The third installment of Wom3n to the Front by E.Y.E. Productions took place on Sept. 29, 2022 at Eastside Bowl in Madison, Tennessee. Featuring a large cast of some of Nashville’s best independent musicians, this show of collaborative ‘90s and ‘00s cover songs was a benefit for the YWCA of Middle TN – a critical lifeline for local women’s rights, family rights, domestic abuse survival support, pet care, and women’s health and wellness.
I’m grateful to have performed in this concert – my first time playing at the Eastside Bowl, a retro-inspired bowling alley, arcade, restaurant, and concert venue on the northern edge of Nashville. This new venue was recently opened by the former owners of The Family Wash and the recently shuttered Mercy Lounge.
This was my second Wom3n to the Front performance, and my third show with this particular Nashville music community under Jonn’s production team.
My band and I performed a tribute to Madonna “Beautiful Stranger.”
Leslie Benson – Vocals
Tara Lansing – Bass
Sarah Eitel – Guitar
Jenny Wood – Rhythm Guitar
Chris Vest – Drums
Along with some of my bandmates from God in Rehab, Jonn Nicholson (of Not Your Nails, and the founder of E.Y.E. Productions) and Spookie Rollings, this collaborative show went off without a hitch to a crowd of several hundred attendees, including many of my friends who were kind enough to come out and support us.
Thanks again to everyone who came out to support the show, to Jonn for putting it all together, and to the lovely emcee, Kristen Teffeteller! (aka Kristen Kinetic). Also, thanks to Lee Nunley and Spookie for the video footage!
I appreciate you. On to the next one!
Photos by @Cap2RedStudio, Angela Jean, and myself.