We've been in Nashville for over two weeks and hadn't been to the Bluebird Cafe yet, Nashville's premier songwriters' venue. We tried to go the previous Sunday night but the line was out to the sidewalk and there was no chance we could get in (it only seats 120). But tonight we had advanced tickets and finally got to go back to one of our favorite places.
Tonight the lineup was very strange, four completely different styles represented. The format at the Bluebird is four or five songwriters sit in a circle with mics and guitars and go round singing their songs in turn. There were two kind of nondescript singer songwriters who were just ok, but for me the other two were pretty good. Steve Goodie is a comedian/songwriter/producer who did all comedy country songs (betcha didn't know that was even a category, did you?) Some of his songs were funny enough, including a Tom Petty medley he called a "Pedley" (look it up on YouTube). The stars of the evening were Leigh Nash and her husband. Nash is the lead singer of Sixpence None the Richer, a one-hit band that had the pop smash "Kiss Me" back in 1999. She is a really good singer and songwriter and did some enjoyable songs. Here is an acoustic version of Kiss Me by Leigh:
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