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Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival Aims to Charm by 'Cranking it Down'

  Kevin Griffin, cofounder of the Franklin-based Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival that launches this weekend, says that the idea for the event began with a simple morning run.   “In December 2013, I was running in Harlinsdale Farm Park for the first time. It’s the 200-acre historic horse farm that has been turned into a city park right across from... Read More

Kevin Gordon celebrates 'Long Gone Time' at City Winery

For many years, Nashville-based poet, singer and songwriter Kevin Gordon has enjoyed the dubious accolade of “critic’s darling.” His past albums have received almost universal praise and his songs have been covered by an all-star line-up of roots-influenced musicians that includes Keith Richards, Levon Helm, Ronnie Hawkins and Todd Snider. But with last week’s release of... Read More

STEELISM USHERS YOU INTO ‘THE DRAWING ROOM,’ THIS WEEKEND AT FOND OBJECT

While songs and singers have always held first place in the studios and on the charts, gather up a bunch of great Nashville sidemen and you’re sure to harvest boss instrumentals. It’s been a Twang Town tradition from all the way back in the late 1940s when Nashville began its relatively swift transformation into “Music City USA,” on through to the 1960s avalanche of... Read More

WXNA-FM — Build It and It Will Rock!

WXNA-FM — Build It and It Will Rock! By Randy Fox When I moved to Nashville in 1986, one of the aspects of Music City that most appealed to me was the opportunity to listen to WRVU-FM, 91 Rock. I can still remember the excitement of driving down West End one day and hearing a Sex Pistols song played back-to-back with a Patsy Cline classic. It wasn’t just the free-form,... Read More

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