WXPN - Black Opry Residency
Black Opry Residency
Artist To Watch – March 2023
For this month’s Artist To Watch, WXPN is spotlighting five new emerging talents who have all been selected for our Black Opry Residency, a creative development project that aims to help five Black Americana artists build sustainable careers and broaden their audiences:
Here are the five artists selected:
- TYLAR BRYANT, Nashville, TN
- DENITIA, Nashville, TN
- GRACE GIVERTZ, Boston, MA
- THE KENTUCKY GENTLEMEN, Nashville, TN
- SAMANTHA RISE, Philadelphia, PA
SHOWCASE | MARCH 24
These artists participated in a week-long creative residency in Philadelphia, where they co-created project activities, received one-on-one and group mentoring, and showcased their work through a capstone project performance for the public on March 24, broadcast live on WXPN and video webcast via NPR Music Live Sessions.
Meet the artists and learn about this project in the related news below.
Black Opry Residency has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.