A Song & A Sip – Scott McMahan

The music of Alcoa, Tennessee native Scott McMahan has been called honest and direct. His songs are about longing, loss, and the hope of redemption. His warm, gritty baritone is at times weary and emotion-laced, bringing to mind artists like Otis Redding and Van Morrison.

We’re excited to welcome Scott to the WDVX stage for our March 2016 First Friday show. Join us at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 4th. Below, you can get an early listen to one of the songs on Scott’s new album, “Songs For My Muse” set to release in Spring 2016.

There’s nothing like listening to some great music, while enjoying a spirited beverage.

We’re excited to share the latest in our new blog series, A Song & A Sip, which is brought to you in part from our friends at Sugarlands Distilling Company. Each week, they share a great drink recipe as part of their #WhatToDrinkWednesday, and we thought it would be fun to pair the drinks with an amazing music performance.

Just like the music of Scott McMahan, this week’s drink recipe incorporates something familiar with a new twist.

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Thyme in the Clouds

1 oz Silver Cloud Moonshine

1 oz Old Fashioned Lemonade Moonshine

1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

2 Sprigs of Thyme

3 oz of Soda

6 oz Lemon Lime Soda

Place first 4 ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake well, don’t strain but pour in highball. Add more ice. Top with sodas and garnish with a lemon squeeze and sprig of thyme.

Welcome to the new WDVX.com

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We hope you like the new WDVX website! It’s easier than ever to listen to the live stream or find out about what’s going on at the station — live performances, events, your favorite hosts, links to live tracks and videos, and photos. Check out these new features:

The events calendar shows you a schedule of live shows and concerts WDVX produces or is sponsoring. They’re color coded so you can see only the show you’re interested in. For example, Blue Plate Special shows are in blue.

The WDVX blog keeps you up to the minute on station happenings.

The Listener Postcard features messages and photos to WDVX.  We’d love to hear from you.

Videos of the Blue Plate Special. And archives of the last two weeks of programming.

Let us know what you think. Send your comments our way to info@wdvx.com or call 865-544-1029. And there’s always the WDVX Blue Plate Special six days a week at the WDVX studio at 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN, 37902.  Thanks for listening! Linda Billman, General Manager

 

A Song & A Sip – Red Shoes & Rosin

Knoxville’s own newfangled string band Red Shoes & Rosin takes inspiration from old-time, traditional and folk music as well as old houses, home-cooked food, odd jobs and weird neighbors. This performance, from Rhythm & Blooms 2013, features the groups’s “Don’t Throw Sticks.”

These southern ladies might look sweet, but they are tough as nails. You can hear their tunes on WDVX, and look for them to perform at the upcoming Meadow Lark Music Festival, June 25, 2016.

There’s nothing like listening to some incredible music, while enjoying a spirited beverage.

We’re excited to share this new blog series, A Song & A Sip, which is brought to you in part from our friends at Sugarlands Distilling Company. Each week, they share a great drink recipe as part of their #WhatToDrinkWednesday, and we thought it would be fun to pair the drinks with an amazing music performance.

Just like the ladies of Red Shoes & Rosin, this week’s drink recipe is sweet, but strong.

The Shirley Tom

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1.25 oz Jim Toms Unaged Rye
.75 oz Triple Sec
5 oz Cherry Soda

Build ingredients over ice. Garnish with an orange twist and maraschino cherry. Enjoy!

“The Category Stomp” Playlist 02.22.16 7-10pm

7PM
John Hartford – The Category Stomp
Futurebirds – Wild Heart
Marina Orchestra – Jazz Queen Ladies
Bellfuries – She’s A Woman
Eilen Jewell – Pages

Oakley Hall – Marine Life
The Donkeys – Day By Day
Basia Bulat – Time
Wilco – Heavy Metal drummer

Lou Reed – Andy’s Chest
Julee Cruise – Rockin’ Back Inside My Heart
Sufjan Stevens – Should’ve Known Better
Luluc – Small Window

Morgane & Chris Stapleton – You Are My Sunshine
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – American Beauty

8PM
Lake Street Dive – Mistake
Dr. Dog – Engineer Says
Jenny Lewis – Pretty Bird
M Ward – Girl From Conejo Valley

Martha Scanlan – Honey Blue
Martin Harley – Cardboard King
Jon Stickley Trio – Rice Dream

The Sea The Sea – In The Altogether
The Clean – In The Dreamlife You Need A Rubber Soul
Waxahatchee – Under A Rock
Destroyer – Painter In Your Pocket

Shinyribs – Red Quasar
Valerie June – Workin’ Woman Blues
Jayhawks – Blue

9PM
Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin
Sharon Van Etten – Taking Chances
Marlon Williams – Dark Child
Aoife O’Donovan – Magic Hour
Jens Lekman – A Postcard To Nina

Lindi Ortega – Someday Soon
Leon Bridges – River
My Morning Jacket – Slow Slow Tune
Band of Horses – Everything’s Gonna Be Undone

Ryan Adams – When The Stars Go Blue
Mavis Staples – High Note
Dawes – Right On Time

Waylon Jennings – Cedartown, Georgia
John Hartford – Don’t Leave Your Records In The Sun

new music on the air at WDVX

These are just some of the recent releases you’ve been hearing lately on WDVX’s Americana Mix!

