Roots Radio Dec 21 Air Date

Check out Music City Roots Radio where you can hear the complete concert performance of “An East Nashville Christmas” from Dec 19th at Music City Roots in Nashville. This was the final of four Christmas Concerts and Benefits for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. Craig Havighurst is your host for this two hour syndicated radio program which begins airing today all over the country. It was a very special night. Thanks to all of the artists and musicians who participated to make this such a beautiful night.

Bluegrass Underground Dec 22 Air-Date

An East Nashville Christmas takes the helm of the venerable weekly radio program,Bluegrass Underground, for the next two episodes to present the live performance of An East Nashville Christmas from Dec 8th at Cumberland Caverns in McMinnville, TN. For those who have not ever been to a concert at the Volcano Room 333 feet underground, you haven’t lived yet. Here is part two, which will air Dec 22nd at 5pm CST on WSM-650AM, wsmonline.com, and many other syndicated affiliates. Thanks to Todd Mayo for the great opportunity to bring our show and his together for a great cause.

Review & Preview

Check out this terrific review of our East Nashville Christmas project, and preview of our upcoming show at Music City Roots this Wednesday Dec 19th. Thanks Craig Havighurst for featuring us in his blog. It has been a real pleasure planning our show together with Craig and Todd Mayo. I’m grateful for the kind folks at Music City Roots and Bluegrass Underground for allowing us to partner with them and bring our show to their stage for one night. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we have in store.

 

CD’s shipping same day

I wanted to let everyone know that we will be shipping all items purchased before 2pm on the same day of your purchase from now until Dec 22. If you live in the Nashville area, it takes one day so you will have it the next day. Dec 22 will be the last day to ship out if you want to have it before Christmas. We are able to do overnight shipping on any of these items if you are in a rush and/or need to have these shipped as a gift to anyone in the USA. Send us a message to eastnashvillechristmas@gmail.com and we will reply within the hour.

There are also many local retailers selling the CD in the Nashville area if you would like to go purchase in person. We have them all stocked up so you can buy as many as you like right there. 100% of the proceeds from this project are going to help the homeless. Please chip in, buy a CD or T-Shirt, or one of the special limited edition signed and numbered Posters, you get something hand crafted to treasure every holiday season, and you are helping others who really need it. It’s a win win.

Tickets for The Five Spot show and the Music City Roots show are selling fast. We expect a sellout for both of these events so please Purchase Advance Tickets now, or plan to arrive early to make sure you can get in. These are going to be really special events, with Mike Farris, Rod McGaha, Julie Lee, Chris Scruggs, Kenny Vaughan, Jim Lauderdale, Derek Hoke,  and many many more. BOTH SHOWS BEGIN AT 7PM !!!

Dec 18th at The Five Spot in East Nashville  **NON SMOKING EVENT**
Purchase Advance Tickets Here

Dec 19th for Music City Roots at the Loveless Cafe/Barn
Purchase Advance Tickets Here

Frosty and Rudolph get down!

For anyone who went to the record release party this past weekend at the Station Inn will know how amazing these two moments were. Kenny Vaughan Trio with Rod McGaha. I don’t think it has ever happened and certainly not at the Station Inn. Well, it’s going to happen again this upcoming week at the two Christmas Concerts (Five Spot and Music City Roots). You won’t want to miss this. Frosty and Rudolph, together again….just like back in the day. Take a listen and enjoy. Merry Christmas!

Bluegrass Underground Air-Date Dec 15th

An East Nashville Christmas takes the helm of the venerable weekly radio program, Bluegrass Underground, for the next two episodes to present the live performance of An East Nashville Christmas from Dec 8th at Cumberland Caverns in McMinnville, TN. For those who have not ever been to a concert at the Volcano Room 333 feet underground, you haven’t lived yet. Here is a taste of part one, which will air Dec 15th at 5pm CST on WSM-650AM and wsmonline.com, as well as Sirius/XM and many other syndicated affiliates. Thanks to Todd Mayo for the great opportunity to bring our show and his together for a great cause.

