Diverse City in Music City – TobyMac Rocks Nashville

I had just flown from a great visit to Shure HQ’s back into Nashville.  I could have headed home, but I do not get a chance to see TobyMac and the Diverse City Band that often.  The Shure PT Cruiser made its way over to the Bridgestone Arena.

There were several artists that had opened for Toby but I had arrived just before he and his Grammy Award winning group took the stage.  This was a hometown show for Toby so lots of family and friends were in attendance, not to mention a healthy Nashville crowd.  Looked like it was almost sold out.

The show kicked off like a house party with a BOOMIN’ sound system.  I felt like I was driving down the road in a Caddy with the wheels jumpin’ up and down.  It was pretty AWESOME!  DJ Maj was perched atop a steel tower of staircases fronted by a tall LED wall.   After 5 songs, the band came in to join the party. They went from hit to hit and then took a moment to walk out to front of house and do a few songs acoustically.

Toby just received the new KSM9/HS capsule. Monitor engineer Heath Mahon, Front of House engineer Ryan Lampa as well as Toby are all loving the upgraded sound and increased rejection.  A few weeks ago, I sat with Toby for an interview and he also mentioned how much he likes the sound of the PSM 1000 monitor system.

Visit Toby’s site and make sure to catch this show if he’s coming near you.

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Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Ryan is a Regional Manager of Artist Relations at the Shure office in Nashville, TN. He started at Shure in 1993 in Customer Service and joined the AR team in 1996. Ryan has over 30 years of performance experience playing drums and percussion in various groups and genres. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, watching movies, videography, and camping with his family. His Twitter handle is @ryan_smith1969.

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