Nashville New: January

“An Evening for Restoration: Music City Comes Together for Tsunami Relief” will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville. The one-night only benefit concert, which is bringing together a number of Nashville’s major music organizations as well as artists from a variety of genres, will benefit World Vision, the international relief agency which has thousands of staff members on the ground working in the stricken South Asian region where more than 160,000 people have died.
1/19/5 Music Row is the place to be for the 3rd Annual 2005 Nashville SongWriters Festival. Original songwriters will gather from June 15-19 for live music performances, a Writer Retreat and an “Open House” by Recording Studios, Producers, Publishers, Record Labels, Publicist, Consultants, Managers, Duplicators, Distributors, Shops and other trade related music businesses. For more information go to the web site  at or call 615-424-1491.
1/14/5 Saturday, January 15th. Russ Lee will be at Allen Arena at Lipscomb University. A part of Nashville Rhythm Faith Night. 
1/10/5 and Mission of Mercy are teaming up to sponsor ‘Hope For Sri Lanka’ – a benefit concert to raise funds for Tsunami victims January 28th in Franklin. See calendar for details.
Music at the Mills – Saturday, January 29th
Nashville Rhythm (basketball) Faith Night, Saturday, January 15th at Allen Arena at Lipscomb University. Free concert with Palisade at 6:30pm. Buy a $10 ticket, get another one free!
1/4/5 Mute Math started their new year off playing shows as part of the 2005 Passion Conferences.  In an article about the conferences, Nashville’s Tennessean had this to say: “Doubtlessly the most current sounding of the Passion ’05 musical crew (”current” meaning elegantly retro), New Orleans trio Mute Math mixes warm Rhodes piano chords with dance-y beats and reggae-influenced vocals — tastes of the Police and trip-hop heroes such as Portishead make appearances, to fine effect. You might call the group the least well-known of the Passion lot, and you also might call them the best of it.”


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