smallbatch_hollyThe good people of Small Batch Presents came by the Studio this month to film a profile of Peter Nappi and one of our favorite Nashville artists, Holly Williams. Molto bello! 

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Ti voglio bene.

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In October, Brothers & Craft teamed up with GQ for the magazine’s How-To series spotlighting Nashville. Clay visited us at the Peter Nappi Studio to talk about where we’re from, where we’re going, and what “ti voglio bene” is all about.

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Mickey Raphael, Dave Roe, Bucky Baxter, Marco Giovino, and Jim Oblon

One of our favorite things about living in Nashville is gathering friends and family in the shop to listen to Mickey, Bucky, Dave, Marco, and Jim. How many towns are there where guys from the bands of Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Robert Plant, and Paul Simon play the local boot store? Could we be luckier? Could their music make us happier? Could we love them more? Nope.

Clarksdale, Mississippi

The musical roots of the south run deep. Many say Clarksdale, Mississippi is the very birthplace of the Blues. Home of famed bluesman McKinley Morganfield (a/k/a Muddy Waters), Clarksdale’s the place to go to learn everything there is to know about the earthy, vital, powerful sound that influenced Chuck Berry and Keith Richards. The same sound still beats today from Juke Joints that pepper the streets in this sleepy town. Come for a day or two and leave inspired. Stay at the Shack-up Inn for the full experience.

Visit the Delta Blues Museum for a full history behind legends like Charley Patton, Son House, Tommy Johnson and the tortured Robert Johnson. Eat some of the best BBQ you can imagine at Abe’s or Hick’s. And of course, let the music move you at Ground Zero Blues (Morgan Freeman’s), Red’s Lounge or Shack-up Inn’s Juke Joint Chapel. And if you want more, discover the whole Mississippi Blues Trail that runs from the border of Louisiana and winds its way to Memphis, Tennessee.

To get you in the mood…

We are so excited to be hosting the release of Paul Burch’s new LP – Words of Love: Songs of Buddy Holly here at the studio tonight from 5-7pm! As a little teaser we asked Paul to share with us some of his favorite songs and musical influences. Here’s a taste…