Nashville Field Guide


Part almanac, part urban lore, part best-of, part memoir, the first Wildsam Field Guide focuses on Nashville, Tennessee, once monikered Gunpowder City, origin of cotton candy and Cracker Barrel, northern end point to the Natchez Trace. The field guide explores all of that and more. From illustrated maps of comfort food and music stops, to stories from Rosanne Cash, Tony Earley and Senator Bill Frist, Wildsam digs deep to find the taproots of the Music City.

Inside you'll find a never-published note scribbled by Johnny Cash; the story of Jesse James living on Fatherland Street; a taxonomy of songbirds; the lifespan of the Ryman; Mayo’s fried pies; contents of a Civil War knapsack; a historic look at the Billboard Hot 100; poisonous snakes; debutantes; handmade neckties and Arnold's Country Kitchen; the world's smallest art gallery and Jack White's rolling record store.

The sum of these wild and profound parts mirrors the complexity of the Tennessee capitol. And, hopefully, encourages our own adventures in its rolling hills.


6.5 x 4"
120 pages
45 original illustrations
Tri-fold city map
100 lb cover stock

Size Chart


  S M L XL
Chest 36 39 42 45
Length 27 1/2 28 1/2 29 1/2 30 1/2
Sleeve 7 3/4 8 1/8 8 1/2 8 7/8


  S M L
Chest 32 34 36
Length 25 1/2 26 26 1/2
Sleeve 6 3/4 7 7 1/4