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[Video] A Closer Look @ The Doobie Brothers

Photo credit:  Patrice Majors

Photo credit: Patrice Majors

FOCUS on the 615 had the pleasure of catching up with Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons of The Doobie Brothers when they were in Nashville. And yes, Nicki D. definitely brought out The Red Towel (her version of The Red Carpet) for this special moment. The Doobies chat about their 14th album Southbound, which features several collaborations with your favorite country artists. Johnston and Simmons reveal what they think of Blake Shelton, things they have on their tour bus, and their secret to longevity in the music business. Plus: boxers, briefs, or banana hammocks? The rockstars answer this and more in our hilarious segment called The Doobie Deets Lightning Round!

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Music City Roots Expands To Syndicated Radio

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Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Café will now be syndicated to 25 affiliate stations across the country.

Available to non-commercial and commercial stations, the one and two-hour edited versions will expand to markets including KRSH of Santa Rosa, Calif.,  WXOJ of North Hampton, Mass. and WCLX of Burlington, Va. Craig Havighurst will host each episode, which is distributed one and a half weeks after originally airing.

“The bands that grace our stage have always been such a wonderful part of Music City Roots and these syndicated affiliates give them an opportunity to be heard,” said co-Executive Producer, John Walker. “In growing the Music City reputation of Nashville, we are proud and honored to be a platform for artists and brands across the United States and internationally.”

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Musicians Corner Announces Its Fall Season

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Musicians Corner, Nashville’s free weekly lawn party in Centennial Park, will kick off the first of nine fall music events on Saturday, September 1. The Musicians Corner fall season takes place on Saturday afternoons from 3-6 PM in Centennial Park from September 1 to October 27. View the complete fall season schedule here!

“Musicians Corner is one of the best gathering places for the Nashville community and our visitors to spend an afternoon enjoying free music in a beautiful metro park setting,” said Mayor Karl Dean. “Musicians Corner events continue to serve as a fine showcase for why we are Music City.”


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Matthew Perryman Jones

The fall season of Musicians Corner will feature over 60 free multi-genre musical performances including The Blind Boys of Alabama, Sam Bush, a Nashville Symphony quartet, Karen Elson, Regi Wooten & Friends, Ashley Cleveland, Matthew Perryman Jones, Phil Keaggy, Jeremy Lister, The Farewell Drifters, Shannon Whitworth, Yarn, The SteelDrivers, Shannon Sanders, and The Vespers. Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage performers were selected through an open submission process in partnership with AmericanSongspace.com.


Through a grant from South Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts, The Blind Boys of Alabama will headline Musicians Corner’s September 1 Fall Kick Off event, which also features main stage performances by a Nashville Symphony quartet, Karen Elson and Jeremy Lister. The Blind Boys of Alabama will also take part in a symposium titled “The Influence of Music on The Civil Rights Movement” earlier that day, presented in partnership with Fisk University and made possible through South Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.


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Hoots and Hellmouth

This fall, Musicians Corner will also present several special events in partnership with local music organizations. Saturday, September 15th will feature an Americana Music Festival event with Sam Bush, Hoots and Hellmouth, Charlie Faye, and more.

“We had a very successful partnership with Musicians Corner during last year’s festival and are looking forward to another wonderful afternoon of Americana music in Centennial Park,” said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association.

On Saturday, September 22, Musicians Corner and Music City Roots will present a Square Dance event featuring Carolyn Martin, folk trio The Stray Birds, and more artists to be announced.

Visit www.musicianscornernashville.com for more information!

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