Sierra Hull – Weighted Mind
Buddy Miller & Friends – Cayamo Sessions At Sea
Dylan LeBlanc – Cautionary Tale
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By
Luther Dickinson – Blues & Ballads
Aoife O’Donovan- In the Magic Hour
Cactus Blossoms – You’re Dreaming
Bob Woodruff – The Year We Tried To Kill The Pain
Lucinda Williams- The Ghosts Of Highway 20
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers – Sidelong
Shovels & Rope – Busted Jukebox Volume One
Larry Keel – Experienced
Cox Family – Gone Like The Cotton
Danny Barnes – Got Myself Together (Ten Years Later)
Josh Ritter – Sermon On The Rocks
Steep Canyon Rangers – Radio
Robert Cray – 4 Nights Of 40 Years Live
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell – So Familiar
The Black Lillies – Hard To Please
Dave Rawlings Machine – Nashville Obsolete
Sam Gleaves – Ain’t We Brothers
Nikki Hill – Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists
Walter Trout – Battle Scars
Jon Stickley Trio – Lost At Last
Town Mountain – The Dead Session
Tim O’Brien – Pompadour
Brennen Leigh – Brennen Leigh Sings Lefty Frizzell
Anderson East – Delilah
Glen Hansard – Didn’t He Ramble
Los Lobos – Gates Of Gold
Alison Brown – The Song Of The Banjo
Webb Wilder – Mississippi Moderne
Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro – Live At Southern Ground
Joe Ely – Panhandle Rambler
The Songs of Ted Hawkins – Cold & Bitter Tears
Jeffrey Foucault – Salt As Wolves
Loretta Lynn – Full Circle
Aubrie Sellers – New City Blues
Linda Gail Lewis – Hard Rockin’ Woman
Dori Freeman – Dori Freeman
James Hunter Six – Hold On!
Tommy Emmanuel – It’s Never Too Late
Turnpike Troubadours – Turnpike Troubadours
Aaron Lee Tasjan – In The Blazes
Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep
Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love
Danielle Nicole – Wolf Den
Wood Brothers – Paradise
Jeanne Jolly – A Place To Run
Guy Davis – Kokomo Kidd
DriveBy Truckers – It’s Great To Be Alive!
Steve Forbert – Compromised
Cody Jinks – Adobe Sessions
Welfare Liners – Just Stars For Light
David Wax Museum – Guesthouse
Liz Vice – There’s A Light
Henry Wagons – After What I Did Last Night
Caitlin Canty – Reckless Skyline

An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Webb Wilder Rough & Tumble

Webb Wilder took to the Blue Plate Special stage and performed “Rough And Tumble Guy” from his latest release “Missisippi Moderne.”

The WDVX Blue Plate Special® is a live performance radio show held at noon, with your host Red Hickey Monday through Friday and Doug Lauderdale on Saturday, at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor Center. It’s always free to join in so please don’t be shy. Make yourself at home as part of the WDVX family. From blues to bluegrass, country to Celtic, folk to funk, rockabilly to hillbilly, local to international, it all part of the live music experience on the WDVX Blue Plate Special. You’re welcome to bring your lunch.

Click here to learn more about the WDVX Blue Plate Special.

An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Luther Dickinson

Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars, Black Crowes) plays his homemade coffee can diddley-bow on “Shake What Your Mama Gave You” on The Blue Plate Special. 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. So come and play your part as an audience member in the radio show that’s popular worldwide! Listen live at wdvx.com!

Click here to learn more about the WDVX Blue Plate Special.

An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Fireside Collective

Fireside Collective from Asheville, NC had some fun “grassin’ up” a cover of Paul Simon’s 1986/87 hit “You Can Call Me Al” on the Blue Plate Special stage at WDVX radio.

The WDVX Blue Plate Special® is a live performance radio show held at noon, with your host Red Hickey Monday through Friday and Doug Lauderdale on Saturday, at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor Center. It’s always free to join in so please don’t be shy. Make yourself at home as part of the WDVX family. From blues to bluegrass, country to Celtic, folk to funk, rockabilly to hillbilly, local to international, it all part of the live music experience on the WDVX Blue Plate Special. You’re welcome to bring your lunch.

Click here to learn more about the WDVX Blue Plate Special.