An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Matt Kinman “Mississippi Sawyer”

Matt Kinman and the Tennessee Stifflegs are playing the Tennessee Shines Radio Show on February 22nd! The show starts at 7pm and the doors open at 6pm. Save money by buying your tickets in advance! Tickets will be $10 at the door and $7 in advance. Click here to buy advanced tickets!

Matt Kinman’s life is deeply rooted in traditional music. When he was nine, Matt initially joined his school’s orchestra class. He eventually opted to study music by listening and imitating musicians with whom he played firsthand.

He began his professional music career playing mandolin and fiddle in upscale restaurants at the age of twelve. Matt now travels the highways playing music, earning the nickname, The Little Hobo.

He performs solo most of the time, but Matt is joined on the Blue Plate stage today by guitarist Van Burchfield. His latest album is called Travlin’ Songs. It features 18 tunes that will be sure to take you back to a simpler times of when songs to the stories of the good ole’ days.

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