• Mando Mania Comes to Music City Roots August 23

    Mando Mania at Music City Roots

    Nashville, Tenn. — Wednesday, August 23, mandolin masters are taking over Music City Roots, the Nashville-based weekly radio show and webcast. Artists will include Mike Compton, Tim O'Brien, Andy Statman, Bobby Osborne, and Casey Campbell, with even more special guests popping up throughout the show.

    About Music City Roots

    Broadcast on Wednesday nights from 7:00 - 9:30 pm, CST, Music City Roots showcases Nashville's astonishing music scene, from country and Americana to more progressive interpreters of tradition — a "roots and branches" format that brings together fans of different tastes and generations.

    The show is broadcast to a global audience, not just as the keeper of the traditional flame, but as a trusted tastemaker that looks to the future of music in all its forms and sub-genres: bluegrass, folk, alternative, western, rockabilly and crossovers into rock, jazz and world music. There has never been a time of greater variety, abundance and quality in Nashville's creative community, and Music City Roots looks to put that talent on a worldwide stage.

    Each broadcast features four artists in 25 minute segments and short interviews, plus a show-closing Nashville Jam where all musical guests embrace the spirit of Music City as the collaborative epicenter of tradition and innovation. Nashville's legendary Keith Bilbrey is the announcer; Jim Lauderdale and other leaders of the music community host the festivities.

    The night of music is in conjunction with Casey Campbell's album entitled Mandolin Duets: Volume One released earlier this year. The album features one-on-one duets with many of Casey's mandolin heroes including Sam Bush, Mike Compton, David Grisman, Ronnie McCoury, Jesse McReynolds, Tim O'Brien, Bobby Osborne, Ricky Skaggs, Andy Statman, Buck White, and Roland White.

    If you can't be there in person, you can hear the live broadcast over WMOT/Roots Radio 89.5 FM from Middle Tennessee State University. For those who want to hear and see the show, you can watch a live webcast of the show through the MCR website. It's like you're really there!

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    1. JH Murray's Avatar
      JH Murray -
      I watched the livestream of the show tonight. http://musiccityroots.com/livestream
      I notice Andy Statman is playing a Kimble F5. Is this the same one he sold a few years ago or is it a new one?