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Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes wins our Nashville Best Emerging Artist of 2012 Poll!

Dear Deli Readers,

We are proud to announce that The Deli’s Best of 2012 Emerging Nashville Artist is Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes! The band received high scores all around in our poll, with votes pouring in from jurors, Deli writers, and readers, which is something quite rare and conjures up a fully deserved win. Indie-rockers The Paranormals placed second followed by the Southern blues band Luella & the Sun who came in at third.

Please take a look at our chart of 50+ Nashville-area emerging artists below. The highest value of votes came from our jurors, who included individuals involved in local music. This includes promoters, venue owners, press, DJs and other music experts, who are listed below (thanks y’all). The remainder of the votes was compiled by The Deli Nashville contributors, readers, and open submissions voted on by national Deli editors.

BEST OF 2012 POLL FOR EMERGING NASHVILLE ARTISTS
- FINAL RESULTS -
 
ARTIST
J
W
R
OS
TOT
 
1
Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes
10
1
1.5
1
13.5
2
The Paranormals
7
1
0.012
1
9.012
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3
Luella & the Sun
8
 
0.005
 
8.005
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4
Ponychase
7
 
0.011
 
7.011
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5
Wild Cub
7
 
0.007
 
7.007
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6
Cherub
5
 
0.029
 
5.029
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7
Natalie Prass
4
 
0.017
 
4.017
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8
The Vespers
3
 
0.007
1
4.007
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9
Anna Haas
 
 
2
2
4
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10
Alanna Royale
2
1
0.5
 
3.5
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11
Adam Burrows
3
 
0.139
 
3.139
12
The Young International
3
 
0.084
 
3.084
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13
Andrew Combs
3
 
0.019
 
3.019
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14
Natural Child
3
 
0.015
 
3.015
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15
Fly Golden Eagle
3
 
0.01
 
3.01
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Kopecky Family Band
3
 
0.01
 
3.01
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17
Magnolia Sons
3
 
0.009
 
3.009
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Promised Land
3
 
0.009
 
3.009
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19
Foreign Fields
 
 
0.008
3
3.008
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20
Nahnee Bori
3
 
0.002
 
3.002
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21
Linear Downfall
2
 
0.5
 
2.5
22
Billy Swayze
2
 
0.17
 
2.17
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23
The Gills
2
 
0.075
 
2.075
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24
The Kingston Springs
2
 
0.059
 
2.059
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25
Hanzelle
2
 
0.04
 
2.04
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26
Great Peacock
2
 
0.032
 
2.032
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27
Little Bandit
2
 
0.011
 
2.011
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28
Jessie Baylin
2
 
0.006
 
2.006
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RayLand Baxter
2
 
0.006
 
2.006
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30
Marc Scibilia
2
 
0.005
 
2.005
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31
Heidi Feek
2
 
0.004
 
2.004
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32
DeRobert & the Half-Truths
2
 
0.003
 
2.003
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33
Echo Group
2
 
0.002
 
2.002
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34
Sharpneck
2
 
0.001
 
2.001
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35
Steelism
2
 
0
 
2
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36
Herschel Garrison
 
 
0.017
1.5
1.517
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37
Diarrhea Planet
1
 
0.5
 
1.5
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38
Blackfoot Gypsies
1
 
0.082
 
1.082
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39
Kelly Ruth
 
 
0.065
1
1.065
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40
Roy Ira
 
 
0.028
1
1.028
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41
Della Mae
1
 
0.025
 
1.025
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42
Kristen Cothron & the Darkside
 
 
0.023
1
1.023
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43
Two Bit Charlie
 
 
0.022
1
1.022
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44
Eastern Block
1
 
0.017
 
1.017
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45
Honey Locust
 
 
0.015
1
1.015
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46
Poly
1
 
0.011
 
1.011
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47
World.I.Made
 
 
0.01
1
1.01
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48
Waked Lunch
 
 
0.007
1
1.007
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49
Anchor Thieves
1
 
0.006
 
1.006
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50
Evan P. Donohue
1
 
0.004
 
1.004
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The Lonely Biscuits
1
 
0.004
 
1.004
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52
Max and the Wild Things
1
 
0.003
 
1.003
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Quichenight
1
 
0.003
 
1.003
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54
Meadownoise
1
 
0.001
 
1.001
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Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

Jurors List: Brianne Turner (The Deli Nashville), Chris Mara (Welcome To 1979), Marissa Moss (Lockeland Springsteen), Louis (The Groove), Erin Manning (The Deli Nashville), Justin Hammel (Lightning 100), Brandon Jazz (Mercy Lounge), Jesse Willoughby (ASCAP), Steve Cross (photographer), East Nashville Underground (East Nashville Underground), Patrick Rodgers (The Nashville Scene), Elise Tyler (The Stone Fox), Mike Reuther (OurVinyl), Kyle Kelly (Villain Place), We Own This Town (We Own This Town), Wells Adams (Lightning 100), Cayla Mackey (Native Magazine), Allen Ralph (OurVinyl), No Country For New Nashville (No Country For New Nashville), John Walker (Music City Roots), Lloyd Aur Norman (Villain Place).

