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Mary Bragg Plays Grand Opening Festival

We are so excited to announce our very own Nashville singer/songwriter and 2015 Telluride Troubadour Mary Bragg as our special musical guest for our Grand Opening Festival on May 13, 2015. Mary is an award-winning artist whose vocals and musical styling draw comparisons to Folk and Americana greats such as Norah Jones and Patty Griffin. Her latest album, “Edge of This Town” serves-up haunting yet powerful melodies and lyrics sung through a heart-wrenching soulful voice. Not only is Mary an award-winning recording artist, but she is also one of our dedicated volunteers at our East Nashville Farmers Market.Mary.Bragg

Originally from south Georgia, Mary moved to East Nashville in December of 2013 after ten years in New York City where she became widely-acclaimed in the Brooklyn Americana scene. After her relocation South, she immediately began shopping at the East Nashville Farmers Market and joined the Delvin CSA program. Every week, Mary arrived to retrieve her box of local fruits and vegetables, and eventually began working as an ENFM volunteer.

“I love the market for its entrepreneurial spirit–and of course for the local produce!” she says. “Each of the vendors’ passion for what they do keeps me coming back every week.” She goes on to describe why she likes participating in our community market through volunteer work. “It’s my small way of giving back to something that brings me a lot of joy.”

Last year, Mary won the inaugural BandPage/Zoo Labs Music Residency Contest, which enabled her to create her latest album, “Edge of This Town” at Zoo Labs Studios in Oakland, California. She has been busy with tours and co-writes ever since, and recently was accepted into the world-renowned circle of songwriters at The Bluebird Cafe. But when she isn’t touring, recording, or making huge strides in the Nashville music community, she is at the East Nashville Farmers Market helping customers connect with local farmers and food.

Mary is often found at the information booth answering questions and helping market shoppers, and also at the live music tent where she uses her expertise to set-up equipment. But this Wednesday, Mary Bragg will not be serving her community as a volunteer, but gracing our neighbors and market shoppers with her classically trained voice and deeply moving melodies. Every week, this gracious songbird brings so much joy to the East Nashville market, and we are happy we can share her immense talent and giving spirit with you, our market shoppers.


Annie Neeley and Band Perform October 22, 2014

Annie Neeley is a powerful and soulful singer who calls the high-mountain lonesome blues of her home state of West Virginia as well as the muddy lowlands blues of the American South where she lives. She has played all over the U.S. and Europe, solo and with her bluegrass or “blues-grass” band, who honed their sound on stage at Layla’s Bluegrass Inn on Nashville’s Lower Broadway. In 2010, Annie released her first full-length solo recording “Cold Heart Blues”. She has also added backing vocals to the live performances and recordings of many different artists including Matt Moody, Ole Mossy Face, Good Americans, and The Volunteer String Band. She is currently writing songs for her next record for release in 2015.

Shelby Bottom Duo Plays October 15th at the East Nashville Farmers Market

Shelby Bottom Duo are Michael August and Nell Levin. They are one third of the six-piece Shelby Bottom nelll levineString Band. “Whether waxing nostalgic about bygone days or lamenting the contemporary scourge of mountain top removal, the new-fashioned old-time music of the Shelby Bottom String Band is awash in humanity, humor and insight – all of it wrapped in a warm pocket of nimble down-home rhythms.”  
Bill Friskics-Warren, contributor to New York Times and Washington Post


They will be followed by holiday themed stories from Magda the Story Spider  at 5:30pm.


Find All the Fabulous Flavors of Fall at our Fall Fest

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On Wednesday, the market will be holding its annual fall fest and feature cooking demonstrations by City Pasta Nashville, a petting zoo, live music, storytelling by Magda the Story Spider, plus children’s activities including face painting and fall themed crafts by The Workroom and Plant the Seed.

