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“A tour de force from start to finish” – Kay Cordtz, Elmore

“With the wonderful fiddle groove and vividly written lyrics, Nevins gives a glimpse into her roots. Stepping out for a rare solo record (beyond her beloved band, Donna the Buffalo), she meshes her Cajun influences, unique voice, drums and steel guitars for an intriguing look at her heritage.” – CMT

“Wood And Stone adds another powerful and engaging chapter to Nevins’ musical achievements”. – Steven Stone, Vintage Guitar

“a wide-ranging affair encompassing all manner of rootsy Americana, spiced with Nevins’s voice and multi-instrumentalist skills, served up in a package that is polished but never slick. Nevins, in other words, is the real deal.” – David Maine, Pop Matters

“If heroes and heroines of rock ‘n’ roll are defined by their uniqueness, they definitely broke the mold when they made Tara Nevins.” – Wildman Steve, The Corner News

“Larry has taken Tara’s music to an entirely higher level, if this doesn’t turn into an award winner they’ll have been cheated!” – Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association

“It’s a smart move…” – Andy Gill, UK Independent

“The centerpiece of the album, in my opinion, is the sweeping “The Wrong Side,” which features Allison Moorer and Teresa Williams. It’s a track sounds like it was from the O’Brother Where Art Thou? sessions, but the same could be said of the haunting “Stars Fell On Alabama,” where once again Nevins shows her prowess on the fiddle. This is an exceptional piece of music, one that I think needs to be heard—to prove that people are still cutting “Country Music” these days!” – Chuck Dauphin, Music News Nashville

“Tara channels swampy accordion and mountain fiddles through a set of songs about heartaches and a longing for the sanctity of family values and a simple home life. The chemistry between Nevins and Campbell cooks up a powerfully convincing sound through tracks like Down South Blues, The Wrong Side and You’re Still Driving That Truck as the duo’s varied strings entwine. But the star turn is the brooding Tennessee River with its big, fat, shimmering guitars and broken heart laid bare. Terrific.” – Properganda

“Songs such as the fiddle-infused title cut, a touching tribute to home and family, and ‘You’re Still Driving That Truck’ are country rockers. ‘Snowbird’ is a string ballad about unrequited love, while “Nothing Really” is an instrumental bluegrass dust-up. ‘Tennessee River,’ a dark and gripping song about love’s place in ones’ life, features Campbell’s harrowing, electric guitar wails. The record closes with a cathartic, beautiful cover of Van Morrison’s ‘The Beauty of Days Gone By’—bringing Wood and Stone full circle.”  Bill Clifford – Relix

“The sound is both loose and tight at the same time; the band knows how to walk that line and let Nevins be herself. To put it simply, it just plain works.”  – Brian Robbins, Jambands.com

For more reviews of ‘Wood and Stone’ please visit Taranevins.com

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Lingua Musica is a roundtable of conversation with a rotating cast of musicians, music journalists, and industry professionals as panelists about music news, history and culture. This is where you get to talk about the music that you’re passionate about with your peers, your heroes, and those who would like to get to know you and your role in the music world.

WNCW midday host Joe Kendrick produces and hosts the show and facilitates the live and virtual audience to take part. Kendrick has produced the music-based talk show “What It Is” weekdays on WNCW since October 2007. Lingua Musica is run independently by Kendrick and other professionals in the community.

Here is a WSPA  Scene on 7 spotlight on the most recent show a the Hub Bub Show Room:

Featured panelists for the evening discussed Spartanburg and the region’s music history, out-of-print vinyl and analog recording and instruments. The house band for Nov 30th’s show was the Antibodies and the Pulse Dancers. The panelists were:

To find out more about Lingua Music, please visit the website at linguamusicalive.com.

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Lingua Musica
Wednesday September 29th, 2010
White Horse Black Mountain

discussions for the eve: “Music Business 101” & “Great Concerts
House band for the eve is Grammer School
7pm, $7
105C Montreat Road
Black Mountain, NC



(Black Mountain, NC) Lingua Musica is the first live music talk show to bring online viewers into the conversation with a live studio audience in Western North Carolina. Lingua Musica streams live online from the White Horse in Black Mountain on Wednesday, September 29th at 7pm at www.linguamusicalive.com.

WNCW midday host Joe Kendrick hosts the show, which showcases a rotating cast of musicians, music journalists, and industry professionals as panelists who talk about music news, history, and culture while inviting the audience to take part. Kendrick has produced the music-based talk show “What It Is” weekdays on WNCW since October 2007. Lingua Musica is ran independently by Kendrick and few others in the community. The pilot show was held August 12th.

Lingua Musica streams live to the internet and takes viewer comments on its website as well as through twitter. The roundtable of panelists are able to respond to the online audience, creating a continuous loop of conversation that connects the “live” audience with the virtual audience. Shows will be archived for a social network of registered users who are passionate about live music and conversation.

The show is an hour long, with two conversations on the topics followed by music from the Lingua Musica house band. The September 29th musical guest is Asheville, NC trio Grammer School. Grammer School was one of the finalists to perform at WNC Magazine’s Orange Peel contest for the “Last Band Standing”. Check out a video of them:

September 29th panelists include:

* musician Stephanie Morgan of Stephanie’s Id
* multipercussionist, composer and educator River Guerguerian
* Blurt Magazine music editor Fred Mills

The show features three to four panelists at a time as they rotate on and off stage for each topic of conversation.The September 29th show includes the following topics:

1. “Music Business 101” A look at the industry from all angles, Lingua Musica tackles how to make a living in music and how music lovers can help their favorite artists, venues and labels in the process.

2. “Great Concerts” We invite everyone to share their favorite concert memories and cautionary tales in this conversation about everything from the great shows we missed to house parties and everything in between.

Please join us for the World Premier of Lingua Musica for an evening of music and conversation!

You can find Lingua Musica on Twitter at twitter.com/linguamusica. Also find them on facebook  by clicking the photo from the August 12th pilot show below:

River makes some great points on what he would do with the musical magic wand

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