An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Lacy Green “Nice Things”

Growing up in the tiny town of Pilot Mountain, in the foothills of North Carolina, music was always a staple in the Green house. When she was 13, Lacy was writing her own songs and playing at school, church, town festivals, and anywhere else someone would let her. Then she recorded an EP, played a lot of shows, went to college, released another EP, released a single, went on a radio tour, moved to Nashville, played a lot more shows, and signed her first publishing deal. In addition, she let the Blue Plate Special audience know that she will be appearing at the 2016 CMA Fest. This tune is the title track from Lacy’s newest project called “Nice Things”, and we think you’ll be hearing lots more from this talented artist. Learn more about Lacy Green at http://www.lacygreen.com/home

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/

An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Carolina Cud Chewers “Her Name was Hula Lou”

From their base of operations in Asheville, NC, Carolina Cud Chewers travel “all over” to play their traditional brand of Carolina string band music. They are at their best when performing the yodeling white country blues of Jimmie Rodgers and rural ragtime of the mountains and the Piedmont. Influenced by great Carolina string bands of the 1920’s such as Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers, the Carolina Tar Heels, and Wilmer Watts and His Lonely Eagles, the Cud Chewers play a variety of historic songs from traditional and popular sources. This tune, “Her Name Was Hula Lou” was first recorded by The Carolina Tar Heels on the Victor label in 1927. The Carolina Cud Chewers are on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Carolina-Cud…

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/

An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Darrell Scott (Full Performance)

Darrell Scott was in Knoxville during spring of 2016 to perform with John Prine at the Tennessee Theater, and he stopped by the Blue Plate to share a few tunes with a standing-room-only crowd of fans. We’ve got the whole show and interview here for you to enjoy!

Darrell’s latest album is called “Couchfield Sessions” and is available at http://www.darrellscott.com/. He kicks off this show with the first track on that record. This is especially poignant because he mentions his friend Guy Clark, who is featured on the record, and passed away just a few short weeks later.

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Darrell Scott will be performing July 30th at the Dancing Bear Lodge Music & Food Festival in Townsend, Tennessee. Click here to get tickets or learn more about this great upcoming event!

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/

An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – The Local Honeys “The Beattyville Bomber”

The Local Honeys is a duo consisting of Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs, both from Kentucky. They are the first women to graduate with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Traditional Music from Morehead State University. Linda Jean and Montana are dedicated to keeping the music of the mountains alive, especially the songs and stories by both living and late artists from Kentucky and the Appalachian region. Their new album, “Little Girls Actin’ Like Men”, has just been released, and includes this Montana penned tune, called “The Beattyville Bomber” (Freida). She sings lead vocal on this one, and the ladies explain that they “…are not convinced of our fictitious Freida’s damnation and applaud her for her bravery to do what has to be done as a woman in this big ole goofy world”.
Learn more about The local Honeys and their new CD at http://www.thelocalhoneys.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/

Dom Flemons on the Blue Plate Special – Full Performance

After his show at the Bijou Theater as part of the Knoxville Stomp Festival of Lost Music, Dom Flemons returned to the Blue Plate stage and treated the full house to roots music that is very much part of the American songbook. As co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and continuing in his solo career, Dom has focused on creating music that is rooted in history. But, by taking a contemporary approach, he hopes to reexamine what traditional music can become. Rounding out the trio on the Blue Plate stage are Brian Farrow on fiddle and bass, along with Tarek Mohammed on percussion. Find out more about the “American Songster” Dom Flemons at http://www.domflemons.com/

We’ve got the whole show for you! Here’s the set list:
Knox County Stomp
Polly Put The Kettle On
Have I Stayed Away Too Long
Keep On Truckin’
I Can’t Do It Any More
Poor Howard/Gwine Dig A Hole To Put The Devil In
Till The Seas Run Dry

Learn more about the Knoxville Stomp Festival of Lost Music at http://knoxstomp.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/

An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Scott McMahan Full Show

East Tennessee’s own Scott McMahan took the Blue Plate stage and showed us all why he is one of our hometown favorites. The entire show and interview is yours right here! Scott’s first full-length studio album is finished and will be released in June. Find out more at http://www.scottmcmahanmusic.com/. Helping Scott out on electric guitar and backing vocals is fellow East Tennessee native, Tommie John. You can learn more about Tommie at http://www.tommiejohnmusic.com/home

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/

An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Kim Logan “Western Medication”

After a decade in the opera industry, Kim Logan moved from Florida to Nashville to write songs and make records. In addition, Kim has penned published poetry and essays, consulted on and served as muse for a fashion designers and vintage curators, and collaborated with everyone from filmmakers to burlesque and hoop dancers, to portrait artists, in interdisciplinary displays of performance art.

Her self titled debut album was released in 2015, and Kim treated the Blue Plate audience to a preview of “Western Medication”, which is from a new project that will be out in September 2016. Learn more about Kim Logan at: http://www.kimlogan.net/home

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/

Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Whiskey Bent Valley Boys “Drink Up That Whiskey”

 

The Whiskey Bent Valley Boys recently took the Blue Plate stage and we’re still trying to catch our breath! Their website says that these boys from Peewee Valley, Kentucky will deliver their take on old-time tunes with an intensity that would knock the socks right off of their forefathers feet. After hearing them, that sounds like a pretty good description, and we think you’ll agree.

The band is made up of J.R. McFinnigan on fiddle and vocals, Col. Mason Dixon (“Yes, that’s my real name”) on banjo, and Leroy Jones on the doghouse bass. They’ve got a brand new CD called “On The Fly”, and you can learn even more about the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys at http://whiskeybentvalley.tumblr.com/

Since whiskey is a part of the band’s name, here’s a tune called “Drink Up That Whiskey”.

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/

An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Wild Ponies “Love is not a sin”

Wild Ponies is the duo of Doug and Telisha Williams. Now living in Nashville, they are Americana music favorites, and veterans of the Blue Plate stage. They have a new album, “Radiant”, due to be released May 13, 2016. This tune, “Love Is Not A Sin” was released as a single in 2015, and Doug and Telisha “Hope this harmony-soaked tune becomes a pro-equality, “pro-love in all its forms” anthem.”

Sharp eyed viewers will note Knoxville musicians Greg Horne and Nate Barrett providing some exceptional backing work on guitar and drums. You can learn more about Wild Ponies at http://www.wildponies.net/

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/

An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Lowell Levinger (aka Banana)

Lowell Levinger, better known as “Banana” from the classic rock band, The Youngbloods, treated the Blue Plate audience to an eclectic variety of tunes, and ended his set with “Get Together” a Top 10 hit for The Youngbloods in 1969.

Banana began his career in the early 60’s in bluegrass on the East Coast with “Banana and the Bunch, Old Time Music with Appeal,” and has since played with countless other artists in just about every genre of music. He told the Blue Plate audience “I decided I want to be a folk singer when I grow up,” and is currently on a solo tour.

Check out the new collector’s edition of the Youngbloods’ most popular songs called “Get Together Banana Recalls Youngbloods Classics”, rearranged and recorded by Lowell Levinger with guests such as Jesse Colin Young, David Grisman, Ry Cooder and a host of others. Learn more about “Banana” at http://www.lowelllevinger.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/