Knoxville has a really great music scene. We are blessed with a plethora of venues and festivals, etc. Music of all types. Last night I went to a monthly concert series we have called Tennessee Shines. www.tennesseeshines.com
Concert is always hosted by Jim Lauderdale and last night he played 2 songs, and next month he is featured as he has a wonderful new album coming out in about 2 weeks.
First group was an interesting blend of banjo, drums, guitar, bass, and a guy who played everything from trumpet, to french horn, to recorder, to even playing a saw with a violin bow. They were called Frontier Ruckus.
Next, a singer songwriter with an interesting voice named Matt Urmy. Followed by my favorite, Mary Gauthier. Her new album, The Foundling, is amazing. It'll be out in 2 weeks.
2nd half of the show was a duo called Paleface. A guy onacoustic guitar and his girlfriend who sang and played drums. Last act was rockabilly greats Southern Culture on the Skids.
A great show and a fun evening.