Gram Parsons concert coming to 12th & Porter

by Dave Carew

In a FaceBook posting sent this morning, Will James announced that 12th & Porter will be the scene of this year’s “Gram International,” the popular concert and “one-night mini-festival” publicizing the international effort to induct the legendary Gram Parsons into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  Mr. James, Executive Director of the Gram Parsons Petition Project, is the concert’s founder and coordinator.

In his posting, Mr. James also announced, “Bands this year include James Scott Bullard & the Late Night Sweethearts w/ guest vocalist Rebecca Morning, Harmondale, The Burritos with Walter Egan, Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels, Donna Frost, The Devious Angels, the Cosmic American Derelicts, and The Gram Band.”

Special guest for the evening will be Bob Kealing, author of the forthcoming book Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock, which will be published in September.  Underground Nashville will be requesting an interview with Mr. Kealing, to be posted in conjunction with the publication of his book.

This year’s Gram InterNational V Nashville will be held on Saturday, November 3, starting at 8 pm.

David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter.” He also is a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising/marketing/public relations writer.


Do you want to help homeless people in Nashville learn culinary arts and other employment skills that provide a specific, effective path off the streets? Please visit  Please also consider coming to ParkLife, the benefit concert for Lambscroft, to be held in Sevier Park in 12South on Saturday, August 18. Thank you.


Editor’s Note: “Underground Nashville” covers artists, authors, musicians, poets, political figures, and other compelling people and happenings not typically covered by the mainstream Nashville media. It also presents reflections and commentary from an underground/indie perspective, offering “thoughts from the shadows of a great American city.”

Dave Carew



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