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Two paragraph blurb:
The Nashville Scene recognized the Tokens radio show as Nashville's "Best Local Variety Show" in 2013 which is a "grass-kicking shredfest" that is a "huge success," with "genre-bending creativity." The Tennessean calls it "one of a kind," and a "virtuouso ensemble." Prominent Nashville music critic Peter Cooper recently opined that Tokens "is amazing. It's amazing that [Tokens] has integrated music, humor and scholarship into something so seamlessly entertaining." Other reviewers have called Tokens "spectacular" and"provocative." Sojourners opined that “…if A Prairie Home Companion ever moved South and got religion—or at least went to divinity school—it might look a lot like TOKENS.” Best selling author Shane Claiborne calls Tokens “dazzling. magical. better than CATS … creating beauty and mischief.” And the Englewood Review of Books says that “TOKENS is one of today’s finest exemplars of exploration around the intersections of theology and the performing arts...”
You may listen to show samples here:
Odessa Settles, a Tokens Show regular and Tokens Show fan favorite, singing "Oh Freedom," from our "Singing Down the Pain: the Civil War," taped for public television at Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville, used as a hospital during the war. [powerpress url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/tokensshow/Oh_Freedom_copy_for_EPK.mp3"]
Brother Preacher, another Tokens Show regular and Tokens Show fan favorite, takes himself altogether too seriously. This segment is from a show entitled "Justice Songs," featuring Vince Gill and Sonya Isaacs.[powerpress url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/tokensshow/03_Sermprovised_From__Justice_Songs__copy_for_EPK.mp3"]
Vince Gill has been a regular guest, appearing on numerous Tokens Shows. This segment is a classic Tokens show moment: a show conducted as a fund-raiser for "Room in the Inn," an ecumenical work serving the homeless population in Nashville, with Vince sharing a song written about his own brother, showing up at the mission.[powerpress url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/tokensshow/Vince-Gill-Bread-and-Water.mp3"]
Our Most Outstanding Horeb Mountain Boys comprises many of Nashville's top session players, and they love Americana roots, taking the best of Celtic, Appalachian, Spirituals, fiddles and whistles and harmonica, and regularly turning out moving beautiful specimens like Si Beag Si Mor. [powerpress url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/tokensshow/Si-Beag-Si-Mor-MOHMB-copy-for-EPK.mp3"]
For numerous other samples, please visit our Podcast at Podcast.TokensShow.com.