Our Tuesday in Music City started with some Artist interviews. We here at InReview researched some fresh tunes and will be bringing you exclusive one-on-one interviews with emerging bands such as After Edmund, The Washington Projects, and Article One in the coming days. Here's a quick photo of Kim and "The Washington Projects" after our interview this afternoon:
[img_assist|nid=689|title=|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=100|height=67]Over the course of the afternoon the usual celebrity sightings continued with cameo appearances by Kirk Cameron, Skillet, Project86's Andrew Schwab, and more. One great place to meet and interview artists is the lobby of the Nashville Hilton on Broadway. The vast atrium and lush furnishing give it a pretty impressive look.
After exploring the plethora of artist and vendor booths in GMA Central some more, it was time to head over the Rocketown for the Tooth and Nail Records showcase. I made a quick stop at the "Pita Pit" on 2nd Ave. for a Philly Steak Pita and continued on to the showcase. On the way I passed a production crew filming a sequel to "High School Musical" on Broadway.
[img_assist|nid=690|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=66]Upon arriving at Rocketown I ran into my friends from Ruth, a great rock band from Vancouver, Washington. Check out their latest release, "Secondhand Dreaming," on Tooth and Nail records. After chilling with them for a bit, the band rehearsed their 3 song set unplugged in a quiet corner of the noisey rock venue.
[img_assist|nid=691|title=|desc=|link=node|align=right|width=64|height=100]The Rocketown showcase was well attended and featured Tooth and Nail artists: Since October, Capital Lights, Manafest, Chris Taylor, Run Kid Run, Kutless, Corey Crowder, Jaymes Reunion, Ruth, The Glorious Unseen, Spoken, Children 18:3, The Becoming, and Thousand Foot Krutch. My new favorite of the night was "Children 18:3" hands down. The band consists of young talent and boasts an energetic live show with solid musical roots.
Stay tuned for updates tomorrow from the Dove Awards at the Grand Ole' Opry House in Nashvlle.