April 10, 2019
Our cab driver on the previous evening told us, “You haven’t been to Nashville if you haven’t gone down to Broadway St”. Personally, I’d rather hang in dives and dumps than Blake Sheldon’s bar – or especially Kid Rock’s bar.
That aside, that’s not what tonight was about. First trip to Nashville. First time to the Ryman. First time eating meat in two years. Another trip of firsts.
It’s one of the finest venues in Nashville – and America. I’ve been to shows in about a dozen states and never seen or heard anything quite like it. The Staff was friendly, the lines weren’t overwhelming and best of all – the music sounded amazing.
Opening the evening was Los Coast, the Austin based Rap-rock group. They played with energy and soul for every minute they held the stage.
Up next was the reason I’d flown to Nashville, Gary Clark Jr. This Texas born, genre-bending guitar virtuoso was playing his third sold out show in a row on tour with his new/phenomenal album, This Land. Clark really has a unique style to his music, having grown up in the Austin music scene, his concerts truly range from rock, blues, hip-hop, to folk and punk.
The next time He’s playing nearby, I recommend you scoop up tickets, quick. Australia – he’s currently down under.