I’m happy to be playing again with the John Myers Band on Saturday the 5th as we celebrate John’s 80th birthday with a free, early concert, also at Scruffy City Hall¹. The Lonetones and Exit 65 will bookend a performance by the JMB. Come on out and wish John a happy birthday.
Your good friend, and mine, Mr. Wayne Bledsoe, is hosting a new show broadcast live on WDVX called The 6 O’Clock Swerve. The band and I will be playing the show on Thursday the 10th. You can join us live at Scruffy City Hall² on Market Square, or tune in on your radio at 89.9 FM (102.9 FM in downtown Knoxville and 93.9 FM in Seymour and Seven Islands) and online at www.wdvx.com. All ages welcome.
Kevin Abernathy shamelessly proffers his rock-and-roll roots on his spring release of Ain’t Learned Yet. Produced by Abernathy and longtime fellow Knoxville rocker Tim Lee, the album is heavier on melodic rock than Abernathy’s most recent release, 2012’s Some Stories. The seasoned songwriter skirts the balance between the telling and the doing—appealing both to audiences that like their rock music loud and those that still want to hear a compelling story of hard luck. With a uniquely Southern style and sensibility, Abernathy inhabits his songs with the sorts of grifters, drifters, and assorted rounders he runs into on the gritty and hardscrabble streets of Knoxville. “I like loud distorted electric guitar just as much as the folkier acoustic country blues,” Abernathy says. “People who are familiar with my music know there’s always been two sides to me, and I think this album is the best mixture of the two.”
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.
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.