Levi Lowrey may be a guitar-toting troubadour today, but he began as a fiddle player. No surprise, since his great-great-grandfather, the late Gid Tanner, was also a fiddle player and today stands as a towering figure in country music history. Tanner and frequent rival “Fiddlin’ John” Carson were among the first “hillbilly” musicians to take advantage of the fledgling broadcast and recording industries of the early 20th Century. As a result, Tanner—a chicken farmer by trade—became one of the first country music stars, along with his band the Skillet Lickers. He along with Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, and Zac Brown Band member Coy Bowles wrote “Colder Weather” which became Zac Brown Band’s seventh consecutive #1 single and received a CMA Award nomination in 2011 for Song of the Year. He joined us for our 5GB series before joining the rest of the Southern Ground artists at the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Nashville.
What’s the first gig you ever attended?
The first concert I ever attended was Bill Monroe and Dock Watson.
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed?
Playing The Ryman was pretty cool.
What is the best gig you have ever seen?
What is the gig you would most like to play?
I’d love to open for Kris Kristofferson anywhere.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
Hmm, me, Kris Kristofferson, Darrell Scott, and Mac Macnally.
Catch Levi Lowrey, Sept. 21st @ Peachtree Tavern