Even if you work in the most remote, far-flung or otherwise obscure corner of the music industry, your inbox probably looks about like mine at the moment: an incessant flurry of messages begging us to check out this new act, or RSVP to that hot showcase, or be on the lookout for so-and-so. Well, we here at the Cream are proud to flood your browser with one more such announcement, only this one features a whole gaggle of legitimately excellent local artists!
From noon until 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, Austin Ale House will host the Nashville Day Party, featuring performances from Nashvillians Caitlin Rose, Brooke Waggoner, Luella and the Sun, Andrew Combs, Rayland Baxter, Escondido and Odessa Rose. Co-sponsoring the showcase will be American Songwriter, design house Kill Canyon and L.A. talent bookers Mullatic Music. Get hip to the lineup by peeping: Jewly Hight's feature on country darling Caitlin Rose, who's just released her sophomore LP The Stand-In; my review of pop songstress Brooke Waggoner's brand-new Originator; Stephen "Goose" Trageser's Critic's Pick on bohemian-R&B newcomers Luella and the Sun; and Hight's recent Critic's Pick on country-pop troupe Escondido and her interviews with folk and indie-country singers Combs and Baxter. We haven't spilled any ink over Odessa Rose yet, but every party needs a surprise, right?
RSVP here, and see the full schedule after the jump.
The Nashville Day Party; Thursday, March 14 at Austin Ale House (301 W. Sixth St., Austin, 78701):
noon: Andrew Combs
12:45 p.m.: Luella and the Sun
1:30 p.m.: Brooke Waggoner
2:15 p.m.: Nikki Lane
3 p.m.: Caitlin Rose
3:45 p.m.: Escondido
4:30 p.m.: Rayland Baxter
5: 15 p.m.: Odessa Rose