Fri, Oct 16 | KOOTS

Guitar Foodie Alaska Stargazing Tour Featuring Singer/Song Writers Chelsea Nolan and Tom Vrem out of Nashville!

Singer Song Writer Guitar Foodie Tom Vrem will be joined on Stage by Nashville singer/song writer Chelsea Nolan and Local guest Chef Bombshell and Becky Kotter for a Nashville style songwriter round brought to you straight from Nashville with a tailored tasting menu from Guitar Foodie Tom Vrem.
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Guitar Foodie Alaska Stargazing Tour Featuring Singer/Song Writers Chelsea Nolan and Tom Vrem out of Nashville!

Time & Location

Oct 16, 2020, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
KOOTS , 2435 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503, USA

About The Event

Green Growcer, Hooked Entertainment & Koots Proudly presents Guitair Foodie Tom Vrem, with specisl Guest Nashville Singer/song writer Chelsea Nolan with local guest Chef Bombshell and Bexky Kotter! 

A Nashville style songwriting round brought to you straight from Nashville with a tailored tasting menu from Guitar Foodie Tom Vrem. Tom is a producer/engineer/songwriter that has been working out of Blackbird Studio in Nashville for the last 6 years. His passion for music started at 5 years old when he began playing guitar after a visit to the Grand Ole Opry. He started writing songs at 6 years of age and was playing live professionally by 16. By the age of 21 he had already produced 4 albums of original music and toured coast to coast in the USA. His passion for food and cuisine started about the same time while growing up in the 1 WRITERS ROUND AND TASTING  midwest. He always has been a foodie and began cooking for a number of different restaurants by the age of 18. In 2014 Tom moved to Nashville and Guitar Foodie was born as his handle for instagram… His two passions Music and Food were intertwined for the first time. News of his cooking quickly spread around the studio world. Tom moved to Nashville to attend the Blackbird Academy, a recording school that is owned by John and Martina McBride. After graduating Tom was asked to intern at the infamous Blackbird Studio were he interned for 6 months working along some of the best recording engineers in the world, who became fans of Tom’s food, as well as his engineering. While interning, Chris Stapleton mixed “Traveler”- a now triple platinum album- that was produced by Dave Cobb and Engineered by Toms long time mentor, Vance Powell. Being a fly on the wall for this album helped forge Tom’s work ethic and studio standard for which he is known for. He cooked numerous times for the esteemed clients of Blackbird, including several of their Christmas and Holiday parties. Tom also toured with ZZ Top on their 2016 world tour where he was a road manager for Tim Montana and the Shrednecks. He has produced or recorded artists from Tiffany, Kid Rock, Tim Montana, Jack Pearson(Allman Brother) as well as being a fly on the wall for countless Nashville songwriters trying to build their name. In early 2017 Tom wrote and produced/engineered a song “Darkwater” for Hank Williams grandson, Sam Williams. He went on to produce/engineer “Lost Grandchild’s Plea” for Sam as well which debuted on CMT on their top ten in 2018. Tom continues to work with some of Nashvilles top up and coming talent. He has been playing a showcase at Blake Shelton’s Ole Red in Gatlinburg and Nashville every month since the summer of 2019. He began building his own studio in 2019 known by Vinyl Archaeology. Since January of 2020 he has been gaining ground as one of Nashvilles top young producers specializing in Americana/roots/country. He still works out of Blackbird Studio and cooks a gourmet meal for every client he works with. The stars call him in to man their BBQs as well as their private parties. He has fed Alison Krauss, Peter Frampton, Martina McBride, Amos Lee, Hank Jr., Faith Hill, Tim Mcgraw, Billy Gibbons, Kings of Leon, the Mavericks, Alice Cooper, Weird Al, BB King, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Tiffany, Kid Rock, and countless other happy tummies. Tom’s cookbook Guitar Foodie was released in 2018 and features many of the recipes that he has been perfecting for years while cooking for friends and clients. Tom is excited to bring his cooking skills and his songwriting friends on an adventure of taste that will be one for the books. They will play an interactive, typical Nashville style writers round while sampling some of Tom’s cooking and the hearing stories straight from the writers mouths. It is a great night for pairing of local beers and wines while celebrating live music in this time of change.

