Let's get PROACTIVE and support our Nashville area creatives. Time to move and groove to support our community of artists and makers.
Date: August 17, 2023
Location: American Legion Post 82, 3204 Gallatin Pike, Nashville
Time: 6-10:30pm (come and go)
Donation Ticket: $20 (all donations go to grants awarded on site at event)
brought to you by: This Is Noteworthy & American Legion Hall
additional partners include: Cool Dog Sound, The Caverns, Citizens Revival, American Songwriter magazine, Brooklyn Basement Records, Essential Media Group, 117, Perkins PR, Monarch Publicity, Monument Publicity, HAUM, Mirror Mirror, Marlos E'Van, Culture Canna, Hyasynth
Run of Show to be announced on August 1, 2023
Featured Performers include: MARCO WITH LOVE, Eve Maret, Rebecca Gale, Abstract Black, Lord Goldie, John Byrd & Paul Niehaus, Lord Goldie, Broken Champion
How will people (creatives) qualify?
Straight donation (i can't attend event, but I support the cause): Someone donates $$ For every $20 donated by a single person, they can enter one name to be entered into the pool of recipients, a prospective winner can be submitted by a single person up to 6times. The donor will need to provide a name, email, and phone. A creative may also submit themselves.
Donation Ticket (i will be at event): Someone purchases a donation ticket pre-event, or at the door. For every $20 donated by a single person, they can enter two names to be entered into the pool of recipients, a prospective winner can be submitted by a single person up to 6times. The donor will need to provide a name, email, and phone. A creative may also submit themselves.
How are winners selected:
Donor will submit a name into 1 of 3 categories: mental health, physical health, entrepreneurial health.
For this particular event must be female or identify as female.
Monies will stop being collected at 9pm.
Counting of funds will begin then, and number of total number of recipients will be determined based on monies raised. Could be $1500 and 3 recipients getting $500 each or 20K and we award 10 recipients 2K each.
Winners will be drawn live at 9:30pm and announced from the stage. The creative recipients need not be present to win. Depending on the amount awarded, they will need to be willing to provide a w9 if the amount is over $600. If they are not willing to do that, then their award will be given to another.
Pre-event: We will accept donations via eventbrite pre-event
Day of event: we will accept donations via venmo @tin_thisisnoteworthy, or cash at door.
Amounts will be revealed and announced the night of. Creatives will be contacted the night of. Creatives must submit w9. Checks are handed out or mailed as soon as w9 is received if the amount is over $600. If under $600 and the winner is present at the event, they will receive money on site.
“Indulge your senses and go on an adventure with HAUM Nashville. Sound vibrations move through your body, creating waves of relaxation, restoration and revelations. During this seated or laying down sound journey, some people see shapes and colors, have spirit animals visit, connection to inner child, future self- some people just get a nice physical battery recharge. Various crystal & Tibetan bowls, chimes & gongs wash over your body, leaving you with an internal glow."
Rebecca founded the Sound Bath speakeasy, HAUM in 2012. Having completed extensive training E-ryt 500, prenatal/post natal and Ayurvedic Counselor training through Sanctuary Yoga, growing up around family paving the way in mental health, heavy corporate world tidings and international travels including living in India, she cultivated a unique practice which combines all the senses and many healing modalities for ultimate anxiety and stress relief as well as adventure and growth. HAUM has grown to include incredible Sound Practitioners to engage you with Guided Musical Meditations and Sound Baths.
Samantha Zaruba is a mixed media artist and art empowerment teacher interested in how self-constructed narratives and media consumption impact human beings on a cellular and collective level. Zaruba’s latest series examines our relationship to our identities in the modern era and is a revival of work she started while
studying Art at UMass Amherst.
Her work has been featured in publications (Out Voices Nashville, "Best Visual Artist" - Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville, NPR’s Today in Nashville), galleries (Cëcret, COOP, Turnip Green) and album covers (Ron Gallo, Naked Giants).
Zaruba is the creator of Paint Your Noodz, a personalized and empowering paint & sip art experience. In her role as a business owner and visual artist, she utilizes her platform and passion for community organizing to raise funds and organize events for causes that align with her commitments.
