Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Hot Summer Night's Latin Jazz w/ Tommy Infante

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Hot Summer Night Latin Jazz
w/ Tommy Infante's Elixir

Thursday, July 19
All Ages | 8pm | $5

Band leader Tommy Fante leads his band Elixir Latin Jazz on a musical tour of the greatest songs from the Afro-Cuban, Bossa Nova, and Jazz Samba songbook. Tommy spent the last 50 years touring with his big band throughout Cuba and Latin America and now Knoxville is lucky to count him as one of their own. You don't want to miss Tommy and his band of Knoxville jazz all stars for a great evening of Latin jazz. Band members include Sam Adams Robert Dean and Allen Halcomb.

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Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Metallica vs Black Sabbath Tribute Show

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School of Rock Knoxville presents

METALLICA VS BACK SABBETH

Monday, July 23rd
All Ages | 7pm | $7

School of Rock presents a hard hitting Tribute to two of the legends of hard rock, METALLICA & BLACK SABBATH.....two full sets featuring most of the hits and some hidden classics. A special opening set tribute to MTV's Headbangers Ball featuring music from Skid Row. Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Kiss, Poison and many more!

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Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

SINGO at Open Chord

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Tuesday SINGO at Open Chord

Tuesday July 24th, 2018
All Ages | 8pm | FREE

A new and exciting musical spin on the game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, listen to your favorite music and win great prizes! Match songs you hear played on the SINGO music tablet to the song titles on your SINGO cards. Compete for gift certificates as well as nationally sponsored contests and jackpots!

Check your scores here!
http://www.challengeentertainment.com/scores/

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Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night -Solo Performers Edition-

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Open Mic Night -Solo Performers Edition-

Wednesday, July 25th
6pm Sign-ups | 7pm Start
Free Event | All Ages

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 6pm!***

Tired of performing to yourself? Come perform to a REAL audience on a REAL stage at the Open Chord. Stop dreaming of the spot light. Get your chance to be in the spot light. 

Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends!

****************NO BANDS ALLOWED**************
The Band Open Mic is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. 

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Jul
26
10:00 PM22:00

The Novel Ideas

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The Novel Ideas

Thursday, July 26th

All Ages | 10pm
$8 Advanced
$10 Day of Show

 

The Novel Ideas are a country folk quintet of friends from the great state of Massachusetts. Featuring the voices of three different songwriters, The Novel Ideas create a blend of pastoral, harmony driven, and plaintive Americana. In 2014 they released a 10" single "Lost on the Road", featuring two new songs and marking the band's first effort as a five piece. The following couple years have been spent touring nationally, writing, and recording as a band. Their latest release, St. Paul Sessions, was recorded live in an old church in their hometown. It features six unreleased songs, and aims to capture the raw, live energy of their live performance. Notable performances include Sisters Folk Festival, Four Corners Folk Festival, Freshgrass Festival, Cayamo Cruise and have supported Lord Huron, The Oh Hellos, Little Green Cars, The Apache Relay and Darlingside

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Jul
31
8:00 PM20:00

SINGO at Open Chord

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Tuesday SINGO at Open Chord

Tuesday July 31st, 2018
All Ages | 8pm | FREE

A new and exciting musical spin on the game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, listen to your favorite music and win great prizes! Match songs you hear played on the SINGO music tablet to the song titles on your SINGO cards. Compete for gift certificates as well as nationally sponsored contests and jackpots!

Check your scores here!
http://www.challengeentertainment.com/scores/

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Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

Open Chord Blues Jam

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Open Chord Blues Jam

Thursday, August 2nd
All Ages | 8pm | FREE

Join Robert Higginbotham & the Smoking Section at the Open Chord for the Brewhouse Blues Jam. 

Bring your instrument, sign up, & join the jammers! We supply drums and a full backline of amps! Sign-ups begin at 7pm before the show.

Also, Grab some awesome food from the cafe & a wine, beer or mixed drink from our full bar. Grab your guitar & bring some friends for Blues Jam, the first Thursday of every month!

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Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

Bernie Nelson

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Bernie Nelson 
w/ Dennis "Haxaw" Bottoms

Saturday, August 4th
All Ages | 8pm
$15 Advanced
$18 Day of Show
 

Like new strings on a well-traveled guitar, Bernie Nelson is both timely and timeless. Bernie’s rich, country vocals and well-crafted lyrics comfortably draw you in at his sellout shows.

With his roots seated deep in the truest form of country music, Bernie attributes his selection and conviction with his songs to his closeness with country’s best like Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Townes Van Zant and the more modern Garth Brooks and Chris LeDoux.

By the age of seventeen, Dennis "Haxaw" Bottoms began performing at the Opryland Theme Park in Nashville, Tennessee. Working with his band, The Silver Strings, Dennis toured the country. He would later go on to join up with and become a feature part of many country artists’ shows, including artists such as Dolly Parton, Jerry Reed, Porter Wagoner, Bob Luman, and Jeannie Seely. He elevated his career when he became a member and music director for the Louisiana Hayride, which helped him land a major writing and recording position at Warner Bros. Records. Since his time at Warner, Dennis has continued to stay active in music and is currently working on new projects that keep him motivated to continually take his skills to new levels.

