50 Years and 18 Days
Doak’s 50 Years and 18 Days birthday ceremony that raised $500.00+ for W.O. Smith School of Music. The event was held at Douglas Corner on July 18th – hosted by Joie Scott and Avi Poster and Christopher James as the Emcee. A great night of music from several of Doak’s co-writers along with hit songwriters playing songs for the standing room only crowd.
Photos from Doak’s Birthday Party 50 Years and 18 Days are available (331 photos) at the link:! http://musiccitykat.smugmug.com/gallery/9224537_3UiEh#615953166_Auviu
3rd Sunday at 3:00 Six Year Anniversary 3/15/09
Guitar-B-Q 7 *** SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2009 ***
Guitar BQ 7 is Sunday April 5th from 2-8. The event is at 701 Brook Hollow Road 37205. Nashvillian’s bring side items and or beverages and ice. Out of towners – bring beverages to share!
Guitar BQ 7 brought to you by Nashville Muse, Holiday Inn Select – The Commodore, Milo’s Tea, The Music Row Show, Costco, Bill Keeler. Logo by Beth McClain.
Parking – on the church parking lot across the street. DO NOT PARK on the street or your car will be ticketed and towed away! You can car pool or meet friends at the mall down the street on Charlotte Pike and carpool up to the house.
Guitar BQ 6 Held on April 6, 2008 – Thanks to the 600 songwriters and the sponsors!
Give Doak a call @ 615-354-6400 to sponsor the event!
3rd Sunday at Doak’s – 701 Brook Hollow Road Nashville 37205
Posted May 20, 2007 From http://wvnashblend.blogspot.com/
A couple of people directed me to an event well known to the songwriting community in Nashville: Doak Turner’s 3rd Sunday get-together. I made plans to come by there to try to meet some songwriters, find out how to best support them and hear some great music. There is also lots of great food there, too.
Being that I was not a songwriter, I sort of started out being a fly on the wall. This may shock some people, but I’m kinda shy in groups where I am new. (Of course, I am always pretty comfortable near a food table.) It’s hard for me sometimes to just go and say “hey, I’m Wendy”. I didn’t know if people would get why I was there. Then, the song rounds started and I went in and eavesdropped on a couple of groups. Oh my goodness. This songwriting talent here is just as incredible as I’d imagined. And there are also a lot of very good singers among these writers. When somebody very kindly passed me a guitar, then I got to tell people that I was an interloper who was there to show support and encouragement.
I tell you what, I would go and hear many of these folks at a gig if I could. There were so many that I didn’t catch a whole lot of names (so if I gave you a card and you see this, get in touch and remind me who you are!). One young singer/songwriter who impressed us was Brian James, originally from Seattle who’s been in Nashville for a couple of years. Go to his MySpace page (linked above) and you’ll hear a song I liked a lot “Room To Breathe”. In the small world department, I also hooked up with and got to hear Tara Oliver and her husband Scott. Tara found me online and wrote to me about her music as I was just firming up my final move details, and I left off telling her I’d send her my contact information after I moved…but I forgot to. So I was glad to meet her here and be reminded of that. Tara will be playing at a Nashville singer/songwriter event at Caffeine on June 6 which I plan to be part of and report back on. I also met Kat the photographer/songwriter who I met on MySpace and who invited me to come to Doak’s place, and of course Doak himself who was ever sweet and welcoming. OK, I’ll quote his response when I told him my reason for being there: “It’s better to be a musician supporter than an athletic supporter.”
In the course of the afternoon, my question of “do these songwriters here need encouragement?” was answered “yes”. I think I have a stronger heart for them now than ever before. Go and hear as many of these artists as you can. They will grab your heart in an instant.
Posted by Wendy V
FOLLOW THEIR NOSE TO BREWS,TUNES AND THE NASHVILLE MUSE GUITAR B Q’S
Hey Attention all songwriters and artists… weather you are dreaming about your very first big cut, have had cuts, hits, or even had big #1 parties thrown in your honor …I want to let you in on one of Nashville’s fun for the whole family, best kept secrets. It’s called a GUITAR B Q! I know you’re probably thinking’ “a Guitar B what?” A Guitar B Q!
This is where your very generous host Doak Turner owner of the Nashville Muse supplies 50 lbs. Of really great Bar B Q meat and the entertainment is provided by YOU and folks just like you!
The annual Guitar B Q which takes place in the Spring time usually has over 300 hungry individuals who are either songwriters, guitar players, people who like listening to guitar players, singers, people who like listening to singer’s and people who love a good old fashioned down home Back yard Bar BQ! This my friends… Is where Folk’s come to enjoy, relax and socialize each month on the third Sunday at 3PM. Unless of course we are talking about the Mondo Guitar B-Q which is only once a year and that.. Is what I want to talk about right here and now!
It’s a great big music party held at a house, no a party house no well kind of like Animal House only without the toga’s! (Doak your host probably wouldn’t mind if you wore one…he’s kewl like that!)
The 4TH Annual Guitar BQ was a blast, it was held right after Tin Pan South on April 2nd 2006 at a rockin’ house in the West Meade Dist. Not too far from Nashville’s Music Row. Doak Turner the owner of Nashville Muse supplied 50 pounds of Guitar BQ, sponsored by Milos Sweet Tea who donated 200 bottles of their refreshing drink and everyone brought a dish to pass and some Folk’s brought “Brews n Tunes”
It’s a Sunday party where folks get together and share music, live! A couple of very entertaining rounds included Larry Weiss singing his hit song, “Rhinestone Cowboy”, Gunner Nelson performing his dad’s big hit – “Garden Party”, Steven McClintock singing a Tiffany hit, “After All This Time” Marc-Alan Barnette “Too Much Blood in My Alcohol Level and Marc and I even performed a song that we co-wrote “That’s Still Me”, Other hit writers included Gary Hannan “Tequila Makes her Clothes Fall Off”, Joie Scott “Shoes“-Desperate Housewives soundtrack” artist Ray Scott “She Don’t Like My Kind of Music”. Gary Talley – guitar player for The Box Tops “The Letter” “Cry Like a Baby”, “Soul Deep”. Songwriter and host of the open mic at the Blue Bird Cafe Barbara Cloyd “Guess You Had to be There” Pat and Pete Luboff authors of the songwriting book “88 Songwriting Wrongs and How to Right Them and they also lead the Sounding Board Songwriting Think Tank in Nashville on Monday nights as well, Tirk Wilder “Theme from Walker Texas Ranger” Charlie Daniels Jr., and even Steven Stills daughter Jenn Stills were all in attendance. Songwriters from South Africa, England, Canada and all over the U.S.A.
Everyone at the event just kicked back either inside or outside and had a good-ole time. The house is kind of like a maze almost every room in the house had some kind of rippin’ amazingly cool entertainment going on!
The Mondo Guitar B-Q is only held once a year…but you can still have fun throughout the year at Nashville Muse’s 3rd Sunday Guitar B-Q’s which are held every 3rd Sunday of the Month! Check out www.nashvillemuse.com for more information and follow the link to see photos that my friend Kat took of all the happenings at this popular Sunday hot spot! Mark your calendars and you will soon be joining in on all the fun…and tote along your guitar a dish to pass and a song to share at Doak’s next Nashville Muse Guitar B-Q!
Guitar B-Q review KK Ryder
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