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Close All the Honky Tonks: The Legacy and Evolution of the Honky Tonk Era
What has been the lasting legacy of the Honk Tonk Era? Has the music
survived into the 21st Century? Are there still honky tonks where the
music is played? Stephen Thomas Erlewine discusses modern country and
more with music journalists David Cantwell and Marissa R. Moss in a
David Cantwell is the author of Heartaches by the Number: Country
Music's 500 Greatest Singles and The Running Kind: Listening to Merle Haggard
which has recently been expanded in a new edition for the University
of Texas Press. His journalism appears in the New Yorker, Salon,
Rolling Stone Country, the Oxford American, and No Depression.
Marissa R Moss
An award-winning journalist, Marissa R. Moss has written about the
topic of gender inequality on the country airwaves for outlets like
Rolling Stone, NPR, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, and many more.
Moss was the 2018 recipient of the Rolling Stone Chet Flippo Award for
Excellence in Country Music Journalism, and the 2019 Nashville Scene
Best of Nashville Best Music Reporter. She has been a guest on The
TODAY Show, Entertainment Tonight, CBS Morning Show, NPR’s Weekend
Edition, WPLN, the Pop Literacy Podcast, and more.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Stephen Thomas Erlewine is Senior Editor at Xperi, whose database of music information is licensed throughout the internet—customers include Spotify, Apple Music, SiriusXM, Tidal and IHeartMedia—and can be easily accessed at Allmusic.com. Over the past three decades, Erlewine has written thousands of record reviews and biographies. He's also contributed to Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Billboard, Los Angeles, Spin and New York Magazine's Vulture, and has written liner notes for Vinyl Me Please, Craft Records and Sony Legacy. Erlewine attended college at the University of Michigan, where he majored in English.