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.
Nashville Ear awards the Best of the Best honor to the songwriter that we feel stood out with exceptional songwriting and performances as well as promoting the songwriting world with their talents and efforts .