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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 10/27 – Matt York / Spooky Ooos

October 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Having established a reputation as a leader of Boston’s Americana/country scene after years on the club circuit in his native New England, as well being the first-call support act for major acts of the genre touring through the area, Matt York has released his latest LP, Gently Used in June 2022.

If you didn’t know any better, it wouldn’t be off-base to assume this album came straight out of East Nashville’s burgeoning Americana scene. Featuring fiddle work from Joshua Hedley, Spencer Cullum, Jr. on pedal steel, guitars by Taylor Hollingsworth, piano by Dillon Warnek, and drums by Tim Dineen, Gently Used bears all the hallmarks of masters at work — a timeless Americana listening experience crafted at the crossroads of York’s songcraft and his ace studio band lending their own flourishes.

The Spooky Ooos play “Paranormal Honkytonk” originals and covers about UFOs, ghosts, Big Foot, and other paranormal topics. The Spooky Ooos generally play songs written with a “testimonial” perspective, which means they go something like “Oh my god I saw this thing and it was so weird I had to write this song just to get my mind right.” Formed in 2016, they have a swampy/cajunesque classic country sound featuring accordion and slide guitar. They are a visual feast as well, with rich costuming, performance art and puppetry integrated into their shows. You can usually find their upcoming gigs on our Facebook page but you can generally look forward to seeing them at the Dogwood Arts Festival (Market Square Stage), Blount County Library Minicon (June), Zombiefest (October), Porchfest (Fall and Spring) and around town at venues like WDVX Blue Plate special, the Pilot Light, Pour Taproom, and Preservation Pub. The Spooky Ooos are Alex Pulsipher (vocals, accordion), Jim Myers (guitar, vocals), Josh Sheffield (drums), and Maria WIlliams (bass. You can book them at Spookyooos@gmail.com


October 27, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Knoxville, TN 37902 United States
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