Happy Friday beloved readers!! East of 8th is presenting a show at The High Watt in Nashville on Wednesday, July 27th, featuring Atlanta native and blog favorite blues rocker TRUETT! While it may seem that he sprung from nowhere, TRUETT has, in fact, been steadily building a following in the southeast for many years, and if … Read more EAST OF 8TH PRESENTS TRUETT at THE HIGH WATT on 7/27/16!!!
It was TRUETT’s first time playing a show in Nashville, and he was opening for powerhouse songsmith Ron Pope at a sold out show at Mercy Lounge. Not a bad gig. “I met Ron when I was about 12 years old; I started playing guitar very intensely, got really serious about it, and got my … Read more SXSW SPOTLIGHT: TRUETT
Gritty blues rock artist TRUETT provided opening support for blog favorite Rockicana artist Ron Pope and his band The Nighthawks at the Mercy Lounge recently; TRUETT began with a song called “Left In The Dark”, and wasted no time showing us what he could do. His guitar-shredding prowess coupled with his band’s consistently funky low-end support and … Read more LIVE SHOW REVIEW: TRUETT at MERCY LOUNGE
Texas-based Jonathan Tyler, performed recently at local venue Mercy Lounge, providing opening support for Ron Pope & The Nighthawks. Tyler, who has played Mercy Lounge many times, appeared solo this time, equipped with a guitar, a harmonica, and a kick drum (at one point, he introduced the “band” saying, “…and on the kick drum, my … Read more LIVE SHOW REVIEW: JONATHAN TYLER at MERCY LOUNGE
A sold-out Mercy Lounge was jam packed with enthusiastic fans recently to see independent Americana legend-in-the-making Ron Pope perform his first show in Nashville as a hometowner. The air was buzzing with anticipation of the greatness about to dominate the room; I’d heard that Pope’s performance style was a force to be reckoned with, and … Read more LIVE SHOW REVIEW: RON POPE at MERCY LOUNGE
Well friends, today marks the end of our “official” Ron Pope Week, but I think after his highly anticipated and sold-out show tonight in Nashville, every week might be Ron Pope Week in our hearts! To brighten your day, check out the video for his song, one of my favorites from Ron Pope & The Nighthawks, “Bad Intentions”. … Read more “BAD INTENTIONS” – NEW VIDEO from RON POPE & THE NIGHTHAWKS
Even though he’s called New York home for over a decade, you don’t have to rifle too far into Ron Pope’s music to determine that the man has copious amounts of southern heritage running through his veins. With a classic outlaw-country sound embedded in the anti-Nashville scene in the 1960 and 1970s, Pope sticks to the common … Read more ALBUM REVIEW: RON POPE & THE NIGHTHAWKS