Friday - Aug 06, 2021 7:30PM
Two great bands together for an awesome night of music!
Nashville’s The Prescriptions & Speckled Bird are both on Single Lock Records label. We are excited to welcome back The Prescriptions, one of our favorite young bands! Radiating folk rock warmth and alternative charm, The Prescriptions’ spirited debut album Hollywood Gold is a raw dose of the good stuff: Feelgood, sunny hope and youthful energy help elevate a rising Nashville band to soaring heights as they bask in the good times and brace for the bad, together as one.
Speckled Bird is a band from Florence, AL. Their first single, “Tonight,” was released in May 2020 by Single Lock Records. For musicians who have been a part of Alabama Shakes, John Paul White’s band, Cedric Burnside’s band, Belle Adair, and more, Speckled Bird represents something new.
For Birmingham native Hays Ragsdale, songwriting became second nature early on, however, it was a creative outlet that he mostly kept to himself. His outlook changed, however, after moving to Nashville in the fall of 2014, when family friend and Nashville music veteran Chas Williams convinced him that his songs had an audience. So Hays decided to seek out a group of experienced musicians and naturally turned to fellow Nashville transplants formerly involved in Birmingham's tight-knit music community. Luckily, he found some familiar faces: Longtime friend and bassist Parker McAnnally were recruited first, who soon suggested accomplished guitarist Jack Thomason and his college classmate, Houston-raised drummer John Wood. All drawn to the musical environment in Nashville for similar reasons, the four-piece quickly discovered a common vision and formed The Prescriptions.
While The Prescriptions may come by their Southern style of narrative storytelling honestly, they refuse to rest on the laurels of their musical heritage. Songs like “She Is Waiting” prove that they’re just as comfortable launching into a heavy, alt-country breakdown as they are a world-weary lyrical stream of consciousness. The Prescriptions channel a broad range of influences, from the aching, unaffected honesty of ‘70s folk titans like Neil Young, to the guitar-driven melodies of The Strokes’ early recordings and the experimental energy of Wilco.