Johnny Mack’s Tracks

The Johnny Mack Blues Attack takes place every Friday night from 9pm until 3am on WDVX! You can listen live on your radio or online at wdvx.com. Take a look at some of the albums that were played last week:

Ken Swartz & The Palace Of Sin, Smile Away The Blues, Adelphi Records

Terry Robb, Cool Of The Bloom, Niasounds

Harrison Kennedy, Who U Tellin’?, Electro-Fi Records

Big Joe Fitz, Shoulda Known Better, self release

Ruthie Foster, Joy Comes Back, Blue Corn Music

Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’, TajMo, Concord Music Group

Eric Bibb, Migration Blues, Stony Plain Records

Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi, Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train, M. C. Records

Studebaker John, Songs For None, Avanti

Delta Moon, Cabbagetown, Jumping Jack Records/Landslide Records

Biscuit Miller, Wishbone, Bluesboss Music

Janiva Magness, Blue Again, Blue Elan Records

Beth Hart, Fire On The Floor, Provogue/Mascot Label Group

Thornbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado, Change My Game, Ruf Records

Samantha Fish, Chills & Fever, Ruf Records

Vanessa Collier, Meeting My Shadow, Ruf Records

Selwyn Birchwood, Pick Your Poison, Alligator Records

Mr. Sipp, Knock A Hole In It, Malaco Records

John McNamara, Rollin’ With It, Bahool Records

Scott Ramminger, Do What Your Heart Says To, Arbor Lane Music

The Knickerbocker All-Stars, Texas Rhody Blues, JP Cadillac Records

Amy Black, Memphis, Reuben Records

Fabrizio Poggi, Texas Blues Voices, Appaloosa Records (2 songs)

John Primer & Bob Corritore, Ain’t Nothing You Can Do, Delta Groove Music

Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter, Right Place Right Time, Delta Groove Music

Steve Krase, Should’ve Seen It Coming, Connor Ray Music

Nick Schnebelen, Live In Kansas City, VizzTone Label Group

Billy Price, Alive & Strange, VizzTone Label Group

John Nemeth, Feelin’ Freaky, Memphis Grease

Lauren Mitchell, Desire, self release (releases 6/16)

Billy Flynn, Lonesome Highway, Delmark Records

Laura Tate, Let’s Just Be Real, 811 Gold Records

North Mississippi Allstars, Prayer For Peace, SMG (releases 6/2)

Kilborn Alley Blues Band, The Tolano Tapes, Rein It Back Records

Chris Belleau, Swamp Fever, Proud Dog

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Jay-Vee Inc.

Listen to “Johnny Mack’s Friday Night Blues Attack” 9pm-3 ET www.wdvx.com

His entire playlist is posted on Facebook. Send a friend request to Johnny Mack.

An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special featuring Marv Ashby & High Octane Performing “I’m On My Way Back to the Old House”

From Berkeley Springs in the West Virginia Panhandle, Marv Ashby and High Octane came to the Blue Plate Special. They brought their hard-driving mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass music, which features Marv’s aggressive flatpicking style and straight-ahead vocal arrangements. High Octane is: Doug (Beardie) Moats on bass, Larry Crawford on fiddle, and Jack VanOrden on banjo. After a short fiddle intro (“Fire On The Mountain”) the band picks “I’m On My Way Back To The Old Home”, from their 2014 project, “The Recipe”. To find more info about, and keep up with Marv Ashby and High Octane, visit https://www.reverbnation.com/marvashb…

The WDVX Blue Plate Special is a live performance radio show held at noon, Monday through Saturday, at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor’s Center. Come and play your part as an audience member in the radio show that’s popular worldwide! Listen live at http://wdvx.com/ Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WDVXradio/ See more live performances and subscribe to our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/WDVXRadio

An Extra Helping of The WDVX Blue Plate Special Featuring Blue Mother Tupelo Performing “Meet Me Down River”

