This one of the few times I did not know who I was dealing with. I was out on the internet listening to good songs with lyrics that tells a good story. I ran across a song called "Alabama Gator Oil". It is a song about a bootlegger in northern Alabama. I asked Terry Wooley to play my Songwriter Stage not knowing he was a major songwriter and performer. He was really nice and said sure . When he kicked off his set and I was totally blown away.
I saw this written by Gary Cavanauagh about playing in Nashville at an open mic night. I totally agree 100%.He stated 7 great points to remember if you are playing in Nashville or anywhere for that matter. I have held songwriters stages at Bost Harley Davidson and at the Fontanel. There are many things that make your fellow players comfortable and things you can do that will not help you in building your songwriter network. There are several things listed here that is just common sense and a few you may not have thought about.
Only in Nashville do you see a Harley Davidson motorcycle with a buffalo hide guitar case strapped to its side. Songwriters, and performers take their music very serious and are rarely found without their guitar, demos and extra picks just in case someone wants to do a little co-writing.
Voted as one of the top three singer/songwriters in Nashville 4 years running in the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Nashville Scene "Best Of Nashville" readers poll, Doc Holladay has become one of the most in-demand talents around, while also managing to work as a full time Optometrist.
Nashville Ear awards the Best of the Best honor to the songwriter that we feel stood out with exceptional songwriting and performances. Please join us in congratulating this years award winner Chris Gantry.