I will start my venture out into the city next week to share my music and meet people that do similar things that I do. My fellow Fort Smith native and Nashville transplant Randy Russell heads a writers night on 8th Avenue at Pour House on Tuesday nights and has been generous enough to let me come share some songs on their stage. The Pour House opened just over a year ago and is quickly becoming a hot spot for a Nashville burger, and they are also making themselves known for their vast selection of bourbons, which will inevitably leave me juggling the ever important balance between young professional in the music business and connoisseur of bourbon cocktails.
I will be on stage at 8 o’clock, and sharing it with me will be fellow Nashville songsters Charlie Pate and Jeff Blaney, swapping songs with me according to the “writers round” format. Part song sharing, part story telling, and part beer drinking competition, the writers round is a casual atmosphere show that was probably invented so that Nashville songwriters could drink beer, talk about old flames, tell funny jokes about being raised in a rural setting, and then play you songs about…wait for it… drinking beer, old flames, and stories about rural living. All jokes aside, I am excited about the opportunity to introduce myself and my songs to the Nashville audience. Nashville is certainly a tall latter to climb when you are in music, but a starting point must exist, I suppose.