Will Kimbrough "Spring Break' Album Release Show in the Music City Wine Garden -10/23/20 - STAGE PREMIER (4 Seats)Friday, October 23 2020 6pm Doors / 8pm Start
Will Kimbrough "Spring Break' Album Release Show in the Music City Wine Garden -10/23/20 - STAGE PREMIER (4 Seats)
at MUSIC CITY WINE GARDEN
Enjoy this exciting new outdoor tented venue featuring specialty cocktails, award-winning wines, delicious food, and a safe atmosphere. Relax in the shade of Music City Wine Garden's tented lounge with great live music, plus our signature concert dining arrangement and mandatory safety precautions. Hang out with your friends in our new oasis... right in the heart of Nashville!
As we practice proper safety precautions for our guests and employees, we are not currently offering Valet parking at our location. Street parking is available in the surrounding area, and there is a paid parking lot in front of our building. We are also a short walk from the Music City Center parking garage.
Music City Wine Garden is a rain or shine event space. Due to our large tented area, inclement weather will be less likely to affect the guest experience. In case of severe weather preventing the show from going on as planned, city winery will work with the artist to reschedule to a new date and all tickets will be honored. Click here for more information about City Winery Nashville's Music City Wine Garden.
Out of an abundance of caution, and in keeping with official local health guidelines:
- All guests are required to complete a contactless temperature check and wellness questionnaire (we take this, too) prior to entering our venue. Also, we require all patrons to wear a mask or face covering when entering and moving throughout public areas. You're welcome to take off your mask at your table.
- We are no longer seating unaffiliated parties at the same table. As such, tickets for this show will be sold in quantities of 2, 4 or 6 - select the appropriate group size for you and your companions. Please email our Concierge team if you would like to sit with another party that has tickets and we will do our best to accommodate, subject to availability. All requests must be made no later than 48 hours in advance of the show.
Blindsided along with the rest of the world by the onset of the global COVID- 19 pandemic earlier this year, veteran Americana songwriter Will Kimbrough is poised to document this unprecedented moment in history with a new solo acoustic record, Spring Break, set for release October 23.
Created in the documentary-oriented and storytelling tradition of Folkways and Vanguard folk records, Spring Break crystallizes in musical form a period in time that touched and changed the entire globe. The title comes simply from Spring 2020--or as Kimbrough puts it, “When the world broke, and we all took a break.”
While the album is themed around a national and international experience, Kimbrough puts his personal lens on the journey to focus and refine the massive scope. Like many other artists who were out on the road directly prior to the virus outbreak, Kimbrough--who was in Australia at the time--was forced to pause his tour schedule and return home to Nashville.
With no clear idea of when he might be able to return to the stage, he decided to take the opportunity to work on new material. “I started writing,” he notes, adding that he naturally drew inspiration from the circumstances swirling about--including political division, tragic losses, and other aspects of the current climate.
“I wrote ‘All Fall Down’ with a friend, after discussing the strange world of the politics surrounding COVID and the divided United States,” he explains. “When John Prine passed from COVID, I wrote ‘The Late Great John Prine Blues.’ Then, I finished a song with a songwriting hero, Milton Brown--who also happens to be one of Jimmy Buffett’s early mentors—'Digging a Ditch with a Spoon.’”
Kimbrough laid down the three new songs in his home studio, and, pleased with the results, decided to keep going with his flow. In addition to his own compositions, he examined and ultimately added some co-writes with fellow artists to the collection, such as “Home Remedy” and “Plow to the End of the Row” (which were written with Adrienne Young); and “Rocket Fuel” and “Cape Henry” (Todd Snider).
He didn't stop there, choosing to mine further into his personal archives. “I revisited a song I had recorded at my parents’ old beach house on the Gulf of Mexico, ‘Child of Light,’ and realized that I loved the version I had recorded,” he recalls.
The end result was a collection that Kimbrough found remarkably satisfying. He spent the month of April working on the set: “Before I knew it, I had 14 solo acoustic songs recorded that I just loved.” Indeed, the end result is a set that ranges from gentle and wistful reminiscing, to more forceful questioning, to simple reflections; all led along by Kimbrough's confessional vocals and gift for plainspoken storytelling.
While tour plans continue to remain up in the air for the entire entertainment industry, Kimbrough is in the meantime working to deliver music to thousands of fans through his Patreon page and a weekly Facebook Live show, both of which he utilizes for live performances, podcasts, and even musical instruction.
Kimbrough, an Alabama native and accomplished multi-instrumentalist, has recorded nine previous solo albums. His compositions have been recorded by the likes of Jimmy Buffett, Little Feat, Todd Snider, Jack Ingram, Gretchen Peters and many others. He also boasts production credits for Buffett, Doug Seegers, Shemekia Copeland, Todd Snider, Radney Foster and Steve Poltz. His production work on the award-winning Copeland ́s 2018 release America's Child earned him a Living Blues Producer of the Year title in 2019.
For more information, please visit www.willkimbrough.com