Shelby Bottom Duo will kick off the annual Hot Chicken Festival in East Park at Woodland and 8th Street in East Nashville. This annual fundraiser for Shelby Park features booths by Nashville’s acclaimed hot chicken vendors, a beer tent, live music and much more. The Duo will likely be joined on stage by former mayor Bill Purcell to kick off the Festival and join us in singing our Hot Chicken song. Here’s a link to our Hot Chicken music video. https://youtu.be/FFcV_QbGSzA
Shelby Bottom Duo brings its acclaimed Joe Hill Road Show to Canada to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919! Free performance, open to the public. Sponsored by UNIFOR.
Shelby Bottom Duo will present a free performance of the acclaimed Joe Hill Road Show at 6 pm, Thursday May 16 at the Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville 37209. Sponsored by the Davidson County Democratic Women and Tennessee Arts Commission.
Shelby Bottom Duo will present their acclaimed multi media Joe Hill Road Show at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Wednesday, March 27, from 6:00-7:30 in the University Center’s Multicultural Center. Sponsored by the UTC Department of History. Free and open to the public. Funded by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
An intimate concert at Radio Cafe, Tuesday Sept. 25, 7-9 pm, 4150 Gallatin Pike, Nashville 37216 featuring Buddy Mondlock, Amelia White, Kenny Mullins and Shelby Bottom Duo performing entertaining and uplifting songs of social significance. Tickets: $12 at door, $9 in advance here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-for-a-better-world-tickets-50137953970
Sponsored by Bongo Java Roasting Company!
Shelby Bottom Duo and our good friend Roger Salloom will play an Americana Show at Portland Brew East on Friday Sept. 14. Roger Salloom has been dubbed "America's best unknown songwriter."
“Roger Salloom is a superb story teller with a good sense of rhythm and a great sense of timing, and the music is incredibly infectious.” Rolling Stone
“… captivating, great storytelling … warm, pleasant, upbeat, honest, melancholy, wry, road-weary, familiar, and unique….. heartfelt songs.” Tom Henry, The Toledo Blad
Shelby Bottom Duo will be playing Blue Monday, a benefit for Williamson County Democratic Party, at Kimbros, 214 S. Margin St in Franklin, TN. After our opening set, Kenny Mullins and other artists will be performing.
Shelby Bottom Duo will be playing a set at Richard's on Thursday August 2 along with our friends Dale Allen and Bill Flowerree. It will be a delicious evening of original music. No cover but tips appreciated. Richard's has fine New Orleans style food and a full bar. Please join us!
Shelby Bottom Duo will open the Hot Chicken Festival and will perform their hit song "Hot Chicken" (check our video on this site.)
Shelby Bottom Duo to perform at lunchtime set.
1611 Forrest Avenue, East Nashville
An intimate house concert featuring Nashville songwriters singing uplifting and entertaining songs of social significance.
This is a benefit for TN Alliance for Progress Art & Activism Project to match our grant from TN Arts Commission.
Tickets: $25 for one, $40 for two. Available at www.taptn.org.
Learn the story of labor activist and songwriter Joe Hill and the early U.S. labor movement through music, spoken word and historical images. Presented by Shelby Bottom Duo. Q&A with Jefferson Cowie (Dept. of History), Larry Isaac (Dept. of Sociology) plus others. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments. Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room 124 (Reading Room). Parking available at Wesley Place Garage.
Shelby Bottom Duo will perform A Musical History of Joe Hill at the UT, Knoxville. Place and time to be determined. Check back here for more info.
Shelby Bottom Duo will perform at the Southern Festival of Books at Legislative Plaza in front of the TN State Capitol in downtown Nashville. FREE.
Shelby Bottom Duo will bring their multimedia presentation A Musical History of Joe Hill and the Early Labor Movement to MTSU. Sponsored by the MTSU Center for Popular Music and TN Arts Commission. Free. State Farm Room, Business and Aerospace Building. Open to the public. Discussion will follow the presentation.
Come hear the Shelby Bottom String Band as they open the annual Hot Chicken Festival on July 4th at East Park in East Nashville.
Nell Levin's crazy little song "Hot Chicken" is the unofficial theme song for the 2017 Hot Chicken Festival. Come out and hear us do a live performance of it. You can listen to the song HERE.