ACME Unplugged, Nashville TN - March 27
Andreas Werner of Crazy Chester Records curated the Muscle Shoals themed lineup of the latest ACME Unplugged featuring Donnie Fritts, Scott Boyer and Spooner Oldham (UPDATE: Lee Roy Parnell and Kelvin Holly to replace Donnie Fritts who had to cancel due to illness).
WHAT: Join Acme and The Wrangler Network for Acme Unplugged: a unique night of live music from Nashville’s finest singers and songwriters, hosted by Acme Feed & Seed and streamed online at WranglerNetwork.com, as well as on Acme Radio via AcmeRadioLive.com. March’s Acme Unplugged will feature three writers from the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio: Donnie Fritts, Scott Boyer, and Spooner Oldham.
WHERE: The Hatchery at Acme Feed & Seed | online at WranglerNetwork.com, AcmeRadioLive.com, the Acme Radio Live iPhone app, and TuneIn
WHEN: Monday, March 27 | Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.
TICKETS: Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in advance online here: theacmenashville.com/calendar, at the Acme Farm Store, or at the door. All ages are welcome.
Donnie Fritts is a legendary session musician and songwriter from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. A recording artist in his own right, he has been Kris Kristofferson’s keyboardist for decades and has released four albums featuring Tony Joe White, Eddie Hinton, Kris Kristofferson and John Prine. In 2008, he was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Fritts’ most popular songs are “We Had It All” (Waylon Jennings, Dobie Gray, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Keith Richards, Ray Charles, Rolling Stones) and “Breakfast in Bed” (Dusty Springfield, B side of “Son Of A Preacher Man,” UB40 featuring Chrissie Hynde, Shelby Lynne). His song "Old Timer" is on Willie Nelson's new album God's Bastard Child (out March 2017). Fritts has also acted in numerous movies including Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, A Star Is Born, Convoy and The Life and Hard Times of Guy T errifico.
Scott Boyer started his career as the singer and guitar player of the band Cowboy. Boyer also was a member of Gregg Allman’s solo band in the ‘70s and later of Locust Fork and the Convertibles with Topper Price. He has performed with the Allman Brothers, among others, and has recorded with many southern rock acts as part of the Capricorn Records rhythm section. Boyer’s best known songs are “Please Be With Me” (Eric Clapton, Randy Meisner), “All My Friends” and “Silence Ain’t Golden Anymore” (Gregg Allman) and “It’s Time” (Bonnie Bramlett). His songs have been recorded by Jimmy Hall, Little Milton, Chuck Leavell and Neal McCoy. Boyer currently is a member of the Decoys and still occasionally performs with Cowboy, Tommy Talton, NC Thurman, and Donnie Fritts.
Spooner Oldham is a songwriter and session musician legend, lending his signature keyboard sound to countless recordings and tours. He played on such hit R&B songs as “When a Man Loves a Woman” (Percy Sledge), “Mustang Sally” (Wilson Pickett) and “I Never Loved a Man” (Aretha Franklin). As a songwriter, Spooner Oldham teamed with Dan Penn to write such hits as “Cry Like a Baby” (The Box Tops), “I’m Your Puppet” (James and Bobby Purify), and “A Woman Left Lonely” and “It Tears Me Up” (Percy Sledge). Oldham has toured with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, the Drive-By Truckers and Pegi Young & The Survivors. Oldham is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of Fame.