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PHOTOS: Rising Appalachia at The Basement East (w/ Raye Zaragoza)

When you’ve traveled the world and toured as much as Rising Appalachia, that influence is bound to reflect in the art you create. We mean that in a musical sense, as well as in the certain enlightened sense of togetherness — the feeling that we are all one — that they inspire in their live performances.

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PHOTOS: Kelsey Waldon at The Station Inn

Walking into Nashville’s historic Station Inn is like taking a trip into history. The wood-paneled walls of the world famous listening room are lined with memorabilia in homage to country music’s formative years. All the while, the venue has never strayed from its tradition of hosting some of the best Americana acts the world has to offer.

So, it’s perfectly natural that Kelsey Waldon felt right at home when she came through on tour this past Friday night.

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PHOTOS: Kendell Marvel’s Honky Tonk Experience

When Kendell Marvel took the stage at Nashville’s EXIT/IN on Tuesday night, he made a simple proclamation: “We’re going to play some country music.”

Boy, did they ever, The 20th installment of Kendell Marvel’s Honky Tonk Experience celebrated the first night of Americanafest 2019 with a brilliant lineup of some of country’s best players, and even saw Marvel inducted into rarified air: the EXIT/IN Wall of Fame.

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PHOTOS: The Hip Abduction and Artikal Sound System at EXIT/IN

On Saturday night, the party was on at Nashville’s EXIT/IN.

The occasion? The Hip Abduction was in town, making a stop on their tour to celebrate their fourth full-length independent release, To the Ends of the Earth.

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UMC20: August 20, 2019

It’s probably a good time to mention that we’re going to be on vacation next week. So, aside from this being the last new UMC20 playlist of the month, it’s the last update period until September. We’ll hit you with the best of August when we get back the day after Labor Day.

(Don’t worry, though. We’re cooking up some fun for you while we’re gone. More on that later in the week!)

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