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The Exotics

The Exotics

Sat ยท February 17, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

The Exotics
The Exotics
Mention The Exotics to many Franklin, Nashville and Middle Tennessee natives who were coming of age in the '60s and early '70s and they immediately recall good times at high school dances, outdoor driveway "combos" at a friend's house, summer pool parties at Willow Plunge and college fraternity and sorority events.

The original Exotics were four friends from Franklin and Columbia Tennessee, three of whom attended Battle Ground Academy. When paired with the Spidels, four Nashville soul singers who performed sets backed by the Exotics, it became a not-to-miss happening. The Exotics were known throughout the Southeast and, in addition to dances, performed shows in Neyland Stadium, Vanderbilt Stadium and even the old Sugar Bowl Stadium in New Orleans.

Three of the four original Exotics have continued the tradition following the death of guitarist Billy Adair, who started the band 50 years ago. The fun and joy of the music from this era is hard to ignore so the band continues its legacy with band members Jeff Cook, Glenn Crowell, and Loy Hardcastle, along with Robert Early and Steve Smartt, who joined the Exotics horn section in the late '60s. Now, with guitar wizard Marty Crum on the roster, the Exotics play club dates, wedding receptions, school reunions, birthday parties, anniversaries, and street festivals. Wherever the Exotics play it's a time to "party with everybody you ever knew" and the dance floor is always crowded.
Venue Information:
Mercy Lounge
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203