Nashville Music Scene Covers ‘Garden and Gun’

nikkilaneNashville’s music scene is the focus of the cover story of Garden & Gun. Songstress Nikki Lane, whose latest effort was produced by Dan Auerbach, graces the cover of the April/May 2013 issue.

Inside, three articles delve into Nashville’s non-country scene. A story about Eighth Avenue South proclaims it the “Next Music Row,” because it is home to Jack White’s Third Man Records, Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio, Grimey’s/The Basement and Cannery Row. While those are fantastic businesses, most industry troops wouldn’t dethrone the original Music Row just yet.

Elsewhere the issue spotlights The Black Keys (Auerbach and Patrick Carney) and thirteen artists ranging from rock to folk/country including Lane, Shelly Colvin, Escondido, JEFF The Brotherhood, Johnnyswim, Leagues, Jamie Lidell, Natural Child, Caitlin Rose, Sol Cat, Turbo Fruits, The Weeks and Wild Cub. G&G is streaming tracks from some of these artists.

In recent months, the publication has also featured Holly Williams and Connie Britton.

G&G isn’t the first media outlet to note the growth of music businesses off The Row. The Tennessean also tackled the subject recently. Both articles failed to mention the numerous thriving businesses that still call Music Row home. For example, Big Machine Records made a sizable commitment to The Row with its new office space.

Readers comment below: Do you think a few businesses moving away from 16th and 17th Avenues is a growing trend or just a coincidence?

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