Black Mountain > Vestival > Jammin At Hippie Jack’s

Friday night Mr. Murphy and I will be playing at Town Pump Tavern in Black Mountain, NC. This will be my first time playing there and we’re looking forward to making some new friends.

Saturday the 9th the band and I are honored to be headlining Vestival, South Knoxville’s Art & Heritage Festival. We’ll be sharing the stage with our friends Quartjar, The Lonetones and more! Visit the Vestival Facebook page for more details.

Sunday the 24th I’m excited to be back on the farm for Jammin At Hippie Jack’s! Make sure to check out the video below for all the artist announcements, and for all the info make sure to slide on over to the Jammin At Hippie Jack’s website.

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Behind The Barn > John Myers > Record Store Day

Thursday the 2nd the band and I will be playing down in Maryville at Barley’s Taproom for Behind The Barn with Jeff & Sarah. If you can’t make it in person you can tune in to WFIV 105.3 FM to hear the first hour of the show.

Friday the 17th I’ll be playing guitar with the John Myers Band on the Market Square Stage at 6:30 during the Dogwood Arts Festival. It’s always a treat to play with these folks, so if you’re out and about enjoying the festival stop on by and see us.

Saturday the 18th is Record Store Day and once again the boys and I will be pickin’ on the porch at Lost & Found Records in Knoxville. This years line-up is headlined by Webb Wilder. For the full line-up and details make sure to visit the Shows page.

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Ain’t Learned Yet press – Steve Wildsmith

“He’s got a wry knack for observations of life’s minutiae: snapshots found in old dresser drawers, a penchant for those pills mama takes, being too paranoid to take a light-night piss in the parking lot. In those real-life moments, he mines larger themes: love, loss, regret and the redemptive power of rock ‘n’ roll. His previous releases have run the gamut, from the sneering attitude of “Rock N Roll Fiasco” to the gentler ruminations of “Some Stories.” As hackneyed as it always sounds when trumpeting the latest release by an artist, “Ain’t Learned Yet” is far and away his most powerful. If Peter Wolf had cut his teeth in the hills of East Tennessee instead of the urban canyons of Beantown, he might have hoped to sound something like Kevin Abernathy.”

— Steve Wildsmith, Weekend editor, The Daily Times, Maryville, TN

“Ain’t Learned Yet” and the 3D Record Release Show

It’s finally here! March 6th I’ll be celebrating my new CD, “Ain’t Learned Yet” with a triple CD release show at Scruffy City Hall, also featuring the release of Tim Lee 3‘s “33⅓” and Bark‘s self-titled debut. It’s an early show starting at 8 o’clock, and the first 25 people in the door get a free 3D poster (seen below) and a pair of 3D glasses.

Also on March 6th, Tim and I will be playing the WDVX Blue Plate Special at noon. Join us live in the studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, or tune in to 89.9 FM on your radio dial or listen to the show live via streaming audio at www.wdvx.com.

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“Ain’t Learned Yet” pre-order… get ‘em while they’re hot!

If you feel so inclined, my new CD, “Ain’t Learned Yet,” is available now for pre-order on the merch page. You can sample the new song “Fan” at Bandcamp. Pre-orders will ship out before March 6th. And while I’ve got you here…. don’t forget about the CD release show at Scruffy City Hall, coincidently, on March 6th.

1. Cause And Effect
2. Visiting
3. Moto Kids
4. Someone Else’s Problem
5. You Must Be Lonely
6. Wild Wild West
7. Fan
8. Down On Love
9. How Lucky The Night
10. Second Thoughts
11. Mulberry Blues
12. Gods Of Rock

“Ain’t Learned Yet” features the musical talents of John Baker, Trisha Gene Brady, Chris Bratta, Gray Comer, Po Hannah, Mandi Lawson, Susan Bauer Lee, Tim Lee, Sean McCollough, Mike Murphy, Mary Podio and Jason R. Thompson

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Fan > a couple John Myers shows > looking towards March!

The new album is being pressed, a new T-shirt design is being approved, and details are being finalized for the CD release show on March 6th, but today you can hear and download a new song, “Fan,” off the upcoming album, “Ain’t Learned Yet,” for free by visiting my Bandcamp page. If you like it feel free to share the link with your family and friends.

Jason will be sending out download codes this week to those of you who contributed to my IndieGoGo campaign and as soon as the CDs and T-shirts are back we’ll get those in the mail to the folks who chose those perks. Mark your calendars for the “3D Record Release Show” taking place at Scruffy City Hall on Market Square March 6th. Tim Lee 3, myself and Bark, will all be celebrating the release of our new albums.

In the meantime, I’ll be playing guitar with the John Myers Band at Tennessee Shines on Monday the 9th, then at a super secret private event on Thursday the 19th. I’m not at liberty to give out any details on the private event but if you come to the Tennessee Shines show John may… just MAY… tell y’all about it during the second half of the show that doesn’t air on the radio. [he won’t, but you should come anyway]

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Last show of the year… crowdfunding campaign ending

Happy holidays everybody! We hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend and are looking forward to Christmas. We’ve had a lot to be thankful for this year – new friends, new songs, new gear, the Vols are bowl eligible, etc. As good as 2014 has been we’re really excited to get this new record out to you in 2015. Speaking of that new record, there are just under three weeks left on our crowdfunding campaign. If you’re interested in contributing and scoring some sweet perks please take a look and see if anything catches your eye.

Friday the 5th the band and I will be playing our last show of the year in west Knoxville at a new venue, Open Chord Brewhouse & Stage, with our pals Finkelsteen. This’ll be my first K-town show on the other side of Bearden Hill since 1991… there will be significantly less hairspray and spandex this time. This is an early, all ages, show, so come on out and rock -n- roll with the whole family!

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Robin Trower in Knoxville and Chattanooga

The band and I are very excited to be opening two East Tennessee shows for Robin Trower next weekend. Friday the 7th we’ll be playing one of our favorite rooms ever, the fabulous Bijou Theatre in downtown Knoxville, then Saturday the 8th we’ll be at Track 29 in Chattanooga. This’ll be our first time playing there and we can’t wait! A limited number of tickets still remain for both shows so get yours today and come on out an’ rock-n-roll with us!

*UPDATE: Sat. Nov. 8th 1:00 PM — Tonight’s show at Track 29 in Chattanooga has been canceled due to illness. We wish Robin good health and a speedy recovery.

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