Waynestock Seven Highlights the Weekend with Hugs and Great Music

Waynestock started six years ago as a tip of the hat to Wayne Bledsoe who had recently lost his son. Wayne had done so much to help the local music community and they wanted to give back. Not originally planned as a running festival, a second year focused on helping the family of Phil Pollard […]

Give a Piece of Knoxville Music History For Christmas: Arthur Q. Smith Honored

I’m sure more than a few of you are looking for that perfect, last minute Christmas gift. I’m also sure many of you love Knoxville as much as I do and like to support local writers and musicians, as well as honoring the history of our beloved city. Well, there’s a way you can do […]

Saturday Sounds: Heiskell with Wayne Bledsoe on Six O’Clock Swerve

I’d not had the chance to check out Wayne Bledsoe’s new WDVX show Six O’Clock Swerve until this week and it’s as good as I imagined it would be. It’s a combination that’s hard to beat: A venue with great lighting, no smoking and beautifully decorated and made for easily making good photographs, Knoxville’s most […]

Waynestock VI Delivers Great Music and Better Vibes

It is difficult to articulate to those who haven’t participated in Waynestock just what this gathering has meant from the beginning to the music community in Knoxville. Each year the anticipation for what has become a tribal gathering of sorts has only grown. The affection many of them have for each other is obvious in […]

Waynestock 2015 a Huge Success

I’d love to write a lengthy article about Waynestock, detailing set lists and performances, but for a couple of reasons, I can’t do that. First, I really wanted to enjoy the music and not focus as much on documenting it. I achieved mixed results on that front, but I didn’t take notes, so I can’t […]