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Random Music Group/Nashville and Renegade Radio Nashville are presenting a massive benefit concert to help Nashville kids. The charitable event is at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Featured artists include Blue Mother Tupelo, Mila Mason, Lockhart, and a house band that will rock your socks off. You’ll want to get your tickets now!

Things are pretty quiet on Friday — go out and support local musicians! — but plenty is happening on the Music City prog front Saturday and Sunday. And don’t forget: If you want to vote early for the 2015 Metro Nashville election, you’ve got until Saturday. On to the weekend’s events…

Knowing how Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse doc ends doesn’t make “Amy” any less required viewing for music fans to get to know the woman and to remember the talent behind the tabloid headlines.

The final Grateful Dead shows in Chicago are an opportunity to dance, to remember, and to redouble our efforts to keep kindness and tolerance flowing throughout the world.

On the occasion of what would have been his 63rd birthday, save for cruel fate, I dug out the transcript of an interview I did with Dan Fogelberg in June, 2000, just before the start of his fall tour that year. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, & Some Blues had just been released at the time, […]

Have you heard the good news? The legendary GRATEFUL DEAD HOUR is coming to GDPR Nashville! Starting Sunday, Aug. 17, Grateful Dread Public Radio proudly presents David Gans‘ weekly homage to the Dead and likeminded artists Sundays at noon and Wednesdays at 8pm GDH, with its lively mix of Dead music and rare interviews, used to […]

On Aug. 9, 1995, Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead passed away. The void left in the lives of millions of fans, Deadhead and otherwise, has yet to be filled. For this unrepentant Deadhead, that space looms large. My former spouse and I spent many years attending Dead shows — we even pledged our troth […]

Country artist Jackie Arredondo will be center stage at one of the kickoff events for the 2014 CMA Fest at Olga Alexeeva’s O Gallery. The Tuesday, June 3, event will feature Arredondo perfoming unplugged hard on the heels of her EP release Just Call Me… Jackie (which is aired on GDPR Nashville). Jackie Arredondo is also doing good: […]

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