Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Birthplace of Bluegrass

Nashville!  What took me so long?  I already love you.

It was awesome to represent Austin music in the Music City itself, playing for the ASAE annual convention.  Similar to Austin in all the ways I love (and a couple that I don't), Nashville was invigorating and inspiring. 

The trip was short, but sweet.  I met some beautiful people and look forward to returning for some co-writing sessions in the near future.

Since I've recently taken up the mandolin, it was a total thrill to tour the Ryman Auditorium, an historic church-turned-theatre venue (and home of the Grand Ole Opry) where Bill Monroe licks are baked into the walls.

You know that feeling when you meet someone briefly and totally click?  That's how I feel about Nashville.  I can't wait to get back.


Michael Todd said...

I have only been through the Ryman on a tour during a weekday, but it was an awe inspiring visit. While I have never been to a Grand Ole Opry show, I have seen Bill Monroe, and was front row that night... Glad you enjoyed your visit to Tennessee.

Erin Ivey said...

Michael, what an amazing experience to have seen Bill Monroe play. The Ryman is filled with good juju. Thanks for your comment. :)