|Winter Jam 2017|
The major bands stop in Nashville once during each of their tours, but aside from that, our city doesn’t usually see more of these performers than any other large city in the United States. Now, on any night of the week, you can walk down Broadway and hear at least a
dozen cover bands performing live shows at the many bars, but that
cup of tea.
A few months ago, we checked the Nashville city calendar and selected two concerts in February that we wanted to see.
The first was Winter Jam, an annual tour that features more than a dozen top contemporary Christian artists, as well as a few speakers. This year, the tour included Crowder, Tenth Avenue North, Britt Nicole, Newsong, Sadie Robertson, and several others. A handful of artists who have performed in past years and live in town also came out on stage to say hello, which was neat.
The show was five hours long and showcased a wide variety of music, with an admission price of only $10. We had the privilege of sitting behind the stage in a section with very few others, giving us a birds-eye view of everything that went on backstage.
The second concert was a performance by a bluegrass band that took place at a restaurant–a much smaller venue.
Mr. Handsome grew up listening to bluegrass music, and once he had
become proficient in classical violin and piano, he started learning
fiddle, guitar, and banjo, as you’ve seen him demonstrate in some of the video clips I
have posted. Needless to say, he is a big fan of bluegrass music, and while I don’t always care for the words, the lightening-fast instrumentals are impressive.