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The WDVX Blue Plate Special live at Visit Knoxville – 8/12 – Jon Whitlock
August 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
In a musical world where singer-songwriters are a dime a dozen, you will find in Jon Whitlock a refreshingly unique sound: a combination of gorgeous original melodies and intellectual, poignant stories that will surprise you and move you.
Originally trained as a drummer, he was drawn not just to the performance side of drumming, but even more so to the creative side. As a high-schooler, he wrote drum solos and ensemble compositions, and in college began writing drum parts for marching bands. Traveling the world as a drummer for touring bands, the vast experiences of life, love, and loss inspired his creative side further. Eventually he picked up a guitar, taught himself to play in a style that made sense to his percussive background, and started writing songs about what makes us human.