Audio: Fall/Winter Sampler on the Fringe Radio Show

For the December 12, 2016 edition of the Fringe Radio Show, host E.T. rolled out the 2016 Fall/Winter Sampler. Click here to download the entire release in its entirety via NoiseTrade.


 
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Fall / Winter 2016 Sampler

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The Fall/Winter 2016 Nashville Fringe Festival Sampler features contributions from Jeni Calhoun, E.T. & AL-D, Frances and the Foundation, Markey Blue, *repeat repeat, Sexx, the Shadowtones, and Nam White.

Listen below, or download the entire sampler by registering for the Nashville Fringe Festival’s newsletter.

2014 Holiday Fringe

The first video of our Holiday Fringe series features winter views of Nashville with “A Christmas to Remember” by The Saturns.

Our second video runs through a holiday-themed slideshow, featuring friends and family of the Fringe, accompanied by “Christmas Ain’t Christmas” by Markey Blue.

The final video of this year’s holiday-themed trio takes a look back at just 30 of the wonderful performers who took the stage at Nashville Fringe Festival events this past year. This final video features “We Three Kings” by Magic in Threes, which appears on GED Soul’s Super Soul Xmas EP.

Fall 2014 Nashville Fringe Festival Sampler

Fall 2014 Nashville Fringe Festival Sampler Cover

The Fall 2014 Nashville Fringe Festival Sampler features contributions from ​Al-D, Chris West, the Coolin’ System, E.T., Greg Bryant Expansion, Hide Your Mamas, Justin Kalk Orchestra, Markey Blue, and Quiet Entertainer. Listen below, or download the entire sampler by clicking here to sign up for the Nashville Fringe Festival’s newsletter.

(Downtown Nashville skyline image courtesy of Giovanni Rodriguez.)

September 28: Markey Blue at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar

Markey Blue Hey Hey Release Show

Sunday, September 28 Markey Blue will be performing at the Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar in Printer’s Alley. This “Women of Blues” event will also feature Etta Britt, Cara Lippman, Eight o’ Five Jive, and the Dana Robbins Band. The show is also serving as a food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank, so please bring canned goods with you to show support. The event begins at 7:30pm.

The Long Road to Markey Blue

Markey Blue

“I think in life you need to reinvent yourself,” reflects Markey — the namesake and frontwoman of the Nashville blues act Markey Blue — via email. “I don’t believe in being stagnant,” she continues, “[I] always wanna be growing, learning, and getting better at a craft.” However broad the statement, if ever there were a person to which the term “reinvention” could be ascribed, it’s Markey. The band’s debut album, Hey Hey, started with a meeting between Markey and guitarist Ric Latina, conceptually evolving from a four-track EP to a full-length release, and in the process morphing from a more traditional blues sound into a self-described genre bending “New Indie Soul/Blues” mix. “I had to re-learn how to sing. My gut bucket belting was not gonna work for this project. And Ric, holy cow he really worked to find different sounds for this album.” Markey’s history of reinvention runs far deeper than this most recent musical shift though, as her journey as an entertainer winds back through country music, the Pacific Northwest, and periods working as both a stand-up comic and impressionist, which all kicked off at the age of 19 when she became the youngest chorus member among one of Las Vegas’ premier dance troops.

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