Marco With Love’s Cosmic Italian American Rock ‘N’ Roll music has a vibrant sound that gives a nod to influences such as The Byrds, Little Richard, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. The talented multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, producer, and label owner has built an impressive resume over the past 15 years. The MWL band spent time touring behind their “Smothered & Covered” LP, playing to enthusiastic crowds throughout NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, Boston, Toronto, London and beyond. Marco Argiro has been a recognized name in music scenes both foreign and domestic for years. With British band The Killing Floor and Marco With Love, Argiro has opened for acts such as Courtney Barnett, Twenty One Pilots, Fitz and The Tantrums, The Buzzcocks, Jesse Malin, and Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg! He’s performed at numerous American, British, and Canadian music festivals including SXSW, CMJ, CBGB’s Fest, Download Festival, In The City, Great Escape, Indie Week, and before officially relocating to Music City played a packed house at New York City’s iconic Bowery Ballroom.
Marco has been busy both in and out of the studio writing and producing new material and perfecting his craft, while also performing locally and regionally with Rockabilly garage surf project, The Tenders who released a string of singles, and EPs. In 2019, Marco With Love released the single and accompanying music video, "Older Again”, and then in early 2020, “Ain’t Got Time”, but due to the global pandemic he decided to hold off on releasing any more new MWL music for the rest of 2020. While continuing production on the follow up full length, "Silver Boy", Marco once again switched gears and co-wrote, produced and released an album with his writing partner, Tracy Jean, for their alternative rock duo, The Serpenteens. ‘Revolution’ came out in November of 2021 and was well received by audiences and press both foreign and domestic. Then In early 2022, Marco With Love decided to release a few new singles In order to help quench his fans thirst for some new MWL music. Marco’s cover of Elliott Smith’s “Coming Up Roses” was released on 4/22/22, and then on June 24th followed that up by releasing one of his favorite Beatle’s tunes, “I’m Only Sleeping” from their Iconic Revolver LP. In June 2023, The band released a live video for “Old Faithful” a new tune from their new LP via BOPFLIX live session.
In early 2023, Marco began working with Olivia Jean (Third Man Records) helping to bring Olivia’s sound and vision to life for her “Raving Ghost” live tour dates. Argiro took on the role of utility guy covering the second guitar parts in addition to keyboard / synth, and backing vocals. The Olivia Jean tour took the band on a 22 city run all across North America, with appearances at Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta in addition to sold out shows at The Blue Room In Nashville, Los Angeles, and Mercury Lounge in NYC. They are also slated to perform at Riot Festival in Chicago this fall.
Marco’s long awaited Marco With Love LP, “Silver Boy”, should finally see the light of day by Fall 2023. Hail Hail Rock ‘N’ Roll!
Eve Maret is a Nashville-based experimental artist and composer who employs a wide array of electronic media and techniques in her various disciplines, exploring the possibilities of personal and communal healing through creative action. Drawing inspiration from nineteenth-century orchestral and choral works, the Fluxus movement, Kosmische Musik and funk, Eve makes use of digital and analog synthesizers, clarinet, electric bass, acoustic drums, and more to create works that range from lush cinematic compositions to space techno.
Eve has released six solo albums since 2016, most recently New Noise on Curious Music. Her music has been reviewed by WIRE Magazine, Bandcamp Daily, and the Chicago Reader. Eve has toured across the US as well as internationally, where she has performed alongside Matmos, Amulets, Lydia Lunch, Sun Araw, and JEFF The Brotherhood, among others. In 2018, Eve co-founded Hyasynth House, an electronic music collective for femme and non-binary artists. She continues to organize events and organize workshops to empower marginalized groups in Nashville and beyond.
