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Another week another terrific Live on the Green am I right y’all? I sure hope you were there to see Smokin’ Joe Robinson put on a guitar clinic. Followed by some of the hottest soul Nashville has ever seen delivered by none other than St. Paul and The Broken Bones. To wrap the night up Robert Randolph and the Family Band brought the house down and brought all the Nashville ladies he could fit up on stage with him. This week we will stay true to Live on the Green standards and keep the craft beer and food trucks LOCAL. We hope to see all you Nashville NATIVES at Public Square Park again this week. Again bring your friends, bring your dogs, bring the kids, bring that lucky lady or man in your life to the best party in Nashville, this weeks line up is stacked with Nashville greats, and some California boys with the best harmonies west of the Mississippi.
Formed in 2008 in Orange County California, Local Natives have yet to fit a “perfect” mold of a genre. Their sound has been described as “afropop-influenced guitars with hyperactive drumming and hooky three-part harmonies.” Really that description is quite perfect. In 2010 they released their first full-length album, Gorilla Manor and have recently followed it up with their sophomore effort, Hummingbird released in 2013. Speaking from experience, this is a live show that you do not want to miss, clear your schedule because Local Natives is sure to impress if not stun. If you don’t believe me check out their song “Breakers.”
Leagues describes their formation as, “not exactly random, but not contrived.” Singer Thad Cockrell, guitarist Tyler Burkum and drummer Jeremy Lutito, all local to Nashville released their first full length in You Belong Here in early 2013. They have created quite a buzz in the music world, NPR has said, “The Nashville band Leagues perfectly encapsulates the change going on in the Music City.” You will know you attended Live on the Green this week when you have Leagues song “Spotlight” stuck in your head on your way home.
This year’s Music City Mayhem champions Lulu Mae are the definition of a family band made up of two married couples, a pair of brothers and an “adopted” guitarist. In 2012 the band released their first full-length album entitled The Mockingbird and the Dogwood Tree. They describe themselves as “folk-rock, family-style” and they are sure to get you moving and smiling. Take a listen to their song “Coralinna.”
Remember that Lightning 100 keeps the party going all weekend! Friday afternoon join Wells Adams at Soulshine Pizza on Division for the local artist of the week. Strategically placed during happy hour come on down for drink specials, great pizza, and some homegrown music. After you finish that last bite of pizza grab your guitar and head over to Jed’s Sports Bar for Lightning 100’s writers night. Hosted by Justin Hammel sign ups start at 8 P.M. so come on down and show us that new song you have been working on.. Monday is a holiday so we hope to see you at 3rd and Lindsley for Nashville Sunday Night Presents with Billy Burnette and T.A.R. So get off of the couch and out of the house and spend your weekend with, Lightning 100 especially if you like good food and drink, good music, and good people!
Written by Jesse Nordstorm