Here’s What’s Cookin’ on the WDVX Blue Plate Special – October 2017

WDVX hosts so many artists every month on live shows, sometimes it’s hard for us to even keep up with ’em all! Here are just a few of the upcoming Blue Plate Special shows in October that we are looking forward to. Visit our calendar to see the full schedule & subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with recorded Blue Plate Special shows!


JASON EADY : BLUE PLATE DATE : 10/5/17

Jason Eady has been a part of the playlist at WDVX for quite a while, including his most recent self-titled release. Check out this review of his April 2017 record on Saving Country Music. We are looking forward to having Jason back on the Blue Plate Special Stage and we hope you can join us!

MIKE BARNETT : BLUE PLATE DATE : 10/13/17

Mike is currently playing fiddle with the likes of Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder (heard of ’em????) as well as with the Bryan Sutton band. He also tours solo with his own music, with upcoming record ‘Portraits in Fiddles’ set to release on the same day of his Blue Plate date – 10/13! Here’s what David “Dawg” Grisman has to say about ’em- “Mike Barnett is a first-class fiddle player and all-around musician. He’s got the chops and knows how to use them, but he also has something to say, and that’s a rare quality in music these days.”

SWEET MEGG & THE WAYFARERS : BLUE PLATE DATE : 10/19/17

Who doesn’t love some jazz, blues, & swing during their lunch hour!? Check out this video of Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers “21st Century Blues”, and we will meet you at their Blue Plate date 10/19!

 

PHIL LEADBETTER & FRIENDS : BLUE PLATE DATE : 10/26/17

We are getting ready for our 20th Birthday celebration at the Bijou Theatre in November, & so is Phil Leadbetter! Phil put together a fantastic group of Bluegrass All-stars for the 20 Year Celebration, and he is joining us on the Blue Plate Special to tell us more about it! Also on the bill this day it’s Ragged Union.

 

 

 

 

An Extra Helping of the WDVX Blue Plate Special featuring Dylan LeBlanc Performing “Domino”

Dylan LeBlanc and his band recently visited the Blue Plate Special. We were lucky to catch them as they were finishing up a swing through the Southeast before heading off to Europe. The audience was treated to songs from Dylan’s newest album, “Cautionary Tale” (2016), which has been airing here on WDVX. Dylan told us that they have been working on some new material and that he hopes to have a new CD ready to go in early 2018. This song, “Domino”, is a brand new tune, and one that we’ll hopefully see on the new release. Find out more about Dylan LeBlanc on his website at http://www.dylanleblanc.com/

An Extra Helping of the WDVX Blue Plate Special Featuring Travis Linville Performing “Wishes”

Oklahoma’s Travis Linville joined us on the Blue Plate Special. The Oklahoma Gazette called Travis a “godfather of modern Oklahoma folk” for his performances, teaching, and production work during his 20-plus year career. A multi-instrumentalist with multiple CDs to his credit, Travis is also known for his work as a sideman with Texas songwriter Hayes Carll, who calls him “One of my all-time favorite musicians.” Travis’ newest release is called “Up Ahead” (March, 2017) and he closed his show with this tune, “Wishes”, from that album. Find out lots more about Travis Linville and see why Rolling Stone included him in their list of “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” (3/17) on his website at http://www.travislinvillemusic.com/

The WDVX Blue Plate Special is a live performance radio show held at noon, Monday through Saturday, at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor’s Center. Come and play your part as an audience member in the radio show that’s popular worldwide! Listen live at http://wdvx.com/ Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WDVXradio/ See more live performances and subscribe to our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/WDVXRadio

An Extra Helping of the WDVX Blue Plate Special Featuring the Mastersons Performing “You Could Be Wrong”

The Blue Plate Special recently welcomed The Mastersons to the stage. Well known for their hectic touring schedule as a duo, as well as members of Steve Earle’s band , The Dukes, Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore shared some tunes from their new CD, “Transient Lullaby” (May, 2017). The album was recorded in Austin, TX and they told us that most of the songs were written (by necessity) while on the road. This tune, “You Could Be Wrong”, is a perfect example. The Mastersons found themselves on tour in Lexington, KY, during the height of Kim Davis’ obstinate stand against the Supreme Court’s same sex marriage decision, so they penned the infectious melody in a dressing room before taking the stage with “Love Wins” draped across their guitars. Discover lots more about The Mastersons on their website at: http://www.themastersonsmusic.com/

The WDVX Blue Plate Special is a live performance radio show held at noon, Monday through Saturday, at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor’s Center. Come and play your part as an audience member in the radio show that’s popular worldwide! Listen live at http://wdvx.com/ Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WDVXradio/ See more live performances and subscribe to our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/WDVXRadio

An Extra Helping of the WDVX Blue Plate Special featuring Mic Harrison And The High Score “Home”

Mark your calendars for Mic Harrison and the High Score on Tennessee Shines Radio Show on August 16th!

