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May 2022

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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Taps & Tunes on the Corner live at Visit Knoxville – 5/6 – Ben McLaughlin

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Ben McLaughlin is an Americana artist, producer and engineer from Omaha, NE.  A musical lovechild of Neil Young, the Grateful Dead and Blake Mills, McLaughlin serves tender melodies, poetic lyrics, heartfelt stories and tasteful guitar playing.  Currently based out of Knoxville, TN, he is over a decade into his cosmic sonic journey and recording his first full-length LP at Red Moon Sound Studio. https://youtu.be/zdid8CgPq-c

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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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The WDVX Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 5/14 – Brother and The Hayes / Dark City Kings

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Brother and The Hayes is a Tennessee based, Texas born, Americana-roots band led by siblings Jennie Hayes Kurtz and David Bingaman. They combine thoughtful lyrics with infectious grooves, pulling from an assortment of blues, bluegrass, and country & western influences including J.J. Cale, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, and Doc Watson. Growing up in Texas, Jennie Hayes sang in the choir while David taught himself to play guitar by listening to blues musicians like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lightin’ Hopkins. They…

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The WDVX Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 5/17 – B. Knox / Troublesome Times

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

Troublesome Times is a alternative country band located out of southeastern Kentucky. We blend a unique mixture of blues, folk, and country music to create our original sound. Troublesome Times was founded on front porch in the summer of 2021 by John Mountjoy and Todd Campbell. The band name is indicative of the struggles of the people of Appalachia. Band members include: John Mountjoy, Todd Campbell, Aaron Zecchini, and Michael Brown. We are available for public and private booking and…

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