Tin Pan South feat. Jason Isbell, Jimmy Webb, Felix Cavaliere & more
Wed., March 28, 6 p.m. and Thu., March 29, 9 p.m. 2012
The 20th year of Nashville International Songwriting Association’s showcase of the planet’s best tunesmiths pays tribute to those words-and-music folk in fine fashion. The second night of this year’s festivities offers up a plenitude of verse-chorus-bridge — you can catch great writers all over town. You may want to make room in your schedule for tonight’s event at 3rd & Lindsley, since you’ll be able to see the great soul-inflected vocalist and tunesmith Felix Cavaliere on a bill with the superb pop composer Jimmy Webb, along with California native Jack Tempchin, who has penned memorable songs for The Eagles, George Jones and Johnny Rivers. The second show features three fine younger writers influenced by soul, country and the Texas narratives of Guy Clark and Willis Alan Ramsey — verse-chorus-verse don’t get no better than Jason Isbell, Darrell Scott and the irrepressible Hayes Carll.