Each year Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival becomes the seventh-largest city in Tennessee for just one weekend, welcoming an influx of music lovers to the farm in Manchester. But Bonnaroo is far from the only cultural hub in the state, even for that mind-blowingly memorable weekend in June. Just an hour down the highway lies Nashville, whose reputation for cranking out radio-friendly country music is only the beginning of the sonic delight that the city has to offer.
We spent the weekend before ‘Roo enjoying the warm (okay, blisteringly hot) Tennessee sun at our own little oasis in East Nashville, where we were lucky enough to have a few of the artists on the stacked lineup stop by and play for us. Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors didn’t have to travel far to reach us; it turned out that these Neighbors were our neighbors, making the short trip from down the road to relax and perform a few tracks on the back porch. The visible chemistry between frontman Drew and his wife Ellie Holcomb combined with the well-honed talent of the band for a performance that seemed the perfect way to beat the heat.
Watch Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors perform “Another Man’s Shoes” live in Nashville. Directed by Peter Lockhart
Edited by Bill Antonucci
Cameras operated by Bill Antonucci, Peter Lockhart, Zach Philyaw, Brad Wagner
Audio by Bob Mallory
Lighting by Brad Wagner
Production Assistant: Martin Charboneau