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ACL TV Taping: Margo Price

  • ACL Live at the Moody Theater
  • 310 W. 2nd Street
  • Austin, TX
  • October 3, 2016
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Price: Free

A staple of East Nashville’s thriving music scene, Margo Price has made one of 2016’s biggest splashes with her debut album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter. Price grew up in Aledo, Illinois, and after dropping out of college, moved to Nashville in 2003. She soon met bass player/future husband Jeremy Ivey, and formed a band called Buffalo Clover. They self-released three records and built a local following, but it was personal tragedy that brought Price’s calling into even sharper focus. “I lost my firstborn son to a heart ailment,� Price says, “and I was really down and depressed. I was drinking too much. I was definitely lost. I thought, ‘I’m just going to write music that I want to hear.’ It was a big turning point.� Recorded at Memphis’ legendary Sun Studios and funded by Price pawning her wedding ring and selling her car, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (released on Jack White’s Third Man label on his personal invitation) adds fresh twists to classic Nashville country, with a sound that could’ve made hits in any decade. From the honky tonk comeuppance of “About To Find Out� and the rockabilly-charged “This Town Gets Around� to the weekend twang of “Hurtin’ (On The Bottle)� and the hard-hitting blues grooves of “Four Years of Chances,� “Price’s sensibility is modern, turning these old-fashioned tales of heartbreak, love, loss, and perseverance into something fresh and affecting,� saysAll Music. “Price’s excellent debut wastes absolutely no energy trying to address her place in the country-music ecosystem,� says Exclaim, “and gets right to telling us who she is, rather than who she ain’t.� “I hope that the record helps people get through hard times or depression,� explains the artist herself. “That’s ultimately what music did for me in my childhood, and especially in my early adult years. It’s about being able to connect personally with a song, and hopefully, it makes you feel not so lonely.�


ACL TV Taping: Margo Price
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