Bullet Backstory with The Bearded

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The Bearded is joining us on the Blue Plate Special with host Red Hickey on October 10th at noon. This event is free to the public and will be held at the Knoxville Visitor Center. In the meantime, enjoy this Bullet Backstory from The Bearded. they were gracious enough to answer our questions for this regular feature on the WDVX blog.

  • Biggest musical influences? Taj Mahal, John Hartford, Ray Charles, Louie Bluie, Flatt and Scruggs
  • What made you decide to pursue music as a career? No other marketable skills or talents
  • What advice do you have for young musicians who are trying to hone their craft? Get a day job! Be a good listener! Playing good music is about making the people you’re playing with sound good, not just yourself.
  • What’s your favorite thing to do in Knoxville? Go to safety city and pretend we’re Giants
  • If you could work with any musician (living or deceased) who would it be and why? Really hard question…The Folksmen. I think they would get us. Or Spinal Tap, either would work.
  • Anything else you would like to share? Favorite WDVX memory, etc? When it first started, We used to play the Blueplate special a couple times a month. We felt like the house band. Probably because our banjo player used to be the host.

This Bullet Backstory is brought to you by one of our great WDVX-Travaganza sponsors, Magpies Bakery!

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Johnny Mack Tracks

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Here is a list of some of the albums that were played on “Johnny Mack’s Friday Night Blues Attack!” last Friday night (9/30/2016):

Fiona Boyes, Professin’ The Blues, Reference Recordings (releases 10/14)

Matthew Skoller, Blues Immigrant, Tongue ‘N Groove Records

Nancy Wright, Playdate!, VizzTone Label Group

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Maxwell Street, Stony Plain Records

Duke Robillard & His All-Star Combo, Blues Full Circle, Stony Plain Records

Mary Jo Curry, Mary Jo Curry, Guitar Angels

Bobby Rush, Porcupine Meat, Concord Label Group

John Blues Boyd, The Real Deal, Little Village Foundation

Liz Mandeville, The Stars Motel, Blue Kitty Music

Gina Sicilia, Sunset Avenue, Blue Elan Records

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, The Big Sound Of Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Alligator Records

Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps, Bonafide, Jesi-Lu Records (releases 10/14)

Kenny Neal, Bloodline, Cleopatra Records

The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Strong Like That, Severn Records

Sugar Ray & The Bluetone, Seeing Is Believing, Severn Records (releases 10/7)

Kat Riggins, Blues Revival, Bluzpik Meda Group

Mitch Kashmar, West Coast Toast, Delta Groove Music (releases 10/21)

Lurrie Bell, Can’t Shake This Feeling, Delmark Records

Michael Burks, I’m A Bluesman, Iron Man Records

Joanna Connor, Six String Storie, M. C. Records

Rev. Billy C. Wirtz Featuring The Nighthawks, Full Circle, EllerSoul Records (2 songs)

Harpdog Brown, Travelin’ With The Blues, Dog House Records

The Bob Lanza Band, Time To Let Go, Connor Ray Music

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, Spare Keys, White River Records

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

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WDVX Playlist Spotlight : Hillbilly Fever

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Hillbilly Fever’s goin’ round! You can catch it tonight as Nita serves up the best in Classic Country music every Thursday evening from 7-10pm. Meanwhile, check out this playlist spotlight on Hillbilly Fever! 

