Bullet Backstory with The Bearded

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The Bearded is joining us on the Blue Plate Special with host Red Hickey on October 10th at noon. This event is free to the public and will be held at the Knoxville Visitor Center. In the meantime, enjoy this Bullet Backstory from The Bearded. they were gracious enough to answer our questions for this regular feature on the WDVX blog.

  • Biggest musical influences? Taj Mahal, John Hartford, Ray Charles, Louie Bluie, Flatt and Scruggs
  • What made you decide to pursue music as a career? No other marketable skills or talents
  • What advice do you have for young musicians who are trying to hone their craft? Get a day job! Be a good listener! Playing good music is about making the people you’re playing with sound good, not just yourself.
  • What’s your favorite thing to do in Knoxville? Go to safety city and pretend we’re Giants
  • If you could work with any musician (living or deceased) who would it be and why? Really hard question…The Folksmen. I think they would get us. Or Spinal Tap, either would work.
  • Anything else you would like to share? Favorite WDVX memory, etc? When it first started, We used to play the Blueplate special a couple times a month. We felt like the house band. Probably because our banjo player used to be the host.

This Bullet Backstory is brought to you by one of our great WDVX-Travaganza sponsors, Magpies Bakery!

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WDVX Playlist Spotlight : Hillbilly Fever

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Hillbilly Fever’s goin’ round! You can catch it tonight as Nita serves up the best in Classic Country music every Thursday evening from 7-10pm. Meanwhile, check out this playlist spotlight on Hillbilly Fever! 

Hillbilly Fever / Nita
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7:00p Hillbilly Fever Little Jimmy Dickens
7:00p Wine Me Up Faron Young
7:02p Back To The Good Ol’ Nights Weldon Myrick
7:05p I Woke Up Hank Cochran
7:08p In Care Of The Blues Patsy Cline
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7:12p After All We’ve Meant To Each Other Hawkshaw Hawkins
7:15p Empty Mansions Maddox Brothers & Rose
7:18p Midnight Red Foley
7:22p Curtain In The Window Ray Price
7:23p The Heart He Kicks Around Jeannie C. Riley
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7:31p Nobody’s Fool but Yours Owens, Buck
7:32p Neon Rose Mel Tillis
7:35p Hard Headed Me Miller, Roger
7:37p For Fooling Around Carl Butler
7:40p Watching The Girls Go By Lonzo & Oscar
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7:44p Columbus Stockade Blues Howard White
7:48p On the Banks of the Pontchartrain Williams, Hank
7:52p Big Iron Marty Robbins
7:56p Rose Conway Twitty
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7:59p Live At The Convention Homer & Jethro
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8:19p Lover Boy (I Broke Her Heart She Broke My Jaw) Ted Shelton & His Bryan County Boys
8:23p Much More Than The Rest Tyler, T. Texas
8:25p I’m Counting On You Kitty Wells
8:26p A Song From A Lonely Heart Lefty Frizzell
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8:33p City Lights Johnny Bush
8:36p The Streets Of Baltimore Bobby Bare
8:38p I’ve Been Known To Cry Claude Gray
8:41p If Teardrops Were Pennies Carl Smith
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8:46p You Tell Me Your Troubles Johnny Paycheck
8:49p Speak Of The Devil Gene Watson
8:52p You’ve Still Got A Place In My Heart Con Hunley
8:56p Hide And Go Cheat Darrell McCall
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9:14p Live At The Palomino Club Del Reeves
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9:16p Goodnight Cinncinati, Good Morning Tennessee Shorty Long & His Santa Fe Rangers
9:18p Somebody’s Been Stealin’ My Baby’s Sugar Doyle O’Dell
9:21p Monday Morning Blues the York Brothers
9:24p Don’t Let Temptation Turn You Round Moon Mullican
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9:29p Awful Lot To Learn About Truck Drivin’ Red Simpson
9:31p Truck Driver’s Queen The Willis Brothers
9:34p There Ain’t No Easy Run Dave Dudley
9:37p Little Pink Mack Kay Adams
9:39p Phantom 309 Red Sovine
9:42p MIC BREAK
9:43p I Walk the Line Johnny Cash

Bullet Backstory with the Wild Ponies

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The Wild Ponies will be performing on First Friday Live on April 7th at 7pm. Join host Nelson at Visit Knoxville or listen live!

