We take a break from horses this week to share our trip to Nashville. We experienced the sights, sounds, and music of Nashville, a very exciting city. Nashville is one of the fastest growing cities in the US and Ranae and I could see why. The city is rich with music, art, sports, and great food.
Instead of renting a car we chose one of the ride-sharing options. Being driven around a new city by someone who lives there is an awesome advantage. Many of the drivers were in or wanted to be in the music business. On our first day, we met up with Lyft driver, musician, Bob Tyler, who suggested we go to Edley’s Barbecue and if we were looking for some music to check out the 5 Spot.
Thursday we checked out the Country Music Hall of Fame and lunch at Tootsie’s Bar downtown. Afterward, we walked around downtown and over the Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge and saw the Tenessee Titans football stadium. Later, we had an awesome dinner at Rudie’s Seafood and Sausage. We learned that Rudie’s also makes a fantastic pie!
The intersection of Broadway and 4th is as crazy as Las Vegas. There is live music at almost every bar and dive, and there are bars and dives everywhere. We hung out and listened to music at Robert’s Western World, then headed over to Wanna B’s for some karaoke – to listen to, not to perform.
A very cool place for me to find was the area called Printer’s Alley. This is the bars in this area are more into the blues. At Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie we had the opportunity to hear the Stacy Mitchhart Band, and Dr. Yes Band featuring Matt Cummings. Stacy Mitchhart was kind enough to let me share some of his music on this podcast.
All in all, it was a wonderful trip and we’ll get back to horse stuff next week.
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