Hillbilly Fever / Nita
6:57p MIC BREAK
7:00p Hillbilly Fever Little Jimmy Dickens
7:00p Wine Me Up Faron Young
7:02p Back To The Good Ol’ Nights Weldon Myrick
7:05p I Woke Up Hank Cochran
7:08p In Care Of The Blues Patsy Cline
7:11p MIC BREAK
7:12p After All We’ve Meant To Each Other Hawkshaw Hawkins
7:15p Empty Mansions Maddox Brothers & Rose
7:18p Midnight Red Foley
7:22p Curtain In The Window Ray Price
7:23p The Heart He Kicks Around Jeannie C. Riley
7:25p MIC BREAK
7:31p Nobody’s Fool but Yours Owens, Buck
7:32p Neon Rose Mel Tillis
7:35p Hard Headed Me Miller, Roger
7:37p For Fooling Around Carl Butler
7:40p Watching The Girls Go By Lonzo & Oscar
7:42p MIC BREAK
7:44p Columbus Stockade Blues Howard White
7:48p On the Banks of the Pontchartrain Williams, Hank
7:52p Big Iron Marty Robbins
7:56p Rose Conway Twitty
7:58p MIC BREAK
7:59p Live At The Convention Homer & Jethro
8:18p MIC BREAK
8:19p Lover Boy (I Broke Her Heart She Broke My Jaw) Ted Shelton & His Bryan County Boys
8:23p Much More Than The Rest Tyler, T. Texas
8:25p I’m Counting On You Kitty Wells
8:26p A Song From A Lonely Heart Lefty Frizzell
8:29p MIC BREAK
8:33p City Lights Johnny Bush
8:36p The Streets Of Baltimore Bobby Bare
8:38p I’ve Been Known To Cry Claude Gray
8:41p If Teardrops Were Pennies Carl Smith
8:44p MIC BREAK
8:46p You Tell Me Your Troubles Johnny Paycheck
8:49p Speak Of The Devil Gene Watson
8:52p You’ve Still Got A Place In My Heart Con Hunley
8:56p Hide And Go Cheat Darrell McCall
8:58p MIC BREAK
9:14p Live At The Palomino Club Del Reeves
9:14p MIC BREAK
9:16p Goodnight Cinncinati, Good Morning Tennessee Shorty Long & His Santa Fe Rangers
9:18p Somebody’s Been Stealin’ My Baby’s Sugar Doyle O’Dell
9:21p Monday Morning Blues the York Brothers
9:24p Don’t Let Temptation Turn You Round Moon Mullican
9:26p MIC BREAK
9:29p Awful Lot To Learn About Truck Drivin’ Red Simpson
9:31p Truck Driver’s Queen The Willis Brothers
9:34p There Ain’t No Easy Run Dave Dudley
9:37p Little Pink Mack Kay Adams
9:39p Phantom 309 Red Sovine
9:42p MIC BREAK
9:43p I Walk the Line Johnny Cash

Bullet Backstory with Scott Hinds of the Royal Hounds

 

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The Royal Hounds will be performing on the Tennessee Shines Radio Show with host Paige Travis. The show will be held on October 12th at 7 pm. Las Vegas roots-rock band The Royal Hounds celebrate their new CD, Poker All Night Long, on Tennessee Shines! Not only will this be a live broadcast, but it will also be their CD release party! The high-energy trio led by East Tennessee’s own Scott Hinds has been wowing and entertaining audiences across the globe for years with their unique approach to live music. Known for their on-stage antics and humorous approach to music, The Royal Hounds offer a live show unlike anything on the scene.

Tennessee Shines Radio Show is performed for a live audience every Wednesday at 7 p.m. 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 $10 in advance, available at http://jigandreel.ticketleap.com/ or at the door starting at 6 p.m.

Listen online at http://wdvx.com/listen-live/

In the meantime, enjoy this Bullet Backstory from Scott himself. He was gracious enough to answer our questions for this regular feature on the WDVX blog.

Take it away Scott!

