Waynestock 2019

It’s one of my favorite musical events of the year and I know I’m not alone as I’ve heard others say the same. It’s tribal, but it’s open. Artists play one after the other for three nights, but there is no competition. It’s all about the hugs and an annual chance to support each other […]

Waynestock 2018

This year’s Knoxville-flavored two-night version of a musical feast and love-fest has come and gone and it was another good one. In the eight iteration of the festival, Knoxville’s music and music community, once again, was on full display and shined, as always. With a range of younger and older musicians and music that varied […]

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 […]