615 BUS SESSIONS
Project 615 presents: The 615 Bus Sessions, celebrating the spirit of Music City from our 1978 Volkswagen Bus, affectionately named "Dolly." We're inviting local artists and bands to jump in our bus with their guitars, drums, keyboards, trumpets and more to perform original music as we roll through the streets of Nashville, hoping to shine a light on the incredible talent that grows within this city that we love.
RIDE ALONG WITH US & CHECK OUT A NEW EPISODE EVERY OTHER MONDAY
episode 1: the young fables, "completely"
The Young Fables are the promising country duo comprised of American Idol vet Laurel Wright and accomplished guitarist and vocalist Wesley Lunsford. The act hails from Maryville, TN and the duo has already collected impressive accolades including the Grand Prize of the Texaco Country Showdown and winning the Nashville finals of NASH FM’s countrywide NASH NEXT competition. Check out this incredible original song, "Completely" off their debut album, Two.
Episode 3: luthi, "every body"
LUTHI have found themselves, their sound, and their sense of belonging with their newest single, “Every Body,” played here in our 1978 VW Bus. Playing hard on a host of influences, from Curtis Mayfield to LCD Soundsystem, the band weaves its way through layers of sound and space while never compromising danceability, a feel that encompasses the whole of their latest EP, Home Again. Featuring: Christian Luthi (vocals), Taylor Ivey (banjo), Johnny Williamson (guitar) and Robert Gay (trumpet).
episode 5: paul mcdonald, "call on me"
Three years ago, after a divorce and the break-up of his former band, Paul McDonald left his life in LA in search of familiarity and solace. The Alabama-born artist found himself in East Nashville, feeling like a stranger in a region he once called home. That all changed when he picked up his guitar and began the process of what would become "Modern Hearts," his debut LP. Check out his performance of "Call on Me," the latest single off his upcoming record, with undeniable groove and an irresistible soul-pop hook.
Episode 7: The daybreaks, "hypnotized"
Recently formed "indie supergroup," The Daybreaks, comprised of local artists, songwriters and producers Heather Bond, Kaleb Jones, Bobby Holland, Adam Bokesch and Zac Stred, bring you their powerful and enticing single "Hypnotized," from their stand-out debut record "Find Me At The End of the World," available now everywhere.
episode 2: jordan depaul, "sleepwalker"
Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Jordan DePaul is a folk/pop act based out of Nashville, TN. With his main focus being on the lyric, his unique mix of folk melodies over a pop delivery will make your heart pound; for more than one reason. DePaul is playing local favorite Exit/In in Nashville on Thursday June 1, kicking off his "Is This Everything or Nothing At All" tour. Check out the first single off his forthcoming record, "Sleepwalker," expected mid July.
episode 4: drake white, "makin' me look good again"
Every reaction begins with a catalyst, some initial event that sets things on their inexorable course. For CBS Artist of Tomorrow, Drake White, it goes back to something raw and elemental in his debut album "Spark"... The project covers an entire spectrum of emotions beyond statements of character and self-definition. In "Making Me Look Good Again," White cruises on an R&B-style groove to express his gratitude for his better half.
episode 6: ron pope, "work"
The Nashville-based independent artist has consistently plotted his own course, and has evolved into one of the top-grossing independent acts in the business. "Work," the title track from his forthcoming record, recounts a painful moment from Ron's past when a teacher told his mother that he'd probably end up in prison. After that, he started "messing around writing songs...and it's been mostly uphill ever since." Ron's record is available for pre-order online now, and will be released everywhere August 18.
Episode 8: shelly fairchild, "damn good lover"
A staple in the Nashville music community, Shelly Fairchild hit the scene to much acclaim with her soulful, gospel-tinged brand of alt-country that allowed her to tour with some of the biggest names in the format, including Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. Check out her inspired, blues-ridden performance of "Damn Good Lover," a standout single from her latest, and "most honest" record Buffalo.