Musicians Corner, Nashville’s free weekly lawn party in Centennial Park, will release its first album, Live at Musicians Corner, Vol. 1, on Tuesday, October 2.
The album features 16 artists recorded live in Centennial Park during Musicians Corner’s 2011 season, including folk legend Nanci Griffith.
“Americana has given voice to many artists previously overlooked so it was a great joy to be a part of the AMA Festival’s Musicians Corner event in beautiful Centennial Park last year,” said Griffith, whose song “Love at the Five and Dime” appears on the album. “I’m honored that a song of mine from that performance is helping to present more free music in the park.”
Eleven Nashville artists appear on the album, including Brooke Waggoner, Matthew Perryman Jones, Drew & Ellie Holcomb, Amy Stroup, Damien Horne, Steve Moakler, The Vespers, Humming House, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Madi Diaz, and Colorfeels. The album also features Louisville cellist Ben Sollee, Nathan Angelo, Micah Dalton, and American Idol Top 5 Finalist Matt Giraud.
“We began recording Musicians Corner performances last year to preserve the musical history we are creating in Centennial Park,” said John Tumminello, Executive Director of Musicians Corner. “We plan on releasing ongoing albums featuring selections from those performances to raise money for Musicians Corner.”
Live at Musicians Corner, Vol. 1 CDs can be purchased at Musicians Corner’s free music events in Centennial Park on Saturdays from 3 – 6 PM through October 27. CDs can also be purchased online at MusiciansCornerNashville.com, and digitally through iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers.
Musicians Corner will host an album release concert at 3rd & Lindsley on Sunday, November 4 featuring Nathan Angelo and Colorfeels. The concert will air live on Lightning 100 as part of its Nashville Sunday Night series. Tickets are available at 3rdandLindsley.com.