To Benefit Music Cares

Tommy Emmanuel w/Brent Mason, Richard Smith, Thom Bresh, Buddy Greene, Darrell Toney, John Knowles & Craig Dobbins

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

I was browsing through the list of songs that a rented karaoke setup had to offer recently, and I saw a couple of Jerry Reed numbers: a 1970 single, the tall swamp tale “Amos Moses,” and the Smokey and the Bandit theme song “East Bound and Down.” (This, of course, was an especially Nashville-centric song list, loaded up with George Strait, even dipping into Donna Fargo and yet lacking a single Prince song.) If those two songs — or even just the trucker movie tune — are all people think of when they hear the late picker/singer-songwriter’s name, then his greatest gifts are being overlooked. Once Chet Atkins got a hold of Reed in the mid-’60s, he really came into his own as a funky fingerpicker of an electric gut-string guitar, not to mention a soulfully eccentric wit. This lineup is rich with pickers who really get Reed, including Tommy Emmanuel, Brent Mason, Buddy Green, John Knowles and Thom Bresh, the son of Merle Travis. Even better, it’s a benefit for MusiCares.


Tue, May 21 | 7:00 PM (6:00 Door)
3rd & Lindsley
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Tommy Emmanuel

Nashville TN  |  Jazz

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