If you’re unfamiliar with the phenomena of Bandcamp Friday, here’s the official rundown on the ongoing event. In short, the service Bandcamp waives their fees as a way of showing their support for artists. It began in March of 2020 at the start of the pandemic and has been going ever since. Will it continue past this month? No way to know at this time but it’s a great opportunity to support an artist or two.
We here at We Own This Town take the opportunity to highlight a bunch of releases from the local scene that are on Bandcamp and are, we feel, worthy of your support. It’s not an exhaustive list but it’s a place to start. Buying music has become a very foreign concept since the rise of streaming services but you don’t actually have to download any music. You can use today as an opportunity to support an artist that you enjoy, or missed their last live show or just want to encourage them to keep going by means of a few dollars. It’s not charity but it is a direct line to give 100% of your money to a musician that would otherwise be shared with a service. It’s also a helluva lot better way to support someone than just streaming their music; which we all know is not a viable monetary path.
No matter what, it’s a fun way to spotlight some music from around the Nashville area. Keep up with this list or follow our tweeting if you want a bit more detail. We’ll also advise that you find your own Nashville discoveries and show your support!!