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Southern Streams: The Eclectic Roots Of Americana Music : World Cafe : NPR

Don’t miss live performances from (counterclockwise from top left) Joan Osborne (photo: Jeff Fasano), Don Bryant (photo: Matt White) and Raul Malo (photo: John Partipilo) and Yola Carter.

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Don’t miss live performances from (counterclockwise from top left) Joan Osborne (photo: Jeff Fasano), Don Bryant (photo: Matt White) and Raul Malo (photo: John Partipilo) and Yola Carter.

John Partipilo/Courtesy of the artsits

NPR Music critic Ann Powers will kick off NPR Music’s coverage of the Americana Music Festival today, Wednesday, Sept. 13, with a performance chat exploring the eclectic sounds and legacies informing Americana music. The conversation will take place at 11:30 a.m. CST/12:30 p.m. EST at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at the Ford Theatre.

Moderated by Powers, “Southern Streams: The Eclectic Roots Of Americana Music” will bring together four artists whose music reflects very different family legacies and life experiences: Don Bryant, Yola Carter, Raul Malo and Joan Osborne. From Southern soul to Latin-tinged country to African-diaspora folk, their songs and stories form a portrait of Americana music that reflects the true and varied foundation of Americana music. “Southern Streams” will be streamed live and recorded for WXPN’s World Cafe, as part of the show’s Nashville project.

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