Half instrument flea market, half laid-back musician hang, this monthly gathering has been gaining steam, and typically provides a few of those only in Nashville moments thatll have you talking for days. Take last months swap meet, where Bob Dylan sideman (and erstwhile BR549er) Donnie Herron spent hours sampling all of the fiddles from Uncle Georges Violin Orphanage, tended by Nashville underground legend (and musical pack rat) George Bradfute, whos produced and/or recorded with Paul Burch, Webb Wilder, Jill Sobule and Jason Ringenberg to name a few. Sure, checking out the instruments is a blast for playersvendors have included everyone from Rock Block Guitars, Murfreesboros String Shop, Knoxvilles Music Room Guitars and Memphis Vintage Guitars down to local collectors and hobbyistsbut moments like these make for a great Saturday afternoon for anyone. And a cheap one, toothe September edition is a special open house, so admission is free.
Sat., Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2009