Nations neighborhood gathers for porch concerts

Posted at 8:05 AM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 09:06:02-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — While many musicians were out of work during the pandemic, two Nashville artists used their talents to bring harmony to one neighborhood in The Nations.

This playlist features Ross Livermore and Dan Holmes. They made their neighborhood debut just a couple of months ago.

"Some people call us the stoop boys," said Holmes.

"Right around my birthday, we were just like, why don't we set up the instruments as a birthday celebration," said Livermore.

"We set up on the front porch and started playing and neighbors started showing up."

From there, this normally quiet street turned into a social distance concert on Saturday evenings.

"Everyone was really respectful of everyone's space, so you'd have groups of everyone who lived together all seated in their little areas," said Livermore.

"Yeah, it's what we look forward to every week," said Grace Dean, neighbor.

"It's just nice that we can wake up and know that we've got something from 5 to 7 where we can sit down, relax and listen to good music," said Vinny Morgano, neighbor.

It's not a paid gig, but there's a reward.

"It's like a global pandemic but it's nice to get to know people," said Holmes.

These past couple of months have turned neighbors into friends.

"Everybody only knew each other by their dogs’ names, so everyone knows each other by their names now, so now we hang out together," said Morgano.

"The only people we had during quarantine was our neighbors, so that was a fun experience, to meet them," said Dean.

Livermore and Holmes say now that Metro's mask mandate is in effect, they'll be asking neighbors to still come out on Saturdays but to wear their face coverings.