Thursday, March 29, 2012

Nashville Part Three - Music Row

Here it is, world famous music row!  A visit here surrounds you in music, some coming from the bars/venues along Broadway and some coming from street performers.

We visited lots of places on music row, three of them really stood out.  First was Robert's Western World.  I read about them in a Southern Living article, so it was on the top of my list for a visit.

Loved all the boots lining the wall

The music was great, the food was good and the beer was cold.  We chose to try a few local brews.

Yazoo Brewing Company
Cool sign
The second place I really loved was Bootlegger's Inn.  Their bragging point was their house made moonshine.

I didn't try any...I was a little scared of it, but I did love their chandeliers made from ball jars.

And I LOVED the bluegrass band that was playing...Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass.  They were very talented.

And finally there was Tootsie's.

Tootsie's may have been my favorite venue just because of the history that came along with it.  The Grand Ole Opry used to be located in the Ryman Auditorium, which is directly behind Tootsie's...well at least the side entrance that the performers used is anyway.  Tootsie's used to serve as a kind of green room for the performers since there was nothing like that inside the Ryman at the time.  Performers like Johnny Cash would walk out the back door of Tootsie's and into the Ryman to perform.  Willie Nelson got his first song writing job after singing at Tootsie's and I heard a rumor that Toby Keith wrote "I Love This Bar" about the place.

Enjoying Tootsie's
The band playing the day we stopped in was called Jake and the Naked Truth...they were fantastic!

Hello handsome cowboy.
There were also Elvis sightings along the row.

Some real and some fake (get it? lol)
And it sure was pretty at night.

Speaking of night, last night we took a night off from working on the house.  We will be back in full force tonight.  I have no intention of leaving the kitchen on the sun porch!

I told the husband we should open the shades and freak out the neighbors.  Wouldn't they love seeing the back of appliances through the windows?

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a fun night. I LOVE Hefewizen beer!


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