Arts and Entertainment

Episode #155: Peter Guralnick

Jan 13, 2021


A long happy marriage and a thriving music-making career are blessings, with varying degrees of compatibility. Combining them when you’re both approaching your 60s is a life change and a leap of faith. This could be a potent pitch for a scripted film, but instead it’s the real story playing out in the new docu-series It Was The Music featuring Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, now available as a pay-per-view on Amazon. 

Jacqueline Justice

“With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson, and he might have been talking about Nashville guitarist and songwriter Jordan Tice. Over 15 years, the 33-year-old has released six albums as a solo artist or bandleader, and if you’re looking for predictable sounds, you’ve come to the wrong catalog. It’s all generally in acoustic roots, but the widely varied expressions suggest a restless mind.

Emily Butler

When we tallied it all up, the artist played the most times on WMOT in the outgoing year was Marcus King. This came mostly on the strength of his album El Dorado, produced by Dan Auerbach and released in January, before the pandemic forced his large and loud Marcus King Band off the road.


For fourteen years, a band of stars from the East (Nashville that is) has guided the way for local kids of all ages seeking the Christmas spirit with its annual live renditions of A Charlie Brown Christmas by the Vince Guaraldi Trio. Rolling Stone mistakenly selected the 1965 TV soundtrack album as the fourth best Christmas album of all time, when it is clearly the best Christmas album of all time.