Camper Day is coming August 1, 2018!

Join us for our One Day Fund Drive to benefit WDVX and The Camper!

 

WDVX hit the ground running on November 5, 1997, in the infamous “Camper”. For five years, WDVX broadcast and webcast day and night from the 16-foot structure that included three studios. Studio A, Studio B, and “Way Down The Hall in Studio C” are historical references around here. “The Camper” is special and there is nothing more WDVX-centric. Many listeners and fans have asked about “The Camper” recently and have expressed a desire to see it at more events.

We want to make this happen, but we need your help!

Whether you decide to make a one-time donation or become a sustaining member for as little as $5/month, we appreciate your support and look forward to bringing you real live music for the next twenty years!

Click here if you’d like to make a monthly donation!

 

 

 

 

 

REAL LIVE MUSIC AT WDVX : JULY 2018 : 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 July, 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 on upcoming shows.

Follow WDVX on Spotify here.

Happy listenin’!

 

Tennessee Shines Radio Show Preview : July & August 2018

Tennessee Shines Radio Show is performed for a live audience every Wednesday at 7pm at Boyd’s Jig & Reel musical pub in Knoxville’s historic Old City. The show is broadcast live on WDVX FM and WDVX.com. Tickets are $7 plus applicable fees in advance, available HERE or $10 at the door starting at 6pm.


July 18th – Circus No. 9 – TICKETSRSVP

Circus No. 9 is East Tennessee’s own Progressive Bluegrass outfit, blurring the lines between Bluegrass, Jazz, Jambands, and more. Described as “John Hartford meets John Coltrane,” the group has appeared alongside artists including David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Larry Keel, and more. Comprised of musicians Matthew Davis, Thomas Cassell, and Vince Ilagan, Circus No. 9 is one of the most exciting new bands on the acoustic music scene today.
“Circus No. 9 represents everything that’s good about the new generation of acoustic music. These guys already exhibit a maturity and musicianship that has me thinking we’re going to be hearing great stuff from them for a long time!” – Bryan Sutton
Banjo extraordinaire Matthew Davis is the winner of both the National Banjo Championship and the Rockygrass Banjo Contest, not to mention the achievement of his musical chops at just age 18. Davis has performed on the Grand Ole Opry, among other venues and shows around the country.
On the mandolin is Virginia’s own Thomas Cassell, a now Tennessee transplant. Cassell is the winner of the 2016 Rockygrass Mandolin contest, and has performed on stage beside artists including Darrell Scott, Bryan Sutton, Aofie O’Donovan, Mike Marshall, Julian Lage, Billy Strings, and more.
Holding down the low end for the band is Knoxville’s Vince Ilagan, also holding a Bass Performance degree from the University of Tennessee and years of studio and touring experience. Ilagan has performed with artists including Justin Townes Earle, Jeff Sipe, Scott Miller, and many others.

July 25th – Julie Christensen & Stone Cupid – TICKETSRSVP

Julie co-fronted post-punk rockers Divine Horsemen with Chris D and is a veteran of Leonard Cohen’s bands (and the documentary I’m Your Man) “A Sad Clown” is her 7th record , an acoustic yet gritty offering of her own music and a few gems by fellow East Nashville friends Tim Easton and Darrin Bradbury; and the stunning kind of interpretation of Tom Waits’ Hold On that only Julie can deliver.

She spent time as a jazz chanteuse, tours, has performed and recorded with Steve Wynn, Van Dyke Parks, John Doe, and Exene Cervenka.

“Her swagger is true to her rebellious punk-rock roots and refined through working with the likes of Leonard Cohen, Iggy Pop, and Public Image Limited.”

–No Depression

“Julie Christensen’s music is deep and wide, speaks of experience. Her voice has amazing range, her own songs are little gems and her choice in material is assured. Wherever she is taking you, you’ll want to go. “ – Jeff Turmes

August 1st – Folk Soul Revival – TICKETSRSVP

Based in Bristol, VA/TN, a.k.a. the birthplace of country music, FOLK SOUL REVIVAL is one of southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee’s most beloved and sought after acts. Performing original roots-rock, the quintet’s distinct, radio-ready sound and back-porch instrumentation have garnered success with high profile gigs opening for the likes of Travis Tritt, Jason Isbell, Eric Church, Justin Townes Earle, Dr. Ralph Stanley, and more. FSR’s loyal fan base, fondly referred to as “The Congregation,” consistently packs sold out shows across the southeast while singing along with the band word for word.