CHEF DEMO: Chelsea Hanson of City Pasta
LIVE MUSIC: The Farmer and Adele from 3:30pm-6:30pm
PETTING ZOO: 4pm-6pm – Bring the kiddos
PLANT THE SEED: Seed Packet Chidlren’s Activity
STORYTELLING: Magda the Story Spider at 6:30pm

NEW VENDORSRaw Food Warrior
FOOD TRUCKS: Pappy’s Mobile Cafe and Bradley’s Curbside Creamery

FRESH PICKED PRODUCE: KALE is back! Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Melons, Peppers, Corn, Onions, Beets, Basil, Herbs, Garlic, Okra Eggplant, Potatoes, Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, Spaghetti Squash, Lettuces and more!

“Fall has it all,” says Amy Tavalin, “and this Wednesday afternoon, there’s no better spot than the East Nashville Farmers Market to appreciate all the great things that come from our farmers this best time of year.”

The festival runs from 3:30pm-7pm on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014.

Grifters & Shills Perform Wed. 3:30-6:15

We are moved by real things, and we want you to be as well…

Grifters & Shills writes and performs timeless music with deep ties to the past and a very assertive outlook on the present. They pay homage to the paths long taken, but continue forging the trail using their own voice and style.

Featuring tight vocal harmonies, guitar, banjo, percussion, harmonica, and bass, Grifters & Shills epitomizes the modern take on classic roots music. At the heart of it all lies a deep appreciation for where all of this music comes from. And, by extension, where all of us have come from as well.

In 2014, Grifters & Shills released their debut full-length album, “Watershed.” Produced by Brad Sayles (Houston Symphony) and featuring Max Dyer (cello) and Kevin Hardin (fiddle), “Watershed” guides listeners through a unique and thorough journey of roots music set in the modern day. This new album is the much-anticipated follow-up to their EP, “Trainwreck Junkyard” (2013).

John and Rebecca Stoll met and began playing music together in 2008. Their first band, Westbound, released two albums – “Now & Then” (2012) and “Blackjack Road (2010).

Music from all of their albums is playing on left-end-of-the-dial radio stations across the country.

Their instrumentation and vocals have also been featured on albums from other artists, including Texas favorites Myrna Sanders (Big Head Diva; 2012) and Zach Tate (End of Time; 2012). The band has also appeared in Musician’s Friend advertisements in Guitar WorldMixElectronic Musician and Modern Drummer magazines.

They are currently touring throughout the U.S. in support of their latest album. Catch them live this Wednesday at the East Nashville Farmers Market from 3:30pm-6:15pm. 

The Farmer & Adele

10346801_10152451378353055_62779066_nThe Farmer & Adele will be playing songs they’ve had little or no success with. Their music draws from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, and folk. Chances are you will have fun so come on down to the East Nashville Farmers Market! Hi-Ho the Merry-O!

Donna Frost & The Ukeabilly Upstarts Play This Wednesday

donna frostDonna Frost & The Ukeabilly Upstarts formed in spring of 2014. Donna has been playing ukulele during her acoustic shows for several years & had been writing some ukulele songs. She came up with the word “ukeabilly” for her music, meaning ukulele combined with rockabilly, roots, etc. Donna and longtime friend Robert Tigert put together a duo performing Donna’s original ukulele music and began playing shows around Nashville. They were well received and decided they would record an EP which soon became a CD, called “Ukeabilly Mama” which will be released in summer of 2014. They had so much fun recording the album, they decided to take the band out and play this music live. Their first official show as a band was at Douglas Corner Cafe on June 5, 2014 at a CMA Week event. The response was fantastic and there will be more shows coming in the weeks ahead! We’ll keep the info posted here. Band members are: Donna Frost, ukulele & vocals; Robert Tigert, bass & vocals; Jim Alderman, accordion & vocals; Chris Higgins, drums; Ed Zinkiewicz, spoons and vocals; Michael Mishaw, keyboards and cajon, Paul Olson, cajon.

They will be joining us at the East Nashville Farmers Market on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 4pm-6:30pm.