Free LessonsHere’s an esoteric piece of music history we just stumbled upon. Rod Morgenstein of the Dixie Dregs talks about how in 1976 Chuck Leavell, who was keyboardist with the Allman Brothers at the time, saw them playing in a Nashville bar. Capricorn Records signed them right up! The Dixie Dregs are an instrumental band that fuses hard rock, southern rock, progressive metal, and even some classical. Could this have been the inspiration for Chuck’s rock/jazz fusion band “Sea Level”?
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Well, I grew up in Nashville.
Spent an awful lot of time on the Rock Block (as Elliston was known.)
Never saw a country act at Exit/In. Maybe somebody else can refresh my memory.
But, having said that, Elliston Place and Jefferson Street are two of the often forgotten incubators of musical talent in the history of Nashville.
P.S. loved the Dregs from early on. My dad was a picker. My brother and I were both scholarship students at Blair School of Music (pre-Vanderbilt.) He turned me on to your music. Grew up in Donelson, TN.