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 music, art, and politics in 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."
WOODY GUTHRIE FOLK FESTIVAL
Thanks to everyone at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Oklahoma. This year's festival, as always was a pleasure and an honor. See you next year! Take it easy, but take it!
MERIDIAN RISING An imagined autobiography of Jimmie Rodgers
The new album imagines the life of Jimmie Rodgers. 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 every Thursday night 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 legend Billy Bragg, film director Amir Bar-Lev (Long Strange Trip), New York art ensemble Landlady, Laura Cantrell, WPABs Fats Kaplin, and bassist and E Street Band co-founder, Garry Tallent. Check out the playlists and read more about WXNA here.