  • Biggest musical influences? A long time ago, WDVX had a band called The Dempseys on a show called “Behind the Barn” (it’s on WFIV now), this was around 2001. My boss told me he had seen them one other time before so I recorded them directly from WDVX. Immediately I fell in love with their sound. It was high-octane rockabilly. I think for the next ten years, I didn’t miss a show of theirs. I used to put my tape recorder up on stage and record their entire three hour show, then spend the next five months learning all their songs and basslines that Joe Fick was throwing down. Joe would even stay after the shows and teach me stuff too. Eventually, after a few years, he said “Scott, I don’t know what else I can teach you.”After a few years of copying them, I had a real desire to do my own thing (though I still have to work hard NOT to be a carbon copy of that band), so I started focusing my efforts on songwriting. Now I look at bands like Southern Culture on the Skids, Unknown Hinson, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, etc. as influences. Folks who can seriously rock, but also be light hearted the whole time.
  • What made you decide to pursue music as a career? I started in acting. At first, I acted with people who regularly had day jobs and just acted for fun. We were just a bunch of comedians at heart. Then I took some acting classes in college and grew to hate “actooors” (say that Jon Lovitz style). They took themselves too seriously. So I eventually pursued music because people were more chill. I swore I’d never pursue acting again. Music was my thing. Surprise! I landed a job as an actor in Vegas playing Carl Perkins in Million Dollar Quartet. Just goes to show you, never say never.
  • What advice do you have for young musicians who are trying to hone their craft? Learn…the…business! I know it’s probably not interesting radio talk, but if you can stay focused and learn the business side, the marketing side of music, you’ll have an edge on all the other musicians.
  • What’s your favorite thing to do in Knoxville? Um, attend WDVX events. Duh! (totally not just saying that for the radio. I’m really serious. WDVX has become my favorite thing about Knoxville.)
  • If you could work with any musician (living or deceased) who would it be and why? I’d want Rick Miller of Southern Culture on the Skids or Jimmy Sutton (of JD McPherson) to produce an album of ours. I’m also officially saying, I’d love to work with the B-52’s in some capacity. Not because I’m some huge die-hard fan, but because their level of “quirkiness meets great music” reflects what I want to be doing.
  • Anything else you would like to share? Favorite WDVX memory, etc? Oh heck yeah! You know the first time I truly fell in love with WDVX was working at Tennessee Shines! I got to meet so many of my influences. Chuck Mead (who’d eventually become my boss in MDQ), and Kenny Vaughn and Chris Scruggs (who’d I get to perform for as Carl Perkins in Vegas). But really, ever since then, all I wanted was for The Royal Hounds to play on there. I guess I needed to move across the country to finally get there.

This Bullet Backstory is brought to you by one of our great WDVX-Travaganza sponsors, BB&T!

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Bullet Backstory with the Wild Ponies

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The Wild Ponies will be performing on First Friday Live on April 7th at 7pm. Join host Nelson at Visit Knoxville or listen live!

In the meantime, enjoy this Bullet Backstory from the Wild Ponies. They were gracious enough to answer our questions for this regular feature on the WDVX blog.

  • Biggest musical influences? Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Lucinda Williams, The Beatles, Guy Clark, and our friends!
  • What made you decide to pursue music as a career? Well, we kind of grew up playing music together. We started playing music in a rock-n-roll cover band in high school. We went to college and tried to do other things for a while, but music remained at the center of our lives. We had to. We couldn’t not (double negative) write and play music for a living.
  • What advice do you have for young musicians who are trying to hone their craft? Practice every day and be true to yourself and your art. You can’t do it for any other reason than the art.
  • What’s your favorite thing to do in Knoxville? Stop by WDVX! It’s one of the best Americana stations in the country. We also have a TON of friends in Knoxville, so we like to hang with our peeps, for sure!
  • If you could work with any musician (living or deceased) who would it be and why? Gosh. That’s a hard one. We want to work with so many people. I would LOVED to have written a song with Guy Clark. I got to drive him around once, and everything that came out of his mouth was devastatingly beautiful poetry.
  • Anything else you would like to share? Favorite WDVX memory, etc? I’m with her. Don’t forget to vote. Go Vols!

WDVX Playlist Spotlight : The Category Stomp

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Head’s up – “The Category Stomp” is headed your way tonight at 7pm! Cure those Monday blues & wind down the beginning of your work week with Katie – on the air with ya till 10pm. In the meantime, check out last week’s playlist!

