Live Nation & Lightning 100 present
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
If you've heard the name Theo Katzman recently, you probably know him as the singing drummer and guitarist in the funk band Vulfpeck. But with his 2017 release, Heartbreak Hits, Katzman returns to his roots as a rock and roll inspired singer/songwriter. A 10-song collection of musings on loss and letdown, Heartbreak Hits blends personal vulnerability with imaginative songcraft, yielding an album that's somehow a living dichotomy of tragic/comedic, serious/satirical, over-the-top/subtle, and healing/hurting. In his own words, Katzman says he writes "songs to soothe your post-Y2K pop culture hangover." He also wrote this bio.
In the 13 years she has toured the world as a member of the band Lake Street Dive,
Bridget Kearney has gotten good at a lot of things: adjusting to jet lag, sleeping in
moving vehicles, hauling her acoustic bass up and down stairs, keeping her cool in front
of cameras, thousands of people and personal heroes. But the skill she has honed most
obsessively is songwriting. “For me it's the best part of music,” says Kearney. “That's the
best feeling: after those few hours that you spend working on the song, and you have
this thing that you've made, and you think, ‘Wow. This didn’t exist before. I’m so excited
about what just happened.’” Last year, Kearney finally stepped into the spotlight with her
first solo effort; a wry, big-hearted pop album entitled Won’t Let You Down.
Kearney grew up in Iowa City and went to college in Boston, where she double-
majored in jazz bass at the New England Conservatory of Music and English at
Tufts University. While still a student, she won the grand prize in the John Lennon
Songwriting Contest, a harbinger of things to come. It was during this time, too,
that Kearney and three of her fellow conservatory students founded Lake Street
Dive. But Kearney has always been voraciously collaborative, dabbling in
chamber pop with the Brooklyn group Cuddle Magic, bluegrass with the now-
defunct Boston outfit Joy Kills Sorrow, and Ghanian music as part of a duo with
fellow songwriter Benjamin Lazar Davis.
Kearney has been a super fan of Theo Katzman's for years. She is thrilled to join
him and collaborate with him and his band on tour this winter.