Of Jamaican and Louisiana Creole descent, Abstract Black / Jayve Montgomery was born at Ft. Hood, Texas on the last day of 1979 and raised a dependent of the department of defense in Berlin, Germany, before and after the wall fell; Rayne, Louisiana, before the frogs left; Columbia, SC, a home of the confederate flag; and Ft. Campbell, KY, home of the 101st Airborne Division and Jimi Hendrix’s turn to music. Montgomery earned a double BA in Japanese Studies and Anthropology from Centre College of KY and has also studied sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His staggering student loan debt makes him wish he hadn’t signed his life away at 17, 18, 19 & 20 to attend a predominantly white institution.
He is a Nashville sound artist and multi-instrumentalist of the Chicago school of Free, Creative, and Improvised musics, Sonic Healing Ministries sector. He was Senior Program Specialist for the Chicago Park District’s Inferno Mobile Recording Studio (2006-2013), a collaborative sound making program for youth and people with disabilities. He was also a curator and artist-in-residence at Brown Rice (2008-2012), an art space for listening in Chicago, IL.
Since moving to Nashville, he has become an integral member of the improvised and experimental music scene of the city and region; gaining local recognition for Nashville Scene solo performance of the year 2019; and becoming alum of Pitchfork Music Festival (Standing on the Corner), High Zero Festival of Improvised and Experimental Music, and True/False Film and Music Festival. He regularly works with performers of Nashville’s chatterbird ensemble and in the diy venues of of the city. He works with turntables, woodwinds, percussion, samples and electronics to weave site-specific sonic experiences.
Hailing from Nashville,TN, Lord Goldie, also known as Karizma (a monicher aptly coined for her charismatic stage presence), has been a creative, an artist and an iconoclast since birth. In a town that has historically turned its back on the hip hop community, Lord Goldie exists in an authentic space that fuses underground hip hop, soul, and rock. During her formative years, Goldie was equally as inspired by Linkin Park, Jimi Hendrix, and Nirvana as she was by Jay-Z, Tupac, Queen Latifah, and UGK. It is now no surprise that she is well-versed in cross-genre collaboration and marrying distinct sounds into a cohesive story. Lord Goldie has carved a niche in the greater Nashville area, thus enabling her to release meaningful content consistently. This multi-hyphenate raps, writes, produces, and manages, offering creative direction to up-and-coming independent artists like herself.
She released her debut project, Built 2 Last, in 2014 and has only gained momentum since then. The following year, part one of her EP series ADHD (Another Dollar Hustlin Daily) was met with rave reviews. In 2017, Goldie dropped music videos for singles “Day By Day” and “Like I’m Broke” on YouTube. Later that year, she collaborated with eclectic Pop/R&B band, MUJA Music, to provide a dynamic live show unlike anything that’s been seen in Music City.
Lord Goldie has graced the stages of many iconic Nashville staples, including The Mercy Lounge, The High Watt, The Back Corner, and City Winery. Her talents have even taken her to the New Orleans House of Blues, as well as the coveted SXSW and A3C festival stages. Her Trap Conscious EP was released in 2018, leading with the single, “Leanin.” 2019 was a transformative year for Lord Goldie as she continued to mesmerize crowds while performing alongside a live band. She released the hit singles “Risks,” “How Low,” and “When You Ready.” By the end of 2019, Goldie’s resonant Trap Conscious catapulted her to nominations for Best Rap Solo Artist, Best Urban Album, and Album of the Year at the Nashville Industry Music Awards. 2020 until present, Lord Goldie continues to push the needle forward in the Nashville hip-hop scene, while keeping her ear to the streets to elevate and support new talent. Keep up with her live show schedule on Instagram @LordGoldie615 and listen to Sunday Funday on all streaming platforms.
Broken Champion is a band based on a true story. They’re great sometimes but not always. A lot of shit has happened to them, and some of it is rough. Every time something great was supposed to happen, it rained Without their music, they’d never make it. Any musician can join the Champs if they are so inclined - just contact us and we’ll let you know the place and time.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, JON BYRD lived his formative years in small town America, deep in the piney woods of south Alabama just one county over from the birthplace of legendary country artist Hank Williams. In the 90s Jon became pivotal in Atlanta’s storied Redneck Underground music scene. Always a featured sideman, Jon’s first solo recording didn’t come along until after migrating to Music City nearly 20 years ago. Jon’s fourth solo album DIRTY OL’ RIVER harkens back to the first Byrd’s Auto Parts record: up-tempo country songs, lots of pedal steel, and some really strong country covers. Jon’s originals “I Get Lost” and “If Texas Is So Great” will be heard for years to come.
