Bluebird on the Mountain concert features Jarvis, Cannon and White

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Singer-songwriters John Jarvis, Chuck Cannon and Lari White will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, as part of the Bluebird on the Mountain concert series at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.

Bluebird on the Mountain presents artists from the stage of Nashville’s Bluebird Café singing on scenic observatory grounds overlooking the city. The series is booked by Amy Kurland, founder and owner of the Bluebird Café.

Jarvis, two-time Grammy winning songwriter and an accomplished studio musician, has penned songs for Vince Gill, The Judds, Conway Twitty, Brooks and Dunn and Amy Grant. He has played piano on records by Faith Hill, Shania Twain, George Strait and Reba McEntire. Jarvis’s latest solo project, View from a Southern Porch, blurs the lines between stride, Celtic, jazz, country, classical, and even bluegrass music.

Cannon has written No. 1 singles for Toby Keith and John Michael Montgomery. His latest solo CD is titled God Shaped Hole and was co-produced by fellow Bluebird performer and wife Lari White.

White won a Grammy award for her 1995 performance of “Amazing Grace” on The Apostle soundtrack. She recently performed on Broadway in the hit musical Ring of Fire at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre and produced the new hit Toby Keith CD, White Trash with Money. She self-produced her latest project, Green Eyed Soul, a stark departure from her country music roots.

Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available through Ticketmaster, which will add a handling fee. Tickets are limited, and past performances have sold out prior to the day of the show. The concert will be held rain or shine.

Tickets are $70 for carloads with a maximum of eight people and $30 per person. No RV’s or buses will be admitted.
Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and pack a picnic basket. After the show, visitors can stay to look at the stars using the observatory’s Seyfert telescope.

The final show of the 2006 season is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, and will feature Hugh Prestwood and Matraca Berg.

Dyer Observatory is located at 1000 Oman Drive, off Granny White Pike between Old Hickory Boulevard and Otter Creek Road, near Radnor Lake. A map is available at

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