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CAS 07_27_2013

This Saturday Cause A Scene is proud to present a show in celebration of Lionhart’s first full year of operation. Lionhart is an organization with the mission to “empower and encourage young women struggling to know their true worth, and equip them to spread courage and confidence within their own communities.” Their first birthday is an excellent reason to celebrate, and one that we at CAS are thrilled to be a part of. And what better way celebrate such a great cause than with a night of free music?

If the name Adley Stump sounds familiar, it may have something to do with the fact that you have most likely seen her on TV. Stump was a contestant on Season 2 of NBC’s ‘The Voice,” and for good reason. The native Oklahoma native discovered her ‘voice’ later in life while studying PR at Oklahoma State. While late to arrive it didn’t make her talent any less spectacular or noticeable. Her gift was so noticeable in fact that it led her to Nashville to audition for “The Voice,” and her life hasn’t been the same since. In the time since she has put her PR aspirations on hold, and is currently fully pursuing her career as country artist and singer-songwriter. Her momentum isn’t slowing down either. Stump’s debut single “Like This” is due to release in the coming weeks. But don’t let her exposure fool you into thinking that she has forgotten her roots. In response to the devastating tornadoes that tore through her home state this passed May, Stump collaborated with Nashville songwriters and recorded the song “Weather the Storm” to benefit and bring awareness to the victims of this horrible disaster.

Also on the bill for the evening is singer-songwriter Josh Ehrmann. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Ehrmann currently resides in Nashville where he is passionately pursuing his love for music. He released his 6-track album, Hold On, earlier this year. The talented acts Steven Fiore and Traveller will also be contributing their talents to what is sure to be a fantastic night of good music. Fiore is a singer-songwriter from Charleston, SC who has an indie-folk sound with a bit of a country twist. He has self-released three EPs in the few short years he has been recording his music and released his first full-length album, “Youth and Magic” this spring. Traveller is the new project of Nashville singer-songwriter Mikaela Hamilton, and this Saturday’s show marks their debut. We at CAS are honored that they chose a CAS house show for their first live performance and we are pumped to hear what they have in store.

So clear your schedule for Saturday evening, and get your ass down to 3808 Elkins Avenue in Sylvan Park, because you’re not going to find a better cause to celebrate, nor better music to listen to. All we ask for in return for your entry is that you kindly RSVP here. Doors open at 7:00PM and the party starts at 7:30PM.

Adley Stump- ‘Weather the Storm’
Weather The Storm by Adley Stump

Josh Ehrmann- ‘Listen Pt. 3’

Steven Fiore- ‘Flicker and Fade’

CAS 7_26_13

Head on out to Sylvan Park this Friday night for some good ol’ fashioned house show fun. This evening’s bill will consist of acts from both near and far of Nashville. Portland, OR based singer-songwriter Catherine Feeny will be headlining the set. Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, Feeny has been exposed to musicianship nearly her entire life and began honing her skills as a vocalist and songwriter at a young age. She released her debut self titled album in 2003 and her fourth and most recent full-length album, America, just last year. Having also toured with the likes of Wilco, Belle and Sebastian, Suzanne Vega, John Prine, The Indigo Girls and Kelly Jones (Stereophonics), Feeny brings a sense of wisdom to Cause A Scene that we cannot wait to see, and more importantly, hear.

Also from Portland, OR, we will hear the tunes of indie, experimental trio, Sama Dams. Hot off the release of their first full lenght album, No Vengeance, this passed spring, Sama Dams is creating a large buzz and a unique sound in their hometown, and we at CAS can’t wait for them to bring that sound here to Nashville. To top the evening off, we also have two acoustic folk artists who happen to both be Nashville transplants. Molly Parden is a southern girl from Jonesboro, GA, just outside Atlanta, while Caleb Groh, born in Ceonnecticut, spent much of his life traveling up and down both coasts. It is no surprise that both of these incredibly talented artists ended up here in Nashville, Groh writing songs and learning guitar from a very young age, and Parden having spent the last several years of her life focused on her songwriting. Both musicians released full length albums within the last two years and both will undoubtebly bring their own unique vibe to Friday evening’s show.

The music will begin at 8:00 PM at 3709 Murphy Road in Sylvan Park. Doors at 7:30 PM. You can purchase your tickets here for $8 in advance. Tickets will be $10 DOS.

