Over the years, Nashville's Exit/In has played host to many of the biggest names in rock and roll. It's literally written all over the walls. Upon entering the venue, you'll quickly see the list of past performers listed above the main bar. Many will recognize acts such as Talking Heads, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Police, Johnny Cash, Dr. John, and R.E.M. The list goes on and on, and the vibe of this historic room is certainly felt from the moment you arrive.
While the venue's calendar is impressive on any given night, one of their most recent announcements definitely has the local jam scene buzzing. On Saturday, July 6th, Exit/In will host the first edition of "The Jam Sessions," which will feature a massive cast from several of the southeast's finest. Expect to see a variety of collaborations throughout the night, as Travers Brothership focuses on the Allman Brothers Band catalog, Airshow jams on all of the Grateful Dead classics, and members of Maradeen, Todd Nance & Friends, and Loco Motives tackle the compositions of Phish. Appearances from members of Waker and Mother Funk are also expected throughout the night.
One would be hard pressed to find three bands with a greater impact on the American rock culture. The Dead, Allmans, and Phish have proven to have a tremendous influence on their fervent followers for decades, even after the losses of legends like Jerry Garcia, Duane Allman, Greg Allman, and multiple others who left us far too soon. We recently caught up with Kyle Travers of Travers Brothership and Whit Murray of Maradeen to learn a little more about what this occasion means to them.
"The Allman Brothers were one of our main influences in the beginning of our career, so i'ts always a pleasure to pay them tribute. We are really excited to be apart of this show with so many of our friends, many of them play in bands that play original music like Travers Brothership, so this is going to be a fun unique experience for all of us." - Kyle Travers of Travers Brothership
- "We’ve all grown up studying Phish’s music and have seen more of their shows than any other band but have never embarked on performing an entire set. What has always attracted me to Trey’s playing is his unique style of creating melodies that the band and audience can latch onto and inspire a feeling of universal connectivity. This is going to be a rare and special occasion and we’re excited to take part along with some of our favorite musical cohorts." - Whit Murray of Maradeen
We advise you to expect the unexpected at this show. With the musicians on hand and the endless options of these three catalogs, this is sure to be a special occasions with all kinds of surprises. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased for $10 in advance by clicking here. Stay tuned for further information and details on this special occasion!