Ashley Cleveland w/Kenny Greenberg, Nick Buda & Rachel Loy
It’s possible you don’t recognize Ashley Cleveland’s name, unless you’re a Bluebird Cafe regular or a stalwart fan of Vandy basketball. (For many years, she sang the national anthem with Marshall Chapman and Emmylou Harris at the season closing game.) Nonetheless, Cleveland is a three-decade veteran of the Nashville music scene with a list of playing and writing credits longer than your arm and three Grammys and two Doves to her name. In the past decade, she’s focused on sacred music, and her most recent work, 2009’s God Don’t Never Change, is cause for excitement in even the staunchest nonbeliever. With her deep, soulful voice and help from husband/producer/badass guitarist Kenny Greenberg, Cleveland digs into the burning expressions of black gospel music and other passionate traditions. Their take on “You Got to Move” is one of the few things in the world that makes The Rolling Stones sound silly by comparison, and Greenberg’s slide work makes Led Zeppelin’s licks sound thin and frail as Jimmy Page in the ’70s. Nick Buda and Rachael Loy round out the group.
Fri, Dec 27 | 7:00 PM
3rd & Lindsley