Last Friday night I was able to experience The Listening Room Cafe. The first thing I noticed as I drove up was their complimentary valet parking, which is a nice touch in a town where parking prices are extremely expensive in many lots. All they ask of you in return is you spend a minimum of $15 on food and drinks.
I took a seat at the bar, which had a great view of the stage. It is my recommendation that you get there early before the night’s show time to get a good seat. Their craft beer selection was impressive, which featured breweries based in Nashville. The menu also had a good selection, and I chose the Chicken Chimichurri with mashed potatoes and baked beans. It was delicious.
The venue itself holds a large number of seats and the check-in process was easy. The stage is large and is well lit. The sound in the room was terrific. The lineup consisted of Fiona Culley, Janelle Arthur, Ryan Larkin’s, and Bri Murphy. All four artists shared beautiful original music with the audience. It was my first time hearing these artists play. Fiona and Janelle’s vocal talent is as good as anyone in town. Ryan was played one song that truly was memorable, “The Song.” Bri is an Americana artist who spent many years playing the fiddle for other people before coming back to her roots as a singer/songwriter.
If you have never been to the Listening Room, I encourage you to take in an early or late show. It is also the host of the Song Suffragettes on Monday nights at six, this writer’s round consists of an all female lineup. I will be returning to the Listening Room catch the SongSuffragettes round soon.
I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s Eve, and I wish you love, luck, and happiness for 2019.