In the meantime, enjoy this Bullet Backstory from the Wild Ponies. They were gracious enough to answer our questions for this regular feature on the WDVX blog.

  • Biggest musical influences? Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Lucinda Williams, The Beatles, Guy Clark, and our friends!
  • What made you decide to pursue music as a career? Well, we kind of grew up playing music together. We started playing music in a rock-n-roll cover band in high school. We went to college and tried to do other things for a while, but music remained at the center of our lives. We had to. We couldn’t not (double negative) write and play music for a living.
  • What advice do you have for young musicians who are trying to hone their craft? Practice every day and be true to yourself and your art. You can’t do it for any other reason than the art.
  • What’s your favorite thing to do in Knoxville? Stop by WDVX! It’s one of the best Americana stations in the country. We also have a TON of friends in Knoxville, so we like to hang with our peeps, for sure!
  • If you could work with any musician (living or deceased) who would it be and why? Gosh. That’s a hard one. We want to work with so many people. I would LOVED to have written a song with Guy Clark. I got to drive him around once, and everything that came out of his mouth was devastatingly beautiful poetry.
  • Anything else you would like to share? Favorite WDVX memory, etc? I’m with her. Don’t forget to vote. Go Vols!

An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Stolen Rhodes “Save Me”

Stolen Rhodes are a blues, rock, (with a touch of country & nostalgia) band from Philadelphia, PA known for their hard driving, high energy shows. Members of Stolen Rhodes are Kevin Cunningham (guitar), Jack Zaferes (bass), Matt Pillion (vocals, guitar, keys, saxophone) and Chris James (drums). Stolen Rhodes took the Blue Plate Special stage in an “unplugged” set and shared some tunes from their new album, “Bend With The Wind”. The song in this video is “Save Me”, which singer Matt Pillion explains, “I wrote it so quickly, it just seemed serendipitous. It’s a song that audiences have really responded to. It’s basically just about that feeling you get when things are going wrong, but there’s that one song that just takes the weight off your shoulders when you hear it.” Find out more about these rockers from Philly at: http://www.stolenrhodes.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/ Lots more videos on our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtSg…

Copyright tips from Luedeka Neely

The WDVX-travaganza featuring Ray Wylie Hubbard and Elizabeth Cook is coming up October 21 at The Standard on West Jackson Avenue. General admission tickets are still available. Luedeka Neely Group is a longtime supporter of WDVX and the Knoxville music scene and we thank them for their support of our annual event! These experts in copyright law and patents have this information to share. 


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The WDVX-Travaganza would not be possible without the help of our sponsors. Luedeka Neely is a longtime supporter of WDVX and the Knoxville music scene. They would like to share some important copyright information with you! 

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Performers and other music industry folks need to be aware of the various types of copyright in music, so they know how to get a license to rights held by others and how to protect their own rights.

Types of music licenses:

–         Mechanical License – A mechanical license is what you need if you want to record and release a cover song, such as on a record or CD.  These are easy to obtain online from licensing agencies, such as Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (http://www.songfile.com/).  Separate licenses are required for physical recordings (e.g., CD’s), downloads and streaming.

–         Performance License – If you want to do a live performance of a cover song in public, you need a performance license.  A performance license is also needed if you want to play recorded music in any public location, like at a concert, nightclub, or even background music in a store.  Typically, performance licenses are purchased by the venue from royalty collecting agencies like BMI or ASCAP, and they transfer a portion of the license fees back to the songwriter.  Thus, typically when you play at venues that regularly host music, the venue has an ongoing license and there is no need for the performer to obtain a license for the cover songs they perform.

