Over the last half-dozen years, Julien Baker has established herself as one of the most riveting songwriters in indie rock. Then she took a break, and got a chance to step away from her reputation. Now she’s tweaked her outlook and her sound.
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If you want to develop a deeper appreciation for the cultural significance of southern hip-hop, the scholarly work of Regina Bradley is good place to start. She’s on the faculty of Kennesaw State University, she’s the co-creator of the Bottom of the Map podcast on Atlanta’s WABE and she’s written an important new book titled […]
On the Record: A Q&A with Dominique Fils-Aimé Jewly Hight: I know you’ve had the vision for Three Little Words for years, since it’s the third in your trilogy of albums. When and how did you go about recording it? Was the pandemic a factor? Dominique Fils-Aimé: I had already written the songs for Three Little Words, and we […]
WNXP’s Nashville Artist of the Month Julien Baker performs Faith Healer live.
Julian Baker recently sent us a playlist of some fellow Nashville artists that inspire her. She reflects on her musical community – and making music during the pandemic in this video:
Nashville Artist of the Month Julien Baker says she stocked her playlist with “the songwriters or the musicians that I want to hear speak to me.”
2020 was a year of many unexpected firsts for musicians. For singer-songwriter Allison Russell, one of those was planting a garden behind her brick ranch rental in Madison. The bottom half of her face hidden behind a golden mask, she gave an outdoor tour of the premises, pausing to point out a success story: a […]
Nashville Artist of the Month Joy Oladokun captured the spirit of the playlist she created in the title Black People Rock.
Nashville Artist Yours Truly, Jai’s Monarch EP was featured recently as WNXP’s Record Of The Week. She answered some questions about her approach to music making and the origins of her unique sound.
There are countless books about Bob Dylan and the Beatles, but the thoroughly white and decidedly male-centric “official” history of rock, as narrated by generations of critics and the selections of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has sizable holes on it. Maureen Mahon, a cultural anthropologist on the faculty of New York University, […]