album is called High Dollar Gospel. It is another favorite of mine from 2017. Cook has shared stages with the likes of B.B. King, Johnny Winters, Robert Cray, Gary Clark Jr, and most recently Robin Trower. He is in town from his home in Charlottesville, Virginia home, and you do not want to miss this rare opportunity to see him live in the intimate confines of The 5 Spot.
Bee Taylor: I was first recommended to Bee Taylor's music a couple of years ago. When I went out to see her live, I wondered why he had taken me so long to catch on to her. Possessing a powerful voice and an intense spirit, Taylor's music has been described as a combination of Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse. Bee Taylor's incredible band features the immeasurable talented Cody Brooks (Taylor is also a part of Brook's band). Her set promises to be an all-out throw-down to help close out this awesome month of music.
I hope you will be there if you can!
We have our final "Month of Thursdays" shuffle - featuring artists from tomorrow's show.
"I Never Said Anything" by Shane Tutmarc
"So Hard to Make an Easy Getaway" by Shane Tutmarc
"When You Found Me" by Shane Tutmarc
The three tracks in today's shuffle from Shane Tutmarc some from his 2017 album Damaged Goods. Take a listen and make plans to get to The 5 Spot on time!
"Sylus" by Bee Taylor
"Framed" by Bee Taylor
"Where It Feels Good" by Bee Taylor
"May I" by Bee Taylor
These four tracks come from Taylor's 2016 self-titled album. They provide a nice encapsulation of her music. Come out tomorrow to see it live and in person.
"Can't Lose What You Never Had" by Eli Cook
"Pray for Rain" by Eli Cook
Next, a couple of tracks are standouts from Eli Cook's High-Dollar Gospel album. I am truly thrilled to have him be a part of my residency (Thanks to Jill Kettles for going above and beyond in making this possible).
"Take That" by Joanna Barbera
And, last but not least, we have a track from Imago by Joanna Barbera. Joanna will go on right after Shane Tutmarc. So arrive early and get comfortable and let us entertain you.