Thursday, December 9, 2010

Twang Fans! Dave Gleason and Gary Bennett (BR5-49) play 'Americana Carnival' broadcasting live from Robert's Western World

Americana Carnival is one hour of the best in Americana, Alt-Country, Roots, Honky Tonk, Hillbilly, Outlaw and Twang Music. Tony Doolin, The Professor of Honky Tonk Music, explores the lost highway of teh music genre known as Americana, from Hank Sr. to Hank III. The Second Sunday of every month Americana Carnival takes it's show on the road to Robert's Western World on Lower Broadway in Nashville, to showcase live performances from Americana legends and the finest rising stars of the genre.

If you live in Nashville, please come on down for the live taping!
Robert's Western World
416B Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 244-9552 21+/Free/ 6PM sharp! (CST)
Audience can arrive anytime before 6pm the bar will be open and bands will be playing

If you don't live in Nashville, but are a twang fan and want to see the show, you can stream the video live: or you can listen live:
Remember, Nashville is Central Standard Time!
DAVE GLEASON--From the get-go Dave Gleason has crafted songs and executed them in a way that hums timelessly, country rock that'd fit in fine on a scratchy old turntable at Merle Travis’ house, blasting from an 8-track player in Waylon Jennings' pickup truck or serenading crowds during intermission at a Tom Petty show today. Gleason strikes down to country's hard beating heart and draws out the stuff that's made folks turn to this music for comfort and delight since it wandered out of the Appalachias in the 1930s.

Gleason first began honing his craft in the fertile crucible of the San Francisco Bay Area, exploring what a modernized California country sound might be. A recent Nashville transplant, Gleason continues to explore the lingering possibilities of Nashville, Bakersfield and Topanga Canyon. It's a move that's toughened up his sound and fully unleashed his inner shredder, two things in full flower on his 2010 record, Turn and Fade, which moves Gleason into the company of enduring stalwarts like Chuck Prophet, Peter Case and Kevn Kinney, as well as solidifying his place as one of the torchbearers for Merle Haggard, the Louvin Brothers, The Byrds and other country pillars.

GARY BENNETT--Gary Bennett co-fronted and was a founding member of the critically acclaimed country music band BR549, who recorded five well-received albums (four with Arista and one with Sony), received three Grammy nominations and was hailed by music industry trade magazine Billboard as having single-handedly revived the soul of country music in Nashville. During Gary's tenure, the band sold over 500,000 albums and toured the world, headlining shows as well as opening for such artists as Bob Dylan, George Jones, Merle Haggard, the Black Crowes and Brian Setzer. BR549 was also voted "Best Country Group" in 1996 by Rolling Stone magazine.

After five major album releases and years of constant world wide touring, Gary felt as though the musical freedom BR549 once enjoyed had become stagnant due to the "retro" pin tagged to them. Wanting to make original & more progressive music, Bennett made a decision in to step away from the group and let his head clear. Gary Bennett left BR549 in 2002 and retreated from music for a short while, only to return to writing and performing in 2006 with the release of his first solo record "Human Condition".

Human Condition was praised by critics and fans all over the world. After a string of short concert tours and the release of a DVD, "Inside and Out", Bennett took a break to focus heavily on songwriting. From that much needed break came the itch to record again. On July 13th 2010 Bennett releases his first EP, "You Are Never Nice To Me", featuring two songs from his upcoming full length album (due in the Fall of 2010) and two bonus tracks.

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