|This year's Toast to the City is 'OFF THE WALL'|
|Wednesday, June 04, 2014 8:35 PM|
The theme for this year’s Toast is “OFF THE WALL” because of the special entertainment coming to Canal Days. This year’s event will feature Nashville’s only “Joe Denim.”
For the past 10 years, Denim has been playing all over the country in front of hundreds of thousands of people with such acts as Uncle Kracker, on the Kenny Chesney Tour, Jaron & the Long Road To Love with Toby Keith Tour, Steve Holy and Jack Ingram. Denim is a classical-trained pianist and writes or co-writes his stand-up material and his songs. Denim’s blend of quick-witted stand-up and music connects with the audience regardless if he is performing at the rough biker bar or a comedy club in Nashville.
Denim has also performed abroad from Canada to the beaches of St. Croix and almost everywhere in between. He co-wrote the fifth-biggest selling country song of 2010 called “Pray For You,” a sarcastic breakup song recorded by Jaron & The Long Road to Love. It just passed the 2-million mark in sales. This brilliance led to Denim writing and performing more original fan favorites: “I Saw Your Face on Facebook,” “Truck Buddies,” “Pink Flamingo,” “Hello Below Me,” “Go Thank Yourself” and the “Red Solo Cup” parody, “2 Girls 1 Cup.”
Before Denim started touring, he was the tour manager/band leader for several country acts. During those earlier years, he built relationships with country radio program directors and country radio decision makers who are now fans of Denim’s humor and songs showing appreciation of his talent by embracing the Denim material to share with their audiences.
Toast-goers will be able to enjoy Denim’s humor along with fine wines and a variety of specialty beers. Area restaurants that participated in last year’s Toast will be invited to share their unique taste of the city for all to indulge.