FSR is a mainstay act at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion which boasts more than 60,000 attendees. The band has also performed at Floydfest and are among the best-selling acts to perform at the legendary Carter Family Fold and The Down Home.

FSR frontman Daniel Davis achieved 2nd place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in 2013 for the song “Homesick.” The band’s third album, Prompting the Dapperness, rose to #12 on iTunes’ country chart and reached #99 on the day of its release. The band also climbed to #10 on Billboard Magazine’s Heatseekers chart (South Atlantic Division). Virginia Living readers also listed them among southwest Virginia’s Top 3 bands in 2012. In 2011 FSR was voted Virginia Is For Lovers Band of the Year at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. Their second album, Words Off A Tongue, was listed among No Depression’s Top 15. The band has also been spotlighted on Music City Roots and Sirius/XM’s “Outlaw Country.”

August 8th – Austin Lucas – TICKETSRSVP

No one ever said country music had to be simple, and when Austin Lucas began thinking about the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2013 album Stay Reckless he had a lot on his mind. The Indiana troubadour wanted to do something not only different from his own work, but unlike anything else being done in the realm of country music and Americana. Between The Moon And The Midwest marries traditional & cosmic country sounds with sharp, vivid storytelling in a fully realized album concept.

The songs began to emerge during the 2011 Stay Reckless sessions and tour cycle; a tumultuous time masked by non-stop life on the road. With his marriage dissolving, Lucas began pouring his pain into fictionalized characters. Stay Reckless captured the experience of his divorce, and Lucas put those first few songs on the backburner while he toured heavily behind the album and avoided reflecting on the state of his personal life.

Two years later he found himself dealing with crippling anxiety and depression. Returning to the songs with a darker perspective while drawing on his life experience in rural Indiana, he crafted an intimate song cycle capturing the intricacies of friendship, love, betrayal, and the pain arising from the nature of those relationships. Being in a state of despair allowed Lucas to inhabit the characters in the story and he emerged from the darkness with the songs for Between The Moon And The Midwest.

Citing influences like Buck Owens and George Jones, Lucas had wanted to record a fully country album since 2011’s A New Home In The Old World. Enlisting the help of Joey Kneiser – guitarist and vocalist of the Tennessee band Glossary- they crafted a sound that, while rooted in outlaw and hard country, was infused with 60s psychedelic pop like the Zombies and the Beach Boys circa Pet Sounds. The result is a finely produced sound layered with guitar, vocal harmonies and atmospheric harmonics. Between The Moon And The Midwest is unique in its mix of sounds, songwriting, and influences.

From the country-gold sound of “Unbroken Hearts”, the infectious “Ain’t We Free”, to the plaintive truths in “Wrong Side of the Dream” and “The Flame”, he delivers an album at once timeless and modern. Boosted by guest appearances from John Moreland, Lydia Loveless, and Cory Branan Between The Moon And The Midwest finds Lucas at the top of his game and taking his music into exciting new territory.

August 15th – Bill & the Belles – TICKETSRSVP

Bill and the Belles capture the freewheeling, lighthearted approach to music that has endeared them to listeners of every generation. With a spirited sound that falls somewhere between old-time country and vaudeville, the East Tennessee-based group performs original songs inspired by a golden era of music, specifically the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. As the house band for Farm and Fun Time on Radio Bristol, the band has shared the stage with some of the nation’s top roots artists. Band members include Kris Truelsen (vocals, guitar), Kalia Yeagle (vocals, fiddle), Grace Van’t Hof (vocals, banjo), and Karl Zerfas (bass). Their debut album DreamSongs, Etc. releases August 24th on Jalopy Records.

