Well, we had been in Nashville a whole three days, we'd only seen one concert (but a great one!) and I'd spent all my time working (I still do work, and pretty hard) or trying to fix our trailer's toilet (now that's a story you don't want the details on!). So on Wednesday of our first week we decided to check out Music City Roots, a refurbushed barn out in West Nashville where they have live music every Wednesday. I thought we would see bluegrass or folk music, but really had no idea what we were in for.
We first ate at the Loveless Cafe out front, which was for me the best Southern cooking I've had yet. Grilled catfish, turnip greens with pot liquor (don't ask), homemade melt-in-your-mouth biscuits with butter and berry jam. Hmm, Hmm. And the friendliest people, which is pretty much the norm in the South. The music show was a kick in the pants. It was being broadcast live on radio, so between bands they had live commercials (Mrs. White's biscuits, just like home made!) and interviews with the musicians. We saw five bands ranging from Mississippi grunge blues to vaudeville bluegrass to alternative rock. The twenty minutes per band was just about enough (none of them were really our style, which is bluegrass and straight country) but we had a great time and had found a neat new music venue to try again.
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