Wayne Bledsoe

Wayne Bledsoe

Raised in Knoxville, Wayne Bledsoe grew up listening to Hank Williams on 78-rpm records, James Brown’s Knoxville-based soul radio station WJBE, as well as rock and folk music of the 1960s and 70s. His musical taste knows few prejudices and he doggedly aspires to smash the prejudices of those around him. Wayne currently writes for Blank News and was the music writer with the Knoxville News Sentinel and Scripps Howard News Service for 36 years. His music features and reviews have appeared in newspapers and magazines all over the world and his work with Bradley Reeves, “Arthur Q. Smith: The Trouble With the Truth” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Album Notes in 2018. He’s also an artist (www.waynebledsoe.com) and has done the artwork for several album covers, including Brandon Fulson’s “Dark Side of the Mountain” and Handsome and the Humbles’ “We’re All the Same.”

Wayne Bledsoe’s Programs

Six O’Clock Swerve

All Over the Road