Call & Response

Call & Response draws upon the blues tradition of communal music making and listening. Hosted by Nashville-based musician and poet Adia Victoria, each episode is a back and forth between Adia and her guests, between their present work, and the lineage of musical ancestors that came before them, and between Adia and you. 


Podcast: Call & Response: Jason Isbell: To Love (Is To Criticize) (S2, Ep. 2)

Sept. 16, 2021: Just hours after a Confederate monument was removed in Richmond, VA, Jason Isbell made his take very clear: "Nostalgia requires a lack of examination." Amid the backdrop of a region reckoning with its past, this week's Call & Response features Adia Victoria speaking with Jason, the Grammy award-winning songwriter from Green Hill, Alabama. Jason reflects on his identity as a white Southern man, why he seeks communion in his work, and the pitfalls of unquestioned nostalgia in country music. [more inside]
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