The Civil Wars, Milo Greene and a Knoxville Jewel

The Civil Wars, Bijou, Knoxville, December 2011 Special thanks goes out from Urban Guy to Buddy Ray who has now taken me to see the Civil Wars twice. The first time was at the Disk Exchange which I blogged about at the time. Then they played the Pilot Light later that evening, this time they […]

Urban Mystery Picture #9 Winner

Regular readers might have noticed that I broke a trend by not naming this post, “Urban Mystery Picture #10.” The reason for this break from pattern is that as part of the reduction in posts over the next few weeks I’ll, of necessity, take a break from this series. For those of you who have longed for […]

Dirty Guv’nahs: Night Two or The Last Waltz for the Bijou?

It has become impossible for me to say which Dirty Guv’nahs concert is best or even better than another. They are all generally spectacular or memorable in their own way. Last night was no exception though, at the least, I think I can pronounce it the concert with the best encore/coda. The Features opening for the […]

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings at the Bijou

Bijou, Knoxville, March 2011 Special thanks for this blog goes out to Kevin who encouraged me to listen to Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and to Don who insisted this would likely be a group I would enjoy. They were both so right. I decided to walk to the Bijou to see if I could […]

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

I’ve had a friend and a reader suggest that I might check out Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. I’ve listened and I’m very taken with the soulful sound. They don’t like to be called retro, but they do remind me very much of the R and B I fell in love with in the […]