Inside the Making and the Movement of the Highwomen

Posted on Sep 6, 2019 in Features
Inside the Making and the Movement of the Highwomen

When Newport Folk Festival’s executive director Jay Sweet addressed the fans gathered at the Quad Stage at 5:35 pm on July 26 of this year, he said, “You’re the first people anywhere to ever hear these words, ‘Ladies and gentleman, please welcome the Highwomen!’” The crowd erupted as Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and […]

Lucy Negro Redux: Art, Agency, Love, & Lust

Posted on Mar 17, 2019 in Features
Lucy Negro Redux: Art, Agency, Love, & Lust

Every artistic form has the potential, on its own, to be both transformative and transcendent. So what happens when an alchemist pours three forms together? A piece of work that is so deeply profound, unyielding, and exalted that words inevitably fail to convey its power. Meet the Nashville Ballet’s Lucy Negro Redux. The ballet’s artistic […]

“Closer to Fine” at 30: The Legacy of Indigo Girls’ Spellbinding Sing-along

Posted on Mar 7, 2019 in Features
“Closer to Fine” at 30: The Legacy of Indigo Girls’ Spellbinding Sing-along

Though it wasn’t their debut album, the Indigo Girls’ 1989 eponymous release might as well have been, as it was the first thing most people outside of their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, ever heard of the duo comprised of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. The two had been friends since elementary school, eventually gigging around […]