‘World Cafe’ Launches Nashville Hub In Partnership With NPR Music
October 11, 2016 at 9:15 AM (PT)
With the vibrant and expanding music scene in NASHVILLE, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Triple A WXPN/PHILADELPHIA’s nationally syndicated show WORLD CAFE has partnered with distributor NPR Music to establish a new NASHVILLE-based enterprise for creating content from MUSIC CITY and the Southern U.S.
The new entity, called WORLD CAFE NASHVILLE, will be launched with two special events at CITY WINERY featuring ERIC CHURCH, STEELISM and other special guests on OCTOBER 27th and 28th.
This new hub will allow WORLD CAFE and NPR MUSIC to expand coverage of the depth and diversity of music emanating from this region of the country through artist recording sessions, interviews and other activities.
WORLD CAFE host DAVID DYE said, “This commitment to a deeper dive on WORLD CAFE into the music of NASHVILLE and places like MUSCLE SHOALS, MEMPHIS, ATLANTA and NEW ORLEANS is central to our exploration of regional roots music, whether it be Americana, R&B, gospel, blues or rock. This will be musical discovery with a southern accent.”
NASHVILLE-based critic and correspondent for NPR MUSIC and WORLD CAFE contributor ANN POWERS said, “Living here, I've come to believe it's the most exciting music city in the country right now. NASHVILLE has it all: an incomparably rich musical legacy; a core of working musicians who've made lives here and are behind many of the past half-century's most memorable recordings; and an ever-expanding group of younger musicians making the NASHVILLE sound ever more wide-reaching and innovative, while still grounded in AMERICA's musical roots. WORLD CAFE's commitment to musical eclecticism matches the spirit of the NASHVILLE I've come to love, and of the South in general.”
WORLD CAFE will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2017.
NPR MUSIC presents music features, streams, live concerts and music news covering rock, pop, jazz, classical, hip-hop, R&B/soul, folk, Latin, world and electronica/dance.