Make It Blue Monday Vol. 98
Williamson County Democrats and Friends :
Kimbro's Pickin Parlor - 214 S. Margin Street Franklin, TN 37064
-- $10 Suggested Donation --
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Doors open at 6:30 pm; music starts at 7 p.m.
The Miltons are an American swing ensemble based in Nashville, Tennessee. Their repertoire draws heavily from the height of the Jazz era, when Louis Armstrong and Django Rheinhardt were changing the musical landscape and from the Western Swing developed by Texans Bob Wills and Milton Brown, the underappreciated “Father of Western Swing,” from whom the band takes its name.
The Miltons feature tunes from a myriad of American sub-genres – hot jazz, minstrel songs, country breakdowns, blues, and pure pop standards, all approached from a string band’s perspective – a grand Southern tradition in itself.
The Eclectic Five
The Eclectic Five is an all-star acoustic band of musicians, including Holly and Barry Tashian (upright bass, guitar, and vocals), Emily and Al Cantrell (guitar, fiddle, and vocals), and Al Goll (Dobro.) The Tashians have toured worldwide and made numerous appearances on The Grand Ole Opry, A Prairie Home Companion and many other international radio and television programs. Their songs have been recorded by Kenny Rogers, Solomon Burke, Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell and others. In 1966, Barry and his band The Remains opened for The Beatles’ last American tour. From 1980 to 1989 Barry toured and recorded with Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band.