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Music

Looking southwest at dusk from the roof top bar at ACME Feed & Seed. Lower Broadway runs up the hill from the bottom left with the crosswalk at Second Avenue in the foreground. Photo by Chuck Allen in Nashville, TN, on Aug. 24, 2023.

We Are Music City

Nature provided a surround sound of music as I tended to the mundane. The “over” watering of mint to smell its fresh, vibrant fragrance was

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’80s Rock Rewind

It’s been 37 years since the release of City Without A Subway, the landmark 1986 compilation album of the Nashville rock scene. While the days

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local Nashville rock scene, Bill-Lloyd-1986

See Rock City

Raging Fire: (l-r) Mark Medley, Michael Godsey, Melora Zaner, Lee A. Carr. Photo courtesy of Mark Medley In the early months of 1986, the local

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Ode to Exit/In

The first time I darkened the door at Exit/In was more than four decades ago to experience the Southern-style, prog/jazz/funk-isms of the Dixie Dregs. The

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