Troubadour w/ Greg Horne > Mic Harrison And The High Score Happy Hour > Swerve w/ Waldschlager

Saturday the 2nd Greg Horne and I will be rockin’ the Troubadour Roadhouse at 8:00 (yes, 8:00!). Friday the 8th I’ll be playing the first of three Happy Hour shows at Boyd’s Jig & Reel with Mic Harrison And The High Score. These shows are free and start at 6:00. Check the Shows page for the other Happy Hour dates. Thursday the 14th I’ll be playing guitar with Brian Waldschlager on the WDVX Six O’Clock Swerve. Keep an eye out for one more possible June show that we’re trying to confirm.

Also… hoping to get back into the studio mid-month! Stay tuned!


Camperfest > Black Dragon Breakdown

On Saturday the 5th I’ll be playing Camperfest in Kodak again, but this year I’ll be performing with Mic Harrison And The High Score. Another killer line-up this year, which also includes Mic’s old V-roys band mate, Scott Miller. I can’t confirm or deny… but if you’re betting on the Kentucky Derby, I’d also lay good odds that these two will end up on stage together at some point during the day.

The following Saturday, the 12th, my band and I will be playing The Black Dragon Breakdown at The Shed in Maryville. Join us at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson for 100 foot drags, burnout clinics, biker games, the best custom and vintage bike show of the year, AND FREE MUSIC ALL DAY from The Barstool Romeos, Andrew Leahey And The Homestead, Handsome And The Humbles, and more!

Please visit the Shows page for more details.


Songwriters-in-tha-Round at the Troubadour > Mic on the Swerve

Saturday the 14th Josh Smith and I will be acousti-rawkin’ the Troubadour Roadhouse & Performance Hall again for another songwriters-in-tha-round show. This time my old pal Marc Higgins from Spartanburg will be joining us.

Thursday the 19th I’ll be playing with Mic Harrison And The High Score at Barley’s for the WDVX 6 O’Clock Swerve. Come on out or tune in.


WayneStock 8 > Bristol > Pilot Light

WayneStock 8 starts this weekend at the Relix Variety Theatre. Friday night I’ll be playing guitar with Brian Waldschlager, Saturday night I’ll be participating in the Tom Petty Tribute at the end of the night. Hope you’ve made plans to come out and support the event.

Saturday the 10th I’ll be up in Bristol playing in-the-round with old pals Mic Harrison and Josh Smith, plus Steve Dedman from Plywood Cowboy. This’ll be my first time playing at the Bloom Cafe & Listening Room so we look forward to seeing some old and new friends in the tri-cities.

Then Saturday the 17th my band and I will be rockin’ The Pilot Light in the Old City with The Whole Wizard and The Lifters. It’s always a good time when the whole band gets together so come on out and watch us make a racket. More details for these dates can be found on the Shows page.… READ MORE...

“THE YEAR IN REVIEW: 2017 albums by East Tennessee artists essential for your collection”

It may seem like handing out a participation trophy to list every album released by local artists in 2017 at least, all that we knew about as essential for your collection, but we stand by it.

We can’t repeat this enough: You can pay $30 or $60 or $100 to see marquee names from seats closer to the rafters than the stage at places like Thompson-Boling Arena, and you will likely be entertained. But you can also pay $5, or nothing, to see any of these acts at intimate venues and have your life changed. Not every record on this list is life-changing, but the earnestness and heart and enthusiasm and love these artists put into their records, and by extension their live shows, is at the heart of a vibrant and dynamic entertainment scene.

We’ll point out that this list is not the be-all, end-all of local releases we probably missed a few, or forgot a few, or simply weren’t made aware of their existence.… READ MORE...