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August 2022

The WDVX Big Plate – 8/12 – Polly O’Keary & the Rhythm Method

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

A century ago, blues was born in the fields of the South, played on porches and in little backwoods bars by kerosene lamp. The times have changed, and it’s a rare blues musician who grew up picking cotton and going home to learn to play by the light of a kerosene lamp. Polly O’Keary certainly didn’t. Well, that is, she didn’t pick cotton. She picked apples. But she learned to read music by kerosene lamp, in a log cabin in…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 8/13 – Katie’s Randy Cat / Tony Petersen

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Katie's Randy Cat is an Irish punk band from Toledo, Ohio. Steve Steel, vocals, accordion, and pennywhistle; Petr Kharchenko, lead guitar; Greg Heldt, rhythm guitar; Jon Zenz, bass; and Matt Jones, drums. KRC plays Irish rebel music with an upbeat, electric edge. Oi! KRC was formed in 2013 by members of other bands looking for a new outlet. Drawing on the sound of the 80s punk group the Pogues, KRC has evolved into a powerhouse of Irish punk music. KRC…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 8/16 – Will Kruger / Roy Saunders

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Will Kruger, guitarist, singer/songwriter and entertainer, sings to sold-out crowds. Will brings a unique sense of clarity and a strong emphasis to the lyrical content of his selection of songs. His musical roots go back to the folk era where influence from the likes of Peter Paul & Mary, Simon & Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot, John Denver and James Taylor have shaped his musical style. Will has toured nationally throughout California, Nevada, Colorado, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas and the greater Midwest area.…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 8/17 – Eli Lev / Kristen Englenz

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Rising singer-songwriter Eli Lev is making the world a smaller place, one song at a time. Eli pens lyrics and melodies for everyday enlightenment—songs that resonate because they’re heartfelt, earthy, and offer wisdom he’s gained through lifelong travel and self-discovery. He's just completed his Four Directions project: four EPs inspired by his time teaching on the Navajo Nation in Arizona. https://youtu.be/7Fdjk7bre68 Kristen Englenz is a performing singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and artist based in East Nashville. She paints musical stories of heartache and yearning…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 8/18 – Judy Pastor / Dave Hawkins

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

With a strong spirit and unique sound, singer/songwriter Judy Paster takes listeners on a musical journey extending a beautiful branch of serenity and escape from the chaos of everyday life. Evoking inspiration, Paster’s music resonates with listeners spanning multiple genres and generations, and even further into the musical cosmos - conveying the tales and weaving the dreams of life. "To be here now, on country music’s storied stages and part of Nashville’s famous listening rooms’ reverential awe, is no small…

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The WDVX Big Plate – 8/19 – Tennessee Outlaw Country / Rebel’s Fox

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

Tennessee Outlaw Country is an electrifying Southern Rock/Outlaw Country band that will entertain any size crowd at any venue. https://youtu.be/wDwNFi-m-Lo Formed in 2019, Rebel’s Fox is a Carolina-born original alt country/ rock band based in Nashville, TN. Frontwoman, and songwriter, Stephanie Lynn is a powerhouse with rock n’ roll Stevie Nicks vibes. She writes from her own experiences in heartbreak, tenacity, struggle and triumph. Stephanie Lynn is backed by a high caliber band, together they put on a show full…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 8/20 – Solo Sixstring / Eric Caldwell & The Cruise Control

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Solo Sixstring resides in Northeast Ohio where he previously served as worship leader to many long term care facilities. He is a strong advocate for the Sonshine Society which is an organization devoted to the nursing home ministry. He is an active participant in The Gatlinburg Songwriter's Festival. He has also participated in the Smoky Mountains Songwriter's Festival. He is a former member of the Knoxville Songwriting Association. East Tennessee's Own Eric Caldwell joins us this day for some real,…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 8/23 – Walking Medicine

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Walking Medicine is the musical vision of Jenny Kimmel, a North Carolina based singer-songwriter who inhabits a kaleidoscope of roles: artist, poet, farmer, and peace and permaculture educator. Kimmel’s songs in Walking Medicine reflect these varied, overlapping perspectives in music that shimmers in in-betweens. Her voice and lyrics blur genre boundaries, evoking Americana, folk, and roots music, echoing elements of old-time alongside influences from philosophy, art, and activism across movements and generations. The sum is visceral, at once raw and…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 8/24 – Stacy Antonel / Emily Wyrick

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Nashville artist Stacy Antonel makes clever, country-leaning Americana that feels both vintage and hyper-modern. Her “country jazz” vocals conjure the great singers of the 20s-30s, with the emotive power of country icon Patsy Cline. Rooted in classic country and laced with elements of jazz, pop, and R&B, Antonel’s narrative songs often feature unconventional themes. Antonel grew up near San Diego studying classical piano and cites an eclectic range of early musical inspiration: Tori Amos’s peculiar phrasing, Otis Redding’s rich melodic…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 8/25 – South For Winter

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

With a blend of dreamy acoustic duets, foot-stomping folk and bluesy murder ballads, New Zealand-born and Nashville-based South for Winter’s sound is as eclectic as their origins. The band is composed of New Zealander Nick Stone, Colorado native Dani Cichon, and Michigander Alex Stradal, and together the three multi-instrumentalists and songwriters combine elements such as cello, guitar, mandolin, and three-part harmonies into a genre-bending sound described by American Songwriter as “impeccable”. https://youtu.be/-MWTCpBtZqs

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