Thanks for joining us for Americana Fest 2018 in Nashville,TN and for coming out to Hooks, Lines, and Singers hosted by our friends at the 30 Songwriter's Festival and enduring the heat for Grimey's Americanarma party. Stay tuned for more good news from Music City, soon.
Jon Langford & PB at the Hideout
Jon Langford and PB will make a rare solo appearance at Chicago’s beloved Hideout on Sunday, September 23. After sharing and splintering numerous stages, living rooms, back lawns, kitchens, family rooms, porches, and boudoir’s, this will be the duo’s first solo appearance together, armed with only their instruments and insouciant bearing. Make plans now to call in late to work the next day and visit the Hideout website for details. Meet you at the Superdawg after the show.
Travatore: The Lives of Eugene Walter
PB & WPA Ballclub will appear in Oxford, Mississippi on Saturday, October 13 as guests of the Southern Foodways Alliance to premier Travatore: The Lives of Eugene Walter, a song suite celebrating the life of actor, writer, chef, and Mobile renaissance man Eugene Walter. Visit the SFAs website for details.
Don't miss People Only Die of Love in Movies, the new collection of film writing by Jim Ridley edited by Steven Haruch. Jim was an award winning film critic and astute chronicler of Nashville and his passing in April 2016 left the community he championed heartbroken. Though Jim often said it was an honor to write about Nashville, the honor was ours. Jim's essay on Jacques Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg sums up our feelings of admiration and gratitude we feel to have known his friendship and support.
"When I watch it now, it reminds me of the doorjamb in my grandmother’s house with my height marked in pencil over the years, or the dresser with my own children’s measurements notched along the edge. In it I see the person I was and the person I turned out to be, but the object itself will always be the same. It will wait, forever."
MERIDIAN RISING An imagined autobiography of Jimmie Rodgers
The latest album imagines the life of Jimmie Rodgers and features the WPA Ballclub with Billy Bragg, Jon Langford, Fats Kaplin, Tim O'Brien, William Tyler, and Garry Tallent. Stream it at Rolling Stone, read the NPR feature, and visit our tent shows below where all is revealed.
WXNA WORK PROGRESS RADIO HOUR
Tune in to PB's Works Progress Radio Hour on WXNA Thursday nights from 8-9pm (CST) streaming live on wxnafm.org and in Nashville at 101.5 FM featuring new, classic, and undiscovered music from around the world as well as revealing interviews from guests like film director Amir Bar-Lev (Long Strange Trip), New York art ensemble Landlady, photographer Jim Herrington, Billy Bragg, WPABs Fats Kaplin, and bassist and E Street Band co-founder, Garry Tallent. Check out the playlists and read more about WXNA here.