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NashLive! Presents: Skylar Gregg, Charles Ellsworth, and The Daily Fare

It’s an Americana showcase in the heart of East Nashville on Wednesday, October 20, when Skylar Gregg, Charles Ellsworth, and The Daily Fare join us at The Cobra!

Skylar Gregg engages in a gripping cocktail of hard work, humor, and self discovery, expressing vivid lyrical imagery and raw grit that soaks into every note of her songwriting. The Nashville-based musician translates that into a mixed bag of retro southern music immersed in old soul, 60’s and 70’s country and blues.

Charles Ellsworth is an NYC transplant by way of the White Mountains of Arizona where he was raised on Mormon hymns and Top 40 country music. A storyteller by nature, Ellsworth’s lyrics and near-familiar melodies weave to tell stories of heartbreak and loneliness, while shining a light on the perseverance of the human spirit. A self-proclaimed “recovering toxic sadboy” — Ellsworth’s music has evolved with him. Through sobriety and self-exploration, Ellsworth has shifted from writing songs lamenting “the ones that got away,” to singing honest reflections about what caused them to leave and doing the work to be better.

Northern-born songwriters Alissa Abeler and Hannah Smith joined creative forces to form the duo now known as The Daily Fare. The pair grew up on opposite sides of the music world, with influences ranging from Judy Garland and Adele to Beethoven and Bach, with a healthy dose of Broadway, punk cabaret, and 80s ballads sprinkled in the mix.

Their shared affection for poignant and evocative narrative teamed with years of playing small intimate shows have transformed the once-placid duo’s sound into the story-weaving powerhouse they are today. With characteristically unique vocal harmonies and engaging instrumentation, The Daily Fare are carving out a niche for themselves within the Americana genre while their honest and occasionally eccentric approach to storytelling continues to engage new listeners on this creative journey. Their sound has been compared to First Aid Kit, The Milk Carton Kids, and The Civil Wars.

$10 at the door | 21+ to enter

NashLive! Presents: Sarah Manzo, Dakota Ryley, and Julia Kahn

Sarah Manzo. A girl with stories to tell, a longing to connect and light to share. This Taurus hails from New Jersey but possesses an authentic New York sound. After an intense year of personal growth, spiritually and musically, she now resides in Nashville TN, where she is performing and recording her debut EP! Her music is compatible with fans of Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Amy Winehouse, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lianne LaHavas. 

Born just outside of New York City, Dakota Ryley naturally picked up on the city’s R&B nuances, contributing to her unique style of pop. The warm tone and effortless runs that her voice naturally carries reflect that culture. Blunt honesty, spun through raw and real lyrics, defines her ever-growing repertoire. Dakota effortlessly blends contemporary pop sounds with old Motown musical motifs for easy listening. After a full year of five single releases, Dakota is set to drop her debut EP this fall. She started off the summer by releasing the project’s first single, titled “Good For You,” which landed her writeups in Rolling Stone India, Earmilk, Vents Magazine, and several other notable music outlets.

Indianapolis native Julia Kahn captivates listeners with her authenticity and soul-moving voice, blending indie-electronic production underneath a deep chill wave, R&B, indie-pop vibe. She carries a vibrant artistic vision that is connective and magnetic through her soulful lyrics and storytelling, dealing out heartfelt grooves that reach out to your soul.

Live from the 615 Presents: The Sewing Club, Hippie Speedball, and Juke of June

On Thursday, Sept. 16, Live from the 615 will be back at The 5 Spot with The Sewing Club, Hippie Speedball, and Juke of June.

The Sewing Club comprises of Hannah McElroy (lead singer/writer), Stephen Meaux (Electric Guitar), Will Harris (Bass Guitar), Zach McCoy (drums) who all met during their time at Belmont University. The band is currently working towards releasing their debut EP this summer that is currently being recorded and produced by Jared Corder of Repeat Repeat*. Hannah’s steady and pure vocal delivery over the shifting and ever-changing musical layers gives a dreamy feel to this rock band.

Hippie Speedball has been described as a “make-you-move, excite your eardrums kind of band” known for their high-energy performances and seasoned musicianship. The band consists of Dylan Taylor on vocals, Daniel Demonico and Dennis Drummond on guitar and backing vocals, Jon Von Boehm on bass, and Kirby Bland on drums, who combine their vast musical powers to deliver a thrilling night out for everyone in the room.

Juke of June combines 70’s style rock, surf rock, blues, soul, and more, with the goal of “connecting with people on a personal level through writing and creating as a cohesive unit.” The six-piece strives to create a new and unique musical experience for the listeners — and themselves — every time out.

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