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murfreesboro | live music | brooks forsyth

murfreesboro | live music | brooks forsyth

Brooks Forsyth is an American musician and songwriter from Boone, North Carolina. Forsyth's musical style encompasses a variety of genres, particularly within Americana: folk, country blues, bluegrass, and roots-rock; along with components of Jazz and Contemporary Rock. He has a large repertoire of original songs and a versatile guitar style consisting of both flatpicking and finger-picking. Throughout the last ten years he has performed solo as well as with a variation of musical ensembles across the U.S.A.

 

In July 2016, Forsyth embarked on his first national tour across the U.S. promoting his second solo album "On the Lam and Lonesome" recorded at Grenville Art Recording Studio in Boone, NC. Following his first solo release "Back in Cackalacky" in January 2015 also recorded at Grenville Art Recording, both albums have garnered attention on international radio. They are both available on iTunes and Spotify, among other digital distributors.

 

He is a founding member, lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the North Carolina band The Major Sevens. In September 2008, the band released their first studio album entitled "Goodbye Baby", which initiated the growth of a strong regional following. Soon thereafter, they began to see their music disseminate across the state. This expansion allowed them to be featured in various notable entertainment outlets, some including Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh, NC), Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival (Pittsboro, NC), WNCW radio (Spindale, NC), and Fox 8 News (High Point, NC). Forsyth and revolving band members have intermittently traveled portions of the Southeast, playing as far south as The Green Parrot (Key West, FLA). They have opened for acts such as Pokey Lafarge, Horse Feathers, and Acoustic Syndicate.

 

In 2010, in conjunction with MusicFest n' Sugar Grove, Forsyth and other band members were invited to a festival press conference where they were given the chance to play for and with Doc Watson. After hearing the band's rendition of Duke Ellington's "Don't Mean A Thing", Doc exclaimed "Ah, country jazz!"

 

Since 2012, The Major Sevens have performed a considerable amount in the piedmont region of NC They frequently provide outdoor/lobby music for Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill, NC. There they have played before acts such as Lyle Lovett, Bela Fleck, Chris Thile and The Punch Brothers, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. In 2013, they played for the Global Southern Intiatives Conference at UNC Chapel Hill.

 

Since 2013, the band has also been a regular act at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. They are featured in race festivities of the Fan Zone during the Food City 300 and 500.

 

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mt. juliet | live music | dairy daughters

mt. juliet | live music | dairy daughters

Raised on Dairy farms and country music, Shelby Dressel and Megan Gertken form a country duo out of Nashville, Tennessee.

Shelby Dressel grew up in Avon Park, Florida born into a musical family started singing and playing guitar at a young age. When she was 18 she auditioned for season 9 of American Idol making it in the final top 46. Shelby also made an appearance and performed on The Ellen DeGenerous show in 2010 and has opened for acts such as Sammy Kershaw, Chris Young and Boston. Shorty after her exposure, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to further pursue she musical journey.

Megan Gertken grew up just outside of Albany Minnesota, and started playing music at 7 years old. She started with piano and picked up fiddle around the age of 9. Megan and her sister started playing classical music which brought them to playing fiddle contests, weddings and other events around Minnesota. She moved to Nashville, Tennessee when she was 19 and had the opportunity to play the Ryman stage and open for acts such as Terri Clark, Chris Christopherson and other well known artist. In 2013 she joined a tour with Americas Got Talent Fernando Varela, where she traveled the US playing classical music.

Shelby and Magan met in Nashville where they played music together at one of Nashville's main attractions, Tootsies Orchid Lounge. They then began writing songs together that lyrically portray their view of life, love and self image. They have a sound uniquely their own, reflecting their roots and influences, such as Patty Loveless, George Strait, and many others. The girls have been playing music and writing songs together for the past 3 years and have been traveling and performing all around the US.

murfreesboro | live music | tristan lockamy

murfreesboro | live music | tristan lockamy

Tristan is a 17 year old singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN. His debut EP 'Freshman' was released in August of 2017. 

Tristan's songs are filled with catchy hooks and memorable melodies that come from an eclectic taste in music. Not your typical teen, his playlist ranges from Hall & Oates to The Beatles, from Dylan to Ed Sheeran, from Cash to Jason Mraz and everything in between. One common thread that connects these artists are great songs and great songwriting. It's not surprising that Tristan has developed a unique style and sound at such an early age.   

