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Word of South 2021

Robert Olen Butler

Robert Olen Butler has published sixteen novels and six volumes of short fiction, one of which, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His most recent novel, Perfume River, was published in 2016. He has also published a volume of his lectures on the creative process, From Where You Dream. He […]

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The Broomestix

The Broomestix are an R&B/Soul/Funk Jam Band out of the Nashville area; an exceptional group of musicians with an irresistibly funky rhythm section, stand-out vocalist, and tight, in-your-face, 5 piece horn section whose sound engages their audiences with irresistible rhythms and provides a unique introduction to emerging, right-now talent. Please welcome to Word of South, […]

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The Bones of J.R. Jones

Jonathon Linaberry is a blues singer and multi-instrumentalist who incorporates elements of old-time folk into the all-encompassing persona of The Bones of J.R. Jones. His latest album, Spirit’s Furnace, a crisp nine-track effort that bubbles with barroom dust and hard-won wisdom, finds the musician expanding the scope of his musical vision while stripping away the excess. […]

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Banditos

Originally from Birmingham, AL, Banditos is a group – more like a gang, actually – of six 20 somethings, nowadays operating out of Nashville, close to, and simultaneously very far away from, the gleaming towers and industry hustle of Lower Broad and Music Row. Their self-titled debut album came out in 2015, and they’ve just […]

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Allison Clarke

Allison Clarke is a singer-songwriter based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Her acoustic pop style and soulful vocals capture crowds wherever she plays—from festivals throughout the southeast to songwriter rounds in Nashville. She cites artists like Colbie Caillat, John Mayer and Ed Sheeran as some of her biggest influences. In May 2017, Allison released her first […]

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Eliza Borné

Eliza Borné is the editor of the Oxford American, a national magazine dedicated to featuring the best in Southern writing and art, while documenting the complexity and vitality of the region. Best known for its annual Southern Music issue, the OA has won four National Magazine Awards and other high honors since it began publication […]

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