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Singer-songwriter Jude Johnstone delivers 'A Woman's Work,' a record of loss and hope

Jude Johnstone has never considered herself a country songwriter —even though Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and Trisha Yearwood have recorded her songs. That same self-image applies to her newest album, A Woman’s Work. The absence of twang doesn’t prevent her from drawing from the same well that fed so many classic honkytonk heartbreakers. “A Woman's Work is a... Read More

MUSIC CITY ROOTS: BIG BAND STYLE

  UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. REFUND INFO AT WMAROCKS.COM.   SPECIAL PRE-VALENTINE’S DAY SHOW BRINGS THE SWING TO DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE Since its launch in 2009, Music City Roots has hosted all manner of American music from country to rock and blues to gospel. Now the weekly radio show and live performance is adding classic big band swing to its roots... Read More

Nashville Rises Against Hunger

On January 28, Nashvillians from all neighborhoods gathered at Calvary United Methodist Church (UMC) to work together toward a positive difference for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. They participated in an effort known as Rise Against Hunger. “This is an annual event that Calvary UMC puts on to give Nashvillians a chance to come and make a tangible, lasting impact... Read More

An Experiment In Freedom At Red Arrow Gallery

It’s surprising how much work it takes for something to appear effortless. Nonchalance, disregard, even complete freedom are all often the products of untold effort. Young Professionals, the latest exhibition by local artist Daniel Holland at Red Arrow Gallery, is a lesson in how vigorous endeavor can result in free expression. Although the title of the show, which runs through February... Read More

Rudy’s Barbershop opening East Nashville location with free haircuts

  Late last year, we heard about another new hair-care business coming to East Nashville: West Coast-born chain Rudy’s Barbershop, who’d be expanding their Nashville footprint to include the Hill Center Five Points.   As of this week, they’re here: The new Rudy’s East Nashville opens February 1 at 960 Woodland Street, and they’ll be... Read More

The Law Firm Brings Their Own Definition To The Lipstick Lounge

A band can mean different things to different people. It may be a group of musicians who have been through thick and thin together every step of the way, but it also refers to any group that celebrates on stage together, no matter how casually, or any collective that comes together for a cause, no matter how large. The Law Firm is a band that stretches definition, as their 7 p.m. performance... Read More

The Sexual Evolution: Nashville Opera’s Three Way explores sex without moralizing

  With their 2017 season opener Three Way, the Nashville Opera hopes to change the public’s perception as to what exactly opera is. Or isn’t. To some, the word “opera” calls to mind culture and distinction, one of the last highbrow entertainments left in a world increasingly in thrall to appetites both crass and craven. To others — fairly or not —... Read More

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