When Aubrie Sellers plays Musicians Corner this Saturday, the Nashville native will be reunited with one of her favorite artists – bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley. Stanley invited Sellers to sing on his new album A Man Of Constant Sorrow, a star-studded affair with guests like Robert Plant, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Elvis Costello and Dierks Bentley. We asked the country singer-songwriter about her favorite spots around town, having fun at music festivals and more.
What can we expect from your set at Musicians Corner?
A bunch of songs I wrote about my life for my upcoming record, which somebody called “garage country” and I’d say that’s pretty accurate.
What is your favorite festival experience?
I love Americana Fest and other festivals where there’s a bunch of great people to see, but you don’t have to die in the heat all day long. Although, I had a fun experience at Bonnaroo this year, and Sturgill Simpson was killer.
Where are some of the places you like to go when in Nashville?
I probably spend 85 percent of the time at my apartment, but when I do venture out I’m usually at a movie theater. The Belcourt is great for seeing movies that don’t come to the bigger theaters. There are so many great restaurants here now, I love Virago, and I like to go to Tin Dog to drink.
Have you been to Musicians Corner before?
I went back in May and saw Ben Kweller, and I got a free lemonade so overall it was pretty enjoyable.
What’s the last good concert you’ve been to?
I saw Jake Bugg last year at the Ryman and it was my kind of show, simple, exciting, and all about the music. I also saw Ralph Stanley last year at City Winery, he’s my favorite singer, and it’s the first time I was able to see him play. After that I got to sing on his newest record, and now I get to play a show with him!