Daily Archives: March 30, 2019

The Basement East Welcomes Mr. William Clark Green.

Right now I am currently holed up in my Atlanta hotel room, working on an arena job for Country Music Legend Mr. George Strait, and last night we had a side job at another show. Last weekend in Nashville I ventured down to The Basement East to visit with my Red Dirt friends as they welcomed the wonderfully talented Mr. William Clark Green. I haven’t had the opportunity to cover his music since two years ago at Tumbleweed.

He released his new album called “Hebert Island” last year, which ranked high on many year end lists by websites like mine, however tonight he only played a few songs from that album. Many of them were from the “Ringling Road” album, in fact it was almost played in it’s entirety. However, I didn’t mind that little fact of the show. This man and his band tours America quite often, and when they hit my area I usually have 4 or 5 opportunities to catch him, like Southgate House or Minglewood Hall in Memphis.

I like the Basement East for the sound quality of the entire venue overall, I don’t believe I ever had an unsatisfactory report on the sound or lighting there. There isn’t much of a food option here, as the only thing to eat was an overpriced ham sandwich with a cheese name I couldn’t pronounce. Eat before you go to this venue, or starve…take it from a diabetic…do not starve. One great thing I want to point out about this venue is the staff, they are absolutely amazing and friendly! ALL of them, even the door people.

William Clark Green is going to be part of several festivals in 2019 including Lone Star Jam, and Cotton Festival, and Larry Joe Taylor Festival. So he always has some exciting news for all of us involved in the Red Dirt Texas music scene. He opened his set with a song from the Ringling Road album called “Sticks And Stones”, which like I mentioned before he played a lot of songs from.

The “Rose Queen” album was also well represented tonight boasting quite a few selections like the next song called “Remedy”. One of my favorite songs that he does was called “Creek Don’t Rise” , his unique vocal style was showcased quite well here tonight with that song. The only one true complaint I had was that he really didn’t play any selections from his first two albums, called “Misunderstood’ and “Dangerous Man”. If I had to sit and analyze his entire catalog he slightly changed direction during the “Rose Queen” album, perhaps because Red Dirt was changing in 2010 in many ways.

I kind of think Texas music embraces it’s roots while it has evolved into it’s own identity as well, and that might be the reason for his slight change for the ‘Rose Queen” album. You either like the sound or you don’t, some of my readers say it’s just Texas pop country, and others really love the music they play. I myself enjoy it all to be honest.

Here are some new friends I met down here that now enjoy reading our website, I’m always meeting new friends and turning people on to great new music. Networking is a very important tool in my job here in the music business.

He played the title track to his new “Hebert Island” album, which is a uptempo rabble rousing song about a Cajun party on an island. Further on in his set tonight he played the song called “She Loves Horses” , which is a song that exemplifies my idea of holding true to the roots of Texas music in every way. This song is a good rodeo tune about a wild and free woman, that used to be in his life. This song could have easily graced the mainstream radio airwaves back in the 90’s, had it been around.

“Next Big Thing” was once again off ‘Ringling Road” and was the opening song from his LIVE Ringling Road album recorded at Gruene Hall. it’s kind of a joke song about the truth of the industry, and how poor traveling songwriters really can be. Everybody is telling them they are on the verge of super stardom, while in truth they cannot afford gas station roller dogs!  As he steamrolled right into his trademark song ‘Ringling Road” that makes the entire audience sing DA DA DA DA DA DA…..even I was involved in that!

He told us all a story about Mr. Randy Rogers Band before he played his slow song called “Still Think About You” , a truly sad song about lost love. He played a few songs I didn’t totally catch as I was jotting other things down, and paying attention to another issue, but his next song was 2013’s title cut called “Rose Queen”. This one is a great song about a country boy that hooked up with a gorgeous prom queen type gal from his hometown, that went off to college and returned pretending to not know him.

“Goner” was a good song off the new “Hebert Island” album, and he followed that up with another selection off the album called “Hit You Where it Hurts”. “This is Us” was also a selection from the new album, that reflects upon lovers fighting and being in love as well. There are many good lines in this song here, and even though I am single, it speaks to me in many ways.

He closed this wonderful set with his most well known song called “She Likes The Beatles” , overall I REALLY enjoyed the set and I had a wonderful time tonight. It’s well worth the small ticket price for this venue, and if you get the chance to catch him in your area, I highly suggest you go.

Complete List Of Weekly Kentucky And Tennessee Shows.

If YOU have a show YOU would like added to my list PLEASE email me at garyhayes2@yahoo.com. I literally watch more than 40 venues in Nashville plus belong to many concert websites in order to bring you this coverage. NEW IN 2018, folks I am always looking for ways to enhance what I do for you. So this year I’ll be reporting on further Kentucky shows, and further Tennessee shows as well.

Mr. Joshua and I cover hundreds of shows a year, and many festivals in person. Online, we cover 200 festivals yearly and bring a LOT of news to the masses. Folks WHATEVER YOU DO PLEASE support live venue music.

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Spillway Bar And Grill May 24th

Mandy Barnett
3Rd And Lindsley May 25th

Dori Freeman
3rd And Lindsley May 30th

The Jospehines
Daniel Donato
Basement East May 31st

Ian Noe
Eric Bolander
The Basement June 1st

Emi Sunshine
The Southgate House Revival June 1st

Old Crow Medicine Show
Ryman Auditorium June 1st

The Wild Feathers
Pam Tillis
Exit In June 4th

Ray Scott
3rd And Lindsley June 4th

The Hardin Draw
The 5 Spot June 5th

Tracy Lawrence
CMA Theater June 5th

Charlie Daniels
Mt. Juliet Community Center June 5th

Jamie Lin Wilson
Bluebird Cafe June 5th

Hardin Draw
Marathon Music Works June 6th

David Ball
The Valentine June 6th

John Moreland
The Basement June 7th

Shooter Jennings
Cannery Ballroom June 8th

Cody Johnson
Ascend Amphitheater June 8th

John Moreland
Minglewood Hall June 11th

Dallas Moore
Barnyard Stompers
The Southgate House June 14th

Tracy Lawrence
Downtown Madisonville Kentucky June 14th

Old Crow Medicine Show
Beaver Dam Ampitheater June 15th

The Quebe Sisters
Southgate House Revival June 15th

Roseanne Cash
Ryman Auditorium June 16th

Billy Strings
Ryman Auditorium June 20th

William Clark Green
Southgate House Revival June 20th

The Hardin Draw
Springwater Supper Club June 21st

Sean Whiting
Southgate House Revival June 21st

John R. Miller
Jeremy Pinnell
Summer Dean
Bonnie Montgomery
The Basement June 21st

Jimmy Fortune
Plaza Theater Glasgow Ky June 22nd

Charley Crockett
the Basement East June 26th

Matt Woods
Adam Lee
The 5 Spot June 27th

John R Miller
Pat Reedy And The Longtime Goners
The Southgate House Revival June 27th

Old salt Union
The Basement East June 27th

Jon Wolfe
Exit Inn June 27th

The Kentucky Headhunters
Basenet East June 28th

Steve Earle
Yellow Creek Park Owensboro KY June 29th

Joey Allcorn
Southgate House Revival July 5th

American Aquarium
HogslopcString Band
Basement East July 7th

Urban Pioneers
Springwater Supper Club July 11th

Jerry Douglass
Bluegrass Hall Of Fame July 12th

John Prine
Kelsey Waldon
Lu-Ray Park Ampitheater
Central City Ky July 13th

David Ball
American Legion Post 82 July 16th

Russell Moore And III Tyme Out
Station Inn July 18th

Tn Jet
Josh Morningstar
southgate House Revival July 18th

Cory Branon
Basement East May 23rd

The Steel Woods
The Shed Maryville Tn July 27th

Steel Woods (opening for R.E.O.Speedwagon)
Ryman Auditorium July 29th

Kristina Murray
American Legion Post 82 July 30th

The Steel Wheels
City Winery July 22nd

The Legendary Shack Shakers
Southgate House Revival August 1st

Brett Cobb
Spillway August 3rd

Mark Chesnutt
Cahoots Dance Hall August 9th

Ray Wylie Hubbard
3rd and Lindsley August 11th

James Carothers
Southgate House Revival August 16th

Raelyn Nelson
The 5 Spot August 19th

Read Southall
The Basement East August 22nd

Jimmy Fortune
Kentucky Opry August 24th

Tim Atwood
Two Rivers Campground September 1st

Dwight Yoakam
Ryman Auditorium September 8th and 9th

Little Harpeth Brewing September 8th

Holly Williams
City Winery September 8th

Drew Holcomb
Ryman Auditorium September 14th

Rhiannon Giddens
City Winery September 21st

Whiskey Myers
Bourbon And Beyond September 22nd

Gene Watson
Kentucky Opry October 25th and 26th

Chris Stapleton
Fed ex Forum Memphis Tn October 5th

Trishia Yearwood
Schermerhorn Symphony Center October 5th

David Ball
American Legion Post 82 October 15th

Chris Stapleton
KFC Yum Center November 2nd

Josh Abbott Band
William Clark Green
Marathon Music Works November 3rd

Chris Stapleton
Memphis Tn November 5th

Southern Culture On The Skids
high Watt November 9th

Unknown Hinson
Exit Inn December 31st