getting paid to play in nashville?

i know, it sounds too good to be true…and technically…it is.

we played a short set at a place called The Family Wash here in east nashville this evening. the short set/writer’s night is hosted every week by an artist name cole silvka.  we really enjoyed her set, and they pass around a tip jar while she plays to compensate her for pulling all of the acts together every week.  after her set, the tip jar goes away, but at the end of our little set, somebody had left two dollars where the tip jar used to be!  so, we figure, we’ve officially been paid to play in nashville—even if it’s only $2! and hey, $2 actually buys a whole gallon of gas right now.  crazy.

at this point, we’re not playing another show in nashville until january, but we are taking the time to work on our songs and get some new stuff recorded.  in the next few weeks we’ll be meeting with some songwriters who we really admire, so we’ll see if we get some good new songs/make some of our new songs better!  that’s one of the great things about living in nashville.  there are so many creative people who live around the corner and they’re willing to get together and help each other out.  it’s a cool little artist community.

oh–for those of you living in nashville–the other day tyler and i stopped in at ugly mugs (in e. nashville) and had the best almond latte of our lives, no joke!  check the place out if you have a chance.


cafe coco

So I know I’ve been pretty lame when it comes to updating this blog recently.  So much has happened.  The days run together so quickly that it never seems like it’s been that long in between posts until one morning I visit the blog and realize it’s been 3 weeks or so.  Anyway, it happens.  

We played a great show last night at Cafe Coco.  Thanks to all who came out.  It was the first show we really promoted here and I was really pleased with the turn out.  We made some new friends and I would say that most of the friends we have here in the city came.  Overall it was a good, exhausting night.  

In the next few weeks we’ll be getting together with some songwriters, trying to make our music better and maybe coming up with some new material! We’re looking forward to it.  

If you’re in the Nashville area, we’ll be playing a short set at the Family Wash in East Nashville next Tuesday.