Nashville's underground music scene rules!

The Deli's Staff


The Deli Nashville's Weekend Itinerary

It's a big weekend for music around town, so prime your liver and prepare to dance because Music City is living up to its name.

Friday...

Tonight the gig to beat is East Nashville Underground, taking over The East Room yet again. Tonight's lineup is filled to the brim, featuring:

Vinyl Thief
All Them Witches
Alanna Royale
Machines Are People Too (headliner)
Magnolia Sons (headliner)
Cult Logic
DJ Rate (from Boom Bap)
Doors open at 9 pm. Get there early because this one will sell out!

On the other side of the river at The Stone Fox, Glossary are taking the stage with Telegraph Canyon. We recently had the chance to catch up with Glossary frontman Joey Kneiser and will give you the rundown on that next week, but seeing them live tonight would be a fantastic way to warm up to that.

Saturday...

More ENU! Still going strong at The East Room, the Undergrounders kick off their day show at 1 pm with a steady flow of beer, bands, and brunch. The daytime lineup runs until 8 pm and will feature:

The Static Trees
Jon Byrd
Joshua
Waterfall Wash
KS Rhoads (headliner)
Colorfeels (headliner)
Frances & The Foundation
Hanzelle

And once the day show wraps up, the jams run right into the nighttime show. Doors are at 9 pm for the second half of Saturday at East Nashville Underground, and the show will run way past bedtime. Rounding out the winter ENU experience wil be:

Golden Spurs
COIN
Tesla Rossa
James Wallace & The Naked Light (headliner)
MOON TAXI (headliner)
The Wans
DJ That Guy! (Kory Schalm)

Sunday

Depending on how loud you want to get, the local music scene is giving you some options for the death rattle of your weekend. The Exit/In has Western Medicine, along with Psychic Ills and Cloudland Canyon.
Western Medicine are up first, so show up early.

On the quieter (yet still bad ass) side of the rock spectrum, you can find Anna Haas in the 12th & Porter lounge in all of her fiery, redheaded glory, reminding us that being a singer/songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee isn't all cowboy boots and cover songs.

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Anna Haas wins The Deli Readers' Best of 2012 Poll for Emerging Nashville Artists

LA Readers,

The Deli Nashville's Best of 2012 Readers and Fans' Poll for local emerging artists is over, thanks to all those who cast their vote in support of the emerging local bands and artists in our list of nominees. Congrats to singer songwriter Anna Haas (pictured + video below) for being The Deli Readers' Best Nashville Artist of 2012!

Kudos also to roots rockers Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes, who followed very closely in second placed with a ton of votes, and funk and soun devotees Alanna Royale

Here's this poll's top 10 chart, full results can be found here.

 
ARTIST
VOTES
 
1
Anna Haas
1855
2
Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes
1726
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3
Alanna Royale
260
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4
Diarrhea Planet
247
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5
Linear Downfall
170
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6
Adam Burrows
139
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7
The Young International
84
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8
Blackfoot Gypsies
82
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9
The Gills
75
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10
Kelly Ruth
65
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Stay tuned for the composite chart, to be released soon, which will include the point nominees accumulated from the jurors and Deli writers' votes, and will crown The Deli's Best Emerging Nashville Artist of 2012.

The Deli's Staff


Bonnaroo Announces Lineup Announcement Date

It seems a bit redundant to announce the announcement date, but it's also still at least a little exciting. By way of a YouTube video featuring Weird Al Yankovic, Bonnaroo has announced February 19th as the date to save if you've been holding your breath for the announcement that will put all the rumors to rest. The whole ordeal, shortened to simply "B.L.A.M." (Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon), begins at 11 am Nashville time over on the Bonnaroo365 YouTube channel.

From the sound of things, this is going to be a marathon event, featuring classic Bonnaroo performances from The White Stripes, Bon Iver, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and more. For the full rundown and a dose of Weird Al, hit play below and prepare yourself for February 19th.

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The Deli Nashville's Weekend Itinerary

If you're all dressed up with no place to go this weekend, we've got some suggestions for you...

Friday...

Tonight, the Exit/In is hosting a sweaty roots rock show, highlighting two local acts and one out-of-towner. The Blackfoot Gypsies kick things off with a solid dose of rock swagger and are followed up by fellow Nashvillian, Joshua Black Wilkins and his gritty brand of whiskey folk. Headliner American Aquarium is set to take the stage around 11 pm. You can find the details for this one here.

