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The return of AmericanaFest after a difficult year off in 2020 is cause for celebration, and WMOT Roots Radio is here for it, presenting three afternoons of live music, including one of the most talent-packed Wired In sessions so far.
  • AmericanaFest is the anchoring annual event for Nashville's roots music community and industry, and it's back after a forced year off. Here's our music writer's take on what to expect at the top of the bill and some recommendations for artists with bold new directions or newcomers emerging on the radar.
  • Nonesuch Records has released Ramble In Music City, a recently discovered 1990 live recording from the Tennessee Performing Arts Center that lends new context to Emmylou Harris's classic live Ryman album and brings us 23 new performances from one of her greatest career chapters.
  • Launched in the shadow of 9/11 in a struggling mountain town, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion has bolstered the music of its region, launched careers, and helped Bristol itself recover from the small town atrophy of the late 20th century. Working in tandem with the city's Birthplace of Country Music Museum and its in-house Radio Bristol, the Reunion has become a key Americana festival and an anchor for a place central to country music history. The 20th anniversary comeback edition, after a year scrubbed by Covid, called for a road trip.
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