The Nightfall Concert Series continues its 25th year of summer musical programming Friday with a headline show by Holly Williams. The local opening act is Cody James Harris. These free shows are held each Friday at Miller Plaza, now through Aug. 30.
Review for Holly Williams:
Friday’s headlining act, Holly Williams, is no stranger to the music business. The daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. and granddaughter of the legendary Hank Williams, Holly released her debut album “The Ones We Never Knew” (Universal South) in 2004. The follow-up Here With Me (Mercury Nashville) was released in 2009, earning high praise from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, People, Entertainment Weekly, American Songwriter, and NPR Weekend Edition Sunday.
Hailed by American Songwriter as a “sophisticated, introspective singer/songwriter” and as having “a lovely, ever-on-the-verge-of-breaking voice, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Holly Williams self-released her third studio album, “The Highway,” on Georgiana Records in February .
Co-produced by Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars) and Williams, “The Highway” is the follow-up to 2009’s “Here With Me,” and is Holly’s first record as an independent artist. Additionally, the album features guest vocals from Jackson Browne, Jakob Dylan, Dierks Bientley and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Review for Cody James Harris:
Nightfall’s opening act, Cody James Harris is a soulful, singer/songwriter from Chattanooga. Whether solo or with a band, his music brings influences of folk, Americana, soul and rock.
Presented and produced by Chattanooga Presents, Nightfall continues to bring an eclectic mix of music to downtown Chattanooga. Nightfall showcases the local arts community by featuring Chattanooga musicians for each opening act, beginning at 7 p.m., followed by performances by national and international talent beginning at 8 p.m. Beer, wine, food and non-alcoholic drink concessions are available on site. No outside food or beverages are allowed.
For more information on this free community concert series, call 265-0771 or visit NightfallChattanooga.com for a complete, interactive website that includes music samples by each headliner and other information for first-time attendees.