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BWW Review: NASHVILLE CAFE in Park City is Unique and Unforgettable
Last weekend’s NASHVILLE CAFE concert in Park City was an unforgettable night of Nashville musicianship and Hollywood star power.
Five stars of the critically acclaimed musical television series NASHVILLE performed last Saturday, August 23, 2014 in an unprecedented concert at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. It was a unique, one-night-only show that has never played anywhere else.
Clare Bowen (Scarlett O’Connor), Chris Carmack (Will Lexington), Charles “Chip” Esten (Deacon Claybourne), Lennon Stella (Maddie Conrad), and Maisy Stella (Daphne Conrad)–all series regulars–took a break from filming in Nashville, Tennessee, for their visit to Utah.
The performers were all completely in their element, exhibiting showmanship and range that isn’t always able to be showcased on the NASHVILLE series. There is no doubt that these are not just actors who can sing–they are absolutely stellar musicians.
The show opened with the young Stella sisters, who delighted the audience with their sophisticated harmonies and acoustic arrangements of such differing songs as Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up” and “Till There Was You” from Meredith Willson’s THE MUSIC MAN.
Next was Carmack, who wowed with an entertaining set that began with “What If I Was Willing” from NASHVILLE and included an original song he performed at his friend’s recent wedding.
The best moments of the evening were when the performers sang songs from NASHVILLE that carried emotional connections to their characters. These included “Black Roses” by Bowen, “Sideshow” by Esten, “A Life That’s Good” by the Stellas, and “Is That Who I Am” by Carmack, in his first live performance of the moving song. NASHVILLE is consistently one of the best written and acted series on broadcast television, and these songs allowed the audience to catch a glimpse of the actors playing their roles from it, tugging a few heartstrings along the way.
The NASHVILLE stars seemed genuinely humbled by the reception they received, and the fans were clearly in awe of the talent displayed. The Park City Institute can’t be thanked enough for bringing such a rare, fulfilling experience to Utah.
The final installment in the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series at Deer Valley will be An Evening with Vince Gill and The Time Jumpers this Saturday, August 30, 2014. For more information about future events sponsored by the Park City Institute, call 435-655-3114 or visit ecclescenter.org.
Upcoming Performance: 8/23 NASHVILLE CAFE Set for Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
Five artists – singer-songwriters whose performances have graced the Grand Ole Opry and the top of the country charts – will take to the stage for “Nashville Café” on August 23. On tap for the evening are actor-musicians: Clare Bowen; Chris Carmack; Charles Esten; and sisters Lennon and Maisy Stella. Concert starts at 7 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Tickets available online at bigstarsbrightnightsconcerts.org or 435-655-3114.
“These performers are terrific musicians, who also happen to act,” says PCI executive director Teri Orr.
Clare Bowen’s “breathtaking” (The Daily Beast) duet with co-star Sam Palladio set the spellbinding tone for the pilot episode of Nashville. The Australian actress – who has appeared in several of her home country’s iconic television dramas, including Home and Away, All Saints, The Cut, and Chandon Pictures as well as Jared Moshe’s directorial debut Dead Man’s Burden – is currently working on her debut solo album with legendary songwriter and music producer, T-Bone Burnett. Her tune “Black Roses” has climbed the charts and she’s been playing select tour dates this summer; recently headlining the 2014 “Nashville In Concert” tour with sold-out shows in New York, Washington DC, Chicago and Philadelphia.
Chris Carmack, whose break-out role in The O.C. a decade ago made him an instant television star, has since proven his singing chops on-screen and on-stage in his new role as country singer/a guy who plays a country singer. As a CMT.com reviewer puts it, “Nobody told me Chris Carmack would be even better as a concert performer than he is as his character Will Lexington on Nashville.” Now known for hits, such as “What If I was Willing” (a tune debuted by his character Will), Carmack continues to country rock his way across that actor-musician divide.
Charles “Chip” Esten, whose Nashville character Deacon consistently delivers impressive country tunes such as “Keep Coming Back,” is no stranger to the live performance. He made his theatrical debut in London when he portrayed Buddy Holly in the hit musical Buddy. His television credits include the British show Whose Line is It Anyway? (as well as the American version). He’s also landed recurring roles on Big Love, Enlightened, The Office and ER. The deep-voiced, actor/singer-songwriter recently headlined a summer concert tour in addition to hitting the stage alongside his television co-stars.
Lennon and Maisy Stella, age 14 and 10, are real life sisters who also happen to play sisters on TV. Since they landed roles on Nashville – and went viral with 50 million viewers tuning into their rendition of “Call Your Girlfriend” by Robyn – folks have, in the words of the Huffington Post, been “smitten.” Their pint-sized version of “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers has risen to the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and they sweetly stole the show at the CMA awards with the Taylor Swift cover “You Belong with Me,” before presenting Ms. Swift with the CMA Pinnacle award.
Gallery Update – Appearances & Photo Sessions
I’ve added photos to all of Clare’s missing appearances on the site as well as some photo sessions. Clare was featured in Bust Magazine and I’m trying to find a copy to scan for you guys. All that I have left to cap are various interviews and live performances. Also, if you’ve seen Clare perform before, share your photos with us! Enjoy!
• Photo Session #26
• Photo Session #25
• Photo Session #24
• Photo Session #08 – addition
• 2014 GDay USA Gala
• 2014 Sirius Radio XMFM Studios #1
• 2014 Sirius Radio XMFM Studios #2
• 2014 CAA BBQ
• 2014 TJ Martell Foundation
• 2014 St Jude Country Marathon
• 2014 CMT Music Awards
• 2014 CMT Awards – Stills
• 2013 NATD Honors
• Live Performance: 04/26/14 – St Jude Country Music Marathon (Stills)
• Live Performance: 09/28/13 – Zac Brown Concert (Stills)
• Live Performance: 09/27/13 – Zac Brown Concert (Stills)
• On The Record: Episode Special – Stills
Clare to perform at Southern Ground Festival in Charleston, SC
Clare will be performing at this year’s Southern Ground Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. The Zac Brown Band will be performing both nights with a sit-in performance by Clare. You can check out the official site here.