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Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

SINGO at Open Chord

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Tuesday SINGO at Open Chord

Tuesday August 7th, 2018
All Ages | 7pm | FREE

A new and exciting musical spin on the game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, listen to your favorite music and win great prizes! Match songs you hear played on the SINGO music tablet to the song titles on your SINGO cards. Compete for gift certificates as well as nationally sponsored contests and jackpots!

Check your scores here!
http://www.challengeentertainment.com/scores/

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Aug
7
9:00 PM21:00

Sherman Ewing, Kevin Daniel, Logan Magness

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Kevin Daniel
Logan Magness

Tuesday, August 7th
All Ages | 9pm
$8 Adanced
$10 Day of Show

Kevin Daniel recently finished his second EP, Myself Through You, which was recorded at Degraw Sound in Brooklyn, NY, and produced, engineered, and mixed by Ben Rice. Kevin gathered together a host of talented, professional musicians from all backgrounds for the project, which resulted in a richly recorded blend of genres and instruments. “When I started thinking about this EP, I knew I wanted to get some of the best musicians I know in the studio. With Ben’s help we created a space where people could come in, lay down their own version of the parts, and create something unique to them as well as the record,” says Kevin.

Sherman Ewing’s latest release “Come And Meet Me” is available everywhere now! His songwriting evokes some of that attitude infused into a blend of pop, rock and country. With an all-star band at his back (members have worked with Bob Dylan, Spin Doctors, Hank Williams, Jr., Phish, Keith Richards and Widespread Panic), Ewing opens an emotional vein for all the world to hear.

Logan Magness was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, a town steeped in musical heritage, and home to the most famous recording studios in the world, but it wasn’t until moving to San Francisco after college that Magness became serious about songwriting. A self-taught singer and guitarist with a smooth, shut-up-and-listen tenor, Magness found comfort in the solitude of his tiny studio apartment, “It just happened, like I was struck by something and became obsessed with songs. I couldn’t stop writing and I fell in love with the craft, how personal it could be. I haven’t listened to music the same since. It’s a blessing and a curse.”

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Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Fabulous Mike Baggetta

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Mike Baggetta

Wednesday, August 8th
All Ages | 8pm
$5 Advanced
$8 Day of Show

“NY guitar poet Mike Baggetta… veers daringly and compellingly from patient, elegiac freedom to searing, oozing sludge rock without the slightest hesitation or apology. Cool!”
- Nels Cline, Guitarist

“The electric guitarist Mike Baggetta played a measured, shimmery, almost surfy solo that I wanted to take home and study.“ 
- Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

“There are plenty of guitarists with chops but few whose fingers can write and paint pictures this musically.”

- Mark F. Turner, All About Jazz
 

Mike Baggetta is a guitarist and composer living in New York City. It has been said that he is “a guitarist of slippery proficiency” (The New York Times), that his performances are “totally compelling” (Jazz Journal, UK) and that his melodic sense is truly beautiful” (Jazzreview.com).

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Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Almost Famous Tour w/ Mutlu and Wes Williams

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Almost Famous Tour 2018 

w/ Mutlu & Wes Williams

Thursday, August 9th
All Ages | 8pm
$12 Advanced
$15 Day of Show

A soulful singer-songwriter from Philadelphia PA, Mutlu is most known for extensive touring w/ Hall & Oats and as backup vocalist and show opener for Amos Lee.

Wes Williams is known for his road warrior touring schedule, powerful vocal range, and jam heavy improvisation mixed with New Orleans Funk/Soul.

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Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Dave Landeo

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Dave Landeo

Friday, August 10th
All Ages | 8pm
$8 Advanced
$10 Day of Show

Born And Raised In Nashville, Tennessee, Lived In The Smoky Mountain Area Of Knoxville, Dave Now Resides In The Lowcountry Of Charleston, South Carolina. Since His First Paid Gigs As A Drummer In A Rock Band In High School, He Has Performed Professionally As A Lead Vocalist, Bassist, Rhythm/Lead Guitarist, And Drummer…With Several Bands Over The Years. He Graduated College From The University Of Tennessee With A Bachelor Of Arts Degree, Where He Was An Officer In Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity And Also Served In The United States Marine Corps Reserve. His Wife Christy Landeo Is Also A Vocalist & Performer. They Have 3 Children…Who Play Violin, Piano And Sing In Their School Choir. Throughout His Tenure As A Professional Musician, He Has Developed Working Relationships With Several National Talent Agencies. His Band Is Exclusive With EastCoast Entertainment.

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Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

Forever Abbey Road: A Tribute to The Beatles

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Forever Abbey Road

Saturday, August 11th
All Ages | 8pm | $20 

Forever Abbey Road is comprised of five professional Nashville musicians who work hard at
creating a unique how that demonstrates what the Beatles might sound like if they were around today with current technology and modern rock energy. Forever Abbey Road has also worked with colleagues of the Beatles including Denny Laine and Steve Holley from Paul McCartney and Wings.

