Viva NashVegas this Saturday at 11 a.m.
Special guest stars Thom Bresh and Rachael Davis launch first “Viva! NashVegas® Radio Show” of the year this Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m.
Guitarist / Songwriter / Grammy & Academy Award Nominee, Thom Bresh:
Thom was inducted into the "Thumbpickers Hall of Fame" in 2001 and is known world-wide for his hard-driving thumb style! Born in Hollywood, His father, Merle Travis, was the most influential American guitarist of the 20th Century. With this sort of heritage and upbringing, what do you have? As "Mr. Guitar" Chet Atkins put it, “Thom Bresh is a "World Class" guitarist that deserves to be heard.” On every performance Bresh pays tribute to his father. When he lays into his father’s thumbpickin’ classics, he and that guitar will leave the Travis style pickers hungry and the rest of us breathless. Buster B. Jones sums it up like this.. “Bresh is a drop-top version of his daddy with a souped-up engine and a whole lot more chrome.” But there is even more in the Bresh arsenal than singing and playing a guitar. Bresh started writing songs at the age of 13. He has written theme songs for two major motion pictures and had numerous cuts in his career. His quick comedic timing and sharp ear have made him an incredible impressionist, leading to two HBO Specials. Thom hosted his own TV show and has guest starred on numerous others. Behind the scenes, as a producer, he has received two Grammy nominations and one for an Academy Award.
Singer-Songwriter Rachael Davis:
Rachael has released 4 albums to date, touring the world performing her unique brand of Americana Music: Rooted in Traditional Folk, but influenced by everything from the sounds of New Orleans Jazz to the beats of Beale Street Blues. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy in Northern Michigan -- which also counts among its alumni, Peter Yarrow, Anne Hills and Jewel (Kilcher). In 2001, Rachael moved from Michigan to Boston and within the span of seven months was awarded a Boston Music Award for Best New Singer-Songwriter. She's also received the grand prize in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival's Troubadour Contest.
This special event is live at Historic Handy Hardware, located at 731 Columbia Ave. in downtown Franklin.
Posted on: 1/7/2014