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Decades after it came out in 1979, you still regularly hear “Romeo’s Tune” by Steve Forbert over PAs in the grocery store or on oldies radio if that’s what you’re into. But don’t let that early hit define Forbert’s long, distinguished career. He’s an excellent and widely admired songwriter with more than 20 albums to his credit. He dropped by Craig’s home studio to talk about his mindset moving from his hometown Meridian, MS to New York in the 1970s, on up to his latest record, Moving Through America.
  • Journalist Marissa Moss spent her post college years working in political communications and progressive causes, so when her real dream of music writing got up and rolling, combining the ethos of those two worlds came naturally. “I was always interested in that intersection of music and social justice,” she says. “Sometimes people will yell at me on Twitter or write an email after an article and be like, you're clearly politically motivated. Surprise! It's always kind of been who I am.” Moss's new book chronicles recent history in the genre through the interwoven journeys of Kacey Musgraves, Mickey Guyton and Maren Morris.
  • The Hardings and McGavocks were founding families of Nashville and both are wrapped up in the story of Two Rivers Mansion, the Civil War era estate between the Stones and Cumberland Rivers in Donelson. It’s a national register landmark house and shady park that’s off the radar for a lot of folks. But we’ll be there making a joyful noise on Saturday, Aug. 27 when WMOT presents Roots On The Rivers.
  • We love how Finally Friday From Home paradoxically takes us places, to hidden video studios and cozy locales from across town to across the nation for live video performances by the elite of roots music. That’s what’s up this week as we tap the feed from the West Coast for the “California Americana Soul” of the Wreckless Strangers and the Nashville-based, Mississippi-inspired dirty blues of Coyote Motel.
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Win a pair of tickets to Robert Plant + Alison Krauss on the Raise The Roof Tour with special guest JD McPherson at First Bank Amphitheater on September 7, 2022
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Win a pair of tickets to Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman featuring the Dan Tyminski Band on June 30, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
Win a pair of tickets to Chris Knight with Jason Eady presented by WMOT Roots Radio at City Winery on June 30, 2022, at 8 p.m.
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