A big part of last weekend’s flurry of activity was the music. Both on Market Square at the Tomato Head Silver Anniversary party and at the Emory Place Block Party, a series of musicians (and others) took the stage. I took far too many photographs of the various events and the musicians to include in one post, hence the previous post did not include musicians.
My readers and Facebook friends have grown accustomed to my endless ramblings about my current band, Guy Marshall. It turns out they opened the Tomato Head event and closed the Emory Place block party so, as you might expect, I have lots of pictures of them. I’ll say it one more time and then I’ll shut up: If you buy music, you should buy their new CD, “The Depression Blues.”
So, you’ll notice a couple of batches of their photographs among these. I included a couple of Exit 65 a re-formed band that played at Tomato Head in its early days. Included in the band is Jaimie Cameron, guitar player and vocalist for Slow Blind Hill, one of my favorite Knoxville blues bands. Southern Cities, according to what was stated from the stage is a band comprised of local public school teachers.
Scott Miller closed the festivities on Market Square and that’s always a party. It’s fascinating how much Knoxville embraces him as one of our own when he wasn’t born here and hasn’t lived here for years. As he’s fond of saying, however, we “raised him from a pup.” I was impressed with how many young people I saw mouthing the lyrics to his songs. Which is not a bad thing for young people to learn as Scott’s lyrics are often among the most incisive you’ll want to hear.
As I said last Saturday, these articles are more photo essays, so I’ll let you enjoy the photographs. I’ll have about forty more at the Inside of Knoxville Facebook page a little later on. Enjoy.