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Darrell Scott joins us for Words and Music, performing songs from his new albums, 'Jaroso' and ‘Darrell Scott Sings the Blues of Hank Williams’.

Lyza Renee

Black Pumas, the three-year-old Austin soul-funk duo that earned two Americana Award nominations this year, made a splash on Tuesday with three Grammy Award nominations, including Best American Roots Performance and Record of the Year for “Colors” and an overall Album of the Year nod for their debut Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition). The highly danceable band is the brainchild of Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada, who met through colleagues only in 2017.

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Stars illuminate everything around them, but they also exert tremendous gravitational force, sucking in anything not fast enough to orbit on its own. This little physics lesson might be a way of thinking about the challenge facing the North Carolina string band the Steep Canyon Rangers. When superstar Steve Martin upped his banjo game ten years ago, he adopted the Steeps as his band, exposing them to huge audiences in live and TV settings. But the group preserved its identity, especially lately with three diverse albums in one calendar year.

Alysse Gafkjen

The very first sound we hear on Lera Lynn’s new album is a low-throated shaker, perhaps an African gourd, covered in a net of seashells? “To answer your question,” Lynn says, “It’s a box of Runtz candy.” Just another instrument for an artist making an album completely alone, at home. This shimmering track “Are You Listening?” proposes good advice, because every note and beat tells a story of self-reliance and resourcefulness.

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Nashville Dept. Health

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Nashville will again tighten pandemic restrictions on Metro restaurants and bars.

It was just three weeks ago that Mayor John Cooper lifted the city’s 50 percent cap on customers.

On Monday, Nashville will once again impose the half-capacity limit on restaurants and bars.

The move comes with three of the key metrics Metro uses to guage it’s battle with coronavirus in the red. Three more metrics are now yellow.

mnps.org

NASHVILLE. Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Tuesday was the last day Nashville’s elementary and students with special needs attended in-person classes through the end of the year.

Direct of Schools Dr. Adrienne Battle announced the change Monday.

She noted that the city’s COVID-19 infection rates are “at their highest points in months, and the situation may only be getting worse.”

news.vumc.org

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Vanderbilt researchers believe they now know why COVID-19 rarely proves fatal among children.

The finding was published this month in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

In most patients, COVID-19 turns deadly when the virus invades the lungs. The damage done makes it difficult to breathe. Severe cases end up on a respirator. Many don’t survive.

The Vanderbilt researchers discovered that a specific enzyme allows the virus to target the lungs.

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WMOT Video: Live Sessions on NPR Music

Darrell Scott has been productive during the pandemic, recording and releasing two albums Jaroso and Darrell Scott Sings the Blues of Hank Williams. Scott recorded his newest project, Jaroso live in a small adobe church in Colorado on the New Mexico border. Scott talks with Words and Music host Jessie Scott and performs “Lost Highway” , “There’s a Stone Around My Belly” and “The Day Before Thanksgiving”.

Twisted Pine performs songs from their new album 'Right Now' to celebrate its release. The band gets creative, staging a show at the Canada/U.S. border during quarantine, using green screens and guest performers to bring together a unique pandemic party. 

 

Special guests include Sierra Hull, Jerry Douglas, Liv Greene, Kevin Barry, Lyle Brewer, Jacob Jolliff and Dean Mahoney.

 

 

Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean, the husband and wife duo, Ida Mae speak with host Jessie Scott for Words and Music from quarantine in the U.K. Chris and Stephanie perform: "Break the Shadows", "Raining for You" and "Deep River" from their new album ‘Raining for You’.

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Liner Notes

Emily Beaver

Discovering new music is hands down the best part of my job. For me, obviously because I love music, but it’s also rewarding to share new music with you every day on the radio, each week on the Local Brew Hour, plus here in Liner Notes. There’s something about Foster McGinty’s catchy, upbeat, Stonesy sound - complete with crunchy guitars, background vocals and harmonica that offers a bit of brightness and fun in these dark and serious times. Foster McGinty was born in Memphis, Tennessee but grew up in southeast Missouri and has lived in Los Angeles, New York and now here in Nashville.

Courtesty of the Artist

This week's new releases include Hard Working Americans, Shawn Camp, Ana Carter Cash, Elvis Costello & The Imposters all inspired by the poetry of Johnny Cash, and new rarities album from The Wild Feathers, and a genre-expanding album from Front Country.

Jaclyn Yundt

Folk, Indie-folk, pop, soul and even some pretty heavy rock – all of those sounds could be used to describe Nashville singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Adkins. He’s shared bills with artists ranging from indie rockers Cage the Elephant to country hitmakers Little Big Town and the late outlaw country poet, Billy Joe Shaver and was a founding member of Nashville psychedelic blues rockers, Mellow Down Easy. He just released his first solo record since 2017’s To Become Immortal Then Die. Today in Liner Notes we’ll get into the new album, The Echoist.

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Watch the Finally Friday From Home Sets

Our Finally Friday From Home this week features Suzanne Santo and Ida Mae. Watch the video sets filmed at home.

