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Museum Celebrates New Exhibit Dylan, Cash, And The Nashville Cats: A New Music City, Presented by Citi, With Two Weekends Of Programs

February 26, 2015 | Posted by CMHOF Staff

On March 28 Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy Will Lead an
All-Star Nashville Cats Band with Special Guests

 
On April 4 Charlie Daniels,Ron Cornelius, andSylvie Simmons Participate in a
Panel Discussion on the Influences of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

NASHVILLE, Tenn., February 26, 2015 –The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will unveil Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, presented by Citi, a major exhibition of more than 5,000 square feet, on Friday, March 27, 2015. The exhibition will run through December 31, 2016.

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, presented by Citi is co-curated by the museum’s curatorial team and guest curator Pete Finney. The exhibit opening will be highlighted by two weekends packed with programing. 

Saturday, March 28, will feature a songwriter session with Ketch Secor and Critter Fuqua of Old Crow Medicine Show, and an afternoon concert showcasing songs and artists highlighted in the exhibition. Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy will lead an all-star band of Nashville Cats, including David Briggs, Mac Gayden, Lloyd Green, Kenny Malone, Wayne Moss and Norbert Putnam. Special guests including Deana Carter, Jon Langford, Tracy Nelson, Steve Young, and Old Crow’s Secor and Fuqua will sit in with the all-star band.

Other exhibit opening programs include a special instrument demonstration with McCoy on Sunday, March 29, and a panel discussion about the Nashville work of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and their impact on Nashville, with Charlie Daniels, Ron Cornelius, and Sylvie Simmons on Saturday, April 4.

Throughout its 21-month run, Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, presented by Citi will be accompanied by related public programs, including live performances, guest lectures, family activities in the Taylor Swift Education Center, film screenings, panel discussions, and more.  The schedule will be updated regularly at countrymusichalloffame.org.

With the purchase of a museum membership ($45/individual; $100/friends and family), visitors can attend most public programs free for one year, including programming related to Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, presented by Citi. 

Upcoming Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, presented by Citi Programs

Saturday, March 28                         11:30 a.m.
*Songwriter Session: Ketch Secor and Critter Fuqua (of Old Crow Medicine Show)

Saturday, March 28                        12:30 p.m.
Curator Talk: Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: From Idea to Exhibition

Saturday, March 28                         12:30 p.m.
Family Program: Reimagined Album Covers: The Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo
Young artists will create their own version of the iconic Sweetheart of the Rodeo album cover for display in the Taylor Swift Education Center.

Saturday, March 28                         2:00 p.m.
*Concert: Listen to the Band: The Nashville Cats with Special Guests
Guests include Deana Carter, Jon Langford, Tracy Nelson, Steve Young, and Old Crow Medicine Show members Critter Fuqua and Ketch Secor and more. Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy (harmonica, multi-instrumentalist) will lead the “Nashville Cats” Band, including David Briggs (piano), Mac Gayden (guitar), Lloyd Green (pedal steel guitar), Kenny Malone (drums), Wayne Moss (guitar) and Norbert Putnam (bass).

Sunday, March 29                         Drop-in 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Create Lab:  Make a Hall of Fame Medallion or Plaque

Sunday, March 29                         1:00 p.m.
*Harmonica Demonstration: Charlie McCoy

Sunday, March 29                         10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Film: The Johnny Cash Show, Episode 1 featuring Bob Dylan (1969)

Saturday, April 4                         12:30 p.m.
Family Program: Songwriting 101 Johnny Cash style
The songs of Johnny Cash will serve as inspiration in this collaborative songwriting workshop.

Saturday, April 4                               2:00 p.m.
*Conversation: Songs from a Room: the Nashville Works of Dylan and Cohen Musicians Charlie Daniels and Ron Cornelius discuss their work with Dylan and Cohen, and, along with Cohen biographer Sylvie Simmons, illuminate the influence of producer Bob Johnston in bringing these artists to Nashville to record. 

Sunday, April 5 (all Sundays in April)        Drop-in 11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m.
Create Lab: Embellished Instruments, Nashville Cats Flair
Explore the Nashville Cats studio musicians featured in the exhibition Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, presented by Citi to inspire your own customized instrument design.

* This program will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture.  With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®.

More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.

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