In The Round with John Mann, Greg Foresman, Jon Byrd and Sam Lewis

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In The Round with John Mann, Greg Foresman, Jon Byrd and Sam Lewis
Friday, November 22, 2019 6:30 PM
The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
  • No cover charge
  • $10 food/drink minimum per person
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  • When: Friday, Nov 22, 2019 6:30 PM (Doors open at 5:30 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Door Time: 5:30 PM
  • Show Type: Singer / Songwriter
  • Restrictions: No cover charge
    $10 food/drink minimum per person
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Early shows at the Bluebird usually feature the best up and coming songwriters (and the occasional hit writer). They may not have a lot of hits yet, but you will see a great show.

There are 20 tables and 10 bar seats available for reservation. Pew Seats for these shows are not reserved in advance. These seats are available on a first come/ first served basis when doors open..
John Mann: John Mann has been an engaging and positive force for years, gracing the singer-songwriter scene with bulletproof songcraft, thoughtful lyrics and a voice as warm and inviting as anyone’s. … Mann's music retains its individuality while clearly revealing his core influences of The Band, Van Morrison and John Prine.  His latest album, Little Corner, was recorded at Alex the Great Studios in Nashville, and features a group of musicians who bring the songs to life in ways that truly serve each song.    
Greg Foresman: Greg was born in 1960 in Louisville, Kentucky, and by his early teens was consumed with playing the guitar and finding like-minded people to jam and form groups with.  Playing at back yard parties and school dances by the time he was 14 and moving into nightclubs at 16, Greg started his “life on the road” at 18 years old – fresh out of Central High School.

For the next 10 years, Greg’s musical career was relegated to playing mostly cover music in clubs throughout the Southwestern and Midwestern states; although with the help of his trusty Porta-Studio, he was always writing songs and working on ways of getting the songs down on tape properly.  This period was highlighted by “The Hammerheads,” a hard-rocking, Southern funk group that tore up the I-65 circuit from 1988 to 1992.  The Hammerheads released a self-titled “Live” CD in 1992.

After the break-up of The Hammerheads, Greg soon became an in-demand touring guitarist in Nashville, Tennessee (where he moved in 1988).  He also began The Greg Foresman Band in 1993.  This ”grand experiment” as it’s now considered, pushed Greg to the center stage spotlight, a place on the stage where — to say he wasn’t extremely comfortable — would be an understatement.

However, he persevered and has released five studio albums and a very popular “Live” collection available for free on his website. He and his band have also carved out a respectable and loyal following in their corner of the world by playing live shows as often as their schedules allow. Greg joined Martina McBride’s touring band in 1997 and has been around the country and overseas with Martina & company many times over.  “I definitely owe Martina a debt of gratitude,” he said.  “She’s kept me on for all these years and it’s allowed me to do MY thing as well.”

Greg has also become an in demand Nashville session guitarist over the years.  All of this keeps him… well, … busy
Jon Byrd: Alabama-born, Nashville-based JON BYRD brings music lovers of all stripes out to hear great country songs sung and played with heart and soul. PopMatters wrote: “The thing about Byrd is that he has a well-worn and rough voice that could draw a comparison to a more countrified Leonard Cohen.” Continuously recognized in his hometown, The Nashville Scene offered: "Byrd’s an understatedly great singer. And the songwriting… applies a fresh, sharp, Southern vocabulary. He’s understatedly great at the writing part, too.”