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Revered Exit-In Marks 50 Years Of Live Music With New Book

Revered Exit-In! A much-loved, family-owned independent Nashville venue. Is marking a significant anniversary with the publication of the new “book Exit/In: Fifty Years and Counting.”

With a foreword by Jimmy Buffett, and interviews by others who once perform there including Johnny Cash, Allman Brothers. Along with many others! It offers up the rich history and entertainment that this iconic music venue created for the fans. The goal? To bring the best in music no matter the genre.

Featuring striking photography, much of it previously unseen, of other performers in the club’s illustrious half-decade on the Nashville scene. Mostly from its location at 2208 Elliston Place in Music City’s “Rock Block.” In the video below, take a walking tour of the venue with owner Chris Cobb.

There are images of such notables as Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and John Prine. Alongside interviews with many other artists who also hold the venue dear to their development. Such as Margo Price, Darius Rucker, and John Hiatt. Furthermore the book also recognizes the importance of the Exit/In to artists from beyond the realms of country, with performance shots. Featuring, The Police, The Ramones, Garbage, and metal heroes GWAR just to name a few! 

The Artists That Have Performed

The venue has also played host to such huge names as Johnny Cash, his daughter Rosanne, Etta James, Billy Joel, Kings of Leon, Linda Ronstadt, Talking Heads, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Lucinda Williams, R.E.M., the Allman Brothers Band, and countless others. As the website notes, “while the list of names is long, the worldwide list of clubs with this much history is very short.

“Exit/In and clubs like it are disappearing due to gentrification, development, and corporatization. Meanwhile, they’re dedication is to the preservation of the past. One that informs a vision of the future that cherishes and nurtures local live music ecosystems.”

The regular edition of the book is available at $50 and is complemented by a Limited Edition priced at $199. This features a gold foil-stamped slipcase and autographs from Hiatt, Price, Marshall Chapman, Rodney Crowell, Jason Ringenberg, Rucker, Moon Taxi, and All Them Witches. 

Both editions are available at the venue website, which itself contains extensive background on its unique story. Exit/In: Fifty Years and Counting can also be bought in select retail locations, including Hurry Back, Gifthorse Nashville, Parnassus, Grimeys, and Nashville with Love.

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