Blue Mother Tupelo returned to the Blue Plate Special recently. BMT is Ricky and Micol Davis – and they began their musical life together as (The) Blue Mother Tupelo at an open mic night at Sassy Ann’s in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1995. A move to Nashville followed, and they have been performing ever since, releasing multiple albums and entertaining crowds with their distinctive Southern soul and stomp. This is “Meet Me Down River”, which appears on Blue Mother Tupelo’s CD, “Only Sunshine” (2014). Be sure and watch for their new album, due to be released in June, 2017. Find out more about Blue Mother Tupelo on their website at: https://www.bluemothertupelo.com/

The WDVX Blue Plate Special is a live performance radio show held at noon, Monday through Saturday, at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor’s Center. Come and play your part as an audience member in the radio show that’s popular worldwide! Listen live at http://wdvx.com/ Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WDVXradio/ See more live performances and subscribe to our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/WDVXRadio

WDVX MUSIC VAULT MAY 22 – 26

20 YEARS OF REAL LIVE MUSIC!

WDVX is celebrating 20 years on the air in 2017, & as part of the celebration we are digging into our archives to bring you Real Live Music recorded at WDVX over the years! Tune in every weekday to hear tracks from the WDVX Music Vault.

THE WDVX MUSIC VAULT IS MADE POSSIBLE BY SUGARLANDS DISTILLING COMPANY! COMING UP THIS WEEK….

 

WDVX MUSIC VAULT

Monday 5/22
Featured tracks :
10:30a – James McMurtry
2:30p – Paleface
4:30p – Abigail Washburn

Tuesday 5/23
Featured tracks :
10:30a – Jompson Brothers
2:30p – Mike McGill
4:30p – Jay Clark

Wednesday 5/24
Featured tracks :
10:30a -David Mayfield Parade
2:30p – Robbie Fulks
4:30p – The Lonetones

Thursday 5/25
Featured tracks :
10:30a – Nickel Creek
2:30p – JD Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers
4:30p – David Olney & Sergio Webb
Featured segment : Scott Miller live at Camperfest Reunion

Friday 5/26
Featured tracks :
10:30a – Donna The Buffalo
2:30p – Sam Outlaw
4:30P – Live From Jammin’ at Hippie Jack’s

MUSIC VAULT May 15 – 19

20 Years of Real Live Music!

WDVX is celebrating 20 years on the air in 2017, & as part of the celebration we are digging into our archives to bring you Real Live Music recorded at WDVX over the years! Tune in every weekday to hear tracks from the WDVX Music Vault.

The WDVX Music Vault is made possible by Sugarlands Distilling Company! Coming up this week….

 

WDVX MUSIC VAULT

Monday 5/15
Featured tracks :
10:30a – Fred Eaglesmith
2:30p – Jim Lauderdale
4:30p – Cactus Blossoms

Tuesday 5/16
Featured tracks :
10:30a – Missy Raines and the New Hip
2:30p – Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys
4:30p – Ralph II, Alex Leach and the Clinch Mtn Boys

Wednesday 5/17
Featured tracks :
10:30a -Bill Mize
2:30p – Tami Nielsen
4:30p – The Lonetones

Thursday 5/18
Featured tracks :
10:30a – The Black Lillies
2:30p – Dom Flemons
4:30p – Sam Lewis
Featured segment : Scott Miller and Jill Andrews live at Camperfest Reunion

Friday 5/19
Featured tracks :
10:30a – Blue Mother Tupelo
2:30p – Bill and The Belles
4:30P – Royal Hounds

WDVX Events May 2017 : Real Live Music Research : Playlist

We have plenty of Real Live Music headed your way this month, and just in case you miss it on the airwaves, we made this Spotify playlist to keep you in the know. All of these artists are playing a WDVX event in May, whether it’s the Blue Plate Special, Tennessee Shines, Six O’Clock Swerve, First Friday Live, or other special event.

Check out our event calendar here for more information. Happy listenin’!

MUSIC VAULT MAY 8 – 12

20 Years of Real Live Music!

WDVX is celebrating 20 years on the air in 2017, & as part of the celebration we are digging into our archives to bring you Real Live Music recorded at WDVX over the years! Tune in every weekday to hear tracks from the WDVX Music Vault.

The WDVX Music Vault is made possible by Sugarlands Distilling Company! Coming up this week….

