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Flat Iron Maiden: An All-Ladies Eighties Benefit for End Slavery Tennessee

Flat Iron Maiden: An All-Ladies Eighties Benefit for End Slavery Tennessee

Wed · May 16, 2018

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 18 and over

Nikita Karmen
Nikita Karmen
I am an aspiring songwriter. All I think about are songs, songs other people have written, songs i've written and songs I haven't written yet. I don't think I could do anything else if I tried.

“The truth is people rarely communicate exactly how they feel or what they want, they outwardly moderate rather immoderate emotions. That’s where the beauty of songwriting comes in. When it’s just you, the guitar, a piece of paper and a pen, there’s no pretending, there’s just the telling of the story…the true story, and nothing is quite as beautiful or heartbreaking as absolute honesty.”

Enjoy my stories, they all come from places you’ve probably been. - Nikita
Nicole Boggs
Nicole Boggs
Nicole Boggs is an outlier, dedicated to living her truth and telling the story. The perfect storm of determined intellect and reckless rebellion, the Nashville based soulstress sings fearlessly about falling in love, making a mess and starting over. Pulling from her Colorado roots, she infuses an earthy honesty into a structured Nashville approach to create a musical style all her own. With a voice ranging from R&B powerhouse to smoky intimacy, her sound has the ability to move with palpable emotion and cross the boundaries of genre.

If you ask her where she came from, she’ll laugh and say she got her struggles out of the way early.The only child raised by a single father, she developed a clear identity through encouragement to pursue creative outlets, culminating in an education at Berklee College of Music. During her final semester, she was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease that led her to Nashville, TN to rest and recuperate, where she eventually wrote and recorded her first album, Overcome (2013). The album is a statement of duality, exploring the bridge between getting knocked down and rising above.

Over the last 6 years, Nicole has had the opportunity to work with “musical monsters” such as David Cook, Shayna Steele, Beth Hart, Derek Wells, Marcus Finnie, Derrek C. Phillips, and many more. Her diligence has opened up many doors including background vocal appearances with Will Hoge, Bonnie Bishop, Etta Britt and a national ad campaign with Glade singing Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” in 2015. Her latest EP features several names listed above as well as her current band and musical family (Alex Kramer, Terence F. Clark, and Loren D. Clark.) You can find them on stage all in a variety of Nashville venues, as well as touring the world with a number of artists. The four have been hard at work, along with engineer/producer CJ Boggs and co-writer/pianist David Dorn to create a new, adventurous sound that will drop in 2018. Most recently Nicole was featured on Episode 3 of The Four on Fox "making Meghan Trainor jealous" with her rendition of "Like I'm Gonna Lose You."

Nicole is too stubborn to ever fit neatly into any ready-made marketing category. She can be a folk singer, a jazz crooner, a rocker, and a full-tilt soul belter, but she can never be only one of these things. In her closet you might find a gypsy costume next to a sequined cocktail dress. In her songs you might find a little Motown at the bottom of a box of wine. This defiant refusal to be pinned down combined with a near-religious devotion to constantly pushing and refining her craft has allowed Nicole to emerge as the one thing that the machine can never produce and rarely recognizes: a true original.
Tiffany Goss
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Sam Stephens
Sam Stephens
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Marti Dodson
Marti Dodson
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Jaida Dreyer
Jaida Dreyer
American-Canadian country music singer-songwriter, and a world champion equestrian.
Lainey Wilson
Lainey Wilson
Mae Estes
Mae Estes
I write songs and sing 'em and that's about all I've got figured out. I created this page for those who'd like to follow along on the journey.
Post Monroe
Post Monroe
Post Monroe is a country duo that blends two authentic female voices and personalities. Comprised of Whitney Duncan and Ashlee Hewitt, the duo is influenced by a vast array of sounds from classic country to rock ‘n roll to bluegrass. The result is pure country music, cemented by their commitment to songwriting as a group and individuals. Post Monroe recently released their digital 45 comprised of two songs, “Psycho” and “White Noise”. Post Monroe was named Rollingstone Country’s “10 Artists You Need To Know” and made their Grand Ole Opry debut on June 18. They are also part of CMT’s Next Women of Country for 2017.
Rachel Potter
Rachel Potter
Born in New Orleans but raised in Florida, Rachel Potter was influenced musically by her rock-n-roller parents, her Baptist church upbringing, and her classical training. She started out her professional career performing in several shows at Walt Disney World, as Ariel, Belle and Nemo. She later starred on Broadway in The Addams Family, as Wednesday with Brooke Shields and Roger Rees, Evita, as the Mistress with Ricky Martin and Michael Cerveris, and Glinda in the second national tour of Stephen Schwartz's, Wicked.

