Amy Stroup & Justin Wade Tam at Tin Pan South
- Article by: Quinn Erwin & Erin Manning | Photo Credit: Quinn Erwin
- Posted: 04/03/2012
Tin Pan South was capped off this past Saturday night at Nashville’s Hard Rock Cafe with another fantastic line-up of songwriters, including Brite artists Amy Stroup and Justin Wade Tam (Humming House).
Andrew Ripp, a recent addition to the Nashville scene, started off the night slow and soulful with “On My Way,” followed by Amy Stroup’s, “Just You.” (You might recognize that one from those eHarmony commercials).
The “writer’s round style” made for a lot of jumping from artist to artist with a Sandra McCracken soft ballad, a Justin Wade Tam untitled blues number (which really kicked the set up a notch), and some smoothing over by Angel Snow’s soothing, jazzy alto.
Waterdeep’s Don Chaffer added a little variety to the night with his comedic musing over flushless toilets, and a scream-whispered satirical commentary called “Sympathy For Jesus.” His wife, Lori Chaffer, finished off the first round with a love song, and then it started all over again with Ripp’s singalong called “Savior.” The rounds carried on, but with other shows to catch on a Saturday night, Brite Revolution regrettably bade Tin Pan South farewell.
Despite the stylistic variety, the audience was clearly satisifed by everything the night had to offer. Regardless of anyone’s musical preference--whether Stroup’s musings on love, Snow’s ambient odes to life, or Tam’s giddy stompers about hope--each artist shined separately. Collectively, they proved why they were there in the first place, serving as a true testament to the variety that Tin Pan South brings each year.