This week marks the start of a new year with a new rhythm from Music City Roots. As we’ve said, we’re re-tooling the show for a mid-year move to the Yee Haw Brewing Co. in downtown Nashville. The live show is adjusting to that with one-off shows about once a month at venues around town. The first takes place 1.27 at the City Winery with John Oates, Greg Garing and more. We’ll have that to you as a new show asap.
Marshall Chapman is an American singer-songwriter-author who was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. To date she has released thirteen critically acclaimed albums. Her latest, Blaze of Glory, was hailed a masterpiece. (Click here for NPR interview.)
Chapman’s songs have been recorded by everyone from Emmylou Harris and Joe Cocker to Irma Thomas and Jimmy Buffett. (Click here for complete list.)
Of her three rockin’ albums for Epic, the Al Kooper-produced Jaded Virginwas voted Record of the Year (1978) by Stereo Review. Her album, It’s About Time… (Island, 1995), recorded live at the Tennessee State Prison for Women, drew rave reviews from Time, USA Today and the Village Voice.
Marshall is also an actor and contributing editor to Garden & Gun and Nashville Arts Magazine. She’s also written for The Oxford American, Southern Living, W, Performing Songwriter, and The Bob Edwards Show (Sirius/XM). “But music,” she says, “is my first and last love.”