Putting his excellent guitar skills to good use, Taylor Scott led the band through two sets that spanned well over two hours. The musical connection between keys player John Wirtz and Scott makes for memorable jams, but the whole group impressively fed off each other for a slick presentation that still felt loose and free.
Off The Stage: Darrell Scott
For most casual fans of music, the forty-five minutes that a band spends on the stage is all they can see. However, when the guitar cases are closed and the venue’s floor is littered with empty beer cans and trash, most bands load their gear into the van and return back to their normal lives.... Continue Reading →
Live Show Review: Jonathan Tyler at Mercy Lounge
Texas-based troubadour Jonathan Tyler performed recently at local venue Mercy Lounge, providing opening support for Ron Pope & The Nighthawks. Tyler, who has played Mercy Lounge many times, appeared solo this time, equipped with a guitar, a harmonica, and a kick drum (at one point, he introduced the "band" saying, "...and on the kick drum, my right... Continue Reading →
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats at Mercy Lounge
Blue-eyed soul man and all-around force to be reckoned with Nathaniel Rateliff, and his band, The Night Sweats, descended upon the Music City recently to perform at the Mercy Lounge. The show was sold out, which was no surprise, and the crowd, standing shoulder-to-shoulder, let the spirit of soul take them over as they worked... Continue Reading →