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September 2022

The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 9/20 – PJ Brunson

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

PJ Brunson is a South Carolina-based singer, songwriter, composer, guitarist and pianist who has performed extensively across the Southeast region, opening for legendary artists such as Lyle Lovett and Nanci Griffith. Known in the Carolinas as the "female James Taylor", the acoustic folk/easy listening artist delights audiences on guitar and piano with hints of Americana, country, pop, blues, Celtic, new age, classical and rock. Her songs, instrumentals and lyrics reflect her deep appreciation of poetry, art, literature and Southern heritage…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 9/21 – Andy Sydow / Justin Mychals

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Americana, rock, folk, singer-songwriter Andy Sydow is a jack-of-all-trades. As an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who's lyrics paint a picture of poetic realism, Sydow tours consistently both solo and with a backing band. Throughout the course of a show he’s known to croon an audience with acoustic guitar ballads, rip a slide guitar solo, and even sit down at the keys to show off his surprising boogie-woogie piano chops. He draws comparisons to voices like Paul Simon and Jackson Browne, mixed with…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 9/22 – Terry Klein / Jayne

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

Terry Klein is a performing songwriter, yes, but he’s also worked in factories, in hospitals, as a political operative, and tried cases as a lawyer in state and federal courts. He’s lived on both coasts and lots of places in between and been to 49 of the 50 United States. He reads a lot and he likes to go to art museums. He watches sports when he can, though he’s a little furtive about that. In his writing and on…

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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 Blue Plate Special – 9/24 – The Pinkerton Raid / Liv Noelle

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

Slotting at grassroots festivals up and down the East Coast, The Pinkerton Raid pushes at the borders of folk, Americana and indie rock to craft a sound for dreamers around a campfire. Songwriter Jesse James DeConto grew up in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, with his dad’s guitar and mom’s FM radio tuned to Soulsville, the Village, Liverpool and Laurel Canyon. Those inheritances mingle with the foothills-folk and alt-country of his chosen home of Durham, N.C. Critics…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 9/27 – Casey Noel / Sam Gyllenhaal

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Casey Noel is a Costa Rican American whose timeless, captivating music will remind you of the many ways songs can enrich a life. A skilled singer-songwriter crystallizes the grace of a moment, honors and beautifies sadness, gives wings to something tender, something fun – something longing for flight. Casey’s debut EP “Not Just Pretty Words” released June 2020 and her single “Page 52” released March 2021 do just that. It was 2021 despite its ups and downs nationwide, that was…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 9/28 – Nick Swan / Danny Garwood

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Nick Swan, a Tennessee Troubadour. Playing a mix of America's best roots music, from blues & folk to classic rock & 90s grunge. https://youtu.be/6ZE5MA2HIyU I’m Danny Garwood, I’ve been playing guitar for 4 years, and it is my passion. I take inspiration from such artists as Kenny Wayne Shepard, Eric Gales, Stevie Ray Vaughan and countless others in the guitar world/community. I live in Nashville TN and my mission is to keep the blues alive and pass it on to…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 9/29 – Sara Trunzo / Chris Canterbury

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Maine-based singer-songwriter Sara Trunzo isn’t a born-and-bred Mainer, but her adopted home, its timeless coastal setting and the vibrant characters that inhabit it feature heavily in her new EP, Cabin Fever Dream (Sept. 24). The EP’s five songs were written with timelessness in mind, but not placelessness, and follow 2019’s Dirigo Attitude. The full-length LP featured revered songwriters Darrell Scott and Mary Gauthier, and was also recorded at the Nashville’s legendary Sound Emporium, as Cabin Fever Dream was. Both collections…

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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 Blue Plate Special – 10/1 – Rachel McIntyre Smith / Beth Snapp

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

With her lyrically driven songs, Rachel McIntyre Smith’s comfort twang music reminds listeners of the classics while also adding a relevant and fresh perspective. Three Chords Country writes that her “flair for storytelling and her killer voice set her head and shoulders above the rest.” Raised in the small East Tennessee town of Oliver Springs, Rachel began intensive piano training at 9 years old. She won the Tennessee State Piano Competition twice and earned the Paderewski Medal for Guild for…

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