Music is everywhere you turn in Nashville and If you've ever spent time in the Music City then you know that talent runs deep. TMMR prides itself on showcasing amazing talent, emerging artists, songwriters and some of the best music coming from the region*.
The Cadillac Three
It may be a ballsy move The Cadillac Three to name their new album LEGACY, but if any country band has shared history to lay claim to such a weighty title, it's the longhaired trio of Nashville natives. Singer-guitarist Jaren Johnston, drummer Neil Mason and lap-steel player Kelby Ray have known one another since they were teens and have been sharing stages together for 15 years. After a full year on the road in support of 2016's BURY ME IN MY BOOTS, the group experienced a lot on tour, whether opening arenas across the country for Florida Georgia Line or headlining their own consistently sold-out string of shows. All of the travel served to creatively inspire the mighty TC3 with 11 songs that make up LEGACY, which they also produced.
It's easy to see why Montana's music connects with so many people far and wide. Dubbed as one of Rolling Stone's "Artists You Need to Know," his musical influencers range from Merle Haggard to Guns N' Roses. Montana's passion for music has not gone unnoticed by his fellow musicians. "Tim is the real deal. He's a little bit country with lots of hard rocks — or maybe he's a rocker in touch with some serious country roots," says ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.
Battleme is the stage name and band of Lions singer Matt Drenik, an American musician. It was started as a creative outlet to other projects Drenik was involved in during 2009. Since then, Battleme has been critically acclaimed by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Esquire Magazine, Classic Rock Magazine, Magnet and more. They've toured and shared stages with Metric, The Artic Monkeys, The TOadies, The Supersuckers, Veruca Salt, Reign WOlf + more. Featured heavily in the US tv series, Sons of Anarchy, the band reached Itunes top 20 for several weeks with their cover of Neil Young's "Hey Hey, My My", which now has over 30 mil You TUbe hits. Their most recent record, "Cult Psychotica", was released in 2017 with great acclaim. The current line-up is known for it's blustering live performances that sometime span over two hours with little breaks in between songs.
Joining us from Nashville, Stone Senate is always a fan favorite! Last year the southern rock quintet killed it on Loretta's stage and also participated in the creekside Singer-Songwriter Rounds sharing songs they wrote about cold women, whiskey and love that turns into a disease.
With collective musical influences as varied as hard rock, bluegrass, funk, metal and classic country, they have often been compared to classic acts like the Allman Brothers or a heavier Lynyrd Skynyrd with an undeniably original twist. Stone Senate has performed all over the U.S. playing crowd pleasing covers and original tunes. The guys are busy burning up the road, just the way they like it!
Chopper Jam with Donnie Reis
Famed violinist, songwriter, and frontman, Donnie Reis, hosts Chopper Jam, opening night of the Revival. His infectious energy lights up the stage as he performs a range of hits with special guest performances like 2018's show with Tim "Fiddleman" from Kid Rock’s band, Xavier former drummer for Buckcherry and others who joined in. Reis has played on recordings such as Foreigner’s "Cold As Ice" and "Juke Box Hero" and toured with the famed Frontmen of Country and is a recording producer in Nashville. Chopper Jam was the brainstorm of Donnie and TMMR partner Carrie Repp in homage to Music City’s great honky tonks and the pool of amazing talent. This is an exciting show where you never know who might show up!
Honky Tonk Circus
Tayla Lynn and Shelly Fairchild are at it again! The two best friends put this special act together that promises to make you laugh, cry, think and laugh again. Shelly is a staple in the Nashville music community often referred to as a hidden gem in the trove of the Music City's musicians. She has toured with some of the biggest names in country including Rascal Flats, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw, recorded a number of albums and is a revered singer-songwriter. Tayla's life could be a country song, which is no surprise considering she was born into the country music dynasty created by her grandmother, Loretta Lynn. A successful songwriter and artist, she tours solo and has a national act with Tre Twitty where they pay tribute to their grandparents. Tayla & Shelly's Honky Tonk Circus is a combo of great music, humor and a damn good time!
This American duo features guitarists/songwriters Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis who combined their talents and began honing their songwriting and performance skills in 2007. On a trip to Nashville, the music supervisor for the television series Nashville heard them and used their songs on the hit show. Their debut album, Nothing but the Silence, hit No. 25 on the Top Country Album chart and reached No. 1 on UK Country iTunes. Their music has been described as the "sweet spot at the intersection of country, rock and blues". Regarded as a "countrified Civil Wars/Black Keys mix", Striking Matches employ tight vocal harmonies in their guitar-driven music.
