NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Gale Mayes

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Gale Mayes Gale Mayes is an enlightened singer and songwriter who is successfully melding the genres of gospel, soul, blues, and jazz to create an identifiable style of her own. The singer has spent the last couple years branding herself as a center stage artist after a 25-year stint in the muted shadow as a background singer. In a short time, she has been successful in securing a home at one of Nashville’s most respected live music venues, 3rd and Lindsley, where she often performs her show, “A Classic Evening of Music,” to a full house of music lovers. Gale also landed the spot as [...]

Ray Padgett, Author Of Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time

Click Here To Listen Ray Padgett From the creator of the popular website comes the perfect book for music fans: the inside stories behind 20 iconic cover songs and the artists who turned them into classics. A great cover only makes a song stronger. Jimi Hendrix’s version of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.” The Beatles rocking out with “Twist and Shout.” Aretha Franklin demanding “Respect.” Without covers, the world would have lost many unforgettable performances. This is the first book to explore the most iconic covers ever, from Elvis’s “Hound Dog” and Joe Cocker's “With a Little Help from My Friends” to the Talking Heads’ “Take Me to the River” and Adele’s “Make [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|History, Music|0 Comments

WilliamsonBusiness.Com Welcomes Handel’s Messiah With Nashville Symphony & Chorus

PERFORMERS Nashville Symphony | Nashville Symphony Chorus | Gary Thor Wedow, conductor | Tucker Biddlecombe, chorus director | Celena Shafer, soprano | Avery Amereau, contralto | Dann Coakwell, tenor | Doug Williams, bass Featuring the resounding Hallelujah Chorus, it’s Nashville's grandest Messiah – full of passion, drama and passages of stunning beauty. Celebrate the season as your Nashville Symphony & Chorus perform one of the most inspiring works of music ever written. Buy More Save More: Save 15% when you buy 4+ tickets to this concert. Ask about 25% off for groups 12+. See terms here. For our Sunday performance, the Box Office will open three hours prior to the concert. Visit, call 615.687.6400 [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

John Mauceri, Author Of Maestros And Their Music: The Art And Alchemy Of Conducting Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen John Mauceri An exuberant, uniquely accessible, beautifully illustrated look inside the enigmatic art and craft of conducting, from a celebrated conductor whose international career has spanned half a century. John Mauceri brings a lifetime of experience to bear in an unprecedented, hugely informative, consistently entertaining exploration of his profession, rich with anecdotes from decades of working alongside the greatest names of the music world. With candor and humor, Mauceri makes clear that conducting is itself a composition: of legacy and tradition, techniques handed down from master to apprentice--and more than a trace of ineffable magic. He reveals how conductors approach a piece of music (a calculated combination of personal interpretation, imagination, [...]

Stephen Davis, Author Of Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nick Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Stephen Davis-Stevie Nicks “All you ever wanted to know about Fleetwood Mac’s mesmerizing frontwoman.” - People Magazine "Davis is astute and respectful...adept in his literary analysis." - The New York Times Book Review Stevie Nicks is a legend of rock, but her energy and magnetism sparked new interest in this icon. At sixty-nine, she's one of the most glamorous creatures rock has known, and the rare woman who's a real rock ‘n' roller. Gold Dust Woman gives "the gold standard of rock biographers" (The Boston Globe) his ideal topic: Nicks' work and life are equally sexy and interesting, and Davis delves deeply into each, unearthing fresh details from new, intimate interviews [...]

Nicholas Jennings, Author Of Lightfoot Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Nicholas Jennings The definitive, full-access story of the life and songs of Canada's legendary troubadour Gordon Lightfoot’s name is synonymous with timeless songs about trains and shipwrecks, rivers and highways, lovers and loneliness. His music defined the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and ‘70s, topped charts and sold millions. He is unquestionably Canada’s greatest songwriter, and an international star who has performed on the world’s biggest stages. While Lightfoot’s songs are well known, the man behind them is elusive. He’s never allowed his life to be chronicled in a book—until now. Biographer Nick Jennings has had unprecedented access to the notoriously reticent musician. Lightfoot takes us deep inside the artist’s world, [...]

By |November 29th, 2017|Biography, Music|0 Comments Welcomes for the Holidays, Tim Rushlow and His Big Band to the Nashville Palace. If you would like to have a Buy One & Get One General Admission Coupon, email me at I will mail it to you. All the best. #DrAlvin.Com #NashvillePalace

Gregory Wolynec, Music Director & Conductor Of Gateway Chamber Orchestra Presents Brilliant Colors At The Franklin Theatre

Click Here To Listen Gregory Wolynec Brilliant Colors The GCO is delighted to revisit Schreker’s mesmerizing masterpiece for small orchestra, which they recorded on their Chamber Symphonies disc. Respighi’s colorful language paints a new take on Boticelli masterpieces. Copland’s raucous but rarely heard sketches will have you all dancing on the way to the door. What: “Brilliant Colors” With pieces from: Franz Schreker - Chamber Symphony Ottorino Respighi - Trittico Botticelliano Aaron Copland - Three Latin American Sketches Date: Monday, November 13, 2017 Time: 7:30 P.M. Location: The Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street Franklin, TN 37264 Tickets: Range from $25 to $40, and can be purchased here. For more information visit

By |November 7th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

David Yaffe, Author Of Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell Chats With Dr. Alvin

Click Here To Listen David Yaffe-Herbie Hancock-Joni Mitchell "She was like a storm." ―Leonard Cohen Joni Mitchell may be the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century. In Reckless Daughter, the music critic David Yaffe tells the remarkable, heart-wrenching story of how the blond girl with the guitar became a superstar of folk music in the 1960s, a key figure in the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1970s, and the songwriter who spoke resonantly to, and for, audiences across the country. A Canadian prairie girl, a free-spirited artist, Mitchell never wanted to be a pop star. She was nothing more than “a painter derailed by circumstances,” she would explain. [...]