Nov 18, 2003 - Vienna Teng Tour: Knoxville to Nashville, TN

Alright, I'll admit it. I liked Nashville. It seems to have a great deal of influence from the East and West Coasts, and was quite cosmopolitan, in a comfortable, down-home sort of way.

After load-in at the Bluebird Cafe, we wandered off in search of a hotel. I wanted to see the bridge where Passage was recorded, but we were unable to find it, but shortly after we were forced to pull over to photograph the most beautiful fiery sky I've seen in a long time. It was quite a stunning sight, with lots of dark, saturated yellows, oranges, reds, and blues. The moment lasted ten minutes or so, and then faded into something a bit more plain. And then, we ate dinner at a restaurant called "Mirror," which was excellent, and had a really neat cracked mirror for a wall. :)

The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville is a nice venue, and is apparently very well known in the singer/songwriter circuit. Angela Todd opened, singing a short set before turning the mic over. Greg, from Deep South Entertainment, and David Henry, Vienna's producer, were present at the show as well, and afterwards we hung out a bit at Dave's studio, where Warm Strangers was recorded. [see some photos]