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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Margo Price at BB&T Pavilion and The Stammer at Ortlieb’s

Margo Price | photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN
Margo Price | photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN

Nashville star Margo Price is bringing her country croons to BB&T Pavilion tonight in support of Chris Stapleton. Find tickets on the show here, and watch her NPR Tiny Desk Concert below, which takes on greater depth and meaning with the added context of having performed the set the day after the election this past fall. Continue reading →

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Listen to Margo Price’s solid set on NPR’s Mountain Stage

Margo Price | photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN
Margo Price | photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN

Taped at West Virginia’s Civic Center Little Theater, country breakout Margo Price made her debut on Mountain Stage this week, performing tunes from her recent record Midwest Farmer’s Daughter. She was joined by Nashville’s Micah Hulscher, Dillon Napier, and Jamie Davis on keys, drums, and guitar, respectively, along with Luke Schneider on pedal steel and dobro and Kevin Black on bass.

Listen to the episode below, and if you dig what you hear, catch Price this summer at BB&T Pavilion with Chris Stapleton; tickets/more information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar.

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Margo Price works the crowd, honors Leonard Cohen at World Cafe Live

Margo Price | photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN
Margo Price | photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN

On Thursday evening, Margo Price held court at World Cafe Live Philadelphia. The Nashville singer-songwriter has been rising to the top this year after releasing her debut album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, on Third Man Records.

With a tight twang and booming voice, Price took the crowd by storm, covering all of the fan favorites from her anthem “Tennessee” to the heartbreaking “Hands of Time,” diving offstage to dance with the crowd on the main set closer “Hurtin’ (On the Bottle).” Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Margo Price at World Cafe Live, Josh Ritter at McCarter Theatre, Thee Oh Sees at Underground Arts, and more…

Margo Price | photo by Angelina Castillo | courtesy of the artist
Margo Price | photo by Angelina Castillo | courtesy of the artist

Nashville country artist Margo Price will play World Cafe Live tonight with Hugh Masterson in support of her new album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter. After spending countless late nights recording the album at historic Sun Studio, Price got the attention of Jack White, and soon after, she signed to Third Man Records. Watch her perform “Since You Put Me Down” on SNL below, then find tickets and more information on the show here. Continue reading →

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Just announced: WXPN Welcomes Margo Price to World Cafe Live in November

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Margo Price | Photo by Angelina Castillo

Nashville based singer-songwriter Margo Price, whose debut album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter is one of the best albums of 2016, and an XPN Artist To Watch in April is playing World Cafe Live on Thursday, November 10th. Breaking out of this year’s SXSW music conference in March, followed by a remarkable appearance on Saturday Night Live, Price and her band revive a variety of 60s and 70s twangisms with stories of heartbreak, emotional pain, and release. Continue reading →

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Meet XPN’s April Artist to Watch Margo Price, watch her on SNL and NPR Music

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Margo Price | Photo by Angelina Castillo

This month’s Artist to Watch is Margo Price, a Nashville musician who’s getting attention for her no-frills classic country sound.

She’s been a mainstay of her town’s vibrant music scene for many years now, but the release of her debut LP Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (out last month on Jack White’s Third Man Records) is putting Price in front of a national audience. She highlighted the album at an NPR Music Showcase at SXSW (one of the best things Bruce Warren saw while he was down in Austin), and just last weekend appeared as the musical guest on SNL.

Watch Price perform “Since You Put Me Down” on the show below and tune in to XPN to hear more from this Artist to Watch.

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Listen to Cover Stories, a tribute to Brandi Carlile’s The Story, via NPR Music

Cover Stories cover art | via NPR Music

Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile‘s sophomore album The Story turns ten years old this year, and on May 5th, a star-studded tribute to the album comes out via Columbia Records. Featuring track-for-track renditions of the album by artists like Jim James, The Avett Brothers, Dolly Parton, Pearl Jam, Adele, Margo Price and more, it’s an impressive set — and you can hear it a week early, thanks to NPR Music’s First Listen series. Continue reading →

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Listen to Pearl Jam’s rocked up cover of Brandi Carlile’s “Again Today”

Pearl Jam at The Spectrum | photo by John Vettese
Pearl Jam at The Spectrum | photo by John Vettese

It’s been ten years since Brandi Carlile released her incredible breakthrough album, The Story, and to celebrate the ten-year anniversary, a tribute album titled ‘Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child’ is on it’s way. Out on May 5th via Legacy Recordings, this release is teeming with amazing artists–including iconic rockers, Pearl Jam.

Pearl Jam covers Carlile’s song, “Again Today,” by throwing an up-tempo, jam-worthy spin on it. Foregoing Carlile’s stripped down opening, Pearl Jam dives right in from the first striking power chord. This doesn’t detract from the song’s raw emotion, however, as Eddie Vedder’s vocals drip with aching intensity throughout, and is backed by Carlile herself in the powerful chorus. Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: Celebrate ten years of Brandi Carlile’s The Story with Dolly Parton, Jim James, The Avett Brothers, Adele and more

Brandi Carlile | Photo by Sydney Schaefer for WXPN | sydneyschaeferphotos.com

Ten years ago, Brandi Carlile vaulted into the music scene with her 2007 breakthrough album The Story. Now, a new tribute covers album is on the way called Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates Ten Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child.  It features a bevy of well-known artists including Dolly Parton and her wonderful cover of Brandi’s “The Story.”

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