PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 1, 2016 – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, named Margo Price as its April Artist To Watch. World Cafe Host David Dye presented the first of the month’s on-air segments today, April 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.
Margo Price has been living in Nashville since 2003 and recently released her highly acclaimed album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter on Jack White’s label, Third Man Records. Although this is her first solo album, Margo has been part of an emerging and vibrant Americana music scene out of East Nashville for the last few years. She and her band revive a variety of 60’s and 70’s twangisms and the songs are stories of heartbreak, emotional pain, and release. Price’s voice has that alluring mix of vulnerability and resilience that was once the province of country legends Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, and it is a tour-de-force performance that is vivid, deeply moving, and all true. Price’s NPR Music showcase performance at this year’s SXSW (South By Southwest) was one of the event’s highlights. Catch the performance here. (http://www.npr.org/event/music/470944675/margo-price-hurtin-on-the-bottle-live-at-sxsw-2016)
“I saw Margo at SXSW several weeks ago and she was captivating,” said Bruce Warren, Assistant General Manager of Programming. “She turned a lot of heads with her performance at the NPR Music showcase – and for good reason. She has created a fantastic album; a collection of stories performed from the heart. She’s an exciting talent that is due all the acclaim she’s been receiving.”
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Since 2003, the XPN Artists To Watch series has been a reflection of WXPN’s commitment to nurturing fresh, new talent and exposing listeners to the best new music. Each month, the XPN Artists To Watch series spotlights a different up-and-coming performer who has produced an album or body of work that demonstrates outstanding vision, creativity and songwriting ability. Month-long on-air promotion is combined with online features to help audiences discover each artist.
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