While many the household name (James Brown and B.B. King to name a few) has rocked our creaky establishment with their unique brand of boogie and blues throughout the years, rising stars and touring musicians are always eager to make a lasting impression on the patrons of our bar! And, man, do they show out. This season, we’re highlighting four for you to put on your calendars if you’re looking to catch some soulful tunes in downtown Nashville. Continue reading to see who’s stopping by!
Originally from Vancouver, Emily Chambers sings a little bit of everything. Covering artists like Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, and Amy Winehouse, Chambers’s unique and soulful voice will conjure the ghosts of Motown past while paying homage to the contemporary hip-hop artists of America. Her 2016 EP Magnolia was hailed by the Montreal Gazette as “[having] the warmth, in ...
Music has always been our forte at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar. Since our establishment’s inception in 1995, numerous household names have taken the stage to rock the house, including B.B. King and James Brown (rumor has it that Sir Waldo Weathers brought Brown up on stage during his own set to play a number). Read on to learn a little bit about the other famous acts who have played our hallowed venue.
Eddie Cotton, Jr.
Born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1970, Eddie Cotton’s unique blend of blues, gospel, and soul has always held audiences rapt. Raised by a minister in nearby Clinton, Cotton’s music has consistently harnessed the power of worship and religion, and in 2015 he received top honors at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee for his inspiring performance. Cotton has always made it a priority to play intimate gigs for aficionados of blues music in par ...
4 Ways to Make Your Nashlorette Party Boogie
Look around. It’s no surprise that Nashville has become the number two destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties (behind Vegas). And we’ve seen our fair share of locals and visitors alike throw their last fling before the ring. If you’re looking to add some boogie to your evening, here are four suggestions we have that’ll help please everybody in the group!
DRINKS, DRINKS, DRINKS (and more drinks)
Might we suggest a little liquid courage to start off your night? As Jimmy Buffett put it, “pour me something tall and strong, make it a hurricane.” Whether you’re a soon-to-be bride worrying about your upcoming nuptials or an overworked bridesmaid/groomsman who just needs a drink, we’ll have some signature Hurricanes waiting before (or during!) your whirlwind evening.
Nothing can ruin a night quicker than having ...
While Cajun & Creole are both staples of Louisiana cuisine, they often get unfairly lumped together. Sure, you’ll find us serving up both, but there are some key differences when it comes to this Southern fare. Check out these 5 differences you should know between Cajun & Creole cuisine!
1. City vs. Country
Sometimes, it’s about where you came from. In this case, Cajun food is associated with country Louisiana cooking, and Creole food is associated with city cuisine. When you think Creole, think New Orleans. Cajun, on the other hand, is more often associated with the Southwestern rural areas of Louisiana.
2. What They Mean
The term “Creole” was used to describe people who were born to French settlers in Louisiana, especially in the New Orleans area. As time went on, the term grew to encompass more and more individuals living in the area, not just descendants of the settle ...
Mardi Gras is approaching and no one knows how to throw a party like we do! Don’t fret if you can’t make it down to the Big Easy, we’ve got some killer tips to help you throw a small-scale Fat Tuesday party at home. So get your favorite merrymakers together and get ready for a New Orleans-authentic celebration that everyone will be talking about for the rest of the year!
Colorful bead necklaces are the quintessential carnival souvenir, but don’t worry about making anyone show their maracas to get one. Put them in a basket by the door and let each guest grab a handful as they walk in. Make sure to get plenty of beads in the signature Mardi Gras colors – purple, gold, and green. The purple symbolizes justice; the green represents faith; and the gold signifies power. Let everyone know that the beads are believed to bring you good luck in the year to come!
Mardi Gras is F ...
Nashville might be the Country Music Capital of the world, but they don’t call us Music City fornothing! It’s true, it’s a country lovers dream, but what happens if you’re in Nashville and you’relooking for something with a little more soul? Luckily there’s a little slice of the Blues, and achunk of Boogie, nestled right here in vibrant Printer’s Alley - Bourbon Street Blues and BoogieBar. Our motto is simple: “Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler”, or put more simply, “Let The GoodTimes Roll”. So, if you’re looking for a taste of the Crescent City, with a Mardi Gras atmosphereand soulful sounds, we’ve got just the thing for you! We honestly believe there’s always areason to come dance the night away, but we’ve come up with a few excuses why you shoulddefinitely come boogie all night long with us.
1. It’s Been a Long Day
Listen, we’ve all had one of those da ...
Honestly, who doesn’t love Cajun food? Just take a stroll around any city in the US and you’rebound to stumble across at least one restaurant serving this mouthwatering fare. Whether it’s anauthentic jambalaya, hearty gumbo, or a succulent etouffee, it’s one of America’s most lovedflavors. However, it’s also one America’s most misunderstood foods.It is, without a doubt, the most distinct cuisine coming out of Louisiana and the South, and isinfluenced by a culture as complex as its dishes. True Cajun flavor is the result of Frenchsettlers adapting their European cooking methods and recipes to this new home, using a varietyof local natural resources now at their disposal. Because we consider ourselves an expert in thefield, we’d like to clear some things up, and give all y’all four incredible, not-so-top secrets togreat Cajun cooking.
1. The Holy Trinity
By the 1730’s, Mardi Gras was celebrated openly throughout New Orleans. It took severaldecades to grow into what it has become the Mardi Gras we all know and love; and in NewOrleans where... Well, you know what happens there.... Let’s just call it a celebration. From thedrinks to the beads, to the wild, crowded streets, the whole affair creates memories that will lasta lifetime. But, oh wait! What if you could experience the madness any time of the day, any dayof the week? Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar located in Nashville is the perfect place toget the same New Orleans vibe and experience. We have come up with a list of reasons whyMardi Gras should be celebrated all year long and why Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar isthe place to celebrate it.
1) HURRICANES, HURRICANES, HURRICANESIf you have ever had one of these drinks you know just how delicious (and strong) a hurrica ...