It’s been almost five years since East Nashville recording engineer Elijah “Lij” Shaw saw his home recording studio get reported to, and shut down by, Metro Nashville. And he’s been telling his story far and wide ever since. The latest forum, a “Save Music City” home studio expo held last week on Music Row.

Bob Dylan's Songs Get A Symphonic Setting

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Bob Dylan may be history’s ultimate embodiment of the folk singer raising his lone voice against injustice and calling for change. But what if those famous lyrics were sung by a hundred voices? What different kind of power could they have?

On The String: A Heavy Tribute To John Hiatt

Jan 13, 2020
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Amid the 50 pages of notes, tribute essays and photos included in the new box set Only The Song Survives, John Hiatt’s daughter Lilly writes up some loving memories of going on the road with her dad back in 2004, when she was 20 years old. She sees his working life, his joie de vivre and his band camaraderie up close and in a new light.

Wired In: A Very McCrary Christmas Session

Watch the McCrary Sisters perform songs from their 2019 holiday album, A Very McCrary Christmas, at WMOT's Wired In presented by Subaru.

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Randy O'Brien – Nashville's first gas station pumping a special mix of low-emission fuel opened recently.

Murfreesboro, TN – A jazz great takes a look at the future of America's purist and only original art form.

Nashville, TN – The prison's gone and so are some of the inmates, but this award-winning piece tells the story of long-ago dreamers who learned to escape via their imaginations.

Murfreesboro, TN – Creative writing students are signing up for a new mentor program with results to write home about.

Murfreesboro, TN – A country great takes a spin around the floor to the tune of jazz classics. WMOT's Shawn Jacobs to Suzy Boggus.

Murfreesboro, TN – Local veterans remember the battlefield and the homefront during World War Two.

Murfreesboro, TN – Blue Note recording artist Tim Hagans recently visited MTSU

Murfreesboro, TN –
THE WINNER OF THIS YEAR'S BRUSSELS JAZZ ORCHESTRA INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION CONTEST IS MTSU JAZZ PROFESSOR JAMEY SIMMONS.
I RECENTLY TALKED WITH SIMMONS ABOUT WHAT WAS DIFFERENT ABOUT LOCK BOX MIXING RHYTHMS AND MELODIC THEMES AND WRITING SOMETHING NEW FOR THE COMPETITION.

10/9/03 – Jazzy brothers share insight in the process of recording their latest album and why they included the Southern Rock classic "FreeBird".

Murfreesboro, TN – October 25, 2003 marks the 200th Bicentennial of Rutherford County, complete with a full day Heritage Festival Celebration taking place around the county (details on this website under "Heritage Festival.")

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Amy Speace Wired In Session

Dec 20, 2019
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Nashville singer-songwriter Amy Speace performs songs from her 2019 album Me and the Ghost of Charlemagne at WMOT's December 2019 Wired In Session at Analog at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville. 

Wired In: A Very McCrary Christmas Set

Dec 17, 2019

Watch the WMOT Wired In session with the McCrary Sisters performing songs from their 2019 holiday album, A Very McCrary Christmas.

Watch Che Apalache's AmericanaFest Performance

Sep 23, 2019
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Che Apalache's performance on the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe was one of the most talked about performances at AmericanaFest.

Che Apalache is a four-person string band that began as a bluegrass band but has incorporated Latin American styles into their sound. The band's latest album Rearrange My Heart was produced by Béla Fleck.

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Wired In with Amy Speace

Watch Amy Speace's December 2019 Wired In Session on stage at Analog at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville. Speace performs songs from her recent album, The Ghost of Charlemagne and Me.

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