PB will once again appear at the 20th annual Americana Fest in Nashville to be held September 10-15. Look for details soon. This year the festival welcomes Robert Randolph & Family Band, Logan Ledger, Shawn Colvin, Andrew Bird, Keb’ Mo’, Drvin’ and Cryin’, Rosie Flores, and many more surprises. Visit the website for details.
Don't miss People Only Die of Love in Movies, the new collection of film writing by Jim Ridley. Jim was an award winning film critic and astute chronicler of Nashville and his passing in 2016 left the community he championed heartbroken. 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
Meridian Rising 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 Wednesdays from 12-1pm (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.