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Julian Lage, Standing Astride Jazz and Roots

Mar 11, 2018

The world of roots music has been made wider and deeper through the contributions of some key instrumentalists who’ve drawn heavily on jazz to create a new American acoustic music we might call string band fusion. Among them: Béla Fleck, Sam Bush and David Grisman. Those names all came up prominently in my recent conversation with guitarist Julian Lage.

Americana En Francais from Brace and Hoffman

Nov 14, 2017

 

Songwriter Eric Brace, founder of the band Last Train Home and Nashville’s Red Beet Records, has a pedigree of pure Americana. But if you scour his catalog deeply, you’ll see that he very much enjoys singing songs from France.

20-time Grammy Award award winner Pat Metheny and his stellar Unity Group featuring Chris Potter (sax), Antonio Sanchez (dr), Ben Williams (b), and Giulio Carmassi (voice/misc instr.) will make their debut appearance at Ryman Auditorium on February 16th.

WMOT will once again be front and center at Murfreesboro's Main Street’s JazzFest.  JazzFest  is more than just a concert, it’s an event!

We'll be giving away lots of great prizes including  jazz music on cd, and  tickets to see singer, conductor, pianist, actor, composer Harry Connick, Jr.  in concert July 12th at The Woods at Fontanel.  Tickets on sale at www.ticketmaster.com.