Have you heard about about the new multi-artist compilation CD and tour, Ten out of Tenn?
Ten out of Tenn is a compilation that shines a light on a few of the many Nashville artists who haven’t waited around for the world to hear about them. With TV being the new radio and beat up vans the new tour bus, this generation of American originals have taken full advantage of opportunities to take their music beyond the city limits of their adopted home town. Years of restlessness and work have allowed competition to give way to a community where late nights on the front porch are king.
Ten out of Tenn volume 1 was released in 2005 and partnered with Myspace and Paste Magazine for an extensive national tour. Volume 2 is partnering with American Songwriter Magazine for a tour set to launch on July 19 at Nashville’s historic Cannery Ballroom. The tour will feature a rotating lineup of artists sharing musicians and supporting one another.
The myspace page for the tour, http://www.myspace.com/tenoutoftenn, lists all of the artists and tour dates. The lineup is: Matthew Perryman Jones, Katie Herzig, Jeremy Lister, KS Rhodes, Butterfly Boucher, Trent Dabbs, Griffin House, Tyler James, Andy Davis, and Erin McCarley. I’ve seen most of the artists in concert before, and a couple weeks ago worked on a song, Love Save the Empty, for a string session for Erin McCarley’s new CD, with her producer Jamie Kenney, so I’m looking forward to this concert and the CD. Should be a great show. I’d recommend catching it if they’re playing anywhere near you.