Americana Music Festival – Part II – The Dunwells Live on the Green

We’ve written about Live on the Green the annual six week long free outdoor concert series put on by our favorite local commercial, independent radio station – Lightning 100.  This weeks show was officially listed as part of the AMA Fest, and it started off our weekend on a swell note.  

Live on the Green brings together some of my favorite things about Nashville. Lightning 100, the amazing Public Square Park – a large public green space on the roof of a parking garage where there used to be a big ugly parking lot and great live music.  Oh yeah, and my favorite morning DJ, Mary Brace introduced the first band!

The Dunwells kicked things off.  Shortly after I saw they were playing this event, they made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and impressed me.  I’d been looking forward to this show ever since.  The Dunwells are from Leeds, where I hear The Who once played live… The band is made up of two brothers, two cousins and a long-time friend.  The brothers were easy to spot.  Joseph (great name, by the way) and David  front the band.  They play an infectious blend of folksy pop music.  I managed to sneak my way to right in front of the stage and got some decent pictures.  The crowd was enthusiastic and it was a great, fun start to what would turn out to be an epic night of music.



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Tuesday Music – Ascenseur pour l’échafaud Mix

Yesterday, I found out what happens when you drop a cell phone into the gap in the doorway of an elevator.  Hint: The phone can be retrieved, but even rugged phone will not escape unscathed. 

Long story short, my phone which doubles as my MP3 player is out of commission at least as a MP3 player and playing hurt as a phone.  Texting is still possible, though. With no way to shuffle music this a.m., I am forced to do something different – I hope you dig it.

Every day, some really awesome people post really awesome music to Facebook. Here is a a sampling from this morning/late last night:

Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) by Ricky Nelson – posted by Chris Frantz (Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club) 

Click below to purchase and download Ricky Nelson’s Greatest Hits:

 We’re Gonna Groove by Led Zeppelin posted by Mary Brace (Morning DJ on Nashville’s progressive radio station Lightning 100)

Click below to look at, purchase and download Coda by Led Zeppelin.

 Pile Up by Plimsouls from their 1998 reunion album Kool Trash posted by Peter Case (Nerves, Plimsouls)

(click below to purchaase the CD of Kool Trash by the Plimsouls)

When I Hear My Name by White Stripes also posted by Peter Case from The White Stripes self-titled album:

Finally Helden (the German language version of Heroes) by David Bowie.
Posted by Richard Barone (Bongos).
Click to purchase and download the Heroes/Helden EP by David Bowie

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