CAS July 16 - Wild Child

This Tuesday evening, Cause A Scene is proud to bring you a night full of music and new and old friends. We are extremely excited to welcome Autsin, TX based indie folk group, Wild Child back to Nashville. They played an incredible set earlier in the summer at CAS show at The High Watt, and we can’t wait to present them in a more intimate setting. Wild Child’s much anticipated sophomore album, The Runaround, due out this fall comes on the heels of their immensely well received debut album, Pillow Talk, which released in 2011. Also on the bill for the evening is the folk pop quintet, The Birchtree Band. Spanning from Mississippi to the Atlantic, this band met here at Vanderbilt in 2010, and have been making music together ever since. Over the past several years The Birchtree Band released their debut EP, Up to the River, and toured much of the Southeast, playing with the likes of Love & Theft, Mockingbird Sun and Mac McAnally. They have also spent a great deal of time working on material for their first full-length album.

Rounding out the night’s set are dear friends of Cause A Scene. We have been admirers of the Birmingham, AL  ambient folk trio, War Jacket for some time now and have been most anxious to get them on a CAS bill. Well, that day has finally come and we cannot wait to hear them play alongside these two other great acts. Fresh off the spring release of their EP, The Spring Hollow Sessions, War Jacket is sure to make one hell of a CAS debut.

Don’t miss out on what is sure to be an evening of incredible talent at 5008 Longstreet Drive. Doors open at 7:30 PM and music starts at 8:00 PM. Get your tickets here for $7 in advance to make sure you don’t miss out! Tickets will be $10 DOS.

Wild Child- ‘Pillow Talk’

The Birchtree Band- ‘Up to the River’

War Jacket- ‘Water Wings’

CAS July 11 - Matthew Mayfield

The heat is kickin’ into full swing this summer, and what better way to spend a hot and sticky Tennessee night than with good tunes in an intimate setting at a Cause A Scene house show? Start your weekend early this Thursday, with a stripped down set of music from three talented and seasoned musicians. Matthew Mayfield has been playing rock n’ roll music since he received his first guitar at age 11, and through the years his music has gone through several realms of metamorphosis. resulting in his most recent EP, Irons In The Fire. The product of the record reflects a culmination of anthemic rock and stripped down lyricism and presents the Birmingham, AL native in his most raw of forms. Duquette Johnston will also be filling the evening with heavenly melodies. This fellow Alabamian’s americana/soul sound has shared the stage with the likes of Pavement, Foo Fighters and The Strokes. Johnston released his most recent album, Rabbit Runs A Destiny, just this passed May. Filling out the evening’s set is Nashville transplant Jameson Elder. His EP, The Home I’ve Never Known, is a well crafted blend of acoustic ballads and roots rock.

This wonderful night of music will be kicking off at 5008 Longstreet Drive at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30. Get your tickets here for $12.

Matthew Mayfield- ‘Track You Down’

Duquette Johnston- ‘We Were Young’ (Wavery Sessions Performance)

Jameson Elder- ‘Mrs. Robinson’ (Live In-Studio Cover)

CAS July 7 - Anderson East

Come close out your 4th of July weekend with the Cause A Scene crew at the first house show of the month, back at good ol’ 5008 Longstreet Drive. The night will be filled with a wide range of music spanning from the Americana/soul sounds of Athens, AL native, Anderson East, to the brother/sister duo, originally from Lexington, KY, The Breedings, who are bringing back old school country and classic rock n’ roll, creating a refreshing, hybrid concoction. Both artists are Nashville transplants and both are on opposite ends of the touring and creative spectrum. Anderson East has spent the last several months touring and promoting his 2-disc concept album, Flowers of the Broken Hearted, which released last fall, while The Breedings have spent the better part of a year writing and recording their sophomore record, Fayette, due out soon.

The evening will also include the angelic voice of Odessa Rose and the folk stylings of singer-songwriter and Nashville native Austin Manuel, who is also fresh of the release of his 12-track album, Through The Night, that he finished this spring.

You can purchase tickets here for $7 in advance and $10 DOS. Doors at 7:00 PM. Show starts at 7:30 PM.

Anderson East- ‘Expiration Date’

The Breedings- ‘Postcard’

 Odessa Rose- ‘My Match’

Austin Manuel- ‘But Beautiful’