Bijou bash: Todd Steed never tires of taking the Cadillac of venues for a spin
Published 3/14/2013 at 2:07 p.m. 0 comments
Longtime Knoxville musician Todd Steed has a hard time remembering the first time he visited the Bijou, but his memories of performing there for the first time are clear.
Wayne Bledsoe: Top 10 albums of 2012 encompassed heart and soul of Knoxville
Published 12/28/2012 at 12:23 p.m. 0 comments
Years ago I used to scan other critics' best-of lists and make sure I heard their choices and labored over which discs were truly groundbreaking. At some point I realized that my real favorite albums, the one I'd still love ...
Wayne Bledsoe: Sad is easy, but what are the happiest songs on earth?
Published 2/17/2012 at 5:54 p.m. 4 comments
Voters in a poll conducted by the U.K. Daily Telegraph recently voted R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" as the "saddest song of all-time." Of course, it's sparked all kinds of debate (and I mean, seriously? Sadder than "He Stopped Loving Her Today" ...
Pinecone Jam is benefit for Ed Corts
Published 1/4/2012 at 6:33 p.m. 0 comments
Ailing Knoxville musician Ed Corts will be honored at the Pinecone Jam 2012 on Jan. 5.
Waynestock 2 to benefit Phil Pollard family
Published 12/19/2011 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments
Details for "Waynestock 2: For the Love of Phil" have been announced. The three-day music festival will be held Thursday, Feb. 2, through Satuday, Feb. 4, and will be presented in honor of Knoxville musician/teacher Phil Pollard who died earlier ...
Rock band Quartjar finds the magic in the mixture
Published 12/15/2011 at 4:02 p.m. 1 comment
When the band Quartjar launched a kickstarter effort to record a new album, the band offered to write songs to donor's specifications.
Wayne Bledsoe: Todd Steed 'unminds' his way to self help
Updated 4/2/2011 at 3:29 p.m. 1 comment
When Todd Steed wants to take you on walk down a new spiritual path, you know you aren't going to be headed toward some narrow view of enlightenment.
Festival to benefit Bledsoe family, showcase diverse talent of local musicians
Published 1/28/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
The three-night WayneStock music festival kicked off Thursday by showcasing its kinder, gentler side. "We're sneaking in before the heavier acts come with the rock music," said singer-songwriter Greg Horne, who recruited the opening lineup of singer-guitarists for WayneStock.
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The Bearded's members keep music, faces unkempt
Published 6/3/2010 at 12:49 p.m. 0 comments
Knoxville band The Bearded are not what you think. Despite the name, The Bearded do not play so-called "beard rock" and contrary to the washboard, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer and upright bass used, the band does not play bluegrass.
Ijamses were 'green' ahead of their time
Published 5/16/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 1 comment
Harry Pearle and Alice Yow Ijams were adventurers. They hiked in the Smokies during their 1905 honeymoon. Lost one night, they sheltered in a mountain church.
Life and arts announcements: March 7
Published 3/7/2010 at 12:00 a.m. 1 comment
Musicn Wolfe Jam - 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11, Patrick Sullivan's, 100 N. Central St. Free benefit for Joy of Music School. Info: www.joyofmusicschool.org.
Bledsoe: Local musicians crafted a decade of great music
Published 12/31/2009 at 1:25 p.m. 0 comments
Choosing the decade's best local releases is just about as hard as picking the top releases of the decade overall. The music from the local scene has risen to such a high level that it often rivals and even surpasses ...
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