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Music City Roots – Live From the Loveless Cafe

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Music City Roots, Live From The Loveless Cafe is a weekly radio show that revives the historic legacy of live musical radio production in Nashville. Music City Roots, Live From The Loveless Cafe is recorded live and showcases Nashville’s astonishing music scene, from country and Americana to more progressive interpreters of tradition — a “roots and branches” format that brings together fans of different tastes and generations. Presented live from the stage of the Loveless Barn, this show will showcase purveyors of authenticity across many genres.

Music fans worldwide know Nashville as the epicenter of country music, and Music City Roots, Live From the Loveless embraces and builds on that foundation. MCR is broadcast to a global audience, not just as the keeper of the traditional flame, but as a trusted tastemaker that looks to the future of music in all its forms and sub-genres: bluegrass, folk, alternative, western, rockabilly and crossovers into rock, jazz and world music. There has never been a time of greater variety, abundance and quality in Nashville’s creative community, and Music City Roots looks to put that talent on a worldwide stage.

Each broadcast will feature 4-5 artists in 20 minute segments and short interviews, and also encourages collaboration with a nightly Loveless Jam where all musical guests embrace the spirit of Music City as the collaborative epicenter of tradition and innovation. Nashville’s legendary Keith Bilbrey is the announcer; Jim Lauderdale and other leaders of the music community host the festivities.

Upcoming episodes

Reaching the Whole World October 10, 2015 | 7:00 am

Music City Roots welcomes stars from around the world, Ruby Boots, Oh Pep!, Raised By Eagles, Rick Price and St. James Infirmary

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Recent episodes

Mavericks By Nature! October 3, 2015 | 7:00 am

Music City Roots welcomes Whitehorse, Shemekia Copeland, Joel Rafael and The Mavericks!

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From Trad to Strad September 26, 2015 | 7:00 am

We start with a bunch of Bill Monroe purists, move through some folky eclectica and deep songwriting to a group called the Annie Moses Band, which fuses folk and classical more explicitly than any ensemble we’ve hosted since Black Violin a couple of years ago.

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A River Show with Flow September 19, 2015 | 7:00 am

A rollicking roots program recorded live in Nashville with Dirty Bourbon River Show, Aqua Velvet, Vance Gilbert and The Nick Moss Band.

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The Love Show September 12, 2015 | 7:00 am

Get comfortable; you'll want to hear this. The latest Roots was like two shows in one, each with its own personality and integrity. Act One featured three wildly different but complimentary musical visions. Act Two was a coming out party for a superb album by a beloved Nashville musician. Together they added up to a night of immeasurable heart and joy.

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Sacred Steel September 5, 2015 | 7:00 am

What do we mean when we say music has meaning? A song tells a story and makes us think and relate as a fellow human. We’ve got a venerated folk singer, a soulful, improv-heavy folk rock band, a writer of sacred songs that speak to everyone and an instrumental duo built on guitar standard and steel.

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Bro-Grass August 29, 2015 | 7:00 am

Music City Roots welcomes the Gibson Brothers, the Travelin' McCourys, Sierra Hull and Chris Jones & the Night Drivers

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Wonder-Full! August 22, 2015 | 7:00 am

Music City Roots welcomes Carolyn Wonderland, The Travelin' McCourys, The Gibson Brothers and Chris Jones & the Night Drivers to their wondrous Nashville stage.

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Beyond the Fringe August 15, 2015 | 7:00 am

From a folk soul opening to a retro-soul funk-ass finish, This is an epic edition of the program featuring Crystal Bowersox, Sarah Potenza, The Revelers and AJ & the Jiggawatts

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New Old Masters August 8, 2015 | 7:00 am

Join the new greats of roots music: Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Mike Henderson, Emily West and Smooth Hound Smith

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All Over the Map: Amelia White, Ronnie McDowell, Mike & Ruthy, and Reno Bo August 1, 2015 | 7:00 am

This weeks broadcast from Nashville features artists from across the country. Amelia White, Ronnie McDowell, Mike & Ruthy, and Reno Bo play their hearts out for you.

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