Category Stomp / Katie
7:02p The Category Stomp John Hartford
7:03p Sweet Dark Haired Man Joan Shelley
7:12p My Body My Bones Jim and Sam
7:14p Free Translator The Books
7:18p MIC BREAK
7:18p Tiny Tina Handsome Family
7:22p Baby Drugs Tristen
7:25p Just Say Goodbye Wilco
7:28p Unchained Melody The Fleetwoods
7:30p MIC BREAK
7:32p Cruiser Red House Painters
7:49p Never Be Mine Angel Olsen
7:49p Box of Rain Kurt Vile w/ J Mascis
7:49p Easy Wind Grateful Dead
7:55p MIC BREAK
8:01p Waltz For Tuesday Bombadil
8:01p MIC BREAK
8:01p Hey Sttranger Mandolin Orange
8:09p I Love Leaving Jonny Fritz
8:09p Fools n Sages Jimmy Cousins
8:18p Bright Lights and the Fame Michaela Anne
8:18p Still Drivin’ Paul Cauthen
8:19p MIC BREAK
8:21p Blood Moon River Whyless
8:28p You’re Dreaming Cactus Blossoms
8:28p Crayon Angel Judee Sill
8:33p Kentucky Everly Brothers
8:35p Song for Judee case/lang/veirs
8:37p MIC BREAK
8:39p What I Don’t Know Dwight Yoakam
8:41p Brunswick Stew Kacy & Clayton
8:45p I Only Exist Michael Daves
8:49p Even Cowgirls Get The Blues Trio
8:53p MIC BREAK
8:55p Harvest Moon (live) The Mavericks
9:01p MIC BREAK
9:01p If You Ain’t Got Love The Revelers
9:24p Love Make A Fool Wild Reeds
9:24p Tres Grand Serpant Deslondes
9:24p Tired of your Tears Feufollet
9:24p Counting Alligators Woody Pines
9:24p MIC BREAK
9:24p Point to Point Jon Stickley Trio
9:24p Wake Up Rounder Spirit Family Reunion
9:26p Feeling Good Again Watkins Family Hour
9:30p The Roundabout Ryley Walker
9:36p MIC BREAK
9:36p Woke Up This Morning Abner Jay
9:39p Monday Morning Blues Mississippi John Hurt
9:42p In The Morning Bus Driver Tour
9:48p I’ll Be Here In The Morning Don Williams
9:51p MIC BREAK
9:55p Stop The World & Let Me Off Patsy Cline
9:55p I Didn’t Know The World Would Last This Long John Hartford

Johnny Mack’s Tracks

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Check out some of the records that were played on “Johnny Mack’s Friday Night Blues Attack!” last Friday night (9/23/2016):
Fiona Boyes, Professin’ The Blues, Reference Recordings (releases 10/14)
Matthew Skoller, Blues Immigrant, Tongue ‘N Groove Records
Michael Burks, I’m A Bluesman, Iron Man Records
Lurrie Bell, Can’t Shake This Feeling, Delmark Records
Omar Coleman, Live! At Rosa’s Lounge, Delmark Records
John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band, That Will Never Do, Wolf Records
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, The Big Sound Of Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Alligator Records
The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Strong Like That, Severn Records
John Blues Boyd, The Real Deal, Little Village Foundation
Aireene Espiritu, Back Where I Belong, Little Village Foundation
Liz Mandeville, The Stars Motel, Blue Kitty Music
Annika Chambers, Wild & Free, Under The Radar Music Group
Kenny Neal, Bloodline, Cleopatra Records
The McKee Brothers, Enjoy It While You Can, self release
Joanna Connor, Six String Stories, M. C. Records
Duke Robillard & His All-Star Combo, Blues Full Circle, Stony Plain Records
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Maxwell Street, Stony Plain Records
Harpdog Brown, Travelin’ With The Blues, Dog House Records
Brian Langlinais, Right Hand Road, Patoutville
Deb Ryder, Grit Grease & Tears, Bejeb Music
Wendy Rich, It’s All Nothing, Wendy Rich Music

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

An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Stolen Rhodes “Save Me”

Stolen Rhodes are a blues, rock, (with a touch of country & nostalgia) band from Philadelphia, PA known for their hard driving, high energy shows. Members of Stolen Rhodes are Kevin Cunningham (guitar), Jack Zaferes (bass), Matt Pillion (vocals, guitar, keys, saxophone) and Chris James (drums). Stolen Rhodes took the Blue Plate Special stage in an “unplugged” set and shared some tunes from their new album, “Bend With The Wind”. The song in this video is “Save Me”, which singer Matt Pillion explains, “I wrote it so quickly, it just seemed serendipitous. It’s a song that audiences have really responded to. It’s basically just about that feeling you get when things are going wrong, but there’s that one song that just takes the weight off your shoulders when you hear it.” Find out more about these rockers from Philly at: http://www.stolenrhodes.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/ Lots more videos on our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtSg…

Copyright tips from Luedeka Neely

The WDVX-travaganza featuring Ray Wylie Hubbard and Elizabeth Cook is coming up October 21 at The Standard on West Jackson Avenue. General admission tickets are still available. Luedeka Neely Group is a longtime supporter of WDVX and the Knoxville music scene and we thank them for their support of our annual event! These experts in copyright law and patents have this information to share. 


