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The WDVX Big Plate live from Barley’s – 6/17 – Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle
June 17 @ 12:00 pm
Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle have been married (to each other!) for for 20 years, and make their home in Walland, TN in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains national park. They make music.
Jeff and Sarah are 1st PLACE WINNERS of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MERLEFEST. They performed their winning song, “When I Come Home” at Merlefest for a crowd of 50,000+. Their duo album, “The Barb Hollow Sessions” was released on January 1, 2004 and received rave reviews around the country… The album debuted at # 6 on the Roots Music Report National Bluegrass Airplay Charts. The single, “Bury Me In The Red Clay” peaked at # 12 on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Chart for November 2004. It was on the charts for 8 months. Jeff and Sarah released a gospel album, “Family Singing” in 2012.
They produce and host two radio programs for WFIV Knoxvilles Independent Radio. “Behind the Barn” is broadcast in front of a live audience every Thursday from Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria in Maryville TN. “In the Spirit with Jeff & Sarah” is an eclectic spiritual Sunday morning program, with uplifting songs from across all musical genres.
They have completed a new EP, “Sweet Creation” released 4/19/2018. The project was produced and engineered by Dave Coleman, who also played bass and electric guitars on all tracks. Jeff and Sarah both consider it an honor to work with Dave.