The flash of Jim Lauderdale’s blue suit, the trusty tone of Keith Bilbrey’s voice and the rush of song after song of rock-you-to-your-core music: Scenic City Roots, Live from Track 29 arrived in Chattanooga Thursday night.
The show was the first in a monthly concert series based on Nashville’s Music City Roots, Live from the Loveless Cafe and presented by Toddy Mayo and John Walker of Heng Dai Media Company.
Johnnyswim mixed an original tune with an unexpected spotlight on Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.” Chattanooga’s own WTM Blues Band proved why its blend of blues, country and soul still works. New group St. Paul and the Broken Bones blew the roof off with a brass- and blues-fueled set. The SteelDrivers reminded the crowd what happens when veterans of the stage and the studio join forces.
The second installment is scheduled for Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m.
Track 29 announced the lineup yesterday: The Whiskey Gentry, Roger Alan Wade, Scott Miller and Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band.
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Updated @ 5:23 p.m. on 3/8/13 to correct a factual error: Lauderdale's first name is Jim, not Bill, as originally reported.