Buddy Miller, Closer to the Note

by Holly Gleason I figured I could talk my way into a house,” says Buddy Miller, now the golden god of Americana’s roots music amalgam.  “I was at the grocery store, looking at those little magazines, and ...

On Stage with the Nashville Symphony

   Imagine being part of an intimate group sitting on stage listening to classical music while enjoying a good glass of wine. That’s exactly what the Nashville Symphony’s U.S. Trust OnStage series offer...

Monica Ramey CD Release Pure Jazz Chemistry

  Combine the musical chemistry of one of the world’s most successful jazz trios with singer Monica Ramey’s elegantly lush, lyrical interpretations and you have the enchanting musical conversation Monic...

Thom Chacon, An Innocent Man

Thom Chacon may not be a Nashvillian, but his respect for the story and the song, and his almost reverential approach to its delivery in performance and on record, would make him right at home among Music City’...

Critical i: Artober

by Joe Nolan While I didn't know about Artober 2011 until November 2011, after this year's event I predict Artober 2013 will bend Nashville's entire fall art season around its gravity.       Artober 2012’...

Rayland Baxter: feathers & fishHooks

           There’s a polka-dotted rooster on his bicep, a goose for his car, an oriole for where he lived, a  Native American warbird for his past life, and soon a mallard—his favorite duck—all circling his arm...

NPT Guide

 Nashville’s vibrant music heritage takes center—and the national—stage this month on NPT with several strong Music City-connected shows on the Austin City Limits schedule. The Grammy and Americana Music award-...

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 ...