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An Average Night In Nashville

 

The BellSouth Tower, otherwise known as "The Bat Building," along with

lower Broadway (r) and the Nashville Convention Center (l)

 

The night started at Billy Block's Birthday Bash at 12th and Porter.

Here, Billy holds a carved watermelon presented to him at the bash

 

Billy's band, Big Happy, played the evening...

 

...as did Tom McLaughlin

 

Billy and Tom backstage at 12th and Porter

 

At Tin roof, Nicholette Rock, Natalie Howard and Patty Coverdale were on hand for the regular Tuesday night performance by...

 

...hit songwriters Dillon Dixon and James Dean Hicks (If you haven't been to Tin Roof on a Tuesday night, you NEED to get there to hear these two

outstanding artists/songwriters

 

Karin Paparelli and Natalie Howard at the Tin Roof

 

Melinda (l) and her husband, hit songwriter D. Vincent Williams,

were joined at Tin Roof by Kara Ryan

 

At The Station Inn, the J.R. Gray Band was on stage for the evening

 

Amber Dawn and Judd Fuller were at Station Inn to catch the hot bluegrass

 

At Mercy Lounge, it was Muzik Mafia night with James Otto

 

The room at Mercy Lounge was packed with "Mafia soldiers"

 

Backstage at Mercy Lounge, other Muzik Mafia members were on hand including: (l-r) Shannon Lawson, Bobby Capps (.38 Special), Mike Penner

and Billy Aldredge

 

In Tootsie's back room, the crowd was dancin' to the tunes...

 

...while downstairs, John Stone entertained the crowd

 

At The Stage, more music was enjoyed by the crowd...

 

...while at Robert's Western World there was more dancin' going on.

 

At Legends, another local band entertained the crowd...

 

...while on Broadway, street musicians sang for passersby

 

At The Commodore Sports Lounge on West End, songwriters David Allen

and Joel Shewmake stopped for a smile after their performance

 

Debi Champion, host of the writer's nights at Commodore Sports Lounge

in the Holiday Inn Select on West End Avenue

 

Mike Scott and Ryan Bizarri were among the performers at Commodore

on the night we were out...

 

...as were Tom Templeman, Hank Sasaki (from Japan) and David King

 

David King, songwriter/artist Tori Sparks and Tom Templeman

 

From Commodore, it was on to Douglas Corner for Amercana Tonight

hosted by Mark Whener, here with his finance Mary Leland Kinloch

 

Edge City was one of the bands performing at Douglas Corner...

 

...along with Brian Walkschlager

 

Next was a trip downtown to Coyote Ugly...

 

...where Chacity, Fran, Bert and Serina danced on the bar

 

At Wild Horse Saloon, Amy Chapell (a nashville Star finalist) performed

 

Another shot of Amy Chapell

 

Out front, these kids were out having a good time...

 

...but Jim Allred (seated) of Idaho, in town for a conference, found himself "surrounded" by some of Nashville's finest (l-r) Wes, Chris and Travis

when he took the seat on a police motorcycle on Broadway

 

At The Basement, Ben Nichols of the band Lucero, along with Cory Brannon,

entertained the crowd.

 

The crowd definitely enjoyed The Basement's entertainment

 

3rd and Lindsley hosted the Wooten Brothers, a regular feature at the club

 

At Radio Cafe, Greg Garing performed...

 

...while across the street at Lipstick Lounge,

Karaoke was the night's entertainment

 

Jonda, one of Lipstick's owners, along with staff member Traci Oliver

 

These ladies, Lou and Kathleen, were having a fun night out at Lipstick

 

Jack Scott, host of the writer's nights at French Quarter,

monitors the sound board while performers are on stage

 

Dusty Hicks opened the show the night we were at French Quarter

 

Sisters Abby Lewis (l) and Amy Lewis (r) look on

as Travis Warren performs at the French Quarter

At Cocktails, CJ Watson hosts the writer's night

and plays along with those on stage

 

Songwriter Melody Guy grabs a bite to eat at Cocktails

before going on for her set

 

(l-r) songwriters Serina Nelson, Karen Smith and Augusta Purvis at Cocktails

 

These two aspiring musicians were performing on lower Broadway

for passersby

The Bluebird Cafe (need we say more!)

 

In The Round with (l-r) Gary Nicholson, Randy Houser, Chuck Jones and

John Kilzer

 

Gary Nicholson

 

Randy Houser

 

Chuck Jones

 

John Kilzer