In Episode 29, Granville Automatic’s duo Vanessa Olivarez and Elizabeth Elkins join me in the Rambler and share some of their stories as well as some Nashville history!
Led by a modern-day Linda Ronstadt, Granville Automatic writes songs the Associated Press calls “haunting tales of sorrow and perseverance.” they have created a one-of-a-kind sound that revolves around their passion for storytelling. The duo, comprised of Nashville songwriters Vanessa Olivarez and Elizabeth Elkins, is named after a 19th-century typewriter.
In November of 2018, Granville Automatic released RADIO HYMNS, a 13-track concept record mining Nashville’s lost history from the two wives of city founder Timothy Demonbreun to the day in 1974 that the Ryman Auditorium was saved from the wrecking ball. Elkins and Olivarez self-produced the record, using some longtime Granville players and some of Nashville’s legendary studio musicians (and studios). The album rocks and rolls, haunts and soars, and pays true homage to the mystery of Music City.
We had a great time hanging out and listening to them go back and forth was pretty fun. Their differences make them great and entertaining. Enjoy their stories and learning a bit of Nashville history!
Shout Out from Vanessa and Elizabeth:
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Local nonprofit of the month
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