Greetings from East Nashville

Michael Mean
Michael Mean in East Nashville

My first week in Music City was very enjoyable making new  friends and contacts and of course hearing great music at all the usual spots, as if anything less is even possible in a city full of badasses.

The Family Wash had an amazing holiday show  featuring the Vince Guaraldi Christmas spectacular performed by stalwart musicians Jen Gunderman on piano, James Haggerty on Bass and Jim Hoke on sax/flute.

I attended a holiday party thrown by the Sugar Hill Records and Americana Association at RCA Studio A, the home of much drama and community anxiety earlier this year.  Now that I’ve been there I know why it was such a hot button issue, it really is one of the more unique spaces and soaked in history.

The ultimate so far has been Steve Cropper performing a set at Acme Feed and Seed, where he received an award from BMI for achieving 10 million individual plays which totals about 60 years of music.  I cut my teeth on the Stax Volt songbook so this was a real treat for me personally.

Michael Mean

I am a musician, producer and entrepreneur. I have played electric bass, upright bass and guitar for touring act Moot Davis for the past 4 years. I also work as a producer, most recently for a project called Adams Wilson. In 2012 we started Crow Town Records as a vehicle for world class songwriters in the Americana, Country, Roots Rock genres. Check out http://www.crowtownrecords.com for more information. I also believe strongly in giving back wherever I can. In 2012 I started putting on a BBQ fundraiser for musicians in the South Jersey area called BomberJam. To date we've raised over $10,000 for Brain Tumor Research.