“The Swerve” is weekly musical trip with talented regional artists featuring live performances and insightful interviews in a living room atmosphere.
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The Serve host, Wayne Bledsoe, has a special relationship with local musicians and has known and written about many of them for decades. The show’s conversational, relaxed and informed interviews and performances welcome spontaneity. There is also the opportunity for artists who rarely, if ever, perform together to create some one-of-a-kind moments. Presented at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria in front of a live audience, “The Swerve” is designed to entertain, enlighten and educate audiences and celebrate the diverse and wonderful world of Appalachian music and culture.
The Swerve is live from Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria in Knoxville’s Old City on Thursdays from 6-7PM. Free & open to the public.
Raised in Knoxville, Wayne Bledsoe grew up listening to Hank Williams on 78-rpm records, James Brown’s Knoxville-based soul radio station WJBE, as well as rock and folk music of the 1960s and 70s. His musical taste knows few prejudices and he doggedly aspires to smash the prejudices of those around him.