nashville http://wkms.org en Acclaimed Nashville Writer Kicks Off MFA Reading Series http://wkms.org/post/acclaimed-nashville-writer-kicks-mfa-reading-series <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two decades after his debut collection "Here We Are in Paradise" heralded Tony </span>Earley<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as one of the most accomplished writers of his generation, his latest work coming out in August re-affirms his story-telling prowess. We meet Mr. </span>Earley<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on <em>Sounds Good</em> today, in advance of his 7:30 p.m. Sunday presentation for the Murray State MFA Reading Series.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:24:34 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 42010 at http://wkms.org Acclaimed Nashville Writer Kicks Off MFA Reading Series The New Sound Of Young Nashville: 3 Country Artists To Watch http://wkms.org/post/new-sound-young-nashville-3-country-artists-watch <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PBZDQSS2Zc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz1WvrABH2Q</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLg6ksGp29g</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:15:54 +0000 NPR Staff 42002 at http://wkms.org The New Sound Of Young Nashville: 3 Country Artists To Watch Hear Johnny Appleseed's Live Session on Sounds Good http://wkms.org/post/hear-johnny-appleseeds-live-session-sounds-good <p>Nashville-based country and western band Johnny Appleseed performed live in&nbsp;WKMS&nbsp;Studio B today on Sounds Good.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">They're on their way through the area ahead of a performance in St. Louis tonight. We heard a set of new music, including a few unreleased tracks and talked about the band's origins around the western swing sound.</span></p><p><em><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hear the live set:</span></strong></em></p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:38:18 +0000 Matt Markgraf 41454 at http://wkms.org Hear Johnny Appleseed's Live Session on Sounds Good Foreclosure Auction Scheduled for Nashville Symphony Hall http://wkms.org/post/foreclosure-auction-scheduled-nashville-symphony-hall <p></p><p>Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center will be auctioned off at the end of June, as part of foreclosure proceedings brought against the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.</p><p><a href="http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130606/BUSINESS/306060090/Schermerhorn-Symphony-Center-headed-foreclosure">The Tennessean reports </a>the NSO's main creditor, Bank of America, issued a formal foreclosure notice on the $82.3 million still owed on the concert hall.</p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:54:47 +0000 John Null 31912 at http://wkms.org Foreclosure Auction Scheduled for Nashville Symphony Hall Tennessee Charter Authorizer Sponsor ‘Listening’ to Input http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-charter-authorizer-sponsor-listening-input <p></p><p></p><p>A bill to create a state charter authorizer has been delayed. The sponsor now says he’s listening to critics, who say the legislation unfairly singles out Nashville and Memphis.</p><p><strong><wbr></strong>As written, the bill would give charter schools a way to open in Tennessee’s two largest urban areas without asking the school board – officially known as the local education authority or LEA.&nbsp; Rep. Mark White is the sponsor and says he could be on-board with a true statewide charter authorizer if local school boards do the initial vetting.</p><p><em><wbr><wbr>“If we go back to the LEAs – letting them have first input on this – this will be a statewide application,” White says.</em> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:34:54 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 28277 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Charter Authorizer Sponsor ‘Listening’ to Input Marshall County Native Makes Music in Nashville's Indie Scene http://wkms.org/post/marshall-county-native-makes-music-nashvilles-indie-scene <p>We continue our occasional series about young artists whose foundations are in western Kentucky but whose work is bringing them success in larger market areas. We've visited with <a href="http://wkms.org/post/paducah-native-elevates-his-singing-career-silver-lake-chorus">Vic Mazzone in Los Angeles</a> and <a href="http://www.wkms.org/post/west-kentucky-unschooler-experiences-success-arts-formal-education">Candra Kennedy in Philadelphia</a>. This time we go to Nashville for a profile on an indie artist who was born in Murray, raised in Marshall County.&nbsp;Jordan Hamlin is multi-instrumentalist in Nashville's indie music scene. &nbsp;She tours with Katie Herzig, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and others.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:06:34 +0000 Kate Lochte 26692 at http://wkms.org Marshall County Native Makes Music in Nashville's Indie Scene Mexico to Maine: The David Wax Museum's sound collected in travel http://wkms.org/post/mexico-maine-david-wax-museums-sound-collected-travel <p>The band David Wax Museum formed in Boston in 2007. They&#39;ve since become <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128911328">hits</a> at the Newport Folk Festival, won Song of the Year with &ldquo;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9zhaqp4l7k">Born with a Broken Heart</a>&rdquo; and &ldquo;Americana Artist of the Year&rdquo; for the 2010 Boston Music Awards, and have starred in a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/06/05/154362307/video-premiere-david-wax-museum-in-shanghai">mini documentary</a> about their trip to China.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:34:44 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 20517 at http://wkms.org Mexico to Maine: The David Wax Museum's sound collected in travel The Farewell Drifters at Centennial Park http://wkms.org/post/farewell-drifters-centennial-park <p>Members of the Nashville-based Farewell Drifters are working towards releasing their third full-length album to follow up Yellow Tag Mondays (2010) and Echo Boom (2011). The band is known for incorporating 60s style harmonies into folk-inspired music all on top of a youthful energy that&#39;s impossible to ignore at their live shows.</p><p>The Farewell Drifters performed at the 11th annual Nashville Earth Day Festival last weekend. Rose Krzton-Presson spoke with bandmembers Josh Britt and Zach Bevill before their performance in Centennial Park.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:09:42 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17782 at http://wkms.org The Farewell Drifters at Centennial Park Jesca Hoop at Cannery Ballroom http://wkms.org/post/jesca-hoop-cannery-ballroom <p>Jesca Hoop is a self-declared &quot;Avapop&quot; singer-songwriter. Raised in a northern California Mormon family, she worked in an array of professions (farming, carpentry, surveying, even a survival program in Arizona&#39;s mountains for troubled youth) before pursuing her music in 2005 while working as Tom Waits&#39; nanny.</p><p>Her first album, Kismet, came out in 2007 and she has since released two EPs and one full-length album. She&#39;s toured with acts including Mark Knopfler, Elbow, Peter Gabriel, and Andrew Bird.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:14:47 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17769 at http://wkms.org Jesca Hoop at Cannery Ballroom Occupy Nashville Removed From Capitol http://wkms.org/post/occupy-nashville-removed-capitol <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;;">This past week, the Tennessee House passed a bill that would force Occupy Nashville&rsquo;s encampment off the plaza outside the capitol.<span>&nbsp; </span>Debate in the state Senate delayed action on the measure for a week, granting protesters a temporary reprieve. Some protesters began taking down tents Wednesday, but they said their movement was not defeated. They instead argued the camp had become a distraction from the inequalities that first galvanized Occupy Wall Street. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 21:50:41 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 16972 at http://wkms.org Occupy Nashville Removed From Capitol