Working for a music magazine in Music City has its benefits. In addition to the hotbed of talent that makes its home here, there is also an endless stream of talented musicians passing through town while on tour. Some of that talent makes its way into our office, and we get to hear live performances from the vantage of our very own desks. This past week alone we got treated to the musical stylings of Washington, D.C.’s Young Summer, as well as Nashville’s own Jared Ashley and Drake White — all of whom we captured on our trusty Flip camera.
Young Summer, the nom de band of singer Bobbie Allen, dropped by with her producer, Trent Dabbs, to perform the song “The Waves That Rolled You Under,” a plaintive ditty that appears on the singer’ s forthcoming debut EP, Fever Dream. Next up was Jared Ashley, a Navy vet originally from Georgia whose new single “Last Train To Memphis” was inspired by Peter Guralnick’s Elvis biography. And lastly we had Drake White, a big ball of fire from Gadsden, Alabama who shared his musical concoction of country, blues and soul with us, performing “What You Can’t Have” and “Gypsy.”
Watch all three performances below.