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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 4/22 – Raquel & The Wildflowers / Boogertown Gap

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Weaving tales of life’s adventures through heart pounding rhythms and powerful lyrics, Raquel & The Wildflowers will take you on a journey where the dust settles and the cowboys & cowgirls dance.

Singer/Songwriter Raquel won a ReverbNation contest in 2018 for her first single “Run Towards the Highway”. The song went #32 on DRT Top 50 Country Airplay charts alongside country stars like Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan. Shortly after she performed live on air for several radio stations throughout the USA.

A year later in 2019, Raquel changed her artist name to Raquel & The Wildflowers. Since then, she has toured the USA independently with her band, lighting up stages featuring headliners like Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Sara Evans, and others.

Other notable performances include opening for multi-platinum artist Andy Grammer, award winning bands as well as performing at the Ohio State Fair, The Big E Fair, MusikFest, Country Fest, Lando Live, Thursdays Downtown, Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, The Cutting Room, The Geneseo Riviera and more.

Raquel’s “I’m a wildflower” tour in 2023 provided a glimpse of several songs from her first album. On August 1, 2023, she released the album exclusively on a CD, and by December 22, 2023, all the CDs were sold out. The digital version will be accessible worldwide on music platforms starting February 27, 2024. The digital album will feature two bonus tracks known as the “Lavender Version”.

Raquel & The Wildflowers are gearing up for their 4th USA tour in 2024! Stay in touch and be the first to know about updates by subscribing to the email list and follow @Raquelwildflowers on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

Boogertown Gap is Ruth Barber and Keith Watson, a wife/husband duo and sometimes band. They specialize in the music that was played and sung by early pioneers and settlers of the Great Smoky Mountains and vicinity. Ever hear of Juliann Johnson, Pretty Little Widow, Cripple Creek, The Farmer’s Curst Wife, Barbara Allen.. and so on? Well, there’s lots more of these tunes in their repertoire: old Celtic ballads, fiddle tunes, American compositions, Negro spirituals, and those ever present obscure unknown traditional tunes!!

Ruth and Keith currently reside in Pittman Center, TN, where they perform authentic Old-Time Mountain and Celtic Music throughout East Tennessee and the local “Great Smokies” area at a variety of events and functions. Sometimes they even travel to share this old music with other folks.

They share a love of the nature, culture, and history of the Great Smoky Mountains and of the music of their ancestors and descendants who lived here and helped shape this mountain folk music (Keith’s family has been in the Smokies for over 200 years). They get their name from a local community here in Sevier County where the Watson’s settled in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s (see The Place).

Their intention is to provide you enjoyment while listening to this Appalachian folk music and the folklore and stories that have shaped this antique, yet timeless form of music of the mountains.

Of one man’s experience listening to Boogertown Gap’s music on the porch of the Noah “Bud” Ogle cabin, “I left a piece of my soul in the Smokys, but I brought some of the Smokys home with me”. (Rod Tate from Early, Texas)


April 22
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States
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