When Jon was just eight years old, his dad was diagnosed with TB and began singing the immortal Jimmie Rogers’ song “TB Blues” all around the house. That same year Jon saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan and his obsession with the musical tension between country and rock ‘n’ roll was born. Less than two years later he was conscripted into the drum corps of his tiny high school’s marching band and played Booker T. and the MG’s “Green Onions” while the majorettes held the cymbals and danced. There was no turning back.
After touring nationally with jangle-pop purists Tim Lee and the Windbreakers, and Birmingham’s Primitons in the 1980s, the 1990s saw Byrd attempting a Ph.D. in American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta… all while becoming a central figure in Atlanta’s storied Redneck Underground music scene as lead guitarist for the seminal and legendary country band Slim Chance and the Convicts (Letters to Mama, 1993, and Twang Peaks, 1996). He also formed the hard country band the Ratchet Set as a musical outlet for his love of old trucking songs and two chord honky-tonk gems.
In 1998, after 7 years of teaching and no diss, Byrd helped country traditionalist Greta Lee record her first full-length record This Ain’t Over Yet. In 2001, he co-produced and again handled lead guitar duties on Lee’s follow-up You Must Be Present to Win. That same year, Byrd relocated to Nashville, Tennessee where he quickly made a name for himself in Music City as a singularly authentic country singer and Telecaster slinger recording with such fine artists as the soulful Davis Raines, Texas country singer Buck Jones, folk-rock songwriter Stephen Simmons, and the rockabilly whirlwind Suzette Lawrence.
But the move to Nashville took an unexpected turn. As a sideman, Jon had been long been performing his own compositions, but now he was ready to showcase his singing and songwriting in earnest. In late 2004 he debuted his band Byrd’s Auto Parts, a rambling collective of in-demand players who set about fleshing out Jon’s original material. The recording BYRD’S AUTO PARTS followed in 2007. The music reflected Byrd’s eclectic tastes in country/roots music and his fun-loving performance style. And the critics loved it: “A terrifically accomplished, versatile country singer,” reported No Depression magazine.
Since then, Jon’s songs have appeared on three Red Beet Records compilations. A duet with Amelia White, “Morning Song,” was highlighted on that singer’s 2009 recording, Motorcycle Dream.” In the fall of 2010, Jon’s composition “Silent Night” was the first single from Master Sessions, an Eric Brace and Peter Cooper recording that also featured steel guitar legend Lloyd Green and Dobro hero Mike Auldridge.
After a standing-room-only show in October 2011 at Nashville’s legendary Station Inn, DOWN AT THE WELL OF WISHES was released to radio and he began his first European tour. Over the next two years Jon put together two more international tours. 2012 also saw Jon taking the lead vocal on “How to Talk to a Baby Goat” on the Grammy nominated I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs Of Fox Hollow, a tribute to Hall and that legendary Fox Hollow recording. This recording also included Buddy Miller, Patti Griffin, Jim Lauderdale, Lloyd Green, Duane Eddy, and Bobby Bare, and Tom T. himself!
Though 2014 was a year of full-time touring, Jon also managed to record a new record of 10 songs in the Outlaw tradition of celebrating the great writing of un-sung songwriting hero-pals. Each song on ROUTE 41 is penned by a dear friend.
ROUTE 41: “The recording of ROUTE 41 is in part a reflection of my journey up U.S. Route 41 from Atlanta to Nashville nearly 20 years ago. On that trip I took some inspiring songwriters with me, or at least their songs. And of course met so many more when I arrived. A few of these writers weren’t far behind me on their own journey up Route 41. Others traveled some other stretch that got them to Music City. Nashville has been the most generously inspiring place I’ve ever known. I love living in the same town as John Prine, Bobby Bare, and Tom T. Hall… and the songwriters, and dear friends on this record!” jb
John Steele Davis
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