First Night Knoxville, Part 5: Americana, Hudson K and the Circus

Hudson K and the Circus, First Night Knoxville This will be the final installment of the First Night Knoxville 2012. What a great night. Thank you City of Knoxville and sponsors. We’ll turn to other topics over the next week. I hope to see you guys tonight at First Friday which features the grand opening […]

First Night Knoxville 2012, Part 4: Black Atticus, Poetry, The Theorizt and Hip Hop

Black Atticus at the Hotel Oliver It’s a long title to a post and it was a lot to take in. After I left the sweet sounds of Carrie Rodriguez at the East Tennessee History Center, I walked to the Hotel Oliver, which is looking very nice these days, and served as the “spoken word” […]

First Night Knoxville 2012, Part 3: Carrie Rodriguez (plus a little Cruz Contreras)

Carrie Rodriguez at the Square Room, Knoxville After I left Jodie Manross at the Miller’s Atrium, I rushed over to the East Tennessee History Center auditorium for the performance of Carrie Rodriguez. The performances in this venue were billed as “international,” which meant that they represented different cultures. I’m glad they included it because one […]

First Night Knoxville 2012, Part 2: A little Jazz and a little Jodie

Dixieland Jazz at the Square Room, First Night Knoxville 2012 From the beginning of First Night choices had to be made. I wanted to see most of the music and I was interested in how the music would work in some of the venues I’d never been in before. I’ve never been much on comedy, […]