Joe Pagetta

Reader | Writer | Cooker | Eater | Bike Rider | Publicist 
First, Some New Things:
The Men of La Mangia have some new Christmas Music and a Video.
I wrote a Christmas Story, and my wife and I recorded a reading of it.
Some Things I Do:
I'm the director of community initiatives for the Community Foundation of
Middle Tennessee, where I oversee NowPlayingNashville.com and Giving Matters.com.

I was previously the director of media relations and online strategies for Nashville Public Television.
From 2007-12 that job included handling media relations for the Nashville Film Festival.
  I'm a freelance writer and essayist. You can read select recently published essays, interviews, profiles and various other writings on my Contently page.
I somewhat maintain a blog about books, biking and living in Nashville titled Two Wheels and the Truth. It's a slow blog, and really more a place for essays than posts

I was the executive producer of the Under the Guise / NPT web series "You Ought To Know Nashville"

I made music for awhile, and played shows and released several independent records in the early to mid 2000s.
It can be sampled or purchased at CDbaby.com or iTunes or listened to on Spotify and most other song streaming services.

Some other things I care about that I occasionally do publicity for (when my friends ask me): 
Chris DiCroce's new e-book You Gotta Go to KnowMangia Nashville, The Family Wash and The Americana Music Association, so check them out too.

I like bikes, books and Italian food.

I have a sandwich named after me at Savarino's Cucina. And I once rocked eyeliner.

That photo up there was taken on the Cumberland River Walking Bridge,
looking west, one late fall morning while biking to work. Pretty, Yeah?

I'm on Facebook and Twitter.

Get in touch here.



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Updated December 20, 2015