Gram Parsons concert and “mini-festival” coming this Friday

by Dave Carew

Gram InterNational V Nashville—the event devoted to Gram Parsons’ legacy and which advocates for his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame—is coming this Friday, November 2, to Douglas Corner. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a cover of $10.

Again this year, Gram InterNational will feature an exciting lineup of bands considered to be in Gram Parsons’ lineage, including:

* The Burrito Brothers with Walter Egan

* Harmondale

* Chris James & the Gram Band

* Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels

* The Devious Angels

* Rich Mahan & the Cocktail Heroes

* Donna Frost

* James Scott Bullard & the Late Night Sweethearts

Special guest Bob Buchanan—Gram Parsons’ former band-mate, a New Christy Minstrel, and co-author with Gram of the beloved song “Hickory Wind”—will play a few songs with Casey James Prestwood’s band.

And Emmy Award-winning journalist Bob Kealing will be on hand to sign copies of his just-released book, Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons & the Roots of Country Rock.

This is always one of the most fun, most memorable concerts and “mini-festivals” of the year. We hope to see you there!

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,” both now available at XLibris.com. Dave also is a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising/marketing/public relations writer.

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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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