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Courtesty of the Artist

Ida Mae, the duo Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean perform songs from their new album, 'Raining For You' from their quarantine apartment in the U.K. Set list: "Raining For You", "Breaking The Shadows", "Reaching" and "If You Don't Love Me".

Suzanne Santo performs songs from Los Angeles for Finally Friday at Home. Set list: "Bad Beast", "Fall For That", "Mercy" and "Blood On Your Knees".

Courtesy of the Artist

Sally & George perform "Fish For Free", "Repeating Song", and "Thank You (4 Breaking My Heart)" from their album 'Take You on a Ride' for WMOT's Finally Friday From Home.

Kendall Morgan performs "Rescue Me", "Questions", "OK", and "Thief" from her living room for WMOT's Finally Friday From Home.

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Watch the Full Wired In Session with Hayes Carll

Watch our Wired In session with Hayes Carll as he performs songs from his new 'Alone Together Sessions' and talks with host, Jessie Scott. The session was recorded Sept. 9, 2020 at East Iris Studios

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Federal health officials are likely to shorten their recommendation for how long people should quarantine to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus from the current 14 days to as few as seven.

In the mid-1970s, more than 40 years before he won the Pulitzer Prize for music, pianist and composer Anthony Davis was driving with his wife to Boston for a concert when a police officer pulled them over .

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Nashville Dept. Health

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Nashville will again tighten pandemic restrictions on Metro restaurants and bars.

It was just three weeks ago that Mayor John Cooper lifted the city’s 50 percent cap on customers.

On Monday, Nashville will once again impose the half-capacity limit on restaurants and bars.

The move comes with three of the key metrics Metro uses to guage it’s battle with coronavirus in the red. Three more metrics are now yellow.

mnps.org

NASHVILLE. Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Tuesday was the last day Nashville’s elementary and students with special needs attended in-person classes through the end of the year.

Direct of Schools Dr. Adrienne Battle announced the change Monday.

She noted that the city’s COVID-19 infection rates are “at their highest points in months, and the situation may only be getting worse.”

news.vumc.org

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Vanderbilt researchers believe they now know why COVID-19 rarely proves fatal among children.

The finding was published this month in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

In most patients, COVID-19 turns deadly when the virus invades the lungs. The damage done makes it difficult to breathe. Severe cases end up on a respirator. Many don’t survive.

The Vanderbilt researchers discovered that a specific enzyme allows the virus to target the lungs.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that Tennessee can begin outlawing abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

The ruling Friday also said Tennessee can prohibit an abortion if it’s based on the race or gender of the fetus.

Republican Gov. Bill Lee enacted the so-called “reason bans” earlier this year as part of a sweeping anti-abortion measure. The law was automatically blocked from being implemented by a lower court.

cdc.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee would no longer prohibit parents from refusing vaccinations of their children under a newly filed proposal as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

Tennessee law currently allows parents to cite several exemptions to not immunize their children as long as the state isn't in an epidemic. Two Republican lawmakers want those exceptions removed, allowing parents to opt out of school-required vaccinations during the coronavirus pandemic.

The bill also would allow parents to cite “right of conscience” as a reason not to immunize their children.

cdc.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  With eleven days remaining in November, Tennessee has marked a new, monthly, all-time high for COVID-19 infections.

State health officials have now reported well over 67,000 new infections in November. That exceeds the previous high of some 64,000 new cases reported in all of October. It also exceeds the high reached during the summer surge in July.

AP story on nursing home neglect includes Hendersonville woman

Nov 20, 2020

When COVID-19 tore through Donald Wallace’s nursing home, he was one of the lucky few to avoid infection.

He died a horrible death anyway.

Hale and happy before the pandemic, the 75-year-old retired Alabama truck driver became so malnourished and dehydrated that he dropped to 98 pounds and looked to his son like he’d been in a concentration camp. Septic shock suggested an untreated urinary infection, E. coli in his body from his own feces hinted at poor hygiene, and aspiration pneumonia indicated Wallace, who needed help with meals, had likely choked on his food.

Tenn. Dept. of Health

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville is tightening restrictions to fight the surging coronavirus by limiting gatherings to eight people.

Mayor John Cooper announced the new limit Thursday. It is a reduction from the current gathering limit of 25 people.

The mayor's office said the change takes effect Monday. It applies to public and private gatherings, whether at a restaurant or in a backyard.

Cooper urged people to follow the eight-person limit or to gather with only one other family group.

Tenn. Dept. of Health

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) —Tennessee set another new all-time high for COVID-19 hospitalizations on Thursday.

Tennessee has recorded new highs for hospitalizations 24 out of the last 30 days.

There were 2003 state residents being treated for the virus in hospitals statewide Thursday morning. That represents a 63 percent increase over the past month.

A total of 539 Tennesseans are being treated in Intensive Care Units. ICU bed capacity statewide has fallen to 11 percent.

Tenn. Dept. of Health

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) — Free flu shots will be available Thursday at all 95 of Tennessee’s state health clinics.

This is the third year that Tennessee has offered it’s “Fight Flu TN” event.

Health officials note less than half of the state’s residents typically get a flu shot.

Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey said in a press statement that it’s especially important for Tennessean’s to immunize against Influenza this year.

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