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Leslie Craig is an infinitely charismatic country-rock singer/songwriter with a deeply pronounced soul influence. A full time working performer by the age of 17, Leslie is a local favorite in Nashville and fronts a versatile band that’s capable of matching her every turn as she veers effortlessly from rock to blues to country to soul, all in her inimitable, soaring rootsy vocal style. We sat down with her to discuss her influences and lots more in this… Read More
The walls of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge are layered with yellowed customer snapshots that are God-only-knows how old. Needless to say, Tootsie’s doesn’t have the glitz of some of the newer honky-tonks, and that’s precisely why it’s so great. Purchased in 1960 by a Tennessee native named Tootsie Bess, the establishment (which backs up to the Ryman Auditorium on Lower Broadway) was originally named “Mom’s,” but was renamed after the façade was painted an “orchid” color.
Guitar Shop TV is excited to present December’s six Artist Showcase finalists. Our competition continues to attract thousands of submissions from great bands around the world and we think this month’s finalists represent amazing talent. Our December Winner will be announced early next month based on the band receiving the largest number of votes from our viewers around the world.
All you need to do to show their support for one of this month’s six finalists is to REGISTER and VOTE FOR YOUR BAND AT OUR “POLL… Read More
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A cornerstone of Nashville’s booming music scene, Twelfth & Porter endears itself to locals and touring musicians as a small venue with a big, bold sound. The joint was immortalized in recordings like Townes Van Zandt’s Live and Obscure (recorded here in April 1985) and in the lyrics of Ryan Adams’ song “Tennessee Sucks.” (On the Demolition track, Adams sings: “Cause I’m getting by with a 12-pack from 12th & Porter with Billy /4:30 a.m. at night.”)
The venue has also evoked its… Read More