As part of our series taking stock of 2021, I asked my dear friend and colleague Ann Powers, NPR Music’s pop music critic, based here in Nashville, to weigh in on what marks the music of the pandemic era within the streaming era. Jewly Hight: Beginning in 2020, there was a considerable amount of reporting […]
As the small team at Nashville’s Music Experience, immersing ourselves in new music and then sharing the best cuts with WNXP listeners is not just our job, it’s our calling. Music discovery is our mission. So while we decided to forego a ranked list or countdown after our first full year on-air, we did round […]
Here’s our latest conversation on what the alt-weekly The Nashville Scene is covering with its music editor Stephen Trageser. Jewly Hight: You have so much packed into the Year in Music issue that I think we better split this into a two-parter. How about that? Stephen Trageser: That’s great. JH: I know that people get really invested […]
Jewly Hight: In the new issue of the Nashville Scene, there are critics picks on a bunch of shows. So how about we focus first on the ones that showcase many different kinds of music that are made right here in town? And what do you say we work in a history lesson and go […]
It’s an extra happy What Where When-sday that coincides with the 2nd Annual (and WNXP’s first) Public Radio Music Day! Thanks to Do615 and our other community partners for keeping Middle Tennesseans informed about local happenings, and enriching the many opportunities we have to connect with others over art, sports, nature and more. In a […]
Many venues in Nashville ask for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test at the door. That “or” would be key if Tennessee’s governor signs new legislation that would bar requiring proof of vaccination into law.
Another jam packed week of live music and some weekend festivals around Nashville. We break down everything happening this week with Chris and Zach with Do615. Jason Isbell wrapping up his eight night residency at the Ryman starting tonight with opener Shemekia Copeland. He resumes on Friday with Allison Russell, Saturday with Joy Oladokun, and […]
Losing an hour driving to Chattanooga on Saturday and entering the Eastern Time Zone meant that I was really hugging corners on I-24 eastbound to get to Allison Russell’s midday set at Moon River Festival. But parking at my overnight lodgings and catching a quick Lyft to the Tennessee River-front Coolidge Park proved to be […]
It’s that time of year in the music world where we all — magazines, websites, radio stations, podcasts —look back and make lists. Everyone has been putting out their picks at the 6-month mark of 2021 and for this week’s New Music Experience the staff of WNXP pull together a playlist of our favorites so […]
Nominees include many Nashville-based artists and a record number of artists of color.