Clare hits the Studio.
Clare has posted on her Twitter that she was in the studio working on her solo album. How exciting!! I shall share any new news and it comes.
New Nashville Album Hits Stores May 7th!
Reality and drama collided with a unique twist recently for ABC show – “NASHVILLE.” THE MUSIC OF NASHVILLE (SEASON I, VOLUME 2) will be released May 7 on Big Machine Records. The project features new music from Connie Britton (Rayna Jaymes), Hayden Panettiere (Juliette Barnes), Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne), Jonathan Jackson (Avery Barkley), Clare Bowen (Scarlett O’Connor), Sam Palladio (Gunnar Scott) and sisters Lennon and Maisy Stella, (Maddie & Daphne Conrad) – who perform in each episode weekly. Award-winning producers T Bone Burnett, Buddy Miller, Gabriel Witcher, Garth Fundis, Frank Liddell, Dan Auerbach, and Ross Copperman worked together to showcase the original content on both the show and soundtrack, respectively. Target will simultaneously release an exclusive version of the soundtrack that will include five additional bonus tracks. Nearly 2 million digital downloads from the breakout series have been sold to date. Big Machine Records is currently promoting “Ho Hey” (performed by Lennon and Maisy Stella), at radio.
- Fade Into You: Performed by Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen and Written by Matt Jenkins, Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
- Ho Hey: Performed by Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella and Written by Jeremy Fraites, Wesley Schultz
- Gun For A Mouth: Performed by Sam Palladio and Written by David Poe
- We Are Water: Performed by Hayden Panettiere and Written by Patty Griffin
- Looking For A Place To Shine: Performed by Clare Bowen and Written by Natalie Hemby, Angela Lauer
- Stronger Than Me: Performed by Connie Britton and Written by Sarah Buxton, Kate York
- Bitter Memory: Performed by Connie Britton and Written by Lucinda Williams
- Let There Be Lonely: Performed by Jonathan Jackson – and Written by Laura Rogers, Lydia Rogers, Gordie Sampson
- Hypnotizing: Performed by Hayden Panettiere and Written by Cary Barlowe, Steve Robson, Caitlyn Smith
- I Will Fall (Studio Version): Performed by Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio – Written by Tyler James, Kate York
- Nothing In This World Will Ever Break My Heart Again: Performed by Hayden Panettiere – Written by Sarah Buxton, Kate York
‘Nashville’ Stars Croon Through ‘Ring of Fire’ and ‘Changing Ground’
Country music scored some new primetime cache in October, when the ABC drama Nashville debuted to almost nine million viewers. The series follows the romantic lives, career struggles and rivalry between two drastically different singers: Rayna James (played by Connie Britton), the well-established but currently foundering “Queen of Country,” and Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), the young country-pop crossover star du jour. The soundtrack to the first season is set for release on December 11th and features performances by both actresses and other series regulars, as well as production by T Bone Burnett, Dann Huff and Michael Knox. A deluxe version of the soundtrack is also set for release at Target.
Now, you can hear four tracks from the extended release, including Britton’s twangy take on “Changing Ground” and an acoustic version of Panettiere’s saccharine ballad “Undermine.” Clare Bowen, who plays the songwriter Scarlett O’Connor, also delivers a particularly deft bluegrass rendition of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” and Sam Palladio, who plays the aspiring musician Gunnar Scott, wails over arch guitar on “I’ll Be There.” You can listen to these songs here
Source: Rolling Stone
ABC’s freshman soap ‘Nashville’ to release music soundtrack
The soundtrack features new music from the cast – Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio – who perform in each episode.
In conjunction with the label’s exclusive music partnership with ABC Studios, Big Machine Records released the first official single, ‘Telescope,’ to Country radio a mere three weeks ago. Sung by Hayden Panettiere (aka Juliette Barnes), the debut single is already Top 40-and-rising and has contributed nearly 50,000 to the total sales.
Award-winning producers T Bone Burnett, Dann Huff and Michael Knox have worked together to showcase the original content on both the show and soundtrack, respectively.
1. Buried Under – Connie Britton/ Written by Chris Destefano, Natalie Hemby
2. If I Didn’t Know Better – Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen / Written by Arum Rae, John Paul White
3. Undermine – Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten / Written by Trent Dabbs, Kacey Musgraves
4. Sideshow – Charles Esten / Written by Aaron Scherz, Brad Tursi
5. Wrong Song – Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere / Written by Marv Green, Sonya Isaacs, Jimmy Yeary
6. No One Will Ever Love You – Connie Britton, Charles Esten / Written by Steve McEwan, John Paul White
7. Twist Of Barbwire – Jonathan Jackson / Written by Elvis Costello
8. Love Like Mine – Hayden Panettiere / Written by Kelly Archer, Emily Shackleton, Justin Weaver
9. Telescope – Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella / Written by Cary Barlowe, Hillary Lindsay
10. When The Right One Comes Along- Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio / Written by Georgia Middleman, Justin Davis, Sarah Zimmermann
11. Telescope (Radio Mix) – Hayden Panettiere / Written by Cary Barlowe, Hillary Lindsay
New Nashville Song – “Fade Into You”
Clare and Sam (Scarlett and Gunnar) will be performing a new song tonight on Nashville called “Fade Into You.” You can buy it on itunes, here. I’ve bought mine already and I *love* it. Can’t wait to see them perform this song tonight!