But with her heart always residing in country music, Rachel continued to write and record whenever she had free time. She recorded and released her debut EP, "Live The Dream," in 2012 which showcased her pop country sound, and songwriting. Just a year later, she left behind the "Great White Way" to find her place among the neon lights of Music City.

Potter went on to become a Top 12 finalist on season three of The X Factor, earning international praise for her rendition of Queen's Somebody to Love. Her take on the classic tune, which has now reached over 32 million views on YouTube, is featured on her new album, Not So Black and White.

Rachel currently tours with Country Legends, singing a revue of the best of country music with pops symphonies nationwide. She is also a member of a new country trio, Steel Union, along with world renowned dobro player Josh Matheny, and Donny Fallgatter in Nashville, TN. Visit www.wearesteelunion.com for more info.
Hannah Dasher
Hannah Dasher
The first time you hear HANNAH DASHER perform, you'll discover something you never knew you wanted.
Though a modern stylist, her personality-packed lyrics and vocal delivery are steeped in traditional country, soul, rock, and blues. She is signed to Sony/ATV Nashville and is working on her debut album, Heavy.
Adley Stump
Adley Stump
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Natalie Stovall
Natalie Stovall
Natalie Stovall and her band, The Drive, are relentless road warriors. Performing over 200 dates each year across college campuses, clubs, festivals and military bases around the world. Natalie, a Tennessee native, is a powerhouse vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, who has been playing professionally since she was ten. A fiddle phenom, Natalie made her Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 12, and has performed everywhere from the White House to The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Natalie was named one of CMT’s “Next Women of Country’ and was recently awarded “Best Female Artist” and “Best Music Artist” by Campus Activities Magazine. Natalie has been touring with Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots as a featured performer, writing and recording for her next 2018 release.
Lucie Silvas
Lucie Silvas
Born in the UK and raised part of her life in New Zealand by her Kiwi dad and Scottish mother, Lucie Silvas grew up listening to her parents favourites from Ray Charles to Nat King Cole to James Taylor and Roberta Flack. She started playing the piano and writing songs at age 10 but wasn't exposed to the music industry until she was 17 when she went out on the road as a backing singer for British singer/songwriter Judie Tzuke.

A few years later she released her debut album on Mercury Records, "Breathe In," and toured extensively around Europe for the following years with both her debut and second album. She went on to sell well over a million albums in Europe, alone. Lucie worked and toured with many artists throughout Europe including the likes of Elton John, Jamie Cullum, Macy Gray, and Jamiroquai.

After achieving massive success for both her own music as well as songs she had written for other artists, Lucie packed up and moved to Nashville, TN. where she has now written and performed with some of the biggest and the best in their fields. Still without having released a single recording yet in the U.S., she started sowing the seeds of this new chapter and hit the road with a vast array of artists ranging from Kasey Musgraves to Tom Jones (yes, Tom Jones) to Daughtry to James Bey and shared the stage at Bonnaroo with Skrillex and Ms. Lauryn Hill. She will also be direct support on the road this coming Fall for Little Big Town.

Lucie has just released her long-awaited and much anticipated album, "Letters To Ghosts" for Caroline Records. This was a fully self-financed endeavor and one that came from sheer passion, drive and a slew of generosity and favors from some of the greatest players in and out of the Nashville market who all saw the raw talent and amazing body of work in the making. The album features the first hit, "Letters To Ghosts," which continues to rear its head at new radio stations each week all over the country. All the songs on the album were co-written and co-produced by Lucie with several tracks already having been licensed for major network television.

Along with the release of this album, Lucie wrote and produced the first two storyline videos – "Letters To Ghosts" and "Villain" – which will lead into a third video, "Smoke," that will close the book on this much lauded trilogy.

