Partial Big Ears 2020 Lineup Announced

It’s a seems like a long time until the 2020 Big Ears Festival returns to the streets of downtown Knoxville. At just over five months, however, it’s not too early to mark March 26-29 on your calendar. Last year’s 10th anniversary festival sold out, and there is every reason to believe this year will be […]

Big Ears 2018, Part Two

Twenty-one hours in I had seen one happening, two films and eleven shows. It was time to slow down a bit and take stock of the overall event. Each seems to have it’s own personality and also some commonalities with other years. First up: the weather was cold and damp. Not a great combo for […]

Big Ears 2018, Part One

I’ll hit you up with a couple of parts to this sprawling, multi-day musical journey. It’s impossible to cover it all or to take it all in. By the end of the four days, it’s almost hard to keep it straight. Images and impressions remain, new sounds, combinations and explorations, altered connections and, most probably, […]