New Year’s Eve in East Nashville (and Beyond!)

If you don’t have your New Year’s Eve plans nailed down just yet, never fear – we’re here with a few East Nashville suggestions to help you avoid being anywhere near a television showing prerecorded footage of Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest. Roaring 2011 at The 5 Spot Over here in East Nashville, The 5 […]

A Weekend Treat: The Eastside Bulldogs “Come On Up and See Me Sometime”

Friend of Miranda Herrick shared this perfect-for-the-weekend stomper from Todd Snider and the Eastside Bulldogs on Facebook earlier and we couldn’t figure out exactly how it was we hadn’t already heard of it. The single is on sale at, with all the proceeds benefiting Hands On Nashville.

Twistable, Turnable Man: Shel Silverstein Tribute Coming This June

Regardless of which generation of Silverstein fan you represent, chances are you’re going to want to check out Twistable Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein. Totaling fifteen tracks, this Sugar Hill Records compilation is the brainchild of East Nashvillian Bobby Bare, Jr., who put together the disc with his father, country music legend Bobby Bare. Both men were heavily influenced by Silverstein – Bare’s biggest hits were written by him, while Bare Jr. counted the poet and songwriter as a musical mentor.

Bobby Bare, Jr.: “It’s more like the Austin, Texas part of Nashville.”

Chicago-based website The Beachwood Reporter recently did an interview with East Nashville musician Bobby Bare Jr. The man behind catchy tunes like “Valentine” (and favorite “Visit Me In Music City”) talks about his neighborhood, the differences between Chicago’s music scene and Nashville’s, his friend Justin Townes Earle, and his upcoming visit to the Windy […]