A new PBS series from Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is airing on GPB TV and streaming on demand on PBS passport. It’s called “Gospel,” and it tells the story of how the music of Black churches became a tremendous contribution to American culture. Salvation South Editor Chuck Reece has been watching, and brings us the story of how, a century ago, a man from Villa Rica, Georgia, played a historic role in gospel’s development.
Throughout Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s new four-hour docuseries Gospel, Georgians not only help tell its story but play notable parts in it.
" 'I Made A Vow' was the first song I sang by myself, and I still remember the reaction I got. And how I felt. It is a magical testament to me. Taps back into the spirit. Church was and still is a foundation."
Atlanta-based blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Tinsley Ellis visits the GPB Radio studios for a special bonus episode of the Peach Jam Podcast. Listen as Tinsley tells us about fame, seeing B.B. King and Howlin’ Wolf as a kid, and his new solo acoustic album called Naked Truth. Plus, he plays a couple of tunes from the new record on a National Steel O-Series guitar.
In the almost year since we last talked with Eddie 9V, he has toured all over Europe, gotten married on top of a mountain in Greece, written a new album, and played on legendary stages here in the U.S., including The Tabernacle in Atlanta. He stopped by the GPB studios to catch us up on his exciting 2023, share some laughs, and play some of his new music.
Peach Jam Podcast features stories and songs recorded live in our GPB studios from a variety of incredibly talented and diverse bands and artists who call the Peach State home.
Remembering Marilyn Somers and Lamar Alton Willis.
Salvation South Deluxe is a series of extended episodes of the Salvation South podcast that unravel the untold stories of the Southern experience, narrated by the authentic voices that make this region truly unique. In this episode, Chuck talks with Soul Music legend William Bell about his origins, and delves into the role religion had in creating Soul Music, one of America's greatest ever contributions to culture.
The Jazz Music Awards is the first global, full-scale, music award show dedicated to jazz and the artists who create it. Dee Dee Bridgewater and Delroy Lindo host the inaugural event at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Most Sunday mornings you'll find Lloyd Buchanan playing the organ at Revelation Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, GA. And during the week, you will find Lloyd working with some of the biggest names in the music business. He is the in-demand rock and roll organist. Lloyd Buchanan's music is Blues, Gospel/Devotional/Spiritual, Jazz, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock...he can do it all.
IVEEN is the award-winning, one-woman band from Smyrna, Ga., who plays ethereal Celtic folk-pop. That is not a sentence you read every day, but this is not the type of music you hear every day. In this episode, you'll learn the importance of family heritage, hard work, and following your dreams.
Rex Evans was born with music in his blood. Raised by an award-winning musician mother, Rex was exposed to the scene at an early age. But he was reluctant to start his own musical journey until recently.
Irish folk punk rock in Atlanta? The Muckers join the Peach Jam Podcast to shed light on a music scene that is bigger than you expect it to be. Plus, learn about their wild St. Patrick's Day itineraries and what it is like for them to play DragonCon.
According to some, Kevn Kinney (and Drivin N Cryin) is an Atlanta institution. In this episode of the Peach Jam Podcast, the local legend talks about his friendship with famous musicians, stopping a concert to watch the Braves game, and a career that spans multiple generations. Plus, Kevn's wife, Anna Jensen, tells us about the star-studded Kevn Kinney tribute project Let's Go Dancing.
According to a local poll, Soap is the best rock band, best blues band, and best Americana band in Savannah. In this episode of the Peach Jam Podcast, Soap shares their insight into the Savannah music scene, bringing the party band atmosphere to original music, and the surprising meaning behind their name.
Michelle Malone's career spans decades. She sang in the church choir, struck out on her own at the tender age of 16, and signed a record deal with a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She likes to keep her music Georgia-oriented because, according to her, "what we have here, it's just so different from anywhere else."
The Allman Brothers Band's Brothers and Sisters is iconic. In this episode, Peter and Orlando discuss Alan Paul's deep dive into the time before and after 1973’s Brothers and Sisters. It was not only the band’s best-selling album, at over seven million copies sold, but it was also a powerfully influential release, both musically and culturally. And this book has converted one of the hosts into a fan.
PBD Grey is a social entrepreneur, a father, and a hip-hop artist. He is passionate, educated, and happy almost all of the time. His message is inspiring and he seeks to change the world and his listener's way of thinking through his music. In this episode, you will learn exactly what it means to be a "vegan rapper."
Growing up Tony Evans Jr.'s family was convinced he'd be a country singer someday, but not Tony. He says he "just didn't see it as cool at the time." In this episode, we'll find out how his musical journey took him from signing his first deal at 11 years old to embracing the sound that comes naturally to him.
Thoughts Are Nuclear is a group of humble and talented musicians from LaGrange, GA. They have families, full-time jobs, and very little free time. Yet, they are willing to put in the work it takes to be something bigger or, according to them, "die trying."
Wiley From Atlanta's sound is as unique as his story. In this episode, we'll find out why this rapper from Clarkston, GA credits Montessori school, ballet, and theatre camp for his confidence on stage.