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BMI Songwriters Take on the Eastside

Posted in News on May 4, 2015
BMI’s Perry Howard poses with members of Joel & The Gents, BMI songwriter Andrea Davidson, The Basement East’s Dave Brown and Mike Grimes and more members of Joel & The Gents before the Eastside Sounds showcase.
BMI’s Perry Howard poses with members of Joel & The Gents, BMI songwriter Andrea Davidson, The Basement East’s Dave Brown and Mike Grimes and more members of Joel & The Gents before the Eastside Sounds showcase.

The kick-off Eastside Sounds showcase, held April 29 at the new Basement East venue in East Nashville (a.k.a. The Beast), gave the stage to three of Broadcast Music, Inc.’s up-and-coming independent voices. Andrea Davidson, hailing from Kentucky, was first to take the mic, bringing her light, folksy tunes to a nearly packed house. Next up was BMI SXSW performer and bluesy-rocker Cody Brooks, who was a force to be reckoned with, tearing through his set on the guitar. Wrapping up the event, the nine-piece Joel & The Gents brought the big band sound to the Beast, engaging the audience with their upbeat pop-rock tunes. The free showcase will be held monthly, bringing burgeoning independent artists to East Nashville.