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Music City Roots Celebrates 200th Show Wednesday

Music City RootsThis week, when Music City Roots goes live from The Loveless Cafe Barn at 7 pm on Wednesday May 7, it will mark the show’s 200th episode. Since going on the air in October 2009, the show has averaged 44 shows a year, giving Nashville’s vibrant roots and Americana music scene a weekly international platform via radio, television and the web.

Music City Roots Will Move To Factory At Franklin In July

Music City RootsAfter nearly five years of memorable shows at the Loveless Cafe Barn, Music City Roots is making plans to move, at the start of its Summer 2014 season on July 9, to the historic Factory At Franklin, six blocks from the square in Franklin, Tennessee.

MerleFest Partners with Music City Roots for Kickoff Event

Sierra HullNashville, TN -- For the second year in a row, multi-platform concert series “Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Café” partners with MerleFest for a special kickoff event prior to the North Carolina festival. Set for April 23, 2014, at 7 p.m., Nashville’s “coolest show” will devote an evening to some of the talent appearing at the 27th annual MerleFest.

Music City Roots to Host Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

Rhonda VincentThis Wednesday March 12th, at Music City Roots - Live from Loveless Cafe Barn, the featured artists will include Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Wild Ponies, Cabinet, Don duprie and Teea Goans. The program is hosted by Jim Lauderdale. The last time Rhonda Vincent played Roots, it was on her run of duo shows with the mighty-voiced legend Gene Watson. It was great. Soaring and blue. Deeply country. But it did leave me craving a set of her audaciously clear and powerful bluegrass music. She is, after all, a seven-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year and one of the most beloved artists in the world of classic bluegrass. But this Wednesday, after years of waiting, we'll feature Rhonda and her band The Rage amid a diverse night at Roots. The season is winding down, but there's nothing wound down about Vincent's approach to roots music.

Music City Roots Goes International with Belfast Show

Music City RootsNashville, TN -- Music City Roots, Nashville’s nationally-syndicated weekly broadcast showcase for outstanding Americana and roots music, is heading overseas for the second time with a webcast production from the United Airlines 10th Annual Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The show will stream on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm local time/1:30 pm central time. The event will be filmed for MCR’s second season on American Public Television.

Music City Roots Presents April Verch, Greencards, Hillbenders Nov 13

April VerchMusic City Roots writes, "Last week at Guitar Night we saw how much was possible on six strings. This week we’ll raise the degree of difficulty and spotlight some innovators on the old four-string, the Devil’s Box, the G/D/A/E, as my colleague A.J. called it this week, perhaps because she loves acronyms. Call it a fiddle in the hands of show-opener April Verch or go with the more formal moniker embraced by our guest artists Black Violin, this miraculous instrument, animated by a horse hair bow of all things, beloved by our culture for 500 years, still explodes with possibilities in the hands (and chins) of inspired musicians.

Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Cafe Hits Public Television

Music City RootsNashville, TN -- The inaugural televised series of Music City Roots: Live from The Loveless Cafe, will premiere on its hometown station, Nashville Public Television, on Sept. 13, 2013 at 7 pm central. Soon thereafter, the 13-episode series, distributed by American Public Television, will debut in tens of millions of homes, having received commitments from markets covering over 60% of all US households, including WNET in New York, WGBH in Boston, plus stations in Los Angeles, Austin and over 75 other markets. New markets will be added every month.

International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Awards Seeks Nominees

Momentum AwardNashville, TN (July 17, 2013) - Last year, the International Bluegrass Music Association inaugurated the IBMA Momentum Awards after a year of close input, analysis, and preparation. These awards are meant to recognize musicians and industry professionals in the early stages of their bluegrass careers. It is not a peoples’ choice, popularity or member-voted award, but a juried award by notable peers. Input from all constituencies is considered by said jury. Essentially, the Momentum Awards recognize the best “up and comers.”

Music City Roots: GrassRoots MP3 Music Compilation Available

RootsGrassMusic City Roots and Compass Records don't just love bluegrass; they believe in bluegrass. It’s where American folk traditions and cultivated musicianship meet. And over the 60 years since its founding fathers mixed old-time, swing and gospel with primal drive, bluegrass has been a dynamic, inclusive, democratic music. Our definition of bluegrass is broad, with Doyle Lawson’s scriptural traditional flavor on the same show as Frank Solivan’s funky cover of a 60s pop classic. Music City Roots: GrassRoots contains ten varied and magnificent artists performing songs that touch on coal mining, a country store, doing time and good corn liquor.

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

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.

Darin & Brooke Aldridge, John Cowan at Music City Roots

Music City RootsNashville, TN – Mountain Home recording artists, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, returned to Nashville’s Music City Roots show, on an evening with an all-star cast that included entertainment legend, John Cowan. The musicians took some time backstage to swap stories from the road and stage. Darin and Brooke are known as the "Sweethearts of Bluegrass."

Music City Roots Partners with MerleFest

Nashville, TN -- Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Cafe announces its partnership with MerleFest for a special kickoff event at the multi-platform Nashville concert series prior to the North Carolina festival. Set for April 24, 2013, at 7 p.m., Nashville’s “coolest show” will devote an evening to the talent appearing at the 26th year of the festival.

Free Bluegrass Concert Sunday, 9/23 to Kick Off World of Bluegrass Week

Travelin' McCourysNashville, TN -- A free concert with bluegrass music supergroup The Travelin’ McCourys & Friends will take place immediately after the Tennessee Titans’ game on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Cumberland Park, 592 South 1st Street in Nashville, in the shadow of the Titans’ stadium on the banks of the Cumberland River.

Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Cafe Partners With Putumayo for Bluegrass Music Show

BluegrassNashville, TN -- Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Cafe, Nashville’s acclaimed weekly Americana music broadcast series, will host a special edition on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 featuring artists included on the new anthology Putumayo Presents Bluegrass. Slated to perform are bluegrass music artists the Sam Bush Band, Town Mountain, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen and a duo featuring banjoist Alison Brown and fiddler Andrea Zonn. Bluegrass is the first collection Putumayo has devoted to one of America’s greatest musical genres, and its wide ranging survey of styles fits comfortably with Music City Roots’ eclectic programming philosophy.

Lonesome River Band Set To Thrill Fans with Three Nashville Performances This Week

Lonesome River Band 30Nashville, TN -- The award-winning Lonesome River Band fresh off a Hollywood, CA performance this past weekend, will head back to Nashville today for three Nashville concerts this week. The group will no doubt thrill fans with performances at Music City Roots Live from the Loveless Barn, SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction Studio Special taping (live audience), and WSM Radio’s Station Inn Sessions.


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