An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special : The Way Down Wanderers “Salt Creek”

The Way Down Wanderers brought their 5-piece modern-folk Americana act to the Blue Plate Special stage as they made their way to the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival. Front-men and founders, Austin Thompson and Collin Krause, met in their hometown of Peoria, IL when they joined the same folk band and embarked on their first tour at the ages of 14 and 18 years old. The two became fast friends and soon began writing music together, ultimately forming The Way Down Wanderers when Collin was 16 and Austin, 20 years old. The band’s debut, self-titled album has recently been released, and was produced by Mike Marsh of the Avett Brothers. The Way Down Wanderers closed their set on the Blue Plate Special with this energetic multi-song jam, which they call “Salt Creek”. Can you name all the tunes? (Check yourself below.) You can find out more about The Way Down Wanderers on their website at http://thewaydownwanderers.com/

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 http://wdvx.com/ Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WDVXradio/. Lots more videos at: https://www.youtube.com/user/WDVXRadio

An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special : Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones “Working Man’s Tools”

Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones got up early after their recent show at the Preservation Pub and “Rock-a-billy-ed” the Blue Plate Special stage. From Kingston, NY, they were named the “Best Up-And-Coming band in 2015” by Hudson Valley Magazine, and nominated for “Best Rockabilly Female” at the 2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards. “Luck Maker”, the band’s first album, is in regular rotation here at WDVX, and we were excited to hear that Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are headed back into the studio this December. Lara told us that the tune in this video, “Working Man’s Tools”, will be on the new album, and that this was the first time the song had ever been “On The Air”. Find out lots more about Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones on their website at: http://larahopeandtheark-tones.com/

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 http://wdvx.com/ Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WDVXradio/ See more live performances and subscribe to our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/WDVXRadi…

An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special : Dave Eggar “Amazing Grace” & “Soul Shine”

Dave Eggar recently visited the Blue Plate stage on his way to the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival. You’ll quickly see that our stage was not large enough for the whole entourage – and that Dave does not see that as a limitation! Dave Eggar is an artist who records in diverse genres and performs live in multiple musical categories, seamlessly moving between each, be it Pop, Rock, Jazz, R&B, New Age, World or Classical music. His ability to effortlessly blur the lines between any musical style is truly unique. This video is a perfect example, where Dave combines the timeless hymn “Amazing Grace” with the Allman Brothers’ classic “Soulshine”. We think you will agree that it is truly “amazing”. Learn more about Dave Eggar at http://www.daveeggarmusic.com/

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 http://wdvx.com/ Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WDVXradio/. Lots more videos at: https://www.youtube.com/user/WDVXRadio