“It’s a song about not knowing if loving someone is crazy, fun, heaven, or hell,” Kristina Murray explained to the cozy crowd before she sang a cover of Willie Nelson’s song “Heaven and Hell”. This past Thursday night, Saint Añejo, Trianon Tequila, and Native Nashville hosted their monthly music event, Tequila Sessions, to highlight up-and-coming artists in the Nashville area.
Each Tequila Session is held in the Tequila Library, a trendy room decorated with sugar skulls, vintage books, and leather couches. Tucked away in Saint Añejo’s mezzanine, the Tequila Library has an upscale basement-type vibe.
When we first arrived to the Tequila Library around 4:30 PM, the bartender offered us several drink options made with Trianon Tequila. Who could resist some Trianon Tequila? After all, research has shown that drinking tequila improves your appearance and health! (Askmen.com) We opted for a Casa Perfecta Margarita and a pour of Trianon’s añejo with a side of orange and cinnamon. After taking the first sips of our drinks, we settled into the chill, hip mood.
As Kristina was doing a sound check, Executive Chef Jason Slimak brought up some Chicken Tinga, Shrimp and Mango, and Local Veggie Quesadillas. We snagged a piece of the Chicken Tinga Quesadilla before they were quickly swept up. The quesadilla’s smoky and savory flavor perfectly complimented our sweet and sour margarita.
While we enjoyed our second drink, this time trying the Paloma, a grapefruit and tequila cocktail, Kristina sang an upbeat original song called “Southland”. The acoustic sounds mixed with the friendly chatter among strangers and friends alike made for an intimate environment.
The familiar sounds of Tequila Sessions' featured singer-songwriter alongside the chic-cantina feel of Saint Añejo's Tequila Library made for a quintessential Nashville night and a hint of Mexican flair. With the original music, Trianon craft margaritas, and fresh offerings, we will certainly not miss next month’s Tequila Sessions!
Relive the Tequila Sessions vibe with a video of one of our previous performers, Brandy Zdan.