Compass and Red House Join Houses

Nov 9, 2017
Compass Records

 

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams are among the prominent folk and Americana artists whose record label will soon be moving from St. Paul Minnesota to a new home in Nashville.

Nashville’s Compass Records announced this week that it has agreed to acquire Red House Records, a widely admired company launched in 1983 by DJ and music advocate Bob Feldman.

 

 

Acoustic music legends David Grisman and Tommy Emmanuel released Pickin’ last Friday, marking their first-ever duo album. And it would be hard to find anybody more excited about that than guitarist and singer Trey Hensley. Because he and his duo partner Rob Ickes were invited to join the ongoing album-inspired tour.

 

 

Last Friday, about a month after the untimely death of beloved rock and roller Tom Petty, Canadian folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys released Fifteen, their first album in six years. Track two is one of Petty’s most intimate songs, “Wildflowers.”

“I remember jamming it in a hotel room a few years ago and it came together really naturally. And then we started performing it and people just loved it.”

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That was the reaction from a Metro Council member to Mayor Barry’s plan to wind down inpatient care at Nashville’s indigent hospital.

In a letter released Thursday, Barry suggested that services at Nashville General should be reduced to outpatient care only. Barry noted that since 2005 Metro has had to spend more than half-a-billion dollars to keep General operating. She also says the hospital’s beds are now routinely less than half filled.

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