                               CHELSEA NOLAND BIO

Chelsea Nolan, is building a fire. Lit by growing up in arguably the most beautiful countrysides in the nation, surrounded by self-taught musicians who could play the pants off most any instrument, and occasionally guided by big brother and fellow singer-songwriter, Josh Nolan, Chelsea has found a way to shine a light on all the dirty corners of life. Saying more in one line than most do in an entire song, her stories are candid, gritty, real, and they carry you right along with her through the heartbreak, humility, and life lessons learned.

With crowds soon singing their favorite lines like, “You’d steal the pennies off a dead man’s eyes”, “You’re what rock bottom looks like”, “We stay wild enough to shoot at, you can put that on our stones”, and “You’re the one I look for when I’m ready to go home”, Chelsea found herself being pushed to record her songs, and though initially hesitant, finally decided it was the right time.

“I’ve waited 27 years for this. For the first 25 years of that wait, I didn’t even realize I was waiting. I never thought I’d have a record to call my own. But something felt way too right about how it all fell together to just walk away.” During a short run with Sam Williams, grandson of Hank Williams, she met engineer and producer, Tom Vrem (Chris Stapleton, St Paul & The Broken Bones), who invited her down to record in Nashville.

“If you think something is just a crazy coincidence, odds are it’s much bigger than that. My band walked into Studio D and punched out five live-tracked songs in just six hours. There’s a lot of love between us all, seeing as there are two sets of siblings playing the music that keeps us all ticking.”

Recorded at the famed Blackbird Studios (Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Stevie Nicks), her six-song, foot stompin’, country debut, chelsea., features an all-star cast of musicians from the region, including a lock-step rhythm section of brothers Aaron and Andy White, Montana Hobbs on banjo, Travis Egnor on pedal steel, Chloe Edmonstone on fiddle, and brother Josh Nolan on guitar.

“Silver Line”, a swinging sing-along of a song that’s about finding the good in everything, stars said brother who “absolutely did kill my dad’s Jeep at the main stoplight in my one-horse town” in a personal favorite verse of hers: “Because it’s about something he messed up, and I’m his little sister, so it’s my job to never let things go”.

Her first single, and the first track of her EP, paints a picture of the first man to create heat from pure will and ambition. “Build A Fire” came to me one night around camp at a place called Skeeter Ranch. I had just spent a few hours laying on top of an abandoned lock wall on the Kentucky River. When I made it back to the ranch, I sat staring at the fire, listening to the cicadas sing and the embers crackle, and thinking about how the fire was made and how long people have sat around and enjoyed the same thing I was enjoying. I started wondering about the man who first created fire and what that must have been like. I’m certain he eagerly shared it with his friends, who appreciated it, but then were left feeling empty and searching to find their very own fire.”

Offering a retrospective look at her first quarter century of existence, “If You Think It’s About You, It Probably Is” started with a line her Mamaw said to her a couple of weeks before she passed away. “The words “I’ll live a lifetime and still be learning” really resonated within me. During the same time that my grandmother’s health was fading, it hit me that I was in love with my best friend. After a night at a John R. Miller show, I realized that he was the one I looked for when I was ready to go home.”

Having graduated from songwriter stages to festival main stages (Master Musicians, Well Crafted, Kickin’ It On The Creek, Red Fest) in less than a year, Chelsea is carving her own path and making quick work of it.

“Chelsea Nolan is hands down one of the most requested artists I have ever played here on my podcast. I got so many emails and messages from folks wanting to hear more from her after she played here in Dingess.

A true Appalachian gem if 

there ever was one.”

W.B. Walker

W.B. Walker Old Soul Radio Show

Find her on the road in support of her new album, "chelsea."

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