EXCLUSIVE: Nashville’s famed Bluebird Cafe, the famend songwriter-friendly venue that gave an early musical dwelling to Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Religion Hill and plenty of different nation and pop stars, is getting the stage musical therapy. Bluebird, a brand new musical impressed by the cafe, is within the works from One thing Rotten! co-creator Wayne Kirkpatrick and songwriter-producer Don Chaffer.
“The Bluebird is our Ryman Auditorium, our Carnegie Corridor,” stated Kirkpatrick. “If you recognize, you recognize. I can’t wait to share it with those that don’t.”
Generally known as to “the Mom Church of Songwriting,” The Bluebird Cafe has, for the previous 41 years, been a launching pad for numerous songwriters and artists. Swift, for instance, performed the Nashville venue in 2004 when she was simply 14. It was on the Bluebird, reportedly, that she was found by future Massive Machine Information founder Scott Borchetta.
With its “within the spherical” design and intimate 86-seat capability, The Bluebird usually options three or 4 songwriter-musicians onstage taking turns performing their music. The venue was featured in an episode of The Foo Fighters’ TV sequence Sonic Highways (band chief Dave Grohl performed a shock present there in 2014) and within the ABC sequence Nashville. A 2018 documentary titled Bluebird featured Swift, Brooks, Hill, Vince Gill, Jason Isbell, Trisha Yearwood and others.
“To have the chance to inform the Nashville songwriter’s story inside a theatrical setting is, for me, the perfect of each worlds,” stated Kirkpatrick in an announcement. “Don and I’ve created a parallel world to the true world that we all know and love. That is really a ardour undertaking for us. We now have lived the songwriter’s life for over 30 years. It’s our group and lifeblood, and we really feel honored and lucky to be part of it.”
Whereas the precise plot particulars of the creating musical weren’t disclosed, Bluebird Cafe basic supervisor Erika Wollam Nichols stated, “I imagine theater is the best automobile to inform a vibrant and sincere story in regards to the inventive group that the Bluebird evokes and nurtures. It’s extremely thrilling to observe this musical take form.”
At this time’s announcement was made by producer Steve Buchanan and reps for the Cafe. “Wayne and Don are the proper storytellers for this undertaking as their lives have intertwined with characters of all ages and all walks of life which can be on this journey,” Buchanan stated. “They know what it means to observe your desires. The songs they’ve written for the musical are good for the stage and the story they inform feels timeless.”
Further particulars – a manufacturing timeline, casting and extra inventive staff – can be disclosed at a later date.