East Tennessee’s own Mic Harrison And The High Score came ‘home” to the Blue Plate Special. From the 90’s V-Roys, to Superdrag, to the present day High Score, Mic Harrison has been an integral part of the Knoxville music scene. Their newest album is called “Vanishing South” (March, 2017) and shows why Mic Harrison And The High Score continue to add new fans, as well as keep the faith with their long time admirers. This tune, “Home” is from the new album. Joining lead singer and guitarist Mic Harrison on the Blue Plate stage is lead guitarist Robbie Trosper, bassist Vance Hillard, and drummer Don Coffey, Jr. Find out lots more about Mic Harrison And The High Score at: http://micharrison.com/

The WDVX Blue Plate Special is a live performance radio show held at noon, Monday through Saturday, at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor’s Center. Come and play your part as an audience member in the radio show that’s popular worldwide! Listen live at http://wdvx.com/ Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WDVXradio/ See more live performances and subscribe to our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/WDVXRadio

An Extra Helping of the WDVX Blue Plate Special Featuring The Royal Hounds performing “Ghost Riders In the Sky”

The Royal Hounds made a stop at the Blue Plate Special as part of the tour supporting their latest album “Poker All Night Long” (2016). Known for their high energy performances and on-stage antics (and a longtime favorite here at WDVX) the band initially formed in East Tennessee. We still like to claim them as our own – even though they are now based out of Nashville and Las Vegas. This tune is a galloping rockabilly cover of “Ghost Riders In The Sky” – Royal Hounds style! The Royal Hounds are: Scott Hinds, vocals/bass, Matheus Canteri, guitar/vocals, and Scott “Bramble” Billingsley, drums/vocals. Learn lots more about The Royal Hounds, and find out where you can see their next show at: https://www.theroyalhounds.com/

The WDVX Blue Plate Special is a live performance radio show held at noon, Monday through Saturday, at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor’s Center. Come and play your part as an audience member in the radio show that’s popular worldwide! Listen live at http://wdvx.com/ Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WDVXradio/ See more live performances and subscribe to our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/WDVXRadio

WDVX Experience Podcast 4 : Chris Thomas King : Interview & Song

This is the WDVX Experience  – sharing special moments in the 20 year history of  East Tennessee’s Own WDVX.


This podcast features WDVX fans, volunteers, staff, musicians and special guests sharing a special time they had with WDVX. 

For this experience station founder Tony Lawson talks with Chris Thomas King in the WDVX camper about his role in ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ and the impact of the movie’s soundtrack on the roots music genre, live music and WDVX. 

An Extra Helping of the WDVX Blue Plate Special Jimmy “Daddy” Davis Performing “Cast Iron Love”

The Blue Plate Special recently welcomed Jimmy “Daddy” Davis back to the stage. Due to his busy touring schedule, it seems like it’s been a while since we’ve had the opportunity catch up with Jimmy Daddy. The wait was rewarded though, as he brought all brand new songs to share with the appreciative audience. He told us that this tune, “Cast Iron Love” was inspired by cast iron skillets he inherited from his grandmothers. Find out lots more about this Memphis native, now based in Wimberley, Texas, and his multi- decade career that has made him a favorite in the Americana world at: http://www.jimmydaddy.com/

The WDVX Blue Plate Special is a live performance radio show held at noon, Monday through Saturday, at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor’s Center. Come and play your part as an audience member in the radio show that’s popular worldwide! Listen live at http://wdvx.com/ Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WDVXradio/ See more live performances and subscribe to our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/WDVXRadio

An Extra Helping of the WDVX Blue Plate Special featuring The Steel Wheels performing “Sing Me Like A Folk Song”

The Blue Plate Special welcomed The Steel Wheels back to our stage, and the audience was treated to tunes from their new CD, “Wild as We Came Here”, including this one, “Sing Me Like A Folk Song”. The new CD will be available 5/5/17. The Steel Wheels are: Trent Wagler-vocals/banjo/guitar, Eric Brubaker-fiddle/vocals, Jay Lapp-mandolin/guitar/vocals, Brian Dickel-bass/vocals, and Kevin Garcia-keys/percussion. Find out lots more about The Steel Wheels on their website at: https://www.thesteelwheels.com/

The WDVX Blue Plate Special is a live performance radio show held at noon, Monday through Saturday, at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor’s Center. Come and play your part as an audience member in the radio show that’s popular worldwide! Listen live at http://wdvx.com/ Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WDVXradio/ See more live performances and subscribe to our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/WDVXRadio