2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Presented by: Thirty Tigers

Doug Seegers

Wednesday, March 18
12:00AM - 12:40AM


Doug Seegers

Going Down To The River

Release Date: October 7

It's just your typical Music City story.

A frequently homeless, 62-year-old singer-songwriter-guitarist gets discovered at a Nashville food pantry by a Swedish country music star, who helps him from the streets to superstardom in a country best known for Abba's "Dancing Queen" and the like.

"What's Abba?" asks Doug Seegers, in a voice free of irony.

Seegers isn’t much into pop music. He grew up on the hard-country sounds of Hank Williams, and came to adore the heart-first country-rock that Gram Parsons made with the assistance of young harmony vocalist Emmylou Harris.

Those influences are present on Seegers' remarkable debut album, Going Down To The River, a fully realized version of the music he has been making on Nashville streets for decades. Before that, he was making it in New York, Austin and other locales.

"I've made a ton of money p...

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