–         Synchronization License – You need a synchronization license if you want to sync someone else’s song to visual media, like in a video, television show or commercial or movie.  These licenses are usually negotiated with a royalty collecting agency, and license fees are split between the songwriter and publisher.

–         Master Recording License – This is what you need if you want to use a recording made by someone else.  This license is usually granted by the record label or the recording artist.  For example, if you wanted to record a compilation album of songs recorded by Knoxville artists, you would need to determine who owns the master recording rights and go to each owner (typically the artist or their record label) to negotiate a license for each song.

There are several other types of music licenses that may affect a musician’s business.  Contact LN for guidance.

How about that cool band logo you paid your brother-in-law to design?  Who owns the copyright in that design?  Unless you have a written agreement that assigns the copyright and/or designates the design as a “work made for hire,” your bro-in-law probably owns it.  That is a result you probably didn’t intend, but it can be resolved with a proper copyright assignment document.

Likewise, if you are making a recording, you should have agreements in place in advance with the studio or the person doing the recording/mastering/producing.  You should also have agreements in place with all persons performing on the recordings (including band members and guests) that define ownership of the recordings and the compensation for all involved.

Your band logo may also be a trademark or service mark, depending on how you use it.  Awareness and protection of trademark rights are important to up-and-coming and established musicians as they develop their brand.  For example, LN assisted The Black Lillies in registering their band name as a service mark in the U.S. and internationally.  LN also helped AC Entertainment to register BIG EARS as a service mark for their genre-defying music festival that celebrates performance, film and the visual arts.   THE BLUE PLATE SPECIAL and TENNESSEE SHINES are services marks of WDVX that are federally registered with the assistance of LN.

You’ve probably heard the saying: “any publicity is good publicity.”  For many performers, this is generally true, but not always.  The “right of publicity” is a legal right that individuals have to control the commercial use their names and images.  LN can assist you in dealing with a situation where someone is using your name or image in a way that you consider not to be “good publicity.”

Please join Luedeka Neely and WDVX at the X-Travaganza!

Johnny Mack’s Tracks

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Check out some of the records that were played on “Johnny Mack’s Friday Night Blues Attack!” last Friday night (9/16/2016):

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, The Big Sound Of Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Alligator Records (releases 9/23)

Kenny Neal, Bloodline, Cleopatra Records

Liz Mandeville, The Stars Motel, Blue Kitty Music

John Blues Boyd, The Real Deal, Little Village Foundation

Duke Robillard & His All Star Combo, Full Circle, Stony Plain Records

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Maxwell Street, Stony Plain Records

Little Mike, How Long?, ELROB Records (releases 9/23)

Bobby Rush, Porcupine Meat, Concord Music Group

Lurrie Bell, Can’t Shake This Feeling, Delmark Records

Michael Burks, I’m A Bluesman, Iron Man Records

Kingdom Brothers, Hard Times, Groove Ready Records

Annika Chambers, Wild & Free, Under The Radar Music Group

Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch, Champagne Velvet, Underworld Records

The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Strong Like That, Severn Records

Bruce Katz Band, Out From The Center, American Showplace Music

Vaneese Thomas, The Long Journey Home, Guitar Angels

Deb Ryder, Grit Grease & Tears, Bejeb Music

Tinsley Ellis, Red Clay Soul, Heartfixer Music

Popa Chubby, Big Bad & Beautiful – Live, Dixie Frog Records

Listen to “Johnny Mack’s Friday Night Blues Attack!” 9pm-3 ET www.wdvx.com

My entire playlist is posted on Facebook. Send a friend request to Johnny Mack.

Bullet Backstory with Bombadil

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Bombadil will be returning to WDVX’s Tennessee Shines Radio Show on Wednesday, July 26th at 7pm. Durham, NC’s irrepressibly creative band Bombadil brings their infections harmonies and inventive compositions back to our stage. We’ll hear songs from their latest release, “Fences” as well as old favorites.

Tennessee Shines Radio Show is performed for a live audience every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Boyd’s Jig & Reel musical pub in Knoxville’s historic Old City. The show is broadcast live on WDVX FM and WDVX.com. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at http://jigandreel.ticketleap.com/ or at the door starting at 6 p.m.

