8 Off 8th hosted by Sarah Johnson
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Jacob Thomas Jr.
Born and raised in Southern Lousiana, one listen and Jacob Thomas Jr. would have you figuring he spent his youth performing in cowboy bars and trucker dives. You'd only be half right. While Saturday nights were spent cavorting with sinners, Sunday mornings would find him, albeit hungover at times, entertaining saints.
Outfitted with only his acoustic guitar and his voice, Original Sin, Thomas' debut LP, is a collection of experiences. With the majority of songs being first takes, the lack of production invites the listener to pay close attention to what's being said, the stories being told, and the heartbreak being felt or dealt. Jacob never pretends to be the good guy, and his honesty, which can be unsettling at times, is ultimately revealing.
The Made and the Born
The Made and The Born is a pop duo based in Nashville, Tennessee. Originally from Miami, they set out to pursue a unique blend of an indie-pop and rock, echoing the work of artists such as The Killers, M83, Oasis, and St. Lucia.
The project came to life when singer and songwriter Julio Berrones met Joe Lamberson in 2009. The two hit it off fueled by shared musical tastes and a kindred spirit, and it didn’t take long before they started writing songs together.
Their brand new single, “Runaway”, was released on July 7th. It was produced by Adam Stark and Jordan Phillips of Apollo LTD and mixed by Mike “X” O’Connor.
Emery Adeline has spent her twenty-three years of life with firm roots in the Colorado soil giving her an affinity for exploring the natural world. Whether riding raging rapids with her brother, skiing steep slopes with her father, painting sprawling fields of wildflowers with her mother, or standing on the cliffs of Ireland with new friends, Emery has the ability to harness fresh air as a source of inspiration for her music.
Not only is her inspiration drawn from natural resources, it is also drawn from the depths of her personal life. Listening in to Emery’s music is the best way to get to know her and her soul. Her powerful and honest storytelling comes through without fear in every word she writes. Each song becomes a snapshot of a moment in time that enables the listener to exist in her world, if only for a little while.
Emery has been influenced by music across all genres, but finds home among like-minded strong and independent women like Marren Morris, Kacey Muskgraves, and Lana Del Rey. Like these powerful female voices, Emery hopes to use her talent to drive and inspire the next generation of girls.
Haunting. Powerful. Uplifting. These are three words that describe Elise Hayes’ music. Combining infectious pop and r&b melodies with heartfelt and meaningful subject matter, Elise’s songs live in a unique space in the palate of today’s popular music.
No stranger to the stage, Elise has been performing since she was 12 years old. She attended Berklee College of Music as a vocal major, and soon after graduating, relocated to Nashville to pursue a career as an artist and songwriter. “My journey in the music industry hasn’t been a straight line to success,” she says, “I have had to bend and mold and create my own opportunities.” She certainly has done just that. Elise has written songs that have been featured on numerous TV shows, such as ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”, Freeform’s “The Bold Type”, MTV’s “Siesta Key,” and many more. She has written songs for other prominent artists (Lucie Silvas “E.G.O”, Jill Andrews “Rust or Gold”), and most recently, toured the country as a background singer and keyboard player for country star, Carly Pearce, opening national tours for Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, and Thomas Rhett.
During this past year on the road, Elise felt inspired to find her way back to her own music and career as an artist. “I think I had been in Nashville too long, churning it out behind the scenes in the industry,” she says, “Having the opportunity to get out into the world and see how powerful music is and how it can bring people together in such a moving way made me fall back in love with performing. It lit me up again.”
With that realization fresh in her mind, Elise decided to step away from her role in Pearce’s band in late spring of 2018. “I felt this really strong instinct to follow my own dreams and songs, and I wanted to be true to that and act on it.” “Float”, her single slated for release in November 2018, documents that honest journey back to herself, all the while making you want to dance and turn the music up loud on your speakers. “In this next phase of my career as an artist, I’m focusing on making music that people can relate to and that they can find themselves in. I can’t wait to get it out there.”
Sean C. Kennedy
Sean C Kennedy is a Singer-Songwriter and guitarist from Ayrshire, Scotland.
His debut album ’77’ released October 2015 to critical acclaim and Sean was voted Best Acoustic Act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards.
Sean ha worked with established artists & producers such as Andy Taylor (Duran Duran) co-written Watercolour Dreams & Still Hanging On with Nik Kershaw.
Influenced by the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Bryan Adams, Prince, Amos Lee, his parents would play music like this growing up as a kid. Sean began his musical career later at the age of 19 after a leg injury ended his football career.
Sean has found a way to brilliantly blend these influences with his own style in order to create something unique.
He has spent some time living, performing and co-writing in Nashville and will return in 2016 to work in his next project.
Sean released his 2nd single The Girl On Christopher Street in March 2016 with video shot in New York. He travelled back to New York to promote and perform with trips then onto LA, and Nashville.
Album number 2 is already well on its way with the release of new single ‘Legacy’ bringing something fresh and new to Sean’s sound.
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