NEWS

American Songwriter debuted the new video for "The Tell" from the upcoming album, Light Sensitive. The flick was photographed by Jim Herrington whose portraits of Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and the Rolling Stones have appeared in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and GQ. Jim's book The Climbers chronicled the first generation of modern mountain climbers and won the Grand Prize at the 2017 Banff Book Awards as well as the Mountaineering History Award. Learn more at Jim's website.

 

 

GRIMEY's Records is scheduled to host a special pre-release performance featuring PB & WPA Ballclub and special guests on Saturday, April 11 from 5-6pm. However because of the pandemic, this performance is likely to be rescheduled. We love Grimey's! Keep visiting our site for details.

 

 

 

 

FOOL ABOUT ME Thanks to the Nashville Scene for previewing "Fool About Me" from PB's 11th album Light Sensitive out April 17, 2020 on Plowboy Records. Get the single today and listen on Spotify. UP ON THACKER MOUNTAIN, Oxford, MS. Visit the Thacker Mountain website to hear PB's live performance from October 2019 and stream PB's 2016 visit to the Lyric Theater.

 

DAVID OLNEY Our dear friend and colleague David Olney passed away suddenly in January. Our deepest condolences to his family and closest friends. David's album Predicting the Past featured the WPA Ballclub and was but one of a dozen beautiful recordings made during a long career that earned admiration from Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Emmylou Harris. Check out all of David's incredible catalog

 

WXNA WORK PROGRESS RADIO HOUR
Tune in to PB's Works Progress Radio Hour Wednesdays from 12-1pm (CST) streaming live on wxnafm.org and in Nashville at 101.5 FM. Featuring undiscovered music from around the world plus interviews like film director Amir Bar-Lev (Long Strange Trip), photographer Jim Herrington, Billy Bragg, and bassist and E Street Band co-founder, Garry Tallent. Check out the playlists.

 

LOVING JIM RIDLEY Don't miss People Only Die of Love in Movies, the collected film writing of Jim Ridley. Jim's passing in 2016 left the Nashville community he championed heartbroken. Jim's essay on Jacques Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg sums up our feelings of gratitude to have known his friendship."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." 

 

 

MISS THE MISSISSIPPI AND YOU Ken Burns' Country Music documentary is showing on NPT Passport. If you've missed it, put down the phone, get some chicken & dumplings, and gander at Episode 1 featuring the Carter Family and the Blue Yodeler, Jimmie Rodgers. Until a major JR documentary comes along, this will serve as the best introduction to the strange and miraculous tale of the vagabond turned proto rock star who set a new course for American music.

Don't miss PB & WPAs Meridian Rising which imagines the life of Jimmie Rodgers and features a galaxy of legends from Nashville and beyond including Billy Bragg, Jon Langford, Richard Bennett, Fats Kaplin, Tim O'Brien, William Tyler, and Garry Tallent of the E Street Band. Stream it at Rolling Stone, read the NPR feature, and visit our tent shows below where all is revealed.

Jimmie Rodgers goes to Manhattan

Jimmie Rodgers goes to Manhattan

Timeline In Song

Timeline In Song

The Story of Meridian Rising

The Story of Meridian Rising