An uncompromising singer with a rich, deep voice, Kyle Daniel, is sure to shake up the country music scene with the release of his self-titled debut project. The gifted guitarist, singer and songwriter shares an intensely personal song selection on the EP that bares all. "This five-song EP is an intimate look at my life over the past two years. From life to love, lack of love, or the ability to do so, these tracks are written from raw emotions and life-changing experiences,"said Daniel abou this debut release.The Bowling Green, Kentucky-native grew up listening to iconic southern rockers like Gregg Allman and credits him as a lifelong musical influence. Today, he adds Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and Brent Cobb to his list of inspirations as well. At the age of sixteen, the young Daniel won the Southern Kentucky Blues Society Blues Challenge. A year later, he was a finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Quickly making a name for himself in Music City,he earned the title of "Nashville's Best Guitarist" at the 102.9 Buzz Rock Awards.After years of being content writing songs and playing a support role for some of the top name sin music, Kyle discovered a voice that had a story of its own. Sharing the stage with artists such as Anderson East, Jimmy Hall, Wet Willie, Casey James, Clare Dunn and Jericho Woods, created a lifetime of memories. However, the future is bright and the spotlight is focused on Kyle Daniel.
Sweet Tea Trio
Rising country group Sweet Tea Trio began in 2018 with a bang opening for the iconic Kid Rock at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. What would be truly unforgettable, was that earlier that evening, they were signed by a joint venture management agreement between Kid Rock and Ken Levitan, Vector Management. Kid Rock explains, "These young ladies are some of the most talented, kind hearted and hard working singers and players I have ever met. At their young ages, they are already becoming fast scholars of the road and writing songs. In my opinion they pick up where the Dixie Chicks and Pistol Annies meet. They are 100% country and I look forward to sharing my 30 years in the business to get them an honest shot at the big time."
The Eskimo Brothers have become known one of Nashville's can't miss live shows. The honky tonk trio has honed their stage show and sound from nearly 300 shows per year and thousands of gig hours in the Music City honky tonks over the past 8 years. When not playing their usual residences in Nashville and Memphis, the band tours throughout the United States. The band's signature raw and rowdy sound appeals to a wide audience, and much of it can be attributed to their own vast influences. Every Eskimo Brothers song has all of the qualities that are essential to a Country melody and content, but played with the attitude that draws a Rock fan to a genre that they would usually not listen to. The Eskimo Brothers features David Graham on guitar and vocals, Andrew Dickson, on drums, and Mark Robertson on bass and vocals. .
Bone Feather is a multifarious Southern rock 'n' roll outfit based in Nashville, TN. Hailing from all four corners of the country, the band was led to the smoky dives of Music City five years ago where they started playing consistently and forming their own unique sound. Bone Feather is already making a splash in Nashville and beyond, bridging the genres of Rock and Country seamlessly. With a catalog of brand new material under their belts, Bone Feather is now poised to reach beyond the honky tonk scene and bring their electrifying sound to the national and international arena.
Rob Leines' music originated in the Southeast within the Appalachian Mountains. With the influence of Country, Rock and Roll, and Blues, his unique Americana sound was born on the hills of Tennessee. Soon after Leines expanded to the west. While welding and metal working for the oil and gas industry along the pacific coast, Rob's music took on a more raw and gritty side. The blue collar lifestyle and southern roots make for a genuine representation of the American songwriter through his music. The Rob Leines Band is a fresh sound, with a rowdy charisma and attitude that country rock needs.
Casey Miller and Megan Wise are the power duo known as Barnyard Stompers, an energetic, raw and tough Country music outfit combining Texas stomp, blues, and dark hillbilly into a new style of outlaw twang that is all their own. The duo holds true to their heroes like Johnny Cash, George Jones, Muddy Waters, Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams along with more recent influences such as Sturgill Simpson and Junior Brown. Casey plays a heavy-handed guitar, a raunchy harmonica and sings with passion. Megan plays all things percussive producing a big, full sound as she pounds away on the skins. Her vocal style is reminiscent of Kitty Wells and she can also swing the hell out of a guitar. The two combine their brand of humor and hell raising as they jack with their audiences and get them stirred up for a damn fun show!
Mountain Sprout is a vocal and acoustic band from Eureka Springs, Arkansa. You've probably never seen anyone play bluegrass this rowdy or this fast. The hillbilly-bluegrass band features high-speed, rollicking good times at ever turn...and there are a lot of turns! The trio spits out original tunes and entertains listeners with witty lyrics, face-melting musicanship and the most authentic modern Ozark mountain music today.
Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm knew that being a crackerjack backing band would pay dividends when it the time came to move out of a frontman's shadow. Iron sharpens iron, the saying goes… By mid 2017, the members of North Carolina's Crenshaw Pentecostal stepped away from being the backing band of a rising young country vocalist to stand in their own boots. Drummer Brian Norris (Deals on Bombs, Ross Coppley), vocalist/guitarist Zach Tilley, guitarist Dusty Redmon (Beloved(us), The Almost), and bassist Jared Church (Possum Jenkins, Wurlitzer Prize) have thousands of shows under their belts as musicians but furiously began writing new music for what would become 2018's self-titled extended play release. Taking musical guidance from equal parts Tom Petty, Merle Haggard, and "Rust Never Sleeps"-era Neil Young, , the quartet has been described as a "southern rock band coming out of 1990's Seattle."
Chris Garner is a Georgia native who now resides in Nashville.. He is an aspiring singer, songwriter and is working hard producing his own music while trying to get cuts. He continues to get his stage fix by performing at local night spots and drinking establishments. Influences range from Garth Brooks to Allman Brothers and Chris Stapleton to Led Zeppelin.