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4 Compilations From Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Cafe

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Music City RootsNashville, TN -- Music City Roots and Compass Records Group have announced the release of four compilation albums now available for purchase through iTunes, Amazon, and other key digital music retailers. Each themed album features live performances carefully chosen from the popular radio show’s archives, which tapes and broadcasts in front of a live audience every Wednesday night at the Loveless Barn on the edge of Music City.

In the words of Craig Havighurst, series producer and show journalist:
Performances at Music City Roots: Live >From The Loveless Cafe mark vivid moments that can’t ever be repeated. But many are too good to be lost to time. So the team at Nashville’s favorite radio variety show and Americana music showcase have combed the archives of the past year or so to compile the first four volumes of a new series, set for release through Compass Records.

The digital-only collections – GrassRoots, SongRoots, TwangRoots and SoulRoots – will be available at iTunes and other digital music outlets. Those who purchase the full albums will receive song-by-song notes by Music City Roots journalist Craig Havighurst plus striking photography by show photographer Anthony Scarlati.

The performers featured on the compilations include Americana superstars, hot contemporary artists on the circuit and exciting emerging talents. Among them: Darrell Scott, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Tim O’Brien, Gretchen Peters, Ben Sollee, Alejandro Escovedo, The SteelDrivers and The Wood Brothers. Other artists, perhaps not as well known, will offer listeners the pleasant shock of discovery, just as they did for us at the Loveless Barn, including Kellin Watson, Red June, Sol Driven Train and Uncle Lucius.

Every Wednesday night, Music City Roots goes out live over the radio and the internet at 7 pm central in one of the most exciting weekly shows in America of any genre. The atmosphere is loose yet focused on quality performance and an uncompromised audio experience. The show has been praised by local media, plus the Bob Edwards Show, Southern Living and other prestigious outlets. The Roots compilations offer a best-of sampler of this extraordinary show.

Billboard Magazine has touted Compass Records Group as one of the leading independent labels of the past decade. The label group is home to more than 500 releases across the Compass Records, Green Linnet and Mulligan Records imprints with a roster that boasts a variety of artists including Colin Hay, Victor Wooten, Claire Lynch, Altan, Peter Rowan, The Gibson Brothers, Darden Smith, BeauSoleil, Catie Curtis and label co-founder Alison Brown. For more information, visit

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