Lacy Green to perform Thursday at Classic Wineseller
Country touring artist Lacy Green will kick off three nights of live music beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10 at The Classic Wineseller in Waynesville.
When asked to describe her sound, Green said, "My music is a recipe of country, bluegrass, and soul. I have so many influences, so I think there's a little something for most everyone at one of my shows."
Green is a young singer based in Nashville, Tennessee, but she’s originally from Pilot Mountain, in the foothills of North Carolina.
"Pilot Mountain was a great place to grow up. It had all the love, support, and quirky characters that a great small southern town should have," Green said. "There was a great sense of community there and so many people who got behind my musical ventures."
She said there was also a great network of musicians in the area that she was blessed to get to grow up listening to and learning from. Music was a staple in her family’s home. She can't remember a time someone wasn't singing or playing or blasting the radio.
“My first performance was when I was 5 years old and my Dad lifted me up to a microphone at one of his shows so I could sing, ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow,’” she said. “I was pretty well hooked from that point.”
At 13, Green asked her Dad to teach her how to play "Blackbird" on the guitar. Soon afterward she began writing songs. She said the music in her house was always an eclectic mix. Her dad loved old soul music and bluegrass and her mom was more the rocker who taught her to love girl power icons like Stevie Nicks and Heart.
As a teen, she said she discovered singer songwriters Ryan Adams, Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin that made her fall in love with songwriting and country music.
After two albums, countless shows, and a diploma from the University of North Carolina, Green moved to Nashville where she completed her first radio tour, recorded a Top 100 country radio single, has had song cuts in several independent films, had artist cuts on her own songs and met and played with some of her musical heroes.
“My musical journey takes me lots of unpredictable places, but the people that I encounter on the journey are what make it my passion,” she said.
Green's last album was recorded at Sony Tree Studios in Nashville and produced by Ronnie Bowman. As a big fan of Bowman, she was proud to have him be a part of her first Nashville project.
"The studio is where a song really comes to life and that process is one of my favorite parts of what I do. I'm looking forward to getting started on the next one," she said.
Making the move to Nashville was a big decision for the North Carolinian, but she has enjoyed every minute of it. While she thought the music city would be scary, exclusive and cut-throat, she found the scene to be welcoming of her. world where I would have to practice telling the snakes in the grass from the fairy godmothers.
"The musical community is very close knit and for the most part, very supportive of one another. Nashville is a place for people to come chase their dreams and that thread seems to unify the city," she said. "The level of talent is inspiring, but just as inspiring is the level of grace, humility and kindness that I've experienced from my friends and neighbors there."
For more information, visit www.lacygreen.com. To make a reservation for The Wineseller show, call 452-6000.