Saturday, August 22, 2009

Culley & Elliott at the Red Tree - 8/21

The duo played our favorite local coffeehouse called Red Tree Coffee. It's in old historic downtown Kingston Springs and is at the center of a live music resurgence in KS. We played the 8:30 slot, after Anchorage singer-songwriter Elenore Fye.

We had a great turn-out tonight (especially all the "Mud Chicks" from the local Mud Puddle Pottery Studio)
We did a 12 song set tonght, including my new one called "Searchin'" - got the crowd singing along, so it was good first outing for the song. We did our version of Bye Bye Baby Jane. My friend Cole was there tonight. His band Calico Trail cut the song for their upcoming project. They have some exciting things in the works, so I'm proud of that cut. You can check it out on their my space site.

Our buddy Chip Chipoletti joined us on percussion tonight - always appreciate his playing - helps round us two folkies out!

FolklahomaAppalachiGroovetrain Plays the Tomato Arts-Fest

The Groovetrain played this year's Tomato Arts-Fest held in the Five Corners district of East Nashville. Last year the festival attracted some 12,000 attendees over the weekend and this year appeared poised to do the same. The vibe was a great New Orleans style street fest, with a brass band parade, funk bands, jambalaya stands, pottery and anything tomato!

We played an early set at 10:30am. (for us, early is anything before 2pm.) It turned out to be a great slot, a lot of folks were out, trying to beat the heat that was due to hit later in the day. We've been doing a lot of club dates, so an outdoor fest was a fun change of pace for us. The crowd was great! They were up dancing, very receptive - which amazed me for 10:30 in the am! The Groovetrain got a little Kayaking in later in the day - all in all a good days work - living in a folk band!