In the coming days, you may come across a curiously conspicuous hackney carriage-style black cab. Don’t try to hop in. These British motorcars aren’t the most recent addition to Nashville’s somewhat meager taxi-service scene, but rather traveling studios for the latest installment of England’s popular Black Cab Sessions (www.blackcabsessions.com).
Over the past few years, The Black Cab Sessions — whose motto has long been “One song, one take, one cab” — have featured dozens of performances from artists as diverse as The Flaming Lips, Robyn Hitchcock, Calexico, Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie, Band of Horses, Spoon, Ryan Adams, My Morning Jacket, The National, Grizzly Bear, Daniel Johnston and The Felice Brothers.
From the sessions to the showcases, the Black Cab folks have pieced together a vibrant cross-section of Nashville’s indie-rock, punk and trad-country scenes, from our most celebrated acts to our most unsung.
Just goes to show you that, more and more, folks are paying attention to Music City’s original, non-country output … even if most of the people noticing are Brits.
Source: Nashville Scene