|A "Must See" in Downtown Nashville|
We left promptly at 7:30am on Friday for the 9-hour trip to Nashville so we would have plenty of time to check into the motel, freshen up from the road, change clothes and go check out Lower Broadway before getting in line early for the show. Rumor had it that they sell out early and turn away more people than get in, so we wanted to get their by 6:00 or so. Our plan lasted exactly until noon...when a series of minor traffic accidents, a light rain, and holiday traffic combined to stretch our 9-hour trip into something more like 12-hours. We were forced to leave the highway, and old-school navigate via paper map to the hotel where we barely had time to change shirts and hit the road. Battling even more traffic, we drove directly to the Station Inn, arriving at 6:45 to a line stretching around the block, in the rain. We were 300 or so people back in the line and things were looking grim--we may have spent the whole day driving for naught.
|The Taylor Brashears Band|
|The SteelDrivers, loose and enjoying themselves!|
|Bad picture, great singer!|
|Love the CBG!|
|The Samantha Fish Band Gettin' Down!|
|The Complete Package--Samantha Fish|
Both Callahan's and the Station Inn are well known for booking only the best in live music. However, both the SteelDrivers and Samantha Fish proved that, even if it requires some effort, it is possible to see the best of the best. So, was the 20+ hours and 1000 miles of driving worth it? You bet! Samantha summed it up best as we were leaving the club. She came over to say "goodbye" and asked us "are you the two guys who drove all the way from Nashville?" When we told her we were, she told us "You crazy F@#$%rs!", gave us a little hug and sent us on our way, smiling! So...who's up for my next road trip?
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