"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1833

"live deep and suck out all the marrow of life"
- Henry David Thoreau, 1845

"Some guys, they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up,
And go racin' in the streets."
- Bruce Springsteen, 1977

"...to the heart, there's no time for you to waste.
You won't find your precious answers now
by staying in one place."
- Frank Turner, 2009

"The best things in life aren't things.
They're living and breathing."
- Michael Franti , 2011

"I owned every second that this world could give,
I saw so many places, the things that I did"
- Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, 2014

All written content and photos by Rob Fulfer unless otherwise indicated.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Wall-WOWers

Sunday, August 30th, 2009
Our "Summer of Music & Laughs" as we have dubbed the slew of concerts we are seeing this year continued tonight after dinner at one of our favorite places, Fulin's Asian Cuisine in Mt. Juliet. It was a beautiful evening for late August with low humidity in downtown Nashville as we arrived at The Cannery and Mercy Lounge (photo above) to see The Wallflowers perform. The Cannery/Mercy Lounge is one of our favorite venues in Nashville. As the name implies it's a converted historic manufacturing building that at one time served as an actual cannery. It has two levels: The Cannery downstairs is a large open general admission area with an elevated stage and good sight lines throughout. The acoustics are not bad considering the low ceilings. It has a large bar with decent prices and even a food menu. There are booths located behind the bar as well if you want have a seat. The Mercy Lounge located upstairs is a smaller and more intimate space. It has a few tables but most of the area is standing-room-only close to the small stage with good acoustics.
Our friend, Beth (pictured here with Ashlee), joined us as did a very large crowd to see Bob's baby boy, Jakob Dylan, and his band crank out some of their most memorable tunes. The band recently released a greatest hits album and while The Wallflowers were on an extended hiatus before that, Jakob Dylan has continued to perform either solo or with his other touring band, The Gold Mountain Rebels, who we saw at Bonnaroo year before last. With some noticeable slight tweakings of their original hits, The Wallflowers played for an hour and a half sprinkling in "Sleepwalker"- "6th Avenue Heartache"- "One Headlight"- "Three Marlenas" and closing in encore with "The Only Difference." They sounded great and Dylan's voice is as pure as ever - not the raspy, nasal-driven sound of his dad - sorry Bob.

1 comment:

Sharon Speakman said...

Fabulous job you two!! Well done, well written as usual and photos were splendid. Thanks for sharing. Bravo!