Often deemed the godfather of punk, Jonathan Richman has been a highly influential figure in the music world since the early 1970s. After trying and failing to make it as a musician in New York City, he returned home to Boston and formed the band The Modern Lovers. A turbulent project that included future members of Talking Heads and The Cars, the group rose as an archetype of proto-punk during its short-lived original existence from 1970s to 1974. Richman used the band as a musical experiment, eventually evolving the punk rock outfit into a 1950s-influenced rock and roll band and, finally, to a primarily acoustic act with world influences. The last shift in The Modern Lovers' sound would form the basis of Richman's solo work, which he began releasing in 1975.
The Vanderbilt Commodores represent the athletic programs and teams of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. The school maintains Division I standing as a member of the Southeastern Conference, and is also an active member of the American Lacrosse Conference. Since the debut of its athletics program in 1886, Vanderbilt University has grown to become one of the most recognizable names in intercollegiate sports. In addition to the school's success across several varsity sports, the women's bowling team became the first in Vanderbilt University's history to win a team NCAA Championship.
Some of Nashvilles greatest musicians and up and coming somgwriters get together and jam out at the roof every Tuesday starting at 8pm! Join us for what is shaping up to be Nashville's hottest Writers Round. Artist lineup announced via Twitter every week! Follow us here!
Two Fresh is a hip-hop/electronica duo from Asheville, North Carolina that was formed into a professional act in 2008 by fraternal twins Sherwyn and Kendrick Nicholls. Since adding a third member that year to man the drums, the Nicholls brothers have been making tremendous waves in the world of underground hip-hop, particularly throughout the southeast US. Two Fresh's debut album The Baker's Dozen was hailed by critics as an ingenious mixture of a variety of unique musical elements into a hip-hop tinged electronica brew, leaving many to wonder where these freshly minted golden twins of hip-hop will end up next.
Opry At The Ryman: The Del Mccoury Band Bill Anderson & Kelleigh Bannen
Ryman AuditoriumNovember 25, 2014 7:00 PM
116 Fifth Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37219
Formed in 1967 under the original name Del McCoury and the Dixie Pals, the Nashville-based Del McCoury Band went through a steady progression of lineup changes, remaining fairly unknown until the 1980s, when the group officially became Del McCoury Band and added McCoury's two sons to the lineup. Rooted in bluegrass traditions, the group finally came to the public's attention after working with Steve Earle and its Grammy nomination. Since then, Del McCoury Band has incorporated more jam band stylings into its live performances and plays regularly with funk group The Lee Boys.
The Nashville Predators are a National Hockey League team and are members of the Central Division in the Western Conference. Nashville was awarded a franchise in 1997 and the Predators began playing in the NHL in 1998. They won 28 games in their first season, which set an NHL record.