Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Margo Price & More Play Nashville Tornado Benefit
Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow and Margo Price were among the participants in last night’s To Nashville, With Love: A Charity Benefit Concert To Help The People Of Nashville Affected By The March 2020 Tornado. The sold-out event held at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works raised money to support recovery effots following last week’s deadly tornados in Middle Tennessee.
The show was emceed by local concert venue and record store owner Mike “Grimey” Grimes and L.T. Dan from local radio station Lightning 1000, which also aired the concert. Many Nashville-based musicians performed Monday night, with Old Crow Medicine Show tapped to start the show. Singer-songwriter Katie Pruitt, who just shared the stage with Bob Weir & Wolf Bros, performed next, followed by Carlile. Accompanied by her band mates, “the twins” Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth, Carlile delivered “The Eye” and “The Joke.”
Guitarist Sadler Vaden then took the stage and was accompanied on a song by Aaron Lee Tasjan. Vaden and the Hanseroth twins also covered The Beatles’ “Here Comes The Sun.” A pair of singer-songwriters were next on the stage, first up was Ashley McBryde who was followed by Kendell Marvel.
Soccer Mommy then played a pair of songs of her new album, color theory. Isbell and his 400 Unit band mate Vaden shared the stage for “24 Frames,” their just-released new single “What’ve I Done To Help” and “Cover Me Up.”
After Isbell came Yola who was joined by Natalie Hemby and Dan Auerbach for performances of Auerbach’s “Stand by My Girl” and “It Ain’t Easier” (with Tasjan) from Yola’s Auerbach-produced debut album, Walk Through Fire. Yola and Hemby then led a cover of the Motown classic “You’re All I Need to Get By.”
Yola and Hemby remained onstage as their fellow The Highwomen — Carlile, the Hanseroths, Isbell and Crow — surrounded them. The collective performed “The Highwomen” anthem, with Yola singing her part from the album and Crow filling in for the absent Amanda Shires and Maren Morris.
Crow and Carlile then collaborated on “If It Makes You Happy” with Isbell swapping in for Carlile on a subsequent cover of Bob Dylan’s “Everything’s Broken.” The concert continued with a performance by Brothers Osborne.
Current Nashville resident Margo Price was accompanied by a string section and vocalist Erin Rae for the traditional folk song “Grey Funnel Line.” Price then introduced a new song written with her husband Jeremy Ivey entitled “I’d Die For You.”
Tasjan was given a solo slot ahead of the concert’s finale. Most of the participants returned to the stage for a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin In The Free World.” The entire concert can be viewed via the pro-shot video below:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd_RkZG1cxA