AmericanaFest continues in Nashville and we spent Friday night at East Nashville’s Eastside Bowl. The venue hosted musicians starting at 7:30 PM and Will Payne Harrison was there to capture it all.
Jack Barksdale, a folk/blues/americana singer/songwriter from Texas, started things off. Barksdale’s story is pretty interesting, he started performing when he was just nine years old and he’s already shared the stage with Wynonna Judd.
Get to know Barksdale by following him on Spotify above. “Gone” has garnered 1.9 million streams on the platform. That’s a good song to start with. He also has a podcast called Jack Barksdale’s Roots Revival Podcast. The podcast focuses on songwriters and the songwriting podcast.
The McCrary Sisters were next up, taking the stage at approximately 8:30 PM at Eastside Bowl. The sisters, (Ann, Deborah, Regina and Alfreda) have been a gospel quartet for over a decade. Sadly, in 2022, Deborah McCrary passed. The sisters remember her on their website as “beautiful, strong, loving and caring.”
An hour after the dazzling performance by The McCrary Sisters, Jason Hawk Harris took the stage. We like how Harris describes his music on Facebook page, including phrases like “Meta-Apocalyptic Country/Americana Grief-grass.” Harris is gearing up to release a new album on on Oct. 6, Bloodshot.
Check out our photos from day four at Eastside Bowl below. Missed our early coverage? See day one photos here and day two images here (day three called for a break!). All photos are courtesy of Will Payne Harrison.