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Photo courtesy of Elaine Marschik / Flickr Thousands of music fans will converge in Birmingham, Alabama, this weekend for a festival named after its unconventional venue, the Sloss Furnaces. The site once used to forge iron for the L&N Railroad will soon be heating up with musical acts ranging from 21 Savage to Chris Stapleton. …

Photo and story by Aaliyah Johnson / Contributing Writer WMOT “Roots Radio,” Middle Tennessee’s first full-time Americana radio station, celebrated its first full year as an Americana station Saturday by throwing a birthday bash on the corner of 6th Avenue South and Peabody Street. The bash was an all-day music festival complete with live performances …

MTSU’s own WMOT station is trading in its jazz and classical programming for an updated format of Americana music ranging from country and blues to gospel and more. Music City Roots is integrating with the station as of September 2 and will be renamed as WMOT-FM/Roots Radio 89.5. The station, operated from the College of …

  With MTSU’s recent Constitution and Civil Rights events on campus, it’s only fitting that renowned singer-songwriter and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie discussed free speech, inspiration and songwriting with recording industry students on Sept. 17. Sainte-Marie, 74, was awarded the Spirit of Americana Free Speech in Music Award by the Americana Music Association in Nashville on Sept. 16. Much of …

Celebrated Nashville-based photographer David McClister’s work has been seen in any number of places, from a magazine’s glossy pages to album covers and soon on the walls of a legendary local nightclub. The photographer, who began his career as a filmmaker and music video director, will debut The Bluebird Cafe Series on Sunday afternoon at …

Denver-based Paper Bird has been gaining more national attention lately with the rising popularity of Americana music, and the band is stoked to showcase its new music in front of their producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Oates at the 16th annual Americana Music Festival. The band is set to perform at …