About Wayne Bledsoe
Other worlds: In good times and bad times, the members of Luminoth test their mettle
Published 07/04/2014 at 7:30 a.m.
There’s definitely a sense of camaraderie sitting down with the members of Luminoth. “I don’t foresee not ever wanting to play with these guys,” says vocalist Adam Henry. On the eve of the CD release show for the group’s new ...
Wayne Bledsoe: 10 cover songs that equaled or bettered the original
Published 06/07/2014 at 11:35 a.m.
Music columnist Wayne Bledsoe offers his top 10 cover songs that topped the originals.
Sturgill Simpson's modern-day cosmic cowboy music is welcome brain food
Published 05/24/2014 at 2:44 p.m.
“Metamodern Sounds In Country Music,” Sturgill Simpson (High Top Mountain)
Music club The Well will be sorely missed by musicians and fans
Published 05/09/2014 at 4:47 p.m.
The Well has dried up, and that's a sad state for Knoxville's music scene.
Wayne Bledsoe: In music, there should never be 'guilty' pleasures
Published 05/03/2014 at 11:39 a.m.
OK, so if you love "It's a Small World After All," maybe you SHOULD feel bad. But the rest of these songs and artists are worthy of a little love.
Mary Gauthier delivers with 'Trouble & Love'; Jackson Browne tribute makes its case
Published 04/19/2014 at 12:01 p.m.
Music columnist Wayne Bledsoe reviews an LP by Mary Gauthier and a tribute LP to Jackson Browne.
The Handsome Family have always been 'Far From Any Road'
Published 04/12/2014 at 12:19 p.m.
Newfound fame via a TV show theme is changing the Handsome Family's musical experience.
Wayne Bledsoe: Knoxville's own 'Bristol Sessions' to see CD boxed-set celebration in 2015
Published 04/05/2014 at 11:56 a.m.
Music columnist Wayne Bledsoe talks about an effort to create a CD set based on 'Knoxville Sessions.'
Wayne Bledsoe: Tributes and re-evaluations of Bob Dylan; Bad Plus deliver new 'Rite'
Published 03/29/2014 at 4:40 p.m.
Music writer Wayne Bledsoe reviews Bob Dylan's 30th anniversary album.
Wayne Bledsoe: Johnny Cash's lost music found on 'Lost Among the Stars'
Published 03/22/2014 at 1:48 p.m.
“Out Among the Stars,” Johnny Cash (Columbia/Legacy)
Master songwriter Chris Smither looks back on 'Levee'
Published 07/19/2014 at 12:49 p.m.
Master singer-songwriter Chris Smither didn't realize quite how much music he'd made until he decided to look back.
Unpredictable Hank III is following in his family's footsteps
Published 07/18/2014 at 10 a.m.
Hank III figures if you never leave the bars, you'll never have to "go back" to them.
Milk Carton Kids discovered their sweet sound by accident
Published 07/18/2014 at 7 a.m.
The Milk Carton Kids didn't set out to make sweet music.
Broadway, acting great Elaine Stritch dies
Published 07/17/2014 at 3:13 p.m.
Actress Elaine Stritch died at her home in Birmingham, Mich., on Thursday. Stritch, 89, had recently been recuperating from a broken hip and pelvis and had diabetes.
Blues guitar great Johnny Winter found dead in Swiss hotel room
Published 07/17/2014 at 2:20 p.m.
Guitar legend Johnny Winter died on Wednesday in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland. Winter's most recent performance was at the Cahors Blues Festival in France on July 14. Winter performed in Knoxville many times over the past 40 years.
Dave Barnes understands art and responsibility
Published 07/17/2014 at 1 p.m.
Dave Barnes is growing up as an artist and as a person.
Six things to know about Willie Nelson
Published 07/16/2014 at 5:37 p.m.
Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss and Union Station will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at Thompson-Boling Arena. Here are six things to consider about Willie Nelson:
Jazz great Charlie Haden dies
Published 07/11/2014 at 5:23 p.m.
Jazz great Charlie Haden has died. Haden, 76, died on Friday, July 11, in Los Angeles after a long illness. Known for his work on double bass, Haden began his career with a family country band, but came to international ...
After a few detours, beloved rock act Drive-By Truckers are back in high gear
Published 07/11/2014 at 12:19 p.m.
The Drive-By Truckers revived their youth and enthusiasm while recording the new album "English Oceans."
Holdin' On: Singer-songwriter EG Kight was all the better after her illness
Published 07/11/2014 at 7:01 a.m.
EG Kight finds a deeper shade of the blues.
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