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-- The 60's --
The 13th Floor Elevators
Janis Joplin
-- The 70's --
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Asleep at the Wheel
Willie Nelson
The Skunks
Townes Van Zandt
Guy Clark
Jerry Jeff Walker
-- The 80's --
The Dicks
Marcia Ball
The Butthole Surfers
Joe Ely
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Nanci Griffith
-- The 90's --
Lucinda Williams
Arc Angels
Shawn Colvin
Alejandro Escovedo
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
The Gourds
Robert Earl Keen
James McMurtry
Toni Price
Kelly Willis
-- The 00's --
Okkervil River
The American Analog Set
...Trail of Dead
Explosions in the Sky
Patty Griffin
Sara Hickman
I Love You But I've Chosen...
The Octopus Project
Okkervil River
Bruce Robison
The Sword
What Made Milwaukee...

This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.

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Birdtalker Releases Live Video for "Blue Healer"

Certain songs illicit an immediate emotional response. Birdtalker's "Blue Healer" is one of those golden few.

It's like standing in the rain on a July afternoon. It's warm yet biting. Refreshing and purely natural. It soaks you to the bone and reminds you that you are human. And you are alive. Their soul-soothing harmonies are delicately placed on dancing guitar riffs over a simple, steady rhythm; It's enough to break down and cry to. And we need more.

If their very first recording is any indication, Birdtalker are headed for big, big things, and we can hardly wait. -Caroline Bowman





First Year on Earth Plays Nashville

Everyone's had it: That urge to sell everything you own and take to the road for a life of adventure and self-discovery. After a tragic loss, Ryan Murphy acted on that urge, and luckily for us, he took his guitar with him.

Fast forward a few years, add a couple of other talented musicians, and First Year on Earth was born.

With crystal clear vocals, upbeat down-home rhythms and well-crafted lyrics telling tales of life on the road, First Year on Earth is shaking things up on the roots scene. And in support of their self-titled EP, they're bringing their folksy/pop sound to Nashville.

The award-winning Austin trio will be at Mad Donna's TONIGHT with Noah Peterson and local bands Little Raven and North N South, and at The Bluebird Cafe's Sunday Spotlight on 7.12. -Caroline Bowman




Whoa Dakota Releases "Banshee" Video

With bold, smoky vocals and a straight-shooting live show, Whoa Dakota is making quite a name for herself in Nashville's flourishing underground scene.

Proving she is just as impressive in the studio, Whoa Dakota has released a new single, "Banshee," and an accompanying music video. Chris Gil and Gavin Shae use rhythmic flashing lights, dramatic close ups and smeared makeup to highlight Whoa Dakota's greatest strength: lyrics that sink their teeth right in to your bones.
Watch the video below and catch her at Tin Roof 7.16 as part of Lightning 100's On Tap series. -Caroline Bowman

First Annual Sunset Concert Series Kicks Off 7.9

Holy mother of summer concert series!
Local music equipment gurus Eastside Music Supply are teaming up with Shellback Caribbean Rum, The East Nashvillian, Jive! and DO615 for the First Annual Sunset Concert Series.
The second Thursday of July, August and September, the Pavilion East (located behind The Shoppes on Fatherland) will be buzzing with plenty of refreshing libations and, of course, a STACKED lineup.
Tomorrow's FREE show, starting at 6:00 pm, features Michael Parks Jr. (All Them Witches,) Jim Oblon (Paul Simon,) Andrew Sovine (The Fox Brothers) and local garage/pop rockers, The Burps
We'll race you there!
-Caroline Bowman


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