Listen online at http://wdvx.com/listen-live/

In the meantime, enjoy this Bullet Backstory from Bombadil. It was real sweet of them to take the time to answer our questions for this regular feature on the WDVX blog.

Take it away Bombadil!

  • Biggest musical influences? JS Bach, 18-19th christian church hymns, Bruce Springsteen, Charles Mingus, Esther Marisol, Francoise Hardy, J Dilla, Green Day, Grateful Dead, the everybodyfields, Henry Thomas
  •  What made you decide to pursue music as a career? – a love for music and a wish to share it with the world
  • What advice do you have for young musicians who are trying to hone their craft? – do it as much as possible, practice, perform, compose, repeat
  • What’s your favorite thing to do in Knoxville? Sitting in the little alley way with an espresso outside old city java
  • If you could work with any musician (living or deceased) who would it be and why? Beethoven – he has very strong melodies and a good sense of arrangement
  • Anything else you would like to share? I encourage everyone to plant trees, especially chestnut.
  • Favorite WDVX memory, etc? WE LOVE WDVX! It may have been our first radio show…I always remember the super early mornings driving to get there by 10am. Way too early to play music, but it was always fun.

 

The WDVX-travaganza is SOLD OUT!

Ray Wylie Hubbard and special guest, Elizabeth Cook, will take the stage for the WDVX-Travaganza, and you’re invited to be a part of it!  

The WDVX-Travaganza is the station’s annual fund-raising event. It will be held Friday, October 21 at The Standard on West Jackson Avenue. The WDVX Board of Directors invites you to celebrate your community radio station’s 19 years of diverse music programming, live performance, and X-cellent events!


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Doors will open to the public at 6:30 & the show will start at 7:30. General admission tickets do not guarantee seating during the show.


The evening will also include door prizes, a raffle, and a live auction! This is a party you won’t want to miss!  General Admission Tickets are $30.

Click here to buy your tickets today!


Ray Wylie Hubbard

When it comes to down ’n’ dirty roots ’n’ roll, nobody in the wide world of Americana music today does it better than Ray Wylie Hubbard. From his humble beginnings as an Oklahoma folkie in the ’60s to his wild ride through the ’70s progressive country movement, and onward through the honky-tonk fog of the ’80s to his sobriety-empowered comeback as a songwriter’s songwriter in the ’90s, Hubbard was already a bona fide legend by the time he really found his groove right at the turn of the 21st century. Hubbard is perhaps best known as the writer of songs separated by three decades: “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother,” made famous by fellow Texan Jerry Jeff Walker, and “Snake Farm,” which never fails to get live audiences dancing.


Elizabeth Cook

Elizabeth Cook is an American country music singer. She made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry on March 17, 2000 and has since released five albums — including Welder, which ranked 23 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 30 Best Albums of 2010. Cook, “the daughter of a hillbilly singer married to a moonshiner who played his upright bass while in a prison band,” was “virtually unknown to the pop masses” before she made a debut appearance on the Late Night With David Letterman show in June 2012. The New York Times called Cook “a sharp and surprising country singer” and an “idiosyncratic traditionalist.” The bold and brilliant Nashville singer-songwriter and country music outlaw, will release her eagerly anticipated Exodus of Venus on June 17. It’s her first since 2010’s acclaimed Welder, which featured the song “El Camino.” NPR Music recently deemed Elizabeth a “treasure” of the Americana scene, and Rolling Stone Country put Exodus on its list of most anticipated 2016 albums. Cook is the host of “Apron Strings” on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country (Channel 60).


Proceeds from this event will go to WDVX.


We are happy to assist those with special needs. Please make arrangements with us in advance by calling 865-544-1029 ext. 231 or by sending an email to info@wdvx.com.


