Well, we’re here! Finally putting our Jet lag behind us as best we can, we ventured out into the icy wastes of Nashville today, taking in the Hard Rock, ( and a nice T-shirt prezzie from Miki!) and indeed the rest of Broadway, where most of the music ‘on the ground’ happens. We spent all of Monday afternoon in a bar called Second Fiddle, where an amazing house band proceeded to blow me away with some incredible guitar and vocal work. For my first band seen in this music city, they were a perfect choice. Great versions of Rockin’ in the Free World and Call me the Breeze really stood out, and there wasn’t even a cover charge!
Another surprise for me was Miki’s love of the American skyscraper, she found them quite aesthetic and pleasing, as I do.
At a time where music in the UK is having the life squeezed out of it by unmitigated horsesh*t like Britain’s (not) got Talent and X factor, I felt incredibly emotional and proud to see real music played and enjoyed on just any ordinary weekday afternoon. Saturday night in a bar in the UK, you’re more likely to get some drunken tart singing I will Survive on a karaoke machine. So I say, God bless America!
More pics and music to come, in, where else? Moore Music!