No Rules, Just Roots – MCR 3.25.15
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By guest blogger Larry Nager. Photo by guest photographer Butch Worrell. On any given Wednesday, Music City Roots is the Americana version of a classic radio barn dance – a variety of artists, some old, some new, some famous, some less well known. Like that show at the Ryman that you may have heard of,… Read more »

Tastebuds and Earbuds A Spring Feast at MCR
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For me, a great concert lineup is like a great recipe, just the right balance of ingredients and tastes, sweet and sour, rich and spicy. And the really memorable shows, from nights at Bill Graham’s Fillmores to festivals like Merlefest and Bonnaroo, all have shared the secret of mixing it up, enhancing varied musical flavors,… Read more »

Belfast to Bluegrass

The Music City Roots  St. Patrick’s Day Afterparty managed to celebrate that most Irish of holidays with nary a tear-soaked “Danny Boy,” or drop of green beer. Instead, the cliche-free show lived up to its name, filling the Factory in Franklin and Hippie Radio’s airwaves with roots and branches of Celtic music and its American… Read more »

Bonus Set This Week! Irish Songwriters!
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L to R: Mark Graham, Allie Bradley, Paul Tully and Warren Attwell. We’ve just announced a special addition to this week’s Music City Roots. As part of our exchange with the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival (and in synch with St. Patrick’s Day) four of Ireland’s finest musicians will appear in the round in the middle… Read more »