Waynestock 2014, Night Three

I’ll wrap up my coverage of Waynestock with this post. In case you missed it and would like to see photographs of the second night, I posted that on Saturday in a departure from my usual schedule of taking one day off a week. I do not have time to do justice to this final […]

City Fatigue: Can the City Be Too Much?

Last night I walked toward Market Square at 8:00. I’d made the decision to forgo the Little Walter Tribute to attend the Donald Brown jazz show at the Square Room. It was a bit of a decision at $24.50 a ticket. I knew it would be worth it, but the cost combined with the need […]

Easing Back In: Highlights for the Week

Even Urban Guys need a break now and then. It’s a pretty big commitment to post an article every week day and upcoming events on the weekend. Particularly while I try to juggle a full-time job and out-of-town trips and obligations. So, I took a couple of days off and I’m easing back in with […]

Outdoor Free Jazz Comes to an End for the Season

The Jazz on the Square series has to be one of the best things about downtown Knoxville every summer. Most Tuesday and Thursday nights Vance Thompson, Greg Tardy, Kenneth Brown, Keith Brown and Clint Mullican have kept us entertained since last June. The music is world class: Vance Thompson heads the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, Greg […]

A Friday Night in Knoxville: Blues to Spoken Word, Hip Hop, Indie and Jazz

Wayne Bledsoe recently wrote of a night in Knoxville in which he heard an incredible range of music and declared this a golden era for our local music scene. His suggestion was to get out and enjoy it or regret it later. It’s very good advice. From Friday evening through Saturday evening this past week […]