She recently received massive accolades for her acclaimed performance on BBC Sessions "60th Anniversary of Elvis Presley's Sun Sessions." Her live show continues to wow critics and fans alike and will propel her to stay out on the road through all of next year supporting this incredible first U.S. release.
Vanessa Olivarez
Vanessa Olivarez
Vanessa Denae Olivarez is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is the vocalist, songwriter and autoharpist for the country bands Granville Automatic and Mama's Blue Dress, has written songs for the country duo Sugarland, and was in the Top 12 of the second season of the television series American Idol in 2003.

Later that year, she released a single, "The One", which peaked at number nine on the Canadian charts. In 2004, she played Tracy Turnblad, the lead role in the Canadian version of Hairspray, for which she was nominated for a Dora Award.
Emily Earle
Emily Earle
EMILY EARLE is a mix of heartfelt lyrics and contagious melodies - falling somewhere between early Miranda Lambert, classic Sheryl Crow, and unmistakable Linda Ronstadt. Influenced by the distinctive places she grew up, Emily combines Texas grit with Colorado cool. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, she made her living playing on subway platforms in between uptown trains from the day she moved to New York City, until the day she left. One afternoon, while playing the subway, she caught the ear of a television producer who asked her to sing on NBC's The Voice in Los Angeles. After substantial time on the show during season three, she picked up her things and moved to Nashville to write, record, and tour. Roughing it at times, she often took late-night Greyhound buses between cities to avoid airline and hotel costs, or in order to make a writing or recording session the next morning.

In 2016, Emily caught the attention of critically acclaimed guitar player and producer Keith Gattis. They spent the year writing and digging into her sound at Gattis’ East Nashville studio. Emily’s new music gives fans the honesty they’ve grown to love as well as a fresh edge. Emily co-wrote all six songs on her new EP and had Ashley Monroe, Angaleena Presley, Sarah Buxton, Steve Earle and Audley Freed lend their talents on the album. Emily is currently focused on promoting her new music, set to be released this spring. Her song "News From Colorado," written with Steve Earle and Allison Moorer, is on the new Steve Earle album.
Ruthie Collins
Ruthie Collins
Ruthie Collins is the kind of lady who wears her finest floral dress to her favorite dive bar. She’s not afraid to drink wine from a box or top shelf whiskey from a mason jar. She’s a classic Southern songstress with a vintage airstream embracing the modern world.

Raised on a farm in Fredonia, NY, Collins fell in love with country music at a young age. Her mother, a church organist, celebrated her natural affinity and introduced her to a variety of instruments, starting with piano and the violin. As a promising vocalist and multi-instrumentalist looking for a bigger pond, she left home to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Post-graduation, Collins accepted a position as musical director for a church in San Antonio. It was a comfortable, pleasant path, but she couldn’t ignore the call from within to pursue a career as a singer songwriter in Nashville. With a few vintage suitcases and a hand-me-down Martin to her name, she moved to Music City to pay her dues. Years of writing by day and waitressing by night paid off when she was signed to Curb Records.

With time to focus on her craft, one of Collins favorite hobbies, DIY renovations, became more than just a way to unwind. Her creativity and ability to turn any home (or airstream!) into the finest shabby chic farmhouse did not go unnoticed. Her DIY video series helped her land a role as host of A&E’s Home.Made, a show that offers viewers quick, affordable ways to repurpose vintage products into adorably functional décor.

Following the success of her first EP and her unique version of “Ramblin’ Man,” Collins began touring the US, performing for receptive crowds at Stagecoach, SummerFest, Watershed, and CMA Fest to name a few. Along the way, she’s earned critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, The LA Times, and was named one of CMT’s Next Women of County. Having completed a full-length album set to be released in early fall, she’s ready to share a heartfelt collection of songs that catalogs her personal struggles with relationships and coming into her own.

Throughout her career, Collins stays unapologetically herself, regardless of what’s #trending. “Whether it’s something that’s timeless or something brand new that aspires to that, I am drawn to things that speak of permanence. And that’s how I feel about my music – the upright bass and bluegrass instrumentation modernized and brought into the present day,” Collins says.

From her flea market lace curtains to her obsession with shiplap, she forges her own path, marrying DIY projects and vintage frocks with modern country music. Ruthie’s sound mirrors her lifestyle – an approach that celebrates the work of legendary women like Dolly and Emmy Lou in a contemporary way that fits seamlessly into your Instagram feed.
Venue Information:
Mercy Lounge
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://mercylounge.com/