Cult Icon To Perform At Another Legendary Nashville Venue
This performance is the highly anticipated follow up show to her Nashville debut at The Bluebird Café. Prior to her debut, Buell was featured in People Magazine’s recent Most Beautiful issue. Buell wowed the crowd and received a standing ovation, not an easy feat at the Bluebird Café as Nashville audiences have daily access to a variety of wonderful live musical performances.
Music City is now home to the cult icon. Buell dubbed the “Mother Of Rock & Roll” came to Nashville in 2012 to sing on Eddy Arnold’s tribute album for Plowboy Records. With her deep roots in music, Bebe immediately fell in love with the city. “As soon as I smelled the magnolia and stepped into Studio B, I knew I was home,” she says. “People sometimes forget I was born and raised in the South. I’m just coming back to my roots.” She relocated here with her husband, musician and producer Jimmy Walls last year and her new band, The Nashville Aces includes Eddy Arnold’s grandson Shannon Pollard on drums, producer Jon Tiven on guitar, Sally Tiven on bass, Walls on guitar. “Handsome” Harry Stinson from Marty Stuart’s band, The Fabulous Superlatives will be on board lending percussion and backing vocals along with renowned vocalist Beth Hooker.
Known for her illustrious career as a supermodel, the former Playboy Playmate, served as inspiration for the character of Penny Lane in the film Almost Famous (Buell former girlfriend to music legends Todd Rundgren and Steven Tyler, is also mother to actress Liv Tyler). She authored New York Times bestseller Rebel Heart: An American Rock And Roll Journey. But her professional music career started in 1981 with a four track EP Covers Girl and continued with the formation of the bands The B-Sides and The Gargoyles. As TheGargoyles were generating interest from major record labels, they disbanded when the truth of her daughter’s paternity became public knowledge.
Buell reentered the world of music in 1994 to rave reviews. She has been affectionately called “Friend To The Stars” because of her closeness to everyone from Jack Nicholson to Andy Warhol, and she has carte blanche access to rock’s elite performers. She was frequently dubbed a “legendary beauty” by photographers and peers alike, and Mick Jagger was once quoted as saying that he could bring Bebe “when I dine with royalty.” Bebe is a one of a kind and Nashville is lucky to have her!
The Basement books an interesting mix of touring acts, local rock/pop bands, singer-songwriters and more, thanks to the participation of Grimey’s partners Mike Grimes and Doyle Davis. Below Grimey’s New & Preloved Music lies a small, dark cave, where the music flows like Yazoo brew and the audience sits within spitting distance of performers on the low-rising stage. Run by Geoff Donovan—one of Nashville’s best bartenders—and Grimey’s owner (and Guilty Pleasures guitarist) Mike Grimes, The Basement books everything from indie blog darlings like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah to the Altar Call Old Time Gospel Hour. The Basement’s 100-person capacity and no-smoking rule make it a great venue to relax and listen rather than jockey for space and a view of the performers.
Information At A Glance:
Who/What: Bebe Buell & The Nashville Aces Showcase
When: Tuesday, July 1, 7 p.m.
Where: The Basement
Navigational Address: 1604 8th Avenue South, Nashville TN 37203
Seating is first-come, first serve.