Music Voyager TV Series

PBS-distributed music travel show to premiere three Georgia episodes in June 2015

In the fall of 2014, Music Voyager, an international travel series that explores the history and surroundings that inspire the music of cities around the world, descended upon Georgia. The crew, along with host Tacuma Bradley, spent time with local musicians who introduced them to venues, restaurants and attractions in Atlanta, Athens, Albany, Columbus and Macon. Music Voyager is distributed nationally on PBS by American Public Television and will air on GPB in June 2015. Support for Music Voyager was provided by the Georgia Tourism Foundation, the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Macon Convention and Visitors Bureau and the UGA Special Collections Libraries.

(L-R) Kristian Bush, Tim Owens and Brandon Bush run through "Trailer Hitch" before filming at Atlanta's Historic Oakland Cemetery.

(L-R) Kristian Bush, Tim Smith and Brandon Bush run through “Trailer Hitch” before filming at Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery.

Columbus musician Neal Lucas plays one of Precious Bryant's blues tunes on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.

Columbus musician Neal Lucas plays one of Precious Bryant’s blues tunes on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.

Macon DJ Roger Riddle (left) and Music Voyager host Tacuma Bradley visit the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House.

Macon DJ Roger Riddle (left) and Music Voyager host Tacuma Bradley visit the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House.

Athens artist, musician and folklorist Art Rosenbaum picks a little banjo in UGA's Founders Memorial Garden before talking about Georgia's music history.

Athens artist, musician and folklorist Art Rosenbaum picks a little banjo in UGA’s Founders Memorial Garden before talking about Georgia’s music history.

Albany musician and entrepreneur Bo Henry shares a song that he wrote about growing up on his grandfather's farm.

Albany musician and entrepreneur Bo Henry shares one of his songs with the Music Voyager crew.

Students from the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings rehearse in Mercer University's Fickling Hall at the Townsend School of Music in Macon.

Students from the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings rehearse in Mercer University’s Fickling Hall at the Townsend School of Music in Macon.

Otis Redding III (left) and his sister, Karla Redding Andrews, shared memories of their father with Music Voyager host Tacuma Bradley while at the offices of the Otis Redding Foundation in downtown Macon.

Otis Redding III (left) and his sister, Karla Redding Andrews, shared memories of their father with Music Voyager host Tacuma Bradley while at the offices of the Otis Redding Foundation in downtown Macon.

Music Voyager host Tacuma Bradley grabs at meditative moment at Albany's Art Park.

Music Voyager host Tacuma Bradley grabs at meditative moment at Albany’s Art Park.

Attending Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany, the Music Voyager crew was moved by the music of the Voices of Zion, led by Reverend Brian Jones and Rutha Harris.

Attending Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany, the Music Voyager crew was moved by the music of the Voices of Zion, led by Reverend Brian Jones and Rutha Harris.

Jeremy, a Whitewater Express tour guide, takes the Music Voyager crew down the Chattahoochee River and through the treacherous Cut Bait run.

Jeremy, a Whitewater Express tour guide, preps Tacuma Bradley for the Music Voyager crew’s Chattahoochee River rafting trip.

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As they enter the treacherous Cut Bait run, the Music Voyager crew is just seconds away from taking a spill into the Chattahoochee River.

Molly Gunn, co-owner of the Porter Beer Bar, welcomed the Music Voyager crew to Atlanta's Little FIve Points neighborhood

Molly Gunn, co-owner of the Porter Beer Bar, welcomed the Music Voyager crew to Atlanta’s Little FIve Points neighborhood

Violin virtuoso Kishi Bashi treats the Music Voyager crew to a performance in Athens.

Violin virtuoso Kishi Bashi treats the Music Voyager crew to a performance in Athens.

Music Voyager's Adam Barton sets up a shot at Ma Rainey's historic home in Columbus.

Music Voyager’s Adam Barton sets up a shot at Ma Rainey’s historic home in Columbus.

Singer/songwriter Garrett Lee records at The Loft studio in Columbus with Matthew McCabe at the board.

Singer/songwriter Garrett Lee records at The Loft studio in Columbus with Matthew McCabe at the board.

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