Downtown Knoxville Classic Victorian Tile Entryways

Tile is placed at 36 Market Square, Knoxville, December 2011 The other day as I walked past 36 Market Square I noticed a man and a woman placing tile in the entryway of that building. It’s fascinating, painful and tedious work. I don’t think they were used to having their pictures taken. Original tile entryway, […]

Dirty Guv’nahs Stirring Things Up Again: Five Years on the Road

Dirty Guv’nahs Two Night Run at the Bijou, Knoxville, April 2011 The Dirty Guv’nahs have been together five years. I’m not sure how long I’ve been a fan, but I’ve seen them approaching a dozen times and, though I don’t go back to the Preservation Pub days, I do go back to the Barley’s days. […]

The Black Lillies Cruz Through CD Release Concert

Black Lillies sold out Bijou debut of “100 Miles of Wreckage” Excitement built for months among local music lovers for the sold out Black Lillies CD release concert at the Bijou. I first heard about it last fall when I saw the band open for the Steel Drivers at Cumberland Caverns. Each time I’ve heard them, […]

Knoxville Jazz Fest Blows into Town

It’s been a couple of days since I posted. I’m trying to pace myself a bit better, but also, a major event hit Knoxville this weekend and some days I’m in the middle of doing and, so, can’t be writing. Yesterday was one of those days. It was exhausting and fun. I agreed to be […]

Boulder to Birmingham (to Knoxville)

Knoxville continues to get quite a stream of musical talent. Too much for an Urban Guy to afford. So an Urban Guy has to improvise. Emmylou Harris, who is an amazing treasure in American music came to Knoxville as part of the Bijou’s Jubilee fund raising weekend. As such, the tickets were expensive, starting at […]