This year’s WDVX-Travaganza is presented by LHP Capital Dewhirst Properties & Boyd’s Jig and Reel

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Bullet Backstory with Joan Shelley

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Joan Shelley with Maiden Radio are joining us on the Tennessee Shines Radio Show on September 14th at 7 p.m.

Joan Shelley quickly followed her acclaimed 2014 album “Electric Ursa” with “Over and Even,” a quieter, more contemplative set recorded in her home state of Kentucky. Shelley has been praised by Rolling Stone, NPR and Pitchfork, and The New York Times recently wrote that “her music is folky and pastoral, with a sense of scale that makes her humble about her place in mankind and the universe, and her songs are serene but never complacent.”

Maiden Radio is the old-time trio of Joan Shelley, Cheyenne Mize, & Julia Purcell. The band hales from Louisville, Kentucky. They favor traditional songs from their home state of Kentucky, re-arranged for three-part harmony (and three of the loveliest voices you may hear). While showing a clear reverence and love for the great singers of the past, their music is timeless & beautiful, and the original compositions played at their shows (and that are occasionally on their recordings) are indistinguishable from the tunes people have been listening to for ages & ages.

Tennessee Shines Radio Show is performed for a live audience every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Boyd’s Jig & Reel musical pub in Knoxville’s historic Old City. The show is broadcast live on WDVX FM and WDVX.com. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at http://jigandreel.ticketleap.com/ or at the door starting at 6 p.m.

In the meantime, enjoy this Bullet Backstory from Joan Shelley herself. She was gracious enough to answer our questions for this regular feature on the WDVX blog.

Take it away Joan!

  • Biggest musical influences?
    Lyrically, I got a lot from listening Leonard Cohen, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Townes Van Zandt, Doug Paisley. I’ve developed how I write and play guitar from listening to and playing with Nathan Salsburg. Great old-time and ballad singers like Addie Graham, Dillard Chandler have informed me as a singer with their unadorned but powerful delivery. And great voices like Billie Holiday, Sandy Denny, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, June Tabor, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon… They wrote and sang so many songs that I’ve loved since I was a kid.
  • What made you decide to pursue music as a career?
    Having a nagging suspicion that I’d be good at it. I always thought I didn’t deserve it, but someone told me once, in a way that I believed her, that I should dive in and try it all the way. Somehow that gave me the permission I was seeking.
  • What advice do you have for young musicians who are trying to hone their craft?
    Listen more and play less.
  • What’s your favorite thing to do in Knoxville?
    One hot day my band and I drove into Knoxville in a van that didn’t have A/C, and we saw this amazing fountain area near the big Sunsphere. We got out and ran around in that and it was heaven.
  • If you could work with any musician (living or deceased) who would it be and why?
    Edith Piaf; it would be amazing to get locked in a room with her the way she would do with her chosen composers and work all night drinking wine until we came out with a song. She was so charged and alive as a performer, but still stood behind the songs (rather than having an on-stage persona that stood out in front of the songs, was somehow more important or in some cases better than the songs themselves).
    Her and June Tabor.
  • Anything else you would like to share?
    Just that this is the first tour through Knoxville since the album Over and Even came out, and the new 7inch that just came out. It will be the first time that the trio that I am in, Maiden Radio, will be performing in Knoxville since we stopped through for a blue plate special appearance last year. Maiden Radio is opening the show, so I am doing double duty, and am really excited to have this bill for the first time.

An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Dori Freeman “Go on Lovin'”

Dori Freeman is a 24 year-old singer and songwriter from Galax, Virginia. She comes from a family rooted in art and tradition, and the influence of her Appalachian upbringing lies at the core of her music, heard especially in the lulling mountain drawl of her voice. American Roots music- including Bluegrass, Rhythm and Blues, and Old Country – and her early introduction to musicians like Doc Watson, The Louvin Brothers, and Peggy Lee have heavily influenced her modern, yet timeless sound.

Dori, with her father Scott on mandolin, showed an appreciative Blue Plate audience her Old Country influence with “Go On Lovin’, a selection from her recent self-titled release. Learn more about Dori and her music at http://www.dorifreeman.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/