Ten Out Of Tenn at Old Rock House, September 25, 2011
Every once in awhile I attend a concert that I expect to be good, and it turns out to be a stunning experience! Such was the case for the Ten Out of Tenn show at the Old Rock House on September 25, 2011.
Trent Dabbs, co-founder of this Nashville group, got the idea to bring this fine band of musicians together after watching the movie “The Last Waltz”, the band’s swan song, in essence. The concept was simple: Ten separate songwriters on stage shared their individual talents with each other and the audience. Each artist performed two songs over the course of the evening, resulting in a non stop two hour set that was a delight for the large crowd that had gathered. The group included: Trent Dabbs, Amy Stroup, Gabe Dixon, Katie Herzig, K.S. Rhoads, Tyler James, Matthew Perryman Jones, Butterfly Boucher, Jeremy Lister, Andrew Belle, and Will Sayles on drums.
The music was as diversified as the artists themselves. From quiet acoustic ballads to straight ahead rock & roll, the entire musical spectrum was covered. There were many standout moments during the show. One came from K.S. Rhoads, who performed a song that had been written about his experience in Iraq. Using a microphone, a stage recorder and a piano, K.S. literally composed this ethereal song on stage, the audience mesmerized by his work.
As the evening drew to a close, Trent Dabbs asked the audience if they would mind if the group came into the audience. Announcing that since they were
from Nashville, they had to play the song ” Ring of Fire”, the Johnny Cash penned tune. With a trumpet, trombone and acoustic guitar, they circled the now ecstatic crowd and encouraged them to join in. A fitting encore to a wonderful night of music!
Ten Out of Tenn showcased separate and successful musicians combining their talents for the greater good, putting egos aside to attain something extraordinary! It’s really what music is all about.
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