Planned Parenthood Benefit feat. Gretchen Peters and K.T. Oslin
K.T. Oslin is, for all intents and purposes, retired from the music-making business. The uptown country singer who accomplished the impossible in 1987 — placing her first hit single, the narrative ode to experienced women “ ’80s Ladies,” on the country charts at the advanced age of 45 — hasn’t boarded a tour bus in two decades. But every so often the right cause lures her back onstage for a night. What did the trick this time was an invitation from Gretchen Peters to play a seven-song set at the annual benefit for Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee. Oslin’s even written a new song for the occasion called “Go Slow Lolita,” which she described to me just minutes ago on the phone (stay tuned for a Q&A on Nashville Cream). Her summary? “It’s an older woman telling a girl, ‘Hey, take it easy. You don’t want to be a 20-year-old with an ex-husband and a string of boyfriends that ain’t worth nothing.’ ” Oslin has owned her personal and professional desires and decisions all along, fielding questions about why she never married or raised children with aplomb, so this pairing makes damn good sense. What’s more, it’s actually the first of two rare opportunities to catch her this month — the second being her 25th anniversary show at The Franklin Theatre on Nov. 15.
Thu, Nov 7 | 7:00 PM
$40 ADV / $50 DOS
18 and over