Every Monday at 6:30 p.m., women take the stage at The Listening Room Café on 2nd Avenue for Song Suffragettes to showcase their country songwriting and vocal talents—and the talent is certainly abundant. In a male-dominated industry, it is a breath of fresh air to see a show dedicated to celebrating and putting women in the spotlight.
We arrived at The Listening Room at 5:45 and were seated only a few tables back from the stage. The performers came on stage to check vocals and acoustics around 6 p.m., and the full show began at 6:30. People trickled in throughout the show, with a surprising number of out of town visitors filling the room.
Five women took the stage, each taking a turn playing one of their original songs while the others looked on, dancing in their seats and quietly singing along in support of their co-performers. Each performer had a different style, so no matter your musical preferences you’re guaranteed to find at the very least a few songs you’ll thoroughly enjoy. The women went through two rounds of playing their own songs and then finished the show with a beautiful group performance of a cover song.
The show is free (along with complimentary valet parking) – so block off your Monday calendar now and run, don’t walk to the next Song Suffragettes. Take a seat, order a cold beer and a basket of Southern fried pickles, and enjoy an hour of some of the best singer-songwriter talent that Nashville has to offer. You won’t be disappointed.
C & A