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September 2021

The WDVX Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 9/8 – Honey Magpie / Tim Easton

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

American songwriter Tim Easton was born on the Canadian border in upstate New York and spent his formative years living in Tokyo, Japan and Akron, Ohio. Traveling early and often, he learned the ways of the road and rails and spent 7 years as a bonafide troubadour, making his way around Europe, playing the streets and clubs, living in Paris, London, Madrid, Prague, Dublin, and wherever he laid his hat. It was this period of time when he developed his…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 9/9 – Andrea & Mud

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Surf-western music is a vigorous elixir - blending spaghetti westerns with rough-edged, honky-tonkin’ classic country. Atlanta-based duo Andrea & Mud draw upon genre stalwart Junior Brown, who coined the “surf-western” term, into their own special mix, tossing in heartier blues stock ala Shovels & Rope. Their songwriting is uniquely potent, and with their new album, Bad News Darlin’, they extract parts of themselves to cope, mend, observe, and grow. Consummate storytellers, Andrea Colburn and Kyle “Mud” Moseley bury their instruments…

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The WDVX Big Plate live from Barley’s – 9/10 – Jim Lauderdale / Larry Scroggs & Sardis Creek

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

Jim Lauderdale has never been content to sit still in any one musical place for long, effortlessly cycling through a wide range of country, rock, and bluegrass shades of Americana. But “Hope,” album number 34 in the two-time GRAMMY® award-winning singer-songwriter’s distinguished career, nevertheless stands out stylistically as well as thematically. After a year of locked-down isolation, “Hope” finds Lauderdale breaking out with wide-open arrangements along the lines of Neil Young, The Grateful Dead and Little Feat. As to messaging,…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 9/11/21 – Travis Shallow

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Travis Shallow is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and recording artist. He is best known for his steady solo career, with the single "Let It Pass" being his most recent release to date. "Let It Pass" was released on Cavity Search Records on June 26th, 2020. Shallow said "I wrote Let It Pass last year and recorded it in late January (2020) right before the quarantine and COVID thing got into full swing here in the states. I was watching a friend…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 9/15 – Dave Eggar

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Dave Eggar was a musical prodigy as a child, beginning to play the cello and piano at age three and performing as a singer and actor on Broadway and at the Metropolitan Opera at age seven. He trained as a classical cellist at the Juilliard School, and later graduated from Harvard University and the Juilliard School's Doctoral Program. He debuted in Carnegie Hall at 15 as the youngest winner in the history of the Artists International competition. He has appeared…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 9/16 – Cornelius Eady Trio / River Tramps

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

Poet/Playwright/Songwriter and Cave Canem Co-Founder Cornelius Eady was born in Rochester, NY in 1954, and is Professor of English, and the John C. Hodges Chair of Excellence in Poetry at the University of Tenn. Knoxville, a position last held by US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. He is the author of several poetry collections, including Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, winner of the 1985 Lamont Prize; The Gathering of My Name, nominated for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; Brutal…

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The WDVX Big Plate live from Barley’s – 9/17 – Nick Horner Family

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Barley’s, 200 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 United States

Nick Horner Family is an ever-changing cast of characters and crew revolving around Nick Horner. He is a composer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist hailing from just outside of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He enjoys bridging the gaps between the jazz, rock, classical, electronic, acoustic, spontaneous and preordained sound. Nick is a curator and producer of all things art, including the Make Music New York Porch Stomp and Flatfoot Flatbush, as well as, writer, critic and blogger Nick is now based in…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 9/18 – Forest Sun / Mitchel Evan & The Saboteurs

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

Mitchel Evan is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Richmond, Virginia. Since the age of 16, Evan has been writing, performing and traveling the country in search of new landscapes and soundscapes. After half a decade of developing his craft in Colorado and touring the western United States, Evan's rambling has since brought him back east to his home state of Virginia. With an already extensive catalogue of releases behind him, Evan is shaping up to be a prolific writer with…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 9/22 – Polyphony Marimba

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Polyphony Marimba was founded in 2010 and has grown steadily with six national tours, three albums, and an ever-expanding fan base. Our mission is to create and sustain an acoustic ensemble of nine players who want to make a life out of the roots music of southern Africa, while contributing our own creative expression to that tradition. Founder Peter Swing has taught the music of Zimbabwe for 30 years and has led several previous ensembles, while keeping an active shop…

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The WDVX Big Plate live from Barley’s – 9/24 – Michigan Rattlers / The Royal Hounds

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

Likely one of the most original bands in Nashville, The Royal Hounds is one of the city's wildest bands with one of the best guitarists in Nashville. In a world where 2+2 equals 4, the combination of Scott Hinds and Matheus Canteri easily add to six! With their wild showmanship, stage tricks, quirky original songs, and stellar musicianship, it all adds up to the most unique live show around. The Royal Hounds last release, Low Class Songs for High Class…

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