Saskatchewan-born, Brooklyn-based folk troubadour Ana Egge isn't your run-of-the-mill alternative-country singer. Using unique production and rock-based chord progressions, Egge has made a name for herself as a Gillian Welch figure with a rocker attitude, which once prompted Lucinda Williams to call her "the Nina Simone of folk."
The critical acclaim that composer Jimmy Webb has received during his more than forty years of success is remarkable. Webb is the only artist to ever receive Grammy awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration, he is a member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriter's Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame, and, according to BMI, his "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," has been the third most performed song in the last fifty years, with "Up, Up and Away" on the same list in the top thirty.
Some people come to Nashville, catch a Don Schlitz show and marvel at their chance to meet the guy they've known for all these years. It is at his shows where he extends his monopoly. He's not only the only one writing Don Schlitz songs, he's the only one singing them from the inside out, and sharing the stories behind them. He's the only one illuminating the songs and the moment and in some ways an entire music city with a delivery that is hilarious, elliptical and heartfelt. And the delivery changes each night, just like the set list.
Join host Tom Shaker as he plays holiday music with a soul twist. “Santa Claus Go Straight to The Ghetto” and other favorites by James Brown, The Jackson Five, Issac Hayes and Donny Hathaway. Hang the mistletoe and spike the eggnog….the fun begins at 7pm!
We will open at 8 pm this evening, a little late due to a private event. There's still plenty of time to enjoy a delicious dinner or simply a sumptuous cocktail and world class live jazz to start your week off right.
27-year old Boston and New York-based violinist Marissa Licata is already a star. She plays classical, jazz, Latin, Klezmer, Middle Eastern, rock, pop, and R&B musical styles with excellence and ease. She will lead her own band joined by her father, alto saxophonist and composer Charles Licata for a CD release concert. www.marissalicata.com
“For the past 10 years, he was one of the most brilliant jazz guitars since Wes Montgomery….” He is also a promising composer and is joined by Eyvind Kang on viola and Rudy Royston on drums. www.billfrisell.com
Mr. Billups, has had an illustrious and captivating career (still going strong), writing, singing, and performing all over the world. He plays and sings his heart out, whether it was on the "chit'ling circuit" or at Carnegie Hall with Johnny "rockhouse" Green and even the Apollo Theater. www.shortygottheblues.com