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    Settles Connection welcomes you to our site. We hope you enjoy your visit. Do stop by often to see what we're up to!

    What has Settles Connection been doing? 


    Summer 2018

    The summer has been challenging and busy. Settles Connection is still making music in various capacities. Wayne Settles & Friends perform the first Friday every other month at The Nashville Rescue Mission. Our friends Ashley Cleveland and Mary Gauthier joined us in April and Ashley just joined us in August. Calvin and Odessa conducted a workshop on music from the Civil Rights Movement to ~90 attendees at Lipscomb University. Odessa recently performed a private event at the Lipscomb University President's home with Lee Camp, Buddy Greene, Jeff Taylor, Matt Combs, and Byron House. Add weddings and a performance at 3rd & Lindsley with Odessa, Maura O'Connell, Jonell Mosser, Siobhan Kennedy and band members John Mock, Tom Britt, Nick Buda, and Paul Ossola, then you will know just how busy Settles Connection has been.

    Check Settles Connection on YouTube - shot at Pilgrimage Music Festival by "Sixthman" 

    Fall 2017 - 2018

    Hello everyone! Fall is off with a bang! Settles Connection members, Calvin, Odessa, Rick and Shirley have been in the studio - yes, with other artists of course. We will get back to our own stuff soon! We're enjoying working with other artists like Parker Milsap, Kathy Mattea, and Pony Bradshaw. We're looking forward to their new releases and grateful to be included in their creative processes. 

    Odessa is enjoying working with Dave Cobb on music for the  new TV series Damnation. The show airs on USA on Tuesday evenings. Check your local stations for times. Odessa also traveled to Boston MA to film a pilot for a TV series Conjure Man by Ej Ouellette and Lisa O'Donnell. Odessa was transformed into an 85 year-old healer and teacher of the main character. Awesome story! The filming took place in a 400+ year old home. We will keep y'all updated as the story unfolds and near airing times.

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    Previous events


    Tokens Show Thanksgiving @ The Ryman

    Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Ave N, Nashville TN

    Celebrating 10 Years of Tokens Shows Thanksgiving at the Ryman with Special Guest Matt Maher, Todd Suttles, The Lipscomb Academy Concert Chorus, The Most Outstanding Horeb Mountain Boys, and more