GIMC CD Release

JAN 12

Join GIMC for the release of CD Compilation! Come join us for a musical party to celebrate the release of the God in Music City 2-CD compilation. Julie Lee will MC the party and copies of the new release will be on sale (as will recordings by the various artists featured on the compilation).

God in Music City brings together a rich variety of artists who individually contribute to a complex understanding of how we perform religion and spirituality, yet simultaneously provides a strong collective voice how one urban community performs religion on a daily basis. God in Music City focuses on the ways in which local and regional identity is both formed (and informed) by religious and musical practice Nashville, Tennessee—“Music City USA”.   January 12th, 2008

Tennessean Review: Various Artists: God in Music City: The Sounds of Religion in Nashville, Tennessee (01/13/08)

The CD is released on the Lime Pulp Records label. Further information about the recording can be found at:

P.M. 7

The Commons Center, Vanderbilt University

A variety of artists featured on the God in Music City  2-CD set will perform at the CD release party. Dave Perkins — Julie Lee — Tom Kimmel and Danny Flowers — Kate Campbell — Pierce Pettis — Sarah Masen — Jewly Hight — Leslie McClure — Stephen Simmons — Debbie and Greg Wolf — Sr. Mattie Shannon — John McClure — Mathew Sherrill — Christian Teal — Rev. Enoch Fuzz — Harpeth Valley Sacred Harp Singers — Voices of Praise — St Ann Catholic Church Folk Group — Corinthian Baptist Church Mass Choir — Music City Shabbat — Nashville In Harmony — Belmont Church Youth Ministry — Blair String Quartet — Nordstrom Family.

Facilitated by Dr. Greg Barz



Greg Barz, Grammy nominated producer and CEO of Lime Pulp Records, is an associate professor of ethnomusicology in the Blair School of Music, with appointments in Anthropology and the Divinity school. This year he released a recording with Smithsonian Folkways that draws on his field recordings in East Africa of the music of HIV+ women’s groups. His research in Uganda was supported by a senior research fellowship with in Fulbright African AIDS Research Program. Barz’s most recent research involves documenting the role of music on the radio broadcasts that led to the Rwandan genocide in the 1990s. His proudest accomplishment, however, is serving as director of Vanderbilt’s “Kampala Project,” a program sponsored by The Commons that takes students to East Africa each summer to engage intense service-learning initiatives in local health care settings.