NPR Music http://krvs.org en East Nashville Rocks http://krvs.org/post/east-nashville-rocks How do you know you are in East Nashville? Follow the beards, a current joker might say. If you do, you'll find yourself in an area tucked in between Nashville's neat downtown and the city's eastern edge, separated from each by the twisting Cumberland River. To the west, tourists flock to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Ryman Auditorium — the "Mother Church of Country Music." The Opryland complex — the venerable stage and radio show's comfortably suburban home since 1974 — is to the east, where the city sprawls into malls, hotels and tourists attractions. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:34:00 +0000 Ann Powers 52280 at http://krvs.org East Nashville Rocks Jeff Tweedy, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://krvs.org/post/jeff-tweedy-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 There aren't a whole lot of failures on the resume of Jeff Tweedy, who co-piloted the groundbreaking alt-country band Uncle Tupelo in the '80s and early '90s, then multiplied its popularity as the leader of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15164119/wilco" target="_blank">Wilco</a>. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:19:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 52270 at http://krvs.org Jeff Tweedy, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 Conor Oberst, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://krvs.org/post/conor-oberst-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 Far removed from his days as a white-knuckled teenage prodigy in <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15189641/bright-eyes">Bright Eyes</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15998977/conor-oberst">Conor Oberst</a> has settled into his 30s as a wise and wizened elder statesman. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:17:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 52271 at http://krvs.org Conor Oberst, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 Dawes, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://krvs.org/post/dawes-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 The Newport Folk Festival sells out months before its lineup is announced, but fans aren't entirely in the dark: Most know there's at least a 50 percent chance that the lineup will include the countrified California roots-rock band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/113932444/dawes" target="_blank">Dawes</a>. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:14:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 52272 at http://krvs.org Dawes, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 Ages And Ages, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://krvs.org/post/ages-and-ages-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 The Sunday lineup of 2014's Newport Folk Festival will take thousands of fans to church, as it opens with the <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/204549052/berklee-gospel-roots-choir-live-in-concert-newport-folk-2013" target="_blank">Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir</a> and closes with the gospel and R&B titan <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15395355/mavis-staples" target="_blank">Mavis Staples</a>. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:09:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 52273 at http://krvs.org Ages And Ages, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014