The Cosmic Honky-Tonk Revue
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About The Cosmic Honky-Tonk Revue
After landing on Nashville’s Lower Broadway in the 90’s, Chuck Mead co-founded famed Alternative Country quintet BR549. The band’s seven albums, three GRAMMY nominations and CMA Award for Best Overseas Touring Act would build an indelible bridge between authentic American Roots music and millions of fans worldwide.
Jim Lauderdale is the second most recorded writer in George Strait’s canon, as well as responsible for country #1s for Patty Loveless, George Jones, Mark Chesnutt and the Dixie Chicks. He’s recorded musical consistent albums with Dr. Ralph Stanley, the North Mississippi Allstars, Donna the Buffalo, Elvis Presley’s band, Elvis Costello and Buddy Miller, as well as collections written whole albums with long time Grateful Dead collaborator Robert Hunter.
When Jason Ringenberg left for Nashville on 4th July 4, 1981, to pursue his dream of “making a band that could kick American roots music into the modern age!” little did he know just how far that kick would go. He immediately formed Jason & The Scorchers and never looked back. Their instinctive ability to combine traditional country music with high-energy punk rock has not been surpassed to this day. Never one to rest on his laurels, in 1999 the “Godfather of Americana” went solo. To date, he has released five Jason Ringenberg solo albums, with everyone from the BBC to USA Today lauding his songwriting.
Doors open at 6pm.