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The WDVX-Travaganza would not be possible without the help of our sponsors. Luedeka Neely is a longtime supporter of WDVX and the Knoxville music scene. They would like to share some important copyright information with you! 

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Performers and other music industry folks need to be aware of the various types of copyright in music, so they know how to get a license to rights held by others and how to protect their own rights.

Types of music licenses:

–         Mechanical License – A mechanical license is what you need if you want to record and release a cover song, such as on a record or CD.  These are easy to obtain online from licensing agencies, such as Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (http://www.songfile.com/).  Separate licenses are required for physical recordings (e.g., CD’s), downloads and streaming.

–         Performance License – If you want to do a live performance of a cover song in public, you need a performance license.  A performance license is also needed if you want to play recorded music in any public location, like at a concert, nightclub, or even background music in a store.  Typically, performance licenses are purchased by the venue from royalty collecting agencies like BMI or ASCAP, and they transfer a portion of the license fees back to the songwriter.  Thus, typically when you play at venues that regularly host music, the venue has an ongoing license and there is no need for the performer to obtain a license for the cover songs they perform.

–         Synchronization License – You need a synchronization license if you want to sync someone else’s song to visual media, like in a video, television show or commercial or movie.  These licenses are usually negotiated with a royalty collecting agency, and license fees are split between the songwriter and publisher.

–         Master Recording License – This is what you need if you want to use a recording made by someone else.  This license is usually granted by the record label or the recording artist.  For example, if you wanted to record a compilation album of songs recorded by Knoxville artists, you would need to determine who owns the master recording rights and go to each owner (typically the artist or their record label) to negotiate a license for each song.

There are several other types of music licenses that may affect a musician’s business.  Contact LN for guidance.

How about that cool band logo you paid your brother-in-law to design?  Who owns the copyright in that design?  Unless you have a written agreement that assigns the copyright and/or designates the design as a “work made for hire,” your bro-in-law probably owns it.  That is a result you probably didn’t intend, but it can be resolved with a proper copyright assignment document.

Likewise, if you are making a recording, you should have agreements in place in advance with the studio or the person doing the recording/mastering/producing.  You should also have agreements in place with all persons performing on the recordings (including band members and guests) that define ownership of the recordings and the compensation for all involved.

Your band logo may also be a trademark or service mark, depending on how you use it.  Awareness and protection of trademark rights are important to up-and-coming and established musicians as they develop their brand.  For example, LN assisted The Black Lillies in registering their band name as a service mark in the U.S. and internationally.  LN also helped AC Entertainment to register BIG EARS as a service mark for their genre-defying music festival that celebrates performance, film and the visual arts.   THE BLUE PLATE SPECIAL and TENNESSEE SHINES are services marks of WDVX that are federally registered with the assistance of LN.

You’ve probably heard the saying: “any publicity is good publicity.”  For many performers, this is generally true, but not always.  The “right of publicity” is a legal right that individuals have to control the commercial use their names and images.  LN can assist you in dealing with a situation where someone is using your name or image in a way that you consider not to be “good publicity.”

Please join Luedeka Neely and WDVX at the X-Travaganza!

An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Seth Walker “Home Again”

Seth Walker is a blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter based in New Orleans, originally from Burlington, NC. He joined us recently on the Blue Plate Special and performed some tunes from his latest release, “Gotta Get Back”, including this one, “Home Again”. The reviewer from Elmore Magazine says, “Seth Walker is a bluesman dressed up as an Americana artist.” and, “Walker has made several excellent records, but he’s never sounded better than he does here.” “Gotta Get Back” is Seth’s ninth release and debuted at # 6 on the Billboard Blues chart 9/24/16. Learn lots more about Seth Walker and his music at: http://sethwalker.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/ Lots more videos on our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtSg…