Black Women’s Stories Front and Centered on Our Native Daughters Album

Posted on Feb 21, 2019 in Features
Black Women’s Stories Front and Centered on Our Native Daughters Album

In a world founded on patriarchy and ruled by white men, the black woman lands at the bottom of the power structure, her voice muted and mangled, decade after decade, century upon century. But the bottom of any kind of structure is also its base, making the black woman the foundation upon which all else […]

Bluegrass Underground: Brandi Carlile Rocks the Rock

Posted on May 11, 2018 in Features
Bluegrass Underground: Brandi Carlile Rocks the Rock

For nearly a decade, Bluegrass Underground has invited artists and fans to experience the joy of music together … underground. The Caverns, located at the foot of Monteagle Mountain in Pelham, Tennessee, plays host to both the Emmy Award-winning PBS program and other shows from March to December. Todd Mayo, owner of the Caverns and creator of Bluegrass Underground, […]

Brandi Carlile: The Work, In Progress

Posted on Feb 2, 2018 in Features
Brandi Carlile: The Work, In Progress

“A lot of times, as artists, we don’t write about what we’re good at; we write about what we struggle with,” Brandi Carlile confesses, then adds with a laugh, “I think I tend to write a lot about forgiveness because I’m quite judgmental. I’m a work in progress.” As evidenced in that thesis statement and […]