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April 2022

The WDVX Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 4/30 – Daryl Wayne Dasher / Darrell Wallace

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Daryl Wayne Dasher is a Tennessee based singer/songwriter who brings a fresh and organic approach to Country and Folk music. His lyrics often revolve around social consciousness, the great outdoors, personal conflict, and love. His enthusiasm for his craft is infectious and his live shows are guaranteed to leave you with a more positive attitude. https://youtu.be/IJ--MRJB4Ew Darrell Wallace was born in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains (Knoxville, TN). Darrell was a member of the Knoxville Songwriters' Association. After…

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May 2022

The WDVX Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 5/3 – Creekbed Carter / Paige Berry

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

The music of Creekbed Carter sits at the vanguard of a new trans folk aesthetic where intimacy and camp hold hands, whisper secrets, and trade playing cards with the devil to decide their fates. Raised Catholic and hailing from the sewer creeks of Austin, TX, Creekbed Carter is a trans raconteur slinging "blasphemer queergrass" that's equal parts vaudevillian clown, anticapitalist tramp, and "fingerpicked bittersweet confessionals" (Austin Chronicle). Their shows weave wild yarns about growing up queer and religious around songs…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 5/4 – Trevor Toms / Tommy Townsend

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Denver born and raised rock and roll poet with a heart of gold! With his guitar in hand and harmonica around his neck his soulful Americana style will move you. Trevor Toms has lead numerous projects over the last few years, including a concept R&B album, a seven-piece soul band, his new original trio and his solo act. The diversity of themes and sounds in his various projects are held together with his own recognizable style, flair and captivating performance.…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 5/5 – Muriel Anderson

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Muriel Anderson is a guitarist, harp guitarist, and composer who embraces music from all over the world. Her playing reflects a sense of grace and joy, infused with humor. Muriel is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Her CD, Nightlight Daylight, was chosen as one of the top 10 CDs of the decade by Guitar Player Magazine, and her “Heartstrings” recording accompanied the astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery. She has performed/recorded with Chet Atkins,…

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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 Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 5/7 – Common Interest / Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters understand that to stay relevant, country and Americana—like any long-running musical genres—must be unceremoniously leveled from time to time. Blasted by a cold steel wrecking ball, and reassembled into new forms atop the rubble. And what better moment for a scheduled demolition than with all of planet Earth in a holding pattern, straddling the deep chasm between past and future. Into this void arrives Heavy Denim, an album that artfully sidesteps any slavish, formulaic adherence…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 5/10 – Rachel Yeatts / Kris Schultz

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Rachel Yeatts started the Blue GrassFire band in 2014 and have played around the Denton, Texas and DFW area at the Denton Arts & Jazz, Denton Folk Festival, The House of Blues, Coyote Drive-In, Six Springs Tavern, Ft. Worth Mayfest, and more. Her love for the music from American hills and hollows shows in original songs and in traditional songs rendered anew. Poetry and creative writing have long been part of her life, and spent fifteen years teaching in the English…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 5/11 – Evie Andrus Band

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

Evie Andrus is an American fiddle player with a vast background performing live and recording in the studio. She holds a minor in Bluegrass from East Tennessee State University through the Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Program. She has worked professionally in the past at a dinner show in Pigeon Forge as an actor/entertainer. Her music has been featured on HBO as well as making an appearance on American Ninja Warrior. Andrus has been featured with such groups as…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 5/12 – The Lucky Losers / Sam Ness

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

Winners of five Independent Blues Award in 2021 including “Artist of the Year” (Cathy Lemons), “Song of the Year” (Godless Land), “The Lucky Losers are San Francisco’s finest male/female duet fronted band — a throwback to the hybrid of soul, blues, rock, gospel, and country that emerged in the late 1960’s with impassioned vocal performances, electrifying musical interplay, and powerful harmonica. Described as “the finest light-skinned female blues vocalist in the U.S” , fiery Dallas-born entertainer Cathy Lemons has a…

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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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