 

Monday 5/8 featured artists :

10:30a – Pokey LaFarge

2:30p – JP Harris & The Tough Choices

4:45p – Tony Joe White

Tuesday 5/9 featured artists :

10:30a – Cadillac Sky

2:30p – Howlin’ Brothers

4:45p – The Honeycutters

Wednesday 5/10 featured artists :

10:30a – Leftover Salmon

2:30p – Angel Snow

4:45p – Bottle Rockets

Thursday 5/11 featured artists :

10:30a – Jon Stickley Trio

2:30p – Woody Pines

4:45p – Stray Birds

Friday 5/12 featured artists :

10:30a – Sierra Hull

2:30p – Martha Scanlan

4:45P – Wallace Coleman

WDVX Camperfest Reunion May 5-6 Schedule

Darrell Scott, Scott Miller and the Commonwealth, and Jill Andrews headline Camperfest Reunion May 5 – 6.  The festival celebrates the iconic WDVX 14-foot Camper Broadcast Studio that started it all in 1997 and the Camperfest Americana Music Festival, which happened from 1998 – 2007.

Join the party that brings listeners and local and national artist from near and far together for a weekend of great music and fellowship at Dumplin Valley Farm* in Kodak, TN just 25 minutes from downtown Knoxville. Directions at the bottom of the page.

Scott Miller & The Commonwealth

The original WDVX 14ft Camper Broadcast Studio will be on site to tour.   RV and tent camping available.     

Jill Andrews

Camperfest Reunion Artists:

Darrell Scott
Scott Miller and the Commonwealth
Jill Andrews
Robinella
Jay Clark and the TN Tree Beavers
The Barstool Romeos
Brendon James Wright and the Wrongs
Four Leaf Peat
Eli Fox
Guy Marshall
Alex Leach & the Clinch Mountain Boys
Red Shoes & Rosin
Kevin Abernathy Band
Night Colors (formerly Hazel)
The Lonetones
Appalachian Hippie Poet

 

EVENT TIMES:                 RAIN OR SHINE! 

Friday, May 5, 2017     Music: 4pm – 11pm   (Gates open 3pm)

Saturday, May 6, 2017     Music:  1pm – 11pm   (Gates open at Noon)

 

FESTIVAL SEATING – BRING YOUR CAMP/LAWN CHAIR OR BLANKET!

 

Artist Lineups:

(subject to change)

Friday, May 5, 20174-11PM
Saturday, May 6, 20171-11PM
Eli Fox
4:00 – 4:45PM
Alex Leach & the Clinch Mountain Boys
1:00pm – 1:55PM
Brendon James Wright & the Wrongs
5:00 – 5:45PM

Appalachian Hippie Poet
2:00 – 2:05PM

Jay Clark & the TN Tree Beavers
6:00 – 6:45PM
Four Leaf Peat
2:15 – 3:00Pm
Robinella
7:00 – 7:55PM
Kevin Abernathy Band
3:15 – 3:55PM
Appalachian Hippie Poet
8-8:05pm
Night Colors (formerly Hazel)
4:15 – 5:00PM
Guy Marshall
8:15 – 9:05PM
Red Shoes & Rosin
5:15 – 6:00PM
Darrell Scott
9:30 – 10:45PM
The Lonetones
6:15 – 7:00PM
Barstool Romeos
7:15 – 8:00
Jill  Andrews (full band)
8:15  – 9:15PM
 
Scott Miller & The Commonwealth
9:45PM – 11:00PM

 

Ticket Prices:   Festival Tickets and Camping Reservations must be purchased separately!

PRICING SCHEDULE
Weekend Pass
Friday, May 5
One Day Pass
Saturday May 6
One Day Pass
    Early Bird:     3/17/17 – 4/14/17
(Super Saver)  $40.00
               $22.50
$25.00
4/15/17 – 5/4/17
$45.00
               $25.00
$30.00
Gate Price
$50.00
               $30.00
$35.00


Above prices are per ticket (plus applicable service fee).  Click here to purchase tickets.  

Kids: 12 years old and under get in free!

(Above prices do not include camping – see below)

Seating:  General Admission – (First come, first serve)

Festival seating – Bring lawn chairs/blankets

Parking:  FREE, On-Site parking

Food & Beverages:  Beer, water, and food will be available for purchase.

