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September 2022

The WDVX Big Plate – 9/23 – Darrell Scott / Jay Clark & Greg Horne

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

There is an absence of light, before the light. A simple bare stage in the waning gloaming, and I can see Darrell Scott make his way to a lone microphone. He is here to shine that light on matters of the heart─the grit, grease, gristle, and most importantly, the marrow beneath the breastbone. And what is the path that shapes us as we go along, those true defining moments without which we would be hollow versions of our current selves?…

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The WDVX Big Plate – 9/30 – Robbie Fulks / The Dirty Gospel

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

Robbie Fulks is a singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter. His most recent release, 2017’s Upland Stories, earned year’s-best recognition from NPR and Rolling Stone among many others, as well as two Grammy® nominations, for folk album and American roots song (“Alabama At Night”). Fulks was born in York, Pennsylvania, and grew up in a half-dozen small towns in southeast Pennsylvania, the North Carolina Piedmont, and the Blue Ridge area of Virginia. He learned guitar from his dad, banjo…

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October 2022

The WDVX Big Plate – 10/7 – Dan Gammon and Musician Therapy / Josh Smith

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

Dan Gammon is the juggist for Y'uns Jugband and works at REALTOR® at Keller Williams Realty Knoxville Tennessee. He is also a kazoo recording artist and working musician. https://youtu.be/FWG82TTbwV8 In his day job, the gig that pays the bills until his band — Handsome and the Humbles — gets the recognition (and the payday) it so richly deserves, Josh Smith spends his days listening. He’s a physical therapist assistant, and that merry twinkle in his eyes and ever-present smile puts…

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The WDVX Big Plate – 10/14 – The Blushin’ Roulettes / Amanda Cook Band

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

The Blushin’ Roulettes deliver sultry, smoky, swingin' twang. "Their songs are stripped down, sexy little jewel boxes stuffed with ancient mountain magic," says the San Francisco Free Folk Festival. Guitaress and songwriter Angie Heimann belts her stirring songs of damsels in their bliss and distress in a clarion vibrato often likened to Iris Dement. Cas Sochacki thumps the double bass and interlaces bright dobro stylings amid the rich lyrics of the Roulettes' more serious songs, and rings in vocally with…

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The WDVX Big Plate – 10/21 – Joe Robinson / Ryan Kress Berner

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

Joe Robinson is a true force in the pantheon of exceptional artists in modern music. He has joined an exclusive group of elite performers whose impact continues to shape our unique American musical culture. With his popularity continuing to rise, Robinson has earned a reputation as one of the world’s greatest guitar players and a brilliant singer/songwriter. His fluid and inimitable style has delighted audiences around the world, garnering high praise and prestigious awards from the international music community. Nashville,…

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The WDVX Big Plate – 10/28 – Jasper Hollow / Robinella

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

Robinella’s career began with a sort of luck that rarely comes to most artists within their lifetime. What started out as a simple husband-and-wife duo fresh out of college quickly grew to a full-fledged band that blended Bluegrass, Country and Jazz. The combination of Robinella's honey-sweet vocals with violin, mandolin, bass, drums and piano captivated audiences, thus creating the ever popular Robinella & the CC Stringband. They released their first album, self-titled Robinella and The CC Stringband, in 2000, which…

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November 2022

The WDVX Big Plate – 11/4 – DownRiver Collective

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

DOWNRIVER COLLECTIVE blurs the lines between traditional folk and progressive acoustic music, DRC draws on diverse backgrounds to create a sound that is both fresh and familiar. Following the lead of Virginia native John Gray and Floridian fiddler Bailey Warren, the DownRiver Collective has evolved from a three-piece folk group to a full-bodied string band with the added help of fellow Belmont University alumni. Connected by a love for bluegrass, Gray and Warren were drawn naturally to vocalist Ali Vance,…

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The WDVX Big Plate – 11/11 – Jeanine Fuller Band

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

Jeanine Fuller is a seasoned vocalist and performer who delivers stunning, soulful performances with eclectic blends of musical styles. Her musical influences vary from Etta James, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald to Dianne Reeves and Chaka Khan to Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Prince. Her genuine love and exploration of music, began early, winning local talent contests even before high school. By high school, she was an award recipient of the National NCNB Music Competition. Winning this award, afforded her the…

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The WDVX Big Plate – 11/18 – The Heiskell Howlers

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

The Heiskell Howlers join us this day for some real, live music with Rock-n-Roll Hillbilly Swing! https://youtu.be/6fEZR7DVPSY    

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December 2022

The WDVX Big Plate – 12/2 – Minks Miracle Medicine

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

Minks Miracle Medicine, Melissa Wright and Daniel Zezeski, who met seven years ago in the green room of a Hackensaw Boys show, have deep musical roots. After spending her high school years performing on the regional bluegrass circuit, Wright studied vocal performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston before moving back to West Virginia, where she now teaches guitar, piano, and voice lessons. Furniture maker Zezeski cut his teeth in punk and ska bands as a teenager in Scranton,…

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