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April 2022

The WDVX Big Plate live from Barley’s – 4/22 – The Family Sowell

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

The Family Sowell is an award-winning contemporary bluegrass band from the foothills of Knoxville, Tennessee. They feature beautiful family harmony, driving instrumentals, and heartfelt originals along with their natural gift of showmanship. Six siblings chasing a dream together, their music melds passion, love, and laughter to create an authentic performance. “Same Kind of Different”, their newly released project, produced by Grammy-nominated producer, Ben Isaacs of The Isaacs, showcases 10 of 13 tracks that are originals written by the band and/or…

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The WDVX Big Plate live from Barley’s – 4/29 – Gregg Hatfield Eggar Holloway

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

East Tennessee's Own Jack Hatfield is a band leader and banjo picker of True Blue Bluegrass Band. Long before Dave Eggar was renowned as a world class cellist, writing, performing and recording for years with Amy Lee and Evanescence, enrapturing us with his solo intro to Coldplay’s #1 smash “Viva La Vida,” touring with American Idol winner Phillip Phillips and music directing symphony orchestras on tour with Foreigner, he quietly launched a solo career as a composer/pianist, releasing the solo…

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May 2022

The WDVX Big Plate live from Barley’s – 5/6 – The Shootouts

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

Two years after releasing their energetic debut, Quick Draw, The Shootouts are prepared to hit the mark again with their sophomore album, Bullseye, set for release on April 30, 2021 via Soundly Music. The Shootouts’ deep love of traditional country music forms the bedrock of their signature sound. Lead singer Ryan Humbert grew up surrounded by the genre, listening to its songs with his parents and grandfather. Classic country, bluegrass and gospel songs were among the first that he learned…

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The WDVX Big Plate live from Barley’s – 5/13 – Willa Mae / Linen Ray

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

Ten years ago, Rebekah and Gabriel Craft of married folk-rock duo Linen Ray found themselves living parallel lives as musicians. At night, while Gabriel was out gigging as an in-demand pro drummer, Rebekah would compose songs in the privacy of their bedroom. Each didn’t realize their romantic life partner was also their musical soulmate. Coming together, the two discovered untapped artistic potential. Today, Linen Ray has emerged a powerhouse roots-y Americana band. Freshly inspired after relocating to Nashville, the twosome…

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The WDVX Big Plate live from Barley’s – 5/20 – Circus No. 9

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

Circus No. 9 is East Tennessee’s own Progressive Bluegrass outfit, blurring the lines between Bluegrass, Jazz, and Rock. Described as “John Hartford meets John Coltrane,” the group has appeared alongside artists including David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Larry Keel, among others. Comprised of musicians Thomas Cassell, Vince Ilagan, and Ben Garnett, 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…

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The WDVX Big Plate live from Barley’s – 5/27 – Brennen Leigh

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

Brennen Leigh is an American songwriter, guitar player, mandolin player and singer whose to-the-point storytelling style has elevated her to cult icon status in Europe, Scandinavia, across the United States, South America and the United Kingdom. Her songs have been recorded by Lee Ann Womack, Rodney Crowell, Sunny Sweeney, Charley Crockett, and many others. As renowned for her musicianship as for her writing, it’s easy to see how Leigh caught the ear of greats like Guy Clark, who colorfully endorsed…

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June 2022

The WDVX Big Plate live from Barley’s – 6/3 – Kenny Roby / Wilder Things Than Us

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

Kenny Roby knew from the start there would be a lot to say for his first solo album in seven years, the emotionally and musically expansive The Reservoir. So much had changed in his world and the world at large since his stately 2013 LP, Memories & Birds, an exquisite reflection on the experiences and apprehensions of crossing over 40. Roby was now 48. He had been sober for half his adult life. Both his kids, somehow suddenly in their…

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The WDVX Big Plate – 6/10 – Ben Chapman / Rachel Sumner & Traveling Light

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

With songs as sweet and biting as the nectar and venom in her voice, Rachel Sumner has been captivating audiences throughout the northeast with her exciting new band Traveling Light. While their instrumentation and textures show roots deep in bluegrass and traditional folk music, Sumner's lyric-forward writing and penchant for snaking chord progressions demand something beyond folk conventions, highlighting the acrobatic range of her brilliant bandmates Kat Wallace (fiddle/harmonies), Ira Klein (acoustic guitar), and Mike Siegel (upright bass). Sumner is…

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The WDVX Big Plate live from Barley’s – 6/17 – Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle

June 17 @ 12:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle have been married (to each other!) for for 20 years, and make their home in Walland, TN in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains national park. They make music. Jeff and Sarah are 1st PLACE WINNERS of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MERLEFEST. They performed their winning song, "When I Come Home" at Merlefest for a crowd of 50,000+. Their duo album, "The Barb Hollow Sessions" was released on January 1, 2004 and…

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The WDVX Big Plate – 6/24 – Rhyan Sinclair

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

Kentucky’s Rhyan Sinclair is one of those rare songwriters who can simultaneously pay tribute to artists who inspire her and create something entirely new, within one song. In 2018, she released her first solo full-length, Barnstormer. Later in 2018, she released the holiday EP, Marshmallow World, which was featured on the Americana Music Association’s Holiday Playlist. In the spring of 2022, this impressive new voice in country returns with Letters to Aliens, which continues the theme of a woman on a journey,…

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