In his spare time he also enjoys performing in musicals including past ones such as 'Jesus Christ Superstar',  'Into The Woods' and 'School of Rock'. 

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mt. juliet | live music | haden carpenter

mt. juliet | live music | haden carpenter

Haden Carpenter was born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas. His musical journey began by singing in an Ozark Mountain church which led him to Memphis, Tennessee to study music in 2001. In Memphis, Haden honed his sound inspired by artists Otis Redding, Al Green, Booker T, Steve Earle, Don Williams, John Prine, and Stevie Wonder. After graduation he moved east to Nashville in 2008, and started writing and performing on a regular basis. In 2012, Haden joined the band of Warner Nashville recording artist Big Smo and has been touring with him as primary vocalist and guitar player, as well as being the opening act on several tour stops. In 2014, he released his first two singles “Simple Thing” and “Hustlers and Thieves” on iTunes and Google Play. His self-titled EP “Haden Carpenter” is set to release in February, 2015. Also, in 2014 the A&E reality series Big Smo premiered with Haden featured as one of the main characters. Season 2 is set to premiere in 2015.

 

Haden describes his sound and style as “Arkansoul”. A combination of family, roots, and music which makes him who he is and creates a sound straight from the soul.

 

For music, news, tour information, and products check out hadencarpenter.com

murfreesboro | live music | scott honaker

murfreesboro | live music | scott honaker

From an early age, Scott Honaker was inspired and surrounded by music. Music was always a part of the family. Growing up in St. Albans, West Virginia, Scott is the youngest of 4 kids. Scott first began singing along with his dad’s guitar playing and singing. Throughout his school days, Scott began singing in the choir at school, and in school plays. A few piano lessons early on would help later on with his piano playing.

Scott picked up the guitar at 13 and with the help of his dad, taught himself how to play. Learning songs from Marty Robbins, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, and Buck Owens all the way to learning songs by bands like Poison, The Beatles, Deep Purple. Scott began honing his singing and playing skills. Scott learned to play drums and percussion while performing in his high school band. Scott also performed in theater productions during his high school years as a vocalist and actor in shows such as “Showboat”, “Richard the III” and Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”.

Scott joined his first band, Altar Image, at age 19, as lead singer, rhythm guitarist, and keyboard player. After five years, and three CD’s, the band disbanded. Scott began the journey to the next chapter.

While visiting Nashville, a friend’s encouragement to meet with his songwriter friends, started the wheels turning on becoming a songwriter. Scott later co-wrote 3 songs with legendary songwriter Don Goodman, as well as writing with hit songwriter, Becky Hobbs. In November of 2003, Scott recorded his first EP demo CD with the songs “Comin’ Home” and “The Love That Never Returns” to name a few. Six months later, in 2004, Scott and is wife Tara moved from WV to Nashville. Scott has been a regular at many writers’ rounds including ones at the Commodore Lounge, Broken Spoke, Douglas Corner, and the world famous Bluebird Café.

Scott wrote and co-wrote a collection of songs over the next few years that became his debut CD, “Who Made the Road” in 2009. The CD was recorded and produced entirely by Scott at his home in Mt, Juliet, and TN. Scott plays guitars, bass, mandolin, piano, drums, and sings all vocals on the disc.

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In 2013, Scott joined a group of friends as part of Weaver Country Band, backing up Florida native and up and coming country artist, Ryan Weaver by playing guitar, keyboards, banjo, and singing background vocals. Scott has been fortunate enough to play many shows with Ryan Weaver including 2014 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, 2013 Tootsies Birthday Bash, and Operation Troop Aid Block Party on Broadway in Downtown Nashville.

Scott has been nominated for the 2015 Song of the Year at the New Country Music Awards in Nashville for his song, “The Love That Never Returns”, and is nominated for the 2015 Indieville TV Award for Guitar Artist of the Year.

 

Scott's new CD release, "Four On The Floor", became available in early summer 2015 on iTunes and has been featured on Internet radio stations such as Music Road Radio, Countrykanalen Sweden, Renegade Radio Nashville, Hamilton Radio in Australia, and The Country Countdown with Suzy. These great folks have helped share his music all across the globe. Songs like ”Redneck GPS”, “The Way We Roll”, and “Feel It” and just the beginning of the next chapter in Scott’s musical releases as a singer/songwriter/musician.Scott once again is playing all instruments, and singing all vocals on this CD as well.

Scott Honaker can be found online at the following sites:

Scott Honaker on Periscope

www.reverbnation.com/scotthonaker

www.facebook.com/scotthonakermusic

@HonakerScott on Twitter

Scott Honaker on iTunes

scott_honaker@yahoo.com

mt. juliet | live music | nick brownell

mt. juliet | live music | nick brownell

Goat favorite Nick Brownell will be kicking off Summerfest Eve with a set from 7-10pm. 

Can't wait to see you there!

all | event | goatapalooza & summerfest

all | event | goatapalooza & summerfest

Save the date for The Goat's biggest event of the Summer!

Meet us at the pool on Saturday, June 23rd at all locations.  We'll be celebrating Goatapalooza in Ohio and Summerfest in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Don't miss the live music, giveaways, boozy popsicles, drink specials, volleyball, cornhole, and more.

See you there!

mt. juliet | live music | brooks forsyth

mt. juliet | live music | brooks forsyth

Brooks Forsyth is an American musician and songwriter from Boone, North Carolina. Forsyth's musical style encompasses a variety of genres, particularly within Americana: folk, country blues, bluegrass, and roots-rock; along with components of Jazz and Contemporary Rock. He has a large repertoire of original songs and a versatile guitar style consisting of both flatpicking and finger-picking. Throughout the last ten years he has performed solo as well as with a variation of musical ensembles across the U.S.A.

 

In July 2016, Forsyth embarked on his first national tour across the U.S. promoting his second solo album "On the Lam and Lonesome" recorded at Grenville Art Recording Studio in Boone, NC. Following his first solo release "Back in Cackalacky" in January 2015 also recorded at Grenville Art Recording, both albums have garnered attention on international radio. They are both available on iTunes and Spotify, among other digital distributors.

 

He is a founding member, lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the North Carolina band The Major Sevens. In September 2008, the band released their first studio album entitled "Goodbye Baby", which initiated the growth of a strong regional following. Soon thereafter, they began to see their music disseminate across the state. This expansion allowed them to be featured in various notable entertainment outlets, some including Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh, NC), Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival (Pittsboro, NC), WNCW radio (Spindale, NC), and Fox 8 News (High Point, NC). Forsyth and revolving band members have intermittently traveled portions of the Southeast, playing as far south as The Green Parrot (Key West, FLA). They have opened for acts such as Pokey Lafarge, Horse Feathers, and Acoustic Syndicate.

 

In 2010, in conjunction with MusicFest n' Sugar Grove, Forsyth and other band members were invited to a festival press conference where they were given the chance to play for and with Doc Watson. After hearing the band's rendition of Duke Ellington's "Don't Mean A Thing", Doc exclaimed "Ah, country jazz!"

 

Since 2012, The Major Sevens have performed a considerable amount in the piedmont region of NC They frequently provide outdoor/lobby music for Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill, NC. There they have played before acts such as Lyle Lovett, Bela Fleck, Chris Thile and The Punch Brothers, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. In 2013, they played for the Global Southern Intiatives Conference at UNC Chapel Hill.

 

Since 2013, the band has also been a regular act at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. They are featured in race festivities of the Fan Zone during the Food City 300 and 500.

 

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murfreesboro | live music | van darien

murfreesboro | live music | van darien

Vanessa Darien is a hard-bitten lyricist with a flare for Americana Folklore. But Americana is not just an imagined theme for Vanessa, but something she has been strongly rooted in since a young age. Hailing from Weatherford, TX, Vanessa was raised in a home which also functioned as her father John's machine shop; it was in this shop Vanessa would become well versed in some of the finest American Roots music. From a junkyard of rusted cars, and a cast of characters both eclectic and eccentric, this Southern upbringing would lay the foundation for Vanessa's future in songwriting.

 

Vanessa has spent the past several years playing across Texas, from dusty beer joints to theater venues and everywhere in-between. In her travels, she has shared the stage with many artists including Uncle Lucius, Mike McClure, John Fullbright, Ian Moore, Cody Canada & The Departed, and Johnathan Tyler.

