Nashville House Concerts, a new live music and variety series co-hosted by SiriusXM radio personality Storme Warren and Country artist Joe Denim, debuted last night to a packed house and extraordinary line up featuring Martina McBride, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, Ryan Kinder and Denim all performing on stage at War Memorial Auditorium, Music City’s historic concert hall.
In keeping with the theme of Nashville House Concerts (“You never know who’ll stop by.”), the expected line-up was only half the fun as surprise guest Jim Lauderdale dazzled the crowd with a performance of “King of Broken Hearts,” “Maestro” Dan O’Callaghan composed and performed the world premiere of the new anthem for National Salami Day and famed bartender Wayne Jones from The Palm served up on-stage concoctions, including a sausage and salami-infused bourbon cocktail. In addition to performing a hit-filled acoustic set, McAnally and Osborne composed and performed a song written on site using challenging words from the audience.
“There will always be surprises, there will always be great music,” said Warren.
Each artist played with the esteemed house band led by Denim on keys and B3, Dave Wilson on bass (Sammy Kershaw, William Michael Morgan), Mica Roberts (Toby Keith) and Marty Slayton (George Straight) on background vocals, Dave Dykstra (William Michael Morgan, Josh Gracin) on drums and up-and-coming guitar slinger Nick Seguin.
Nashville House Concerts, live at War Memorial Auditorium, is a series of 10 live music and variety performances showcasing a diverse blend of talent from chart-topping artists, music legends, rising stars and accomplished songwriters. Every show promises musical performances, imaginative interviews, surprise guests and unpredictably funny experiences. Upcoming “house guests” include musicians Kristian Bush, Ashley McBryde, Natalie Hemby, Waterloo Revival, Ray Scott, Jim Quick and comedian Tom Mabe with individual show line ups to be announced soon.
Presented by Coca-Cola with partners Chef’s Market, Music City Light, NASH Icon 95.5 FM and NASH 103.3 FM, Nashville House Concerts take place on the first Thursday of each month. The show is from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. CT.