Local Retailers and Partners

We have numerous local partners and retailers where you can purchase copies of An East Nashville Christmas on CD. THANK YOU to these community-minded merchants.

All Seasons.  924 8th Avenue South
Allegria Gifts  1108 Woodland St
Art and Invention Gallery  1106 Woodland St
East Nashville Community Acupuncture  604 Gallatin Ave #113
East Nashville Hattery 725 Porter Road
East Side Story, 1108 Woodland St, Unit B
Eclectic 713 Porter Rd
Ernest Tubb’s 417 Broadway and 2416 Music Valley Drive, Suite 110
Family Wash  2038 Greenwood Ave
Fanny’s House of Music 1101 Holly Street
Fiddle House 1009 Clearview Ave
Grimey’s, 1604 8th Avenue South
The Groove, 1103 Calvin Ave
Marche, 1000 Main Street
Mitchell Deli  1402 McGavock Pike
Portland Brew East   1921 Eastland Ave
Thrive East Nashville  1006 Fatherland St

 You will also be able to pick up all merch at the local concerts we are doing this week.
Dec 18th at the Five Spot and Dec 19th at the Loveless Cafe/Barn for Music City Roots.
You don’t want to miss these amazing and one of a kind Christmas Concerts!

Hipsta-Matic

Tut is really excited about the CD’s. He thinks you should buy a couple of CD’s for all of your friends this Christmas. We have a special deal on 10 CD’s for $125. We are almost out of the original pressing we did. I know everyone loves free music, including me…..and you can stream it for free on the website, but purchasing the CD goes a long way towards helping out your fellow brothers and sisters in need. Plus you get 18 great songs and warm fuzzy feeling.

 The T-Shirts are selling fast too. We only have about 75 left from our original order and I’m not sure we will print any more up before Christmas, so place your order now to make sure you get one. All the proceeds help the homeless, so it’s a win win for everyone.

Concert Lineup Announced!

In combination with the album’s release, there will be four Nashville-area Christmas Concerts & Benefits to raise much needed funding and important awareness for the homelessness issue in our country. All of the proceeds from these will benefit the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, based right here in East Nashville.

All four of these live concert performances of An East Nashville Christmas will feature many of the same 75 Artists & Musicians who participated in making the record. It’s sure to be a spirited evening of wonderful Christmas Music from Nashville’s finest.

Dec 7th at the Station Inn in Nashville – Record Release Party
9PM Showtime – Featuring: (in order of performance)
Christian Sedelmyer, The Danberrys, Jeff & Vida, Todd Grebe & Cold Country, Off The Wagon, Grace Adele, Derek Hoke & Jen Duke, Antonia Cove, Julie Lee & Rod McGaha, Kenny Vaughan Trio, plus a big Christmas Jam with everyone to wrap it up.

Dec 8th at Bluegrass Underground inside Cumberland Caverns – McMinnville, TN
1PM Showtime – Special Unplugged Show Featuring: (in order of performance)
Christian Sedelmyer, Jeff & Vida, Todd Grebe & Cold Country, Grace Adele, Derek Hoke & Jen Duke, Julie Lee & Mike Farris, The Danberrys, plus a big Christmas Jam with everyone to wrap it up
Purchase Advance Tickets Here 

Dec 18th at The Five Spot in East Nashville  **NON SMOKING EVENT**
7PM Showtime – Special Neighborhood Show Featuring: (in order of performance) Ten String Symphony, The Danberrys, Jeff & Vida, Todd Grebe & Cold Country, Grace Adele, Derek Hoke & Jen Duke, Antonia Cove, Rachael Hester, Julie Lee & Rod McGaha, Kenny Vaughan Trio, and the big Christmas Jam with everyone to wrap it up it tight.
Purchase Advance Tickets Here

