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Dave Pahanish, Nashville

Dave Pahanish | Do You Believe Me Now?

There was no doubt about it in this youngster’s mind. From the time he was 10 years old, Dave Pahanish knew he was going to be a songwriter. Music came easily to him and filled him with such joy that his he...
Sonny Rollins, Nashville, Schermerhorn, credit John Abbott

Sonny Rollins | A Tenor Titan at 81

Legendary critic Whitney balliet once labeled jazz “the sound of surprise,” and no one exemplifies that more than the great sonny rollins. As a composer and soloist, he has dazzled, delighted, and stunned music...

Béla Fleck | Positively Left of Cool

Though he didn’t invent the three-finger picking technique on the banjo, Earl Scruggs’ brilliant, imaginative solos and playing elevated the standard of excellence on the instrument. The songs of Scruggs and hi...

K.S. Rhoads | Pop Opus

Prepping for what could be the music year’s most quintessentially “Nashville” collaboration, genre-melding indie pop singer-songwriter K.S. Rhoads was talking to the Nashville Symphony Orchestra’s principal...

The 73rd National Folk Festival

The National Folk Festival, one of the longest-running celebrations of the arts, is coming to Nashville for a three-year tenure in September of 2011. Husband and wife team Garry West and Alison Brown, founders ...

Annie Sellick | The Singing Circle

Sunday nights can be slow in Sylvan Park. But behind Charlotte Avenue’s dark storefronts, across N. 49th Street from Betty’s Grill, a light shines over the entryway into the Global Education Center. Step in...
photo by Anthony Scarlati

The Civil Wars | Harmony & Discord

by Lizza Connor Bowen At a historic house in downtown Franklin, Tennessee, Nashville Arts Magazine recently had the chance to catch up with breakout folk duo The Civil Wars. With nineteenth-century wallpaper...
Jed Hilly, photo by Anthony Scarlati

Jed Hilly | An Americana Life

So a few months ago Jed Hilly was about to mow his lawn. It was a Saturday like any other, and—b-r-r-ring!—Merle Haggard rang him up. Hilly didn’t know Merle. They weren’t buds or work associates. But there it ...

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