 

Apart from solo writing and works, Vanessa has also established many musical friendships and collaborations, with writing partners Joey Green, Maren Morris, Steven Cooper, and Ryan Michael of The Roomsounds. With a tight-knit group of musicians, and the help of producer/musician Beau Patrick Bedford, Vanessa has just completed a 6 song EP of new material entitled "Silent Sparrow" which was released June 3rd, 2014.

 

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mt. juliet | live music | dime store heroes

mt. juliet | live music | dime store heroes

Dime Store Heroes are back and ready to help ease us out of the work week (almost Friday!). 

Join us on 6/28 from 6-9 as the ease us out of the happiest of hours. 

murfreesboro | live music | melliflux

murfreesboro | live music | melliflux

Haden Carpenter was born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas. His musical journey began by singing in an Ozark Mountain church which led him to Memphis, Tennessee to study music in 2001. In Memphis, Haden honed his sound inspired by artists Otis Redding, Al Green, Booker T, Steve Earle, Don Williams, John Prine, and Stevie Wonder. After graduation he moved east to Nashville in 2008, and started writing and performing on a regular basis. In 2012, Haden joined the band of Warner Nashville recording artist Big Smo and has been touring with him as primary vocalist and guitar player, as well as being the opening act on several tour stops. In 2014, he released his first two singles “Simple Thing” and “Hustlers and Thieves” on iTunes and Google Play. His self-titled EP “Haden Carpenter” is set to release in February, 2015. Also, in 2014 the A&E reality series Big Smo premiered with Haden featured as one of the main characters. Season 2 is set to premiere in 2015.

 

Haden describes his sound and style as “Arkansoul”. A combination of family, roots, and music which makes him who he is and creates a sound straight from the soul.


For music, news, tour information, and products check out hadencarpenter.com

mt. juliet | live music | brandon maddox

mt. juliet | live music | brandon maddox

From sharing the stage with CMA nominee superstar Brett Eldredge, a recording featured in the Michael Ealy film Unconditional, acclaimed performances at clubs and festivals across the nation, to appearing on TV and radio shows in major markets and recordings produced by Doug Sisemore (Reba McEntire’s music director and band mate), recording artist/singer/songwriter Brandon Maddox has quickly established himself as one of country music’s rising stars. On the verge of breaking out nationally with his new recording The Bigger The Wheels, The Better The Man, the single has been selected as "The Monster Truck Song of 2014." The go-to song that celebrates the country lifestyle, Brandon was named the "2014 Lucas Oil Monster Truck Artist of the Year" and will be performing at all Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals and 4 Wheel Jamboree events. In just a few short weeks, the song has garnered airplay and Brandon has been featured on TV and radio shows across the country including Fox TV’s Good Day Chicago, NBC's WRCB TV 3/Chattanooga, KARK 4/Little Rock & WMTV15/ Madison, WCRX/Chicago, WTHI/Terra Haute and KKYY 101.3 Country/ Sioux City. The recording is featured on Brandon's new CD EP release also titled The Bigger The Wheels which is co-produced by Doug Sisemore and is also backed by Reba McEntire’s band. The single and EP are now available for digital download on iTunes, Amazon.com, CDBaby & BiggerTheWheels.com and for purchase at Brandon's live performances. In just a short period of time Brandon is generating buzz in music circles with his performance on the nationally syndicated World Cafe on NPR. His recording Honk, If You're Country was featured in Michael Ealy’s feature film Unconditional. Brandon's debut EP Weightless (also produced by Doug Sisemore) generated radio action including US101 Chattanooga and CMG Radio Network, as well as critical and fan acclaim. His celebrated live performances have earned Brandon fans and have included memorable shows with one of country music's hottest performers CMA nominee Brett Eldredge (the #1 gold record Don't Ya’). Brandon was a featured performer at Nashville Center Stage during the 2013 CMA Fan Fare, Shawnee Riverfest and CRS Nashville 2014, in addition to major country venues and festivals across America. Keep your eyes and ears on this exciting, young triple threat singer/songwriter/musician. Brandon Maddox is part of the next wave of county music’s biggest stars.

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