Dec 19th for Music City Roots at the Loveless Cafe/Barn
7PM Showtime – Featuring: (in order of performance)
Jim Lauderdale, Ten String Symphony, The Danberrys, Jeff & Vida, Todd Grebe & Cold Country, Grace Adele, Derek Hoke & Jen Duke, Antonia Cove, Rachael Hester, Chris Scruggs, Kenny Vaughan Trio, Julie Lee with Mike Farris & Rod McGaha, Christmas Jam with Jim Lauderdale
Purchase Advance Tickets Here

As if all of that wasn’t good enough, we have put together a ridiculous house band of A-List East Nashvillians for all four of the concerts featuring: Kenny Vaughan, Mike Bub, Jon Radford, Derek Mixon, JT Cure, Ethan Ballinger, Christian Sedelmyer, and Paul Niehaus.

Album and Concert Poster Art for An East Nashville Christmas by Lucie Rice

 

“I shall be released”

The official release date was Tuesday Nov 13th and we are starting to sell quite a few CD’s. The downloads are available immediately after your purchase. The CD’s are shipping within a day or two after your purchase. We also just received the T-Shirts and Posters. Those will ship within a day or two after your purchase as well. All shipping/tax is included in the price. We know many are used to getting music for free and we encourage you to stream the album for free from our site, but please consider making a purchase from our online store. 100% of the proceeds are being donated to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. We really need your help to spread the word and some holiday cheer this season. Tell your friends about what we are doing here.

You can find the CD locally in the Nashville area at Grimey’s, The Groove, Ernest Tubb’s (both locations), as well as Marche, East Side Story, and All Seasons.
We will have more locations to come.

Thanks for your support!
Phil

downloads available now

The download page is now live and you can purchase and download your choice of file types. You will be immediately emailed a link where you can download a zip file containing all 18 tracks with the digital booklet containing all of the credits, info, and beautiful artwork.

The CD’s have been manufactured and are being shipped to us tomorrow, so we will be able to ship pre-orders a few weeks ahead of the official release date.

Please share with your friends and help us spread the word…

Thanks, Phil

Recording Session Pics

Here are few of the pics from the sessions that made up An East Nashville Christmas.

 

BR5-49 reunion with the original lineup

The legendary BR5-49 reunited with all five original members for the first time in a dozen years at PH Balanced Recordings to record A Truck Stop Christmas for our Christmas album. It was written specifically for this project by founding member Gary Bennett. The lyrics tell the story of a truck driver trying to make his way home for Christmas to be with his family and winds up being stranded at a truck stop on Christmas Eve due to a snowstorm closing down the highway. The original lineup reformed in the studio with a little push from Phil Harris and Don Herron to record a song for the project. This track documents their first recording together with the original lineup since 2001. Founded in 1993, the band originally comprised Gary Bennett (vocals, guitar), Don Herron (steel guitar, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar), “Smilin’” Jay McDowell (upright bass), Chuck Mead (vocals, guitar), and “Hawk” Shaw Wilson (drums, vocals). BR5-49 has released 8 records, including three albums on Arista Nashville and two on Dualtone Records. The band’s self-titled debut album produced three singles on the Billboard Country charts in 1996. The band was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards. They may just be the best band to ever come out of Nashville. Long Live BR5-49.

 

East Nashvillian Feature Article

We will be the featured article in the November issue of East Nashvillian. Look for that on your local newsstands and magazine racks all over town.

Please contact us if you would like a promo copy of the record for press, reviews, radio, or TV. We are also available for interviews and would be happy to provide digital materials and downloads to use for your piece.

Pre-Sale Orders

The East Nashville CD’s, T-Shirts, and Posters are all being printed right now and should be here soon. Pre-Order CD’s will begin shipping around Halloween, and the Pre-Order T-Shirts and Posters will begin shipping on November 6th. Downloads are available now.