Music Short & Live Performances & Late night DJ
SIFF – Nashville
Join us to celebrate the official selection of music videos for 2018, the night starts with a networking opportunity as filmmakers and musicians arrive for the festival. It will be followed by a screening of the top drone, experimental, and music videos of 2018! Enjoy live performances of some amazing artists. All festivities will be followed by a DJ and Late night after party until 2a.
CRANE 7 p
Best described as crossover music, Crane has a sound that is all his own. Musical influences range across the board, but most prevalent in his current writing would be Soul, Reggae, R&B, and Pop. Hypothetically, you might find him on tour with Ben Harper, G Love, The Dirty Heads, Citizen Cope, or Allen Stone. With an average of 250 performances per year, including 5,000-attendee festivals, cruise ships, dive bars, and wing joints, Crane’s motivation has been a business-minded focus on “not keeping the band a secret anymore.”
BRIAN ASHLEY JONES 8p
Brian Ashley Jones is a soulful singer, acclaimed guitarist, actor, and versatile touring songwriter whose guitar-driven Bluesy Country tunes have found their way into film, television and radio and have been recorded by other performing artists. Originally from the Greenville/Spartanburg area of South Carolina and a longtime resident of East Nashville, TN, Brian performs internationally at festivals, concert series, clubs, music education programs and music conferences.
Jones’ 3rd CD of original songs entitled Out Of The City features collaborations with Jonell Mosser, Suzi Ragsdale, Ike Stubblefield, Kevin McKendree, and more!
Brian’s 2007 release, Courier, made the Top 40 of the Roots Music Report, broke the Top 100 of the Americana Music Association’s album chart, and has received widespread commercial, college, public, and international radio play. The swampy instrumental “Pull ‘em Up” has been featured in the widely acclaimed PBS television series “Road Trip Nation” and “Free To Miss You” has been featured in the British ITV2 network television show “Amanda Holden’s Fantasy Lives”.
Jones’ guitar chops and relentless touring earned him a nomination for Best American Roots Guitar Player in the Alternate Root’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards. Brian has accompanied a diverse batch of artists on stage and in the recording studio including Grammy Award winning songwriter Jon Vezner, Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee Jerry Foster, Eric Heatherly, Caroline Aiken, Thom Shepherd, Sara Hickman, Donna Hopkins, David Gans, Corinne West, Doug Jones, Donovan Roberts, Jeff Black, Diane Durrett, Ralph Roddenbery, Deep Blue Sun, Celeste Krenz, Wyatt Easterling, and Spuyten Duyvil.
BRANDON MADDOX . 9p
Reaching #16 as one of the most downloaded songs by Country Radio stations nationwide its first week of release, Brandon Maddox’s, new single “Dixie Chaser”, has been a long-time fan favorite at concerts from Minnesota to Florida, but now is grabbing the attention of Radio and Music Industry Vets alike. It continues to garner airplay not only from internet radio stations like The Josie Show and Chris Top Program, but now has received over 6,500 spins on terrestrial radio nationwide getting a consistent 375 spins per week.
Featured on T.V. including ABC’s “Nashville” (pilot episode), and radio shows across America including Fox TV’s Good Day Chicago, NBC’s WRCB TV 3/Chattanooga, KARK 4/Little Rock & WMTV15/ Madison, WCRX/Chicago, WTHI/Terra Haute and KKYY 101.3 Country/ Sioux City, this emerging artist is taking the Country Music World by storm and getting the attention both of Nashville and fans nationwide.
Brandon, has also had three of his original songs featured in film and T.V. The Michael Ealy film “Unconditional” in 2012, the 2015 movie “Providence”, and “Chasing After Wind” slated to come out in 2017. He has also had his songs recorded by other artists both in Country and Pop/Rock Musical genres. He has opened for, Blake Shelton, and Brett Eldredge.
Having three albums out produced by Reba McEntire’s bandleader and Keyboard player, Doug Sisemore, Maddox, has shown himself to be worthy of working with Nashville’s top tier of professionals within the Music Industry. His albums are on Pandora, I-Heart Radio, and other online retailers. Keep your eyes on this exciting, young triple threat Artist/Singer/Songwriter, who looks to be making even bigger “waves” in the years ahead.
Followed by The Back Corner DJ