If you'd like your Friday night activities to be a little more laid-back and bank account-friendly, the free show at the Basement is your jam. Further exemplifying that Nashville is a goldmine of musical talent, TORRES will be hosting her record release show. Sharing the stage with her is the erotically-named, immensely-talented BF/GF Sex and former Floridian, surf rock band Catfish. Get all the info on this show over this way.

Saturday...

Keeping the album release theme going, Sol Cat are heading to the Stone Fox to unveil their self-titled debut. After what felt like an eternity of teases and video premieres, the band are finally unveiling their LP. Joining them for the event are The Weeks and Junior Astronomers. Getcher tickets here.

If you plan to head to the Mercy Lounge on Saturday night, act fast. The venue is sure to fill up with Kopecky Family Band, RayLand Baxter, and indie rock Texans, The Eastern Sea, taking the stage together. All three acts spent 2012 catching a decent amount of heat and hype, so get your tickets early and expect an explosive and fun show.

Sunday...

Typically a quiet day for venues, Butterfly Boucher keeps the party going for one more night over at 3rd & Lindsley. Joe Pug joins her on the bill and, according to the Facebook event, the show will air live on Lightning 100.


Announcing Official SXSW Send Off Party

by Seasons Design Group

Clear your calendar for March 2nd because you just made plans! Elevent Productions, Third Shift Amber Lager, and our friends over at East Nashville Underground and No Country for New Nashville have just announced a stacked bill for their South By Southwest send off show. The event will take up two of the three venues at 1 Cannery Row, taking place at Mercy Lounge and The High Watt. The Mercy Lounge stage will highlight some of Nashville's best and brightest on the road to Austin's renowned music conference, and in addition to the fantastic lineup, Third Shift will be providing a free beer tasting.

 

The festivities start at 8 pm. The Mercy Lounge stage will host The Protomen, Wild Cub, Patrick Sweany, Luella and the Sun, and The Howling Brothers. Over at the High Watt, you've got Alanna Royale, Magnolia Sons, Jacob Jones, Los Colognes, and The Jag.

More information on the event is over at No Country for New Nashville.


The Wild Feathers Kick Off February Residency At the High Watt

Though you may have heard of The Wild Feathers only recently, the four piece is not new to the music business. In addition to hitting stages with the likes of Paul Simon, Delta Spirit, and Surfer Blood, the band has been signed to Interscope, dropped from Interscope, and signed again with Warner Bros. Records. And they haven't even released their debut record yet.

Forming with the sole intention of starting a new band, the evolution of The Wild Feathers was fortunate but it was not accidental, and their backstory is as organic as their sound. Hailing from disparate corners of the South as well as eclectic backgrounds in music, Joel King, Ricky Young, Taylor Burns, and Preston Wimberly came together in Austin in 2010. "I wish we had, like, some breakthrough story. We're not a new band, but everybody's kind of been around for a little bit and knows how to work it so it's helped out," says King. Having paid their dues in various musical outfits throughout the years, to the untrained eye, it seems that The Wild Feathers have been granted permission to jump the line, but in reality, they've simply learned to navigate it.

Overlapping the grit of rock n' roll with an Americana twang, it makes sense that The Wild Feathers have found a home in Nashville. Embraced immediately by new and old friends within the community, you're as likely to find King and his bandmates supporting their fellow musicians at a show as you are to find them in the studio, recording background vocals for Butch Walker's new album. "It makes your band better when you're around other people who are real progressive and doin' it up. It makes you want to step it up."

Wednesday night, The Wild Feathers will kick off their month-long residency over at The High Watt. Billed as "Feathers and Friends," the band will take the stage with a revolving door of guests each Wednesday throughout the month of February. And, to keep things interesting, the band has a few surprises up their sleeve.

The release of the band's eponymous debut album is set tentatively for June, but you can hear the songs tomorrow night at The High Watt, starting at 8 pm. For more details on the event, click here. –Brianne Turner

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It's Happening Tonight: Nashville Pioneers Pep Rally

Fresh off their win in the alleged game against Seoul that we suspect may or may not have actually ever happened, the Nashville Pioneers are holding their post-game pep rally at the Stone Fox for a night of dancing and DJ sets from the likes of Wild Cub, DJ La Force, and Jeremy Todd. 

Though we introduced you to the team back in December, this your first opportunity to get out and party with the Pioneers, so put on your dancing gear and head down to the Stone Fox. The party starts at 9 pm.

Proceeds from the event go to the Oasis Center. For more details about the pep rally, go here.


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