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Join Us: Words & Music Livestreams with Lori McKenna + Jonathan Taplin

Join Us: Words & Music Livestreams with Lori McKenna + Jonathan Taplin

// 4.23.21

We're partnering with our friends at NYU Steinhardt to bring you a special edition of their Words & Music livestream series.

Hosted by Steinhardt Director of Songwriting Phil Galdston, you can tune in for two free intimate conversations with Lori McKenna and Jonathan Taplin.

Please note you must register for the sessions below to gain access to the livestreams.


Words & Music with Lori McKenna
Tuesday, April 27 | 7 p.m. ET

Join us for a special conversation with award-winning songwriter and recording artist, Lori McKenna. A GRAMMY® and Americana Honors & Awards winner, McKenna has penned and co-written many fan favorites over the years including "Crowded Table" for The Highwomen, "Always Remember Us This Way" for 2018's A Star is Born and more. A powerful storytelling artist in her own right, her acclaimed catalog of solo albums includes The Bird and the RifleThe Tree, and most recently, The Balladeer.



Words & Music with Jonathan Taplin
Thursday, May 6 | 7 p.m. ET

Jonathan Taplin’s extraordinary journey has put him at the crest of every major cultural wave of the past half-century. He began his career in the 1960s as tour manager for Bob Dylan and, subsequently, filled the same role for The Band. He was Executive Producer of The Last Waltz, Martin Scorsese’s renowned documentary. Taplin is the author of Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy and the forthcoming memoir, The Magic Years: Scenes From a Rock and Roll Life. He is also the Director Emeritus of the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California.



Fulfilling our mission
Presenting these special livestreams is the first of many initiatives to come in our new partnership with NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Together, we aim to further expand the education of Americana music and share its impact on culture. To that end, we're working on creating an Americana NYU scholarship program, hosting an annual NYU Steinhardt-Americana Music Association Artist-In-Residence and providing input on the development of future courses at the university.

Stay tuned for more updates!