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Aug
14
8:00 PM20:00

SINGO at Open Chord

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Tuesday SINGO at Open Chord

Tuesday August 14th, 2018
All Ages | 8pm | FREE

A new and exciting musical spin on the game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, listen to your favorite music and win great prizes! Match songs you hear played on the SINGO music tablet to the song titles on your SINGO cards. Compete for gift certificates as well as nationally sponsored contests and jackpots!

Check your scores here!
http://www.challengeentertainment.com/scores/

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Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic - BAND EDITION-

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Open MIc - Band Edition

Wednesday, August 18th
All Ages | 6pm Sign-ups | 7pm Start

It's Open Mic Night BAND EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 6pm!***

Are you tired of having band practice in your basement? This is the perfect chance to practice with your band on a REAL stage in front of a REAL audience! We'll supply everything you might need backline-wise. Just bring your instruments!

Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends!

****************NO SOLO PERFORMERS**************
The Solo Open Mic is on the Last Wednesday of the month. 

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Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents Town Mountain

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WDVX presents

Town Mountain

Saturday, August 18th
All Ages | 8pm
$12 Advanced
$15 Day of

Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain has earned raves for their hard-driving sound, their in-house songwriting and the honky-tonk edge that permeates their exhilarating live performances, whether in a packed club or at a sold-out festival. The hearty base of Town Mountain's music is the first and second generation of bluegrass spiced with country, old school rock ‘n’ roll, and boogie-woogie. It's what else goes into the mix that brings it all to life both on stage and on record and reflects the group's wide-ranging influences – from the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and the ethereal lyrics of Robert Hunter, to the honest, vintage country of Willie, Waylon, and Merle.

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Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents Songs From The Road Band w/ Circus No 9

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WDVX presents

Songs From The Road Band
Circus No 9
 

Songs From The Road Band is a North Carolina powerhouse group featuring Mark Schimick, Charles Humphrey, Ryan Cavanaugh, Sam Wharton, and James Schlender. Collectively, they have received top accolades in the bluegrass, Americana, and jazz genres.

Circus No. 9 is East Tennessee’s own Progressive Bluegrass outfit, blurring the lines between Bluegrass, Jazz, Jambands, and more. Described as “John Hartford meets John Coltrane,” the group has appeared alongside artists including David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Larry Keel, and more. Comprised of musicians Matthew Davis, Thomas Cassell, and Vince Ilagan, Circus No. 9 is one of the most exciting new bands on the acoustic music scene today.

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Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

Stairway to Zeppelin - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

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Stairway to Zeppelin - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

Saturday, September 15th
All Ages | 8pm
$12 Advanced
$15 Day of Show

Stairway To Zeppelin is a salute to Led Zeppelin--based in Nashville & skillfully covering some of the greatest rock music of all time. Four seasoned Nashville musicians reincarnating the music of Led Zeppelin. Yes we are a show. Yes, we have great sound and lighting. We are all about the MUSIC AND SHOW EXPERIENCE! We performed for thousands of fans in other bands though the years. Nashville was the perfect location to find each other and evolve into this mean machine ready to knock you outta your sox right up to Zeppelin Heaven

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Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents Joshua Hedley

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Joshua Hedley

Saturday, Sept 22
All Ages | Show: 9pm
$12 Advanced
$15 Day of Show

 

For years, Joshua Hedley has been making a name for himself as Nashville’s right hand man. Known as the “mayor of lower Broadway” by collaborators and comrades, Hedley is a fixture at Robert’s Western World, where he plays for tips with his band the Hedliners. The multi-talented singer-songwriter has played fiddle with Justin Townes Earle, Robert Ellis and Jonny Fritz. Now Music City’s favorite son is breaking out on his own.

As part of East Nashville’s close-knit brigade of musicians, Hedley has no shortage of support from his peers. He’s featured prominently in the 2015 documentary film Heartworn Highways Revisited, a follow up to the seminal 1976 cult classic music documentary about the 1970s Nashville songwriting community led by Guy and Susanna Clark.

Hedley’s soaring, velvet voice and jukebox-ready songs are 60s-era solid country gold. Unlike several of his peers, Hedley’s not trying to put a new spin on an old sound. Joshua Hedley’s country music is your grandfather’s country music and it’s all the better for it.

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Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

Jennifer Knapp

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Jennifer Knapp

Thursday, September 27th
All Ages | 8pm

$15 Advanced
$18 Day of

Jennifer Knapp is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, author, and advocate. Her impressive history includes selling over one million albums with her first three releases Kansas (debut 1998, Gold-certified), Lay It Down (2000), and The Way I Am (2001). She has earned four Dove Awards and two Grammy nominations. The Kansas-born musician has toured the globe with artists such as Jars of Clay and was featured on the Lