Photos by Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
Story by Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
In the shadow of the Hard Rock Cafe and Nashville's "Bat" Building there is an old Farm supply Company building...Acme Feed and Seed, now converted to one of lower Broadway's coolest venues.
Every month on the first Monday it is "Grateful Monday" and some of the Music City's finest players come together to play the music of the Grateful Dead.
Foremost of these is the Stolen Faces, they are:
Will Harrison-Guitar and vocals
Jon Loyd-Keys and Vocals
Jack Silverman-Guitar and vocals
Drew Belk-pedal steel
As you would expect in a town filled with great musicians they totally rocked. Will and Jack's blistering guitar solos, Jon's beautiful keyboard work,Drew's country cool pedal steel, Christian and Jamie laying down the backbone on which the rest depend. A special treat is Annie, you can hear and see moments where you think; Donna Jean, a young Loretta Lynn (whose portrait on a piece of roofing tin overlooked the stage), or even Janis Joplin. But in the end, despite the influence of others, Annie is none of those, she is a unique musical force all on her own that can't be resisted.
This is a band which deserves to be seen, even if you are not a "deadhead". and if you are not, a visit to Acme on "Grateful Monday" will help you "get it"
Note!! In addition to the songs on the set list posted they added "New Speedway Boogie".