Heath Haynes & the Hi Dollars
When/Where: Saturday, June 7th, Samsung Galaxy Stage
Who: East Nashville's patron saint of the western boogie, who plays swingin' originals — and maybe a Merle Haggard tune or two
Why You Can't Miss Him: Haynes has "this machine kills fascists" inked on his forearm; it's the famous fighting words of Woody Guthrie, and Haynes attacks his songs like a true solider, battling to preserve the sacred catalogues of country's greats. Though he can be found every Sunday cranking out a mix of classic covers at East Nashville's the 5 Spot, he's showcasing his own quirky rockabilly numbers that justify his status as an occasional guitarist for Wanda Jackson at CMA Fest. And ever the working musician, Haynes and his Hi Dollars band will also be hitting Broadway's honky-tonks: Catch him at the Wheel on Friday, Layla's on Saturday and, of course, across the river at the Fiver on Sunday.