Bari Leigh, Cort Carpenter, Johnny Mac, Breann Young & the Restless

Thu Mar 2 2017

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

The Basement

1604 Eighth Ave South Nashville, TN 37203

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Bari Leigh, Cort Carpenter, Johnny Mac, Breann Young & the Restless

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  • Bari Leigh

    Bari Leigh

    Country-Rock

    "Bari Leigh is set to explode with her infectious mix of pop, country, blues and soul…(a) buzz-worthy artist." –
    Entertainment Tonight (CBS)
    Boldness can take many forms. On the one hand, it can mean brazen, fearless, assured. On the other hand,
    sensitive, intimate, authentic. Nashville-based singer-songwriter Bari Leigh uniquely understands and embraces
    this duality: it’s in her character. It's in both the sweetness and swagger of her music. And, it's at the heart of what
    her debut album, Tonight, I'm Unchained, is all about.
    "I grew up steeped in classic music––spanning 1970's riff-rock, blues, and Motown––listening to iconic female
    singers like Dolly Parton, Etta James, and Bobbie Gentry. Women who weren't afraid to be determined, powerful,
    and even tough, if necessary. But each of them also have a deep and beautiful vulnerability to both their music
    and their singing. That blend is what's always been magical to me." The influence of these multi-faceted idols is
    clearly evident in Leigh's own songwriting: at times brawny and raucous with bayou slide-guitar riffs and big,
    brassy, singing. At others, tenderly soulful, with honeyed vocals, and introspective lyrics.
    Written and recorded over a two-year period, Tonight, I'm Unchained is unique in an additional way: the 25 yearold
    artist at its helm was––truly––at its helm. Leigh co-produced the album, wrote or co-wrote all the songs, and
    is releasing it on the label she's founded: Starfish Music (ECR Music Group).
    "I've been surrounded by strong, independent women my whole life," says a smiling Leigh. "I'm not about to not
    be one of them."
    Though Tonight, I'm Unchained is Bari Leigh's debut album, excitement about her music has already been
    building from early DIY recordings that Leigh released prior to founding Starfish Music. Surprisingly, national and
    college radio embraced the tracks, as did the taste-making music press. This early notoriety culminated with a
    feature about Leigh and her music on national television, with CBS's Entertainment Tonight.
    Another key endorsement for Leigh's music came during the making of the new record. For the final stages of the
    album's production, Leigh brought in artist, producer, and indie-music stalwart Blake Morgan, who agreed to
    both mix and master the new record. "Bari has just the kind of defiant, independent spirit that I love to see––and
    hear––in an emerging artist. This is a record well-worth paying attention to."
    Now, with the album set for worldwide release, Bari Leigh stands eagerly at the exciting threshold she's worked
    so hard to arrive at. “Making this album has already helped me realize two of my greatest dreams: I feel I've
    learned who I am as an artist and who I am as a woman. The good news is, they're the same person. Where I go
    from here is up to me."
    Tonight, I'm Unchained will be released worldwide on July 29th, 2014, on Starfish Music (ECR Music Group).

  • Cort Carpenter

    Cort Carpenter

    Country Pop

    Though his musical roots date back to his youth, Cort was much better known back then for other talents -- namely, his standout performance as a record-setting athlete, with a promising professional baseball career within his sights. Unfortunately, a car accident ended his playing career, and it was time for his first reinvention -- himself. Cort wasted no time in channeling all that drive into a new direction -- country music. Cort’s original sound and irresistible stage presence immediately caught on, and his part-time musical pursuits soon snowballed into a full-blown, thriving country music career. Cort quickly rose up the ranks of the country scene, and he now plays 150+ shows a year to packed houses at some of the biggest festivals and music venues all across the U.S.

    While Cort’s love of country drew him years ago to his adopted hometown of Nashville, Tenn., he was raised in the Pacific Northwest, where musical tastes are more diverse. “I like to dance. My brother is a DJ in Seattle, and spins house music and is in the scene. So I’ve been into that for a number of years,” Cort says. It was during a return visit to that region’s nightclub scene that Cort’s next reinvention began to simmer -- a subtle yet daring infusion of just the right amount of that fist-pumping Seattle energy into the Nashville sound that had earned him a huge fan base with his first two EPs. The result was his hot new release, "Changing Lanes” -- a creative cocktail of expertly blended modern and progressive country. The EP’s edgy mix seduces its listeners with slow, classic country like “What Were We Drinking,” teases them with pop-country mischief like “Let Me See Your Koozie,” and dares them to let loose with the progressive country-dance fusion of “Fire in the Night” and “Vegas” -- two unmistakably country tunes with unexpectedly danceable beats. Loyal to his country music roots and his fans, Cort knew he didn’t want to veer off into an entirely new direction -- he just wanted to incorporate some new elements and make a great thing even better.

    “I’m not doing EDM country, that’s not what I’d call it,” Cort says. “I’d use the words ‘progressive country.’ I’m slowly merging the new sound that gets me going into my tracks.” By all accounts, it's working: The album is earning five-star ratings with every download, and on tour, the new songs never fail to bring crowds to their feet. Cort says his biggest country musical influences are Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Eric Church, Joe Nichols, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean.

    On the Home Front, in his time away from the music scene, Cort enjoys hanging out with his friends and family and spending time with his wife, Kelly, whom he married in May 17th, 2014. Cort has two dogs; Dax & Trip.

    Cort also heads his own foundation, Cort Carpenter Cares, which launched in 2015. This organization assists homeless animals & people.

  • Johnny Mac

    Johnny Mac

    Comedy

  • Breann Young & the Restless

    Breann Young & the Restless

    Alternative

Bari Leigh, Cort Carpenter, Johnny Mac, Breann Young & the Restless

Thu Mar 2 2017 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

The Basement Nashville TN
Bari Leigh, Cort Carpenter, Johnny Mac, Breann Young & the Restless
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$5 ADV / $8 DOORS Ages 21+

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