by J.D. Reager
Tomorrow night (Tuesday, September 10) The Poplar Lounge hosts a top-notch double-bill, pairing Nashville singer-songwriter Tim Easton with local favorite Mark Edgar Stuart.
Originally from Akron, OH, Easton is a well-established commodity on the national Americana scene, having released a string of well-respected albums (mostly for the venerable New West label) throughout the 2000s. His latest effort, Not Cool, is very Nashville-centric, evoking the spirit and twang of the city's honky-tonks on Lower Broadway.
Here's Easton performing live at Nashville's Mercy Lounge in 2011:
Memphis' Mark Edgar Stuart - fresh off of a triumphant performance at the Levitt Shell over the weekend - will open the show. Here's the excellent video for his song "Remote Control," the single from his debut album Blues For Lou:
Tim Easton w/ Mark Edgar Stuart
Tuesday, September 10, 9 p.m.
The Poplar Lounge
$7 cover, 21+