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Nashville Sense of Place: Take a tour of Third Man Records HQ

Screen shot 2013-04-11 at 3.41.36 PMAll week on World Cafe with David Dye, the Sense of Place series is exploring the city of Nashville and its rich heritage in country music and beyond. Today, David Dye gets a tour of the modern-day mecca for vinyl devotees (and Jack White fans) – the headquarters of Third Man Records. Co-founder Ben Swank shows David around in the video below, and plays us his favorite five of those special recordings on the show (which you can hear here). His picks include The Kills, Jeff the Brotherhood, Conan O’Brian and more. Watch the video below. You can listen to the Sense of Place series on WXPN at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday all this week, or at 7 p.m. on XPN2: Singer-Songwriter Radio.

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Nashville Sense of Place: Learn about the concert poster business at the legendary Hatch Show Print

HatchAll week on World Cafe with David Dye, the Sense of Place series is exploring the city of Nashville and its rich heritage in country music and beyond. Today, we go behind the scenes of the concert poster business as David takes a tour of the legendary Hatch Show Print. Watch the video below. You can listen to the Sense of Place series on WXPN at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday all this week, or at 7 p.m. on XPN2: Singer-Songwriter Radio.

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Nashville Sense of Place: Download the World Cafe Next segment about Luella and the Sun

louella-and-sunAll week on World Cafe with David Dye, the Sense of Place series is exploring the city of Nashville and its rich heritage in country music and beyond. Today, in his weekly World Cafe: Next segment, David introduces you to Luella and the Sun, a band made up of Nashville music scene vets John Radford, Joe McMahan, Adam Bednarik and Melissa Mathes, who write songs that draw from gospel and the blues. Download the segment below. You can listen to the Sense of Place series on WXPN at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday all this week, or at 7 p.m. on XPN2: Singer-Songwriter Radio.

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Nashville Sense of Place: Watch Caitlin Rose take World Cafe’s David Dye on a bar crawl

SOP_CaitlinRoseAll week on World Cafe with David Dye, the Sense of Place series is exploring the city of Nashville and its rich heritage in country music and beyond. Today, travel through the town’s popular and lesser-known watering holes as up-and-coming singer-songwiter Caitlin Rose takes David on a bar crawl. You can listen to the Sense of Place series on WXPN at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday all this week, or at 7 p.m. on XPN2: Singer-Songwriter Radio.

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Memphis Sense of Place: American Sound Studio, then and now

All week on World Cafe with David Dye, the Sense of Place series is exploring the city of Memphis and its musical heritage. Today, David Dye is exploring the late great American Sound Studio, where Elvis Presley recorded his final number-one hit, “Suspicious Minds,” in 1969. Above, check out a photo of the studio in its heyday. Below, see the studio in the mid-80s, and a video tour of the room shot in 1987. At the bottom, see what the site of American Sound Studio looks like today. You can listen to the Sense of Place series on WXPN at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday all this week, or at 7 p.m. on XPN2: Singer-Songwriter Radio. Continue reading →

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Memphis Sense of Place: Download Rev. John Wilkins performance of “Prodigal Son”

All week on World Cafe with David Dye, the Sense of Place series is exploring the city of Memphis and its musical heritage. Today, we listen in on the World Cafe concert recorded with Memphis  blues musician Rev. John Wilkins. Below, download his performance of “Prodigal Son,” written by his father, Rev. Robert Wilkins, later recorded by The Rolling Stones on Beggar’s Banquet. You can listen to the Sense of Place series on WXPN at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday all this week, or at 7 p.m. on XPN2: Singer-Songwriter Radio.

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Memphis Sense of Place: David Dye’s top five sites

All week on World Cafe with David Dye, the Sense of Place series is exploring the city of Memphis and its musical heritage. Today, David Dye shares his top five Memphis sites. You can listen to the Sense of Place series on WXPN at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday all this week, or at 7 p.m. on XPN2: Singer-Songwriter Radio.

Some more of the places you should not miss on any Memphis visit: Graceland and the National Civil Rights Museum were the two most defining visits of our trip. Spend a Sunday morning at Reverend Al’s. And Leavitt Shell is a beautiful outdoor venue. Continue reading →

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Memphis Sense of Place: Watch David Dye get a walking tour of Memphis with Brian Venable of Lucero

All week on World Cafe with David Dye, the Sense of Place series is exploring the city of Memphis and its musical heritage. Today, David takes a walking tour of Memphis with Brian Venable, guitarist of Lucero. They grab lunch, go record shopping, check out a skateboard shop and stroll through Venable’s neighborhood; watch it in the video below. You can listen to the Sense of Place series on WXPN at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday all this week, or at 7 p.m. on XPN2: Singer-Songwriter Radio.

Sense of Place Memphis – Brian Venable from WXPN FM on Vimeo.

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Memphis Sense of Place: David Dye’s top five music venues

Wild Bill's

Here is a variety of clubs and theaters to check out on your Memphis trip.  The New Daisy is a large (1000+) showcase theater.  Wild Bill’s is a late night Juke Joint that is hard to find anywhere else. Minglewood Hall and Young Avenue Deli will give you an idea of what is happening with young bands. And The Mud Island Ampitheater is a seasonal venue in the middle of the Mississippi. Continue reading →