The first email we received in this new year was a welcome one from Nell Levin of the Shelby Bottom String Band, who sent us a link to the band’s new video for “East Nashville Rag.” Levin and her bandmates – Michael August, Gene Bush, Bob Mason and Holly Tashian – have crafted themselves a fine tribute to the 37206. With its old-time instrumentation, mellow vibe and lyrics focused on the quirky and friendly nature of our favorite part of Music City, we fell in love with the song immediately. And with a video chock-full of shots from the area – including some of our favorite East Nashville businesses and our favorite park in town, the Shelby Bottoms Greenway and Nature Park – we couldn’t resist sharing it with all of you here on the blog.
If you like what you hear you’ll want to check out the Shelby Bottom String Band at Myspace, where they’ve posted several more songs in the same musical vein. We encourage you to listen to their tracks as many times as possible to give their play counts a big boost, and to share the video for “East Nashville Rag” with all your friends. We’re sure they’ll love it as much as we do!