Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Nashville Trip Day 3 - Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and Beck at the Ryman Auditorium

Before this Nashville trip I had never heard of the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.  It first opened in 2005 so it was not there when we came last time.  This museum honors all musicians regardless of genre or instrument. The MHOF timeline starts with the beginning of recorded music and inductees are nominated by current members of the American Federation of Musicians and by other music industry professionals.
They had many artifacts including guitars, records, and outfits worn by the performers.  There were exhibits on Motown and the Los Angeles sound among other musical niches.  I was impressed by a display of various devices tracing electronic devices from the Thomas Edison record player to the Ipod was several variations of record players, radios and tape players in the middle.

When we visited Nashville in 2004 we toured the Ryman Auditorium, but did not attend a concert there.  I found out in advance that Beck was appearing there during our visit.  I didn’t know much about him, but I really wanted to see a concert at this famous venue.  He is known for creating musical collages of a wide range of styles.  The concert started out with an acoustic set, but the music got louder and more rocking as the concert progressed.  He had many enthusiastic fans in the audience.

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