Music City moment

Music City moment: On the way to-and-from the Tuesday-evening mandolin lessons of the 14-year-old in my house, he and I lately have been listening to Vanderbilt’s student radio station, WRVU. The station’s eclectic programming means that on the way to the lesson, we listen to obscure late-80s punk music and on the way home, bluegrass. In an “only-in-Nashville” experience, tonight when we got into the car to head home, on the radio, WRVU was playing a recording of the bluegrass song my son had just been working on with his instructor — and it was his instructor — Butch Baldassri, one of the greatest — playing on the radio. Talk about making an impression on a 14-year-old.