There was a different vibe in the 7th Street Entry than the usual local indie rock bands that typically inhabit the club. It was a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll and a whole lotta fun. And while there were three different acts on the bill, the evening flowed more like a bunch of buddies getting together and jamming. The night could have been called Maggie Rose and Friends, as band members flowed on and off the stage throughout the night. Adding to the intimacy of the evening was the fact that there was so much equipment on the stage that the musicians had to go through the audience to perform.
First up was local singer songwriter Natalie Murphy. Describing herself as a “country fiddler with a rock edge”, Natalie’s set felt warm an intimate. She let us know that she went to DeLaSalle High School, literally blocks from the stage. Between songs she spoke about how Maggie Rose was one of the first people she met when she moved to Nashville. A couple of songs in, she was joined on stage by two members of Them Vibes, Guitarist Kyle Lewis and keys player Kaitlyn Conner. Highlights of the set included “Something To Dance To” and Natalie shouting out to her Mom and Dad.
After a short break, Them Vibes returned to the stage as Maggie Rose’s back up band. Maggie came through the crowd and up on stage and broke right into the upbeat country flavored rocker “Do It”. The anthem of individually rolled right into a super funky version of a tune about rumors gone wild “Telephone”. This really got the packed Entry grooving. “For Your Consideration” temporarily slowed down the tempo, but it really highlighted Rose’s outrageous vocal range. Soulful and powerful with the ability to burn, seeing this song live was straight fire. “Now And Then” highlighted the drummers skills.(Sorry, can’t confirm who was on the kit Friday night.
Maggie Rose showcased her amazing vocal chops, blurring genres and owning the Entry Friday night.