PROHIBITED in the Barn and on Festival Lawn:  No Coolers, No Pets, No tents/shades structures, wagons or carts, no selfie sticks. No outside food or beverages allowed.  No smoking in Barn.  No large backpacks/bags. All items subject to search.

CAMPING INFORMATION:

On site camping reservations are being made through Dumplin Valley Farm. For information on RV/Tent Camping, go to their webpage, call (865) 397-7942, or email at dumplingrass@comcast.net. (Campers must have purchased Camperfest Tickets for Festival admission.)  


Not into Camping? There are several hotels nearby at Exit 407, and many more closer to Pigeon Forge. Click the links below to see hotel options and check prices.

WDVX Music Vault May 1 – 5

20 Years of Real Live Music!

WDVX is celebrating twenty years on the air in 2017, and as part of the celebration we are digging into our archives to bring you Real Live Music recorded at WDVX over the years! Tune in to WDVX every weekday to hear tracks from the WDVX Music Vault.

 Check out what’s headed to the airwaves this week from the WDVX Music Vault, made possible by Sugarlands Distilling Company!

Monday 5/1 featured artists :

10:30a – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

2:30p – The Revelers

4:45p – Jill Andrews

Tuesday 5/2 featured artists :

10:30a – Casey Driessen

2:30p – JD Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers

4:45p – Lonesome River Band

Wednesday 5/3 featured artists :

10:30a – White Horse

2:30p – Church Sisters

4:45p – Darrell Scott

Thursday 5/4 featured artists :

10:30a – Scott Miller

2:30p – Jay Clark

4:45p – The Lonetones

Feature at 5pm :  Merlefest 2017 Sessions

Friday 5/5 featured artists :

10:30a – Darrell Scott

2:30p – Live from Camperfest

4:45P – Live From Camperfest

Bullet Backstory featuring Elijah Cruise of Night Colors

East Tennessee’s Own, Night Colors will be joining us for the Camperfest Reunion! Camperfest Reunion celebrates the iconic WDVX 14ft Camper Broadcast Studio that started it all in 1997 and the Camperfest Americana Music Festival, which happened from 1998 – 2007. This was WDVX’s annual happening where the station threw a great party that brought listeners and local and national artist from near and far together for a weekend of great music and fellowship.

Help support WDVX during our 20 year anniversary celebration by attending the special Camperfest Reunion May 5-6 at Dumplin Valley Farm in Kodak, TN just 25 minutes from downtown Knoxville. Click here for more information and to purchase both day passes and weekend passes. In the meantime, enjoy this Bullet Backstory featuring Elijah Cruise of Night Colors! He was gracious enough to answer our questions for this regular feature on the WDVX blog.

Biggest musical influences? Peter Gabriel, M83, and The Cranberries

What made you decide to pursue music as a career? Music was an escape, it was always a huge part of my life. It made even the worst days beautiful. I couldn’t think of anything else that would bring as much happiness to me, as this does. I remember sitting in the kitchen growing up listening to records with my parents and thinking to myself, “One day this will be me, I just know”.  I feel the same way to this day.

What advice do you have for young musicians who are trying to hone their craft? It doesn’t matter what people say about your music. You’ll have fans and you’ll have critics. If it means something to you then do it! Music is such a personal thing that even if no one ever listens to another song, I’ll keep playing. So keep playing because the world is eager for creativity. Learn from the critics & love the people who have always supported you, since they’re the ones that’ll always matter.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Knoxville? Pretentious Beer CO., Good Golly Tamale & playing Frisbee in Sequoyah Hills Park. We also love catching shows at Open Chord, Modern Studio & WDVX to name a few.

If you could work with any musician (living or deceased) who would it be and why?  David Bowie, George Michael, Freddy Mercury, Dan Fogelberg, John Lennon & Amy Winehouse for obvious reasons (they’re the kings/queens)

Anything else you would like to share? Favorite WDVX memory, etc? We can’t wait to play Camperfest! Our last experience with WDVX was at the grand re-opening of WDVX as “Hazel”. Since the name change this will be our first performance with WDVX as “Night Colors” and we can’t wait to show you what we have to offer.