29 July 2001
Splendor in the BlueGrass: one of Nashville's treasures--Warner Parks--is hosting a Full Moon Pickin' Party this Friday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. at the Warner Park Equestrian Center (2500 Old Hickory Boulevard). It'll be an evening of stellar BlueGrass and it'll benefit the beautiful Warner Parks. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 370-8053 for reservations.
Our redesign efforts continue--we're making BlueShoe easier to use and more accessible. We've just finished re-doing the first part of our Music Guide. You can now find updated listings for live music, including performances at the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman, BlueBird Cafe, and more.
25 July 2001
An exhibit on loan from the Smithsonian opened at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts last Saturday. Modernism and Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum will be at the Frist until Sept. 9. More details at Art Exhibits.
23 July 2001
Highlights of the Opryfest Bluegrass Jamboree: eating shaved ice under a shade tree and listening to Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys play "Hard Times," The Osborne Brothers keeping the crowd spellbound with "Cherokee Lady," Dale Ann Bradley and Coon Creek singing a true-story ballad about a woman in 1865 who walked from Chattanooga to eastern Kentucky with her newborn to escape an abusive husband (the Cherokees helped her along the way). Old Crow Medicine Show was remarkable, as was IIIrd Tyme Out and the Dan Tyminski Band. We didn't hear all the performers, so I'm sure I've missed some showstoppers.
If you weren't fortunate enough to catch the Jamboree, you still have a chance to hear some great bluegrass this week: it's the summer's final Bluegrass Night at the Ryman Auditorium. Jim & Jesse and Marty Stuart perform this Thursday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. Call 889-3060 for ticket information.