Luck Mansion: Day 1
We kicked off the Luck Mansion yesterday at the Texas Consulate in Nashville, TN. Our home away from home is serving as the AmericanaFest Official Media Lounge this week, hosting press, artists, musicians, and fans alike.
Brunch from EatPlated got us going strong with dishes like watermelon, citrus, and mint salad, sweet potato monkey bread, and goat cheese frittatas. CBD infused coffee from Willie’s Reserve was free flowing throughout the day - giving everyone a much needed perk - without the jitters, thanks to the calming properties of CBD.
Ben Dickey and Charlie Sexton played an intimate afternoon performance in promotion of Dickey’s new record and their film Blaze, on the life of Texas songwriter Blaze Foley.
It’s not often you get to see a legend like Sexton, known for his own projects and for playing with artists such as Bob Dylan and Lucinda Williams, play an intimate living room show. Dickey and Sexton performed songs from Dickey’s new album, produced by Sexton and released on the recently formed SexHawkeBlack records formed by Sexton and Hawke. The two of them have certainly formed an incredible bond after portraying Townes Van Zandt and Blaze Foley in the film that has spilled over into their own musical projects as well. Their energy captivated the room and Dickey’s voice and songwriting is certainly not one to be missed.
As the day continued, we headed out to the Red Carpet of the Americana Awards to capture some of the best style looks of the night after several of our #LuckFamily artists visited the Mansion earlier in the day for complimentary hair, makeup, and styling from hair and makeup artist Nicole Schimel, stylist Beth Hitchcock, and favorite Luck Family brands Any Old Iron, Ft. Lonesome, Worth and Worth, Billy Reid, and sponsor The Frye Company.
For more photos from the carpet visit www.luckjournal.com/news/amawardsstyle.
Back at the Mansion our first round of secret shows packed the house with performances from Cedric Burnside and Billy Strings.
The bar was stocked thanks to Mountain Valley Spring Water, Tito’s Vodka, Lagunitas Brewing, Red Bull, and Jim Beam.
Burnside played and intimate, soulful set often times just himself and a guitar. His modern blues guitar and powerful voice enchanted the room.
Billy Strings closed out the night with a raucous set of quick picking, ending in an extended jam with his fellow band members. Everyone was on their feet as Strings’ infectious energy filled the room.
We’ve got two more days of Luck Mansion for you and can’t wait for you to see what’s up our sleeves. Stay tuned.
All photos by Brooke Hamilton unless otherwise marked