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Rae and I will be on “Champagne Sundays” at 1pm central.
We are headed back to Nash Vegas to play with our old gang The Trey Deuce Club at Dee’s in a couple weeks. Rae and I met in Nashville and formed our band The Joiners while there. It’s always a blast to go back to where it all began, kick it with the old gang, and (in the words of Thomas House, “pass that old guitar around one more time”).
John Thursday and The Joiners are having a nooner with our old gang The Trey Deuce Club outside at #deescountrycocktaillounge in Nashville on Saturday, October 23rd at 3pm.
With Annie Neeley, John Thursday / The Joiners, Joe Bidewell, and The Company on 10/23 from 3p to 5:30p outside at Dee’s Lounge Lounge. Hosted by D. Striker, the event is doubling as a food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee too, so bring some peanut butter, which is one of their most needed items.See you in Madison, TN!
I am thrilled to announce that Rachel and I will be heading to Nashville to perform at D. Striker’s semi-annual Friday the 13th RR Party. We will kick off his set after Justin and the Cosmics and Altered Statesman. Can’t wait to get back to Music City!
I wrote this song in Nashville in the unfinished upstairs apartment of a friends house. There was no kitchen but we had a bathroom and a blow-up bed. The bus stopped one street over and I would take it to Broadway where I had a gig at Dixieland Delights – an ice cream shop across the street from Gruhns Guitars. There was a plastic Elvis out front on the corner and I would play 4-5 hour slots of covers and originals for tips. Sounds like fun, but it was work. One time a family came in and their daughters took one look at me and then each other and feigned to shoot themselves in the head with their finger guns. It was worth every hungover minute of those Sunday 8am-12pm gigs just to say I had a regular gig on Broadway.
Rachel and I had a band in Nashville with some wonderful musician friends. Calling ourselves The Joiners, we made two albums and a single that are now streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and all of your other favorite places to discover music. Go check it out and listen to our Nashville selves.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Saturday night’s live stream! It was a roaring success and we really enjoyed everyone’s participation in the discussion section during the show. We will definitely be doing something again soon, so stay tuned! Meanwhile, here is a streamlined copy of the set with the silence edited out of the beginning. Don’t forget to subscribe to the John Thursday YouTube channel while you are there, and thank you for watching!
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Here’s a picture of The Joiners playing Dino’s Bar on Gallatin Ave. in East Nashville. We were the house band at Dino’s for a bit, playing every other weekend (when there wasn’t a NASCAR race on the TV). Back then we were a three piece, with the incomparable Joe Bidewell on the bass and harmonica and Rachel on the drums. Living in Music City and playing regular gigs at the local dive bar was my own version of living the dream. It was tons of fun and we were surrounded by so many great musicians and great friends. We’re really looking forward to playing all the old songs tomorrow night and hope to see everyone there!
Tune in Saturday right here at theJoinerhouse.com to watch as The Joiners perform their 2010 album “Glorious Glorious!” 6pm CST (You can also watch from YouTube at youtube.com/johnthursday). Don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there.