August 22nd – Matt Woods – TICKETSRSVP

Matt Woods is an americana, country and southern roots songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee who spends a hell of a lot of time on the road, playing his songs for anyone who cares to listen. “Some folks call what I do Americana, but I have a hard time putting a label on things like that. A lot of my songs are very much based in classic country music while others are grounded in straight forward and greasy rock’n’roll,” Woods explains. “I write what is ready to come out and try to be as honest as I can about it.”

Join us for the 14th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash on June 1st in Market Square

WDVX & Sweetwater Brewing Company with support from Harrison Construction present the 14th Annual Bob Dylan’s Birthday Bash.

 The WDVX Bob Dylan Birthday Bash will be held on  Friday, June 1st, from Market Square featuring:

The Reflectors

 and more including emcees Steve Dupree & David Dwyer.

The music starts at 5:00pm with festival seating. Free and open to the public.

To RSVP and invite your friends CLICK HERE

Celebrate Oak Ridge with WDVX at the ORNL Federal Credit Union’s Summer Sessions Starting on June 4th

Support for WDVX comes from Celebrate Oak Ridge inviting you to the new “Summer Sessions” concert series in Bissell Park presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union.

The concerts are free. Bring your lawn chair, friends and family Monday, June 4th for an evening of fun as Oak Ridge kicks off The Secret City Festival week. Kukuly and the Fuego and the Ridge City Ramblers will be performing Bluegrass and Gypsy Jazz. WDVX will broadcast live from 4pm until 7pm with Tony Lawson and special guests. Live music starts at 6pm and goes until 9pm. RSVP and invite your friends HERE.

For more information, visit: https://www.ornlfcu.com/summer-sessions

 

Stop By the WDVX Bluegrass Stage during Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass 2018 (May 25 – June 10)

Support for WDVX Comes from Dollywood’s BBQ & Bluegrass Festival taking place May 25 – June 10, with over 200 shows in 17 days. Featured acts include Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, The Gibson Brothers, Dailey & Vincent, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Seldom Scene, Blue Highway, Molly Tuttle and many more with a wide offering of smoked and grilled barbeque available throughout the park. For tickets and more click here.

WDVX Hosted Back Porch Theatre Stage Lineup

5/25/18 Grassically Trained
5/26/18 Just Us Bluegrass Band
5/27/18 Stoney Point
5/28/18 Echo Valley
5/29/18 Echo Valley
5/30/201 Ready For Rain
5/31/18 Grandview Mountain Pickers
6/1/18 Grandview Mountain Pickers
6/2/18 Fiddling Carson Peters   & Iron Mountain
6/3/18 Brad Hudson
6/4/18 NewDay
6/5/18 NewDay
6/6/18 Jonah Riddle Carolina Express
6/7/18 The Family Sowell
6/8/18 The Family Sowell
6/9/18 Lewell & Lora Molen
6/10/18 Chris Muncey & Narrow Way

REAL LIVE MUSIC AT WDVX : MAY 2018 : 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 on upcoming shows.

Follow WDVX on Spotify here.

Happy listenin’!

WDVX Camperfest 2018 Daily Schedule is here!

Enjoy some of your favorite artists at one of the region’s best festival sites. There’s plenty of camping and a covered seating area at Dumplin Valley Farm in Sevier County near the Smokies Baseball stadium.

WDVX Camperfest 2018 Daily Schedule. Times & acts are subject to change.

Friday, May 4th 

Andrew Leahey & The Homestead
6:00PM

Trisha Gene Brady
7:00PM

Sam Lewis
8:15PM

Cutthroat Shamrock
9:45PM

Saturday, May 5th

Tennessee Sheiks
1:00PM

Count This Penny
2:00PM

Blue Mother Tupelo
3:00PM

Royal Hounds
4:00PM

Mic Harrison & The High Score
5:15PM

Amanda Anne Platt & Honeycutters
6:45PM

Scott Miller
8:00PM

Fruition
9:45PM

Sunday, May 6th 

The McAdoos
12:30PM

Chris West of Blue Moon Rising featuring Justin Moses
1:15PM

Alex Leach
2:30PM

Circus No. 9
3:45PM

 

REAL LIVE MUSIC AT WDVX : APRIL 2018 : 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 April, 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 on upcoming shows.

Follow WDVX on Spotify here.

Happy listenin’!