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Pass the Mic: Creating a Stage for Change

This podcast is a part of the Tennessee Theatre’s Pass the Mic: Creating a Stage for Change series, providing an opportunity for artists from marginalized and underserved communities to share their art with others. Through podcast episodes, concerts/performances, visual art displays, discussions and panels focusing on important issues, and educational opportunities, artists have the chance to engage with the community. The Tennessee Theatre is proud to provide a space for audiences and artists to better understand one another.

Oct 11, 2023

For this episode of “Pass the Mic: Creating a Stage for Change,” we sat down with Nashville-based blues musician Adia Victoria. Adia was born in South Carolina, lived for a period of time in Europe, and eventually landed in Nashville in 2010. Her full-length records include Beyond the Bloodhounds released in 2016, Silences in 2019, and more recently, her 2021 album entitled A Southern Gothic, which was produced by T Bone Burnett. Adia Victoria honors Blues traditions while carving out a space for her own unique voice and sound as a contemporary Blues songwriter and musician. In this conversation, Adia describes the significance of the Blues, and what it still has to teach us. She also describes letting go of the expectations of others, finding a sense of peace outside of the city, and nurturing important relationships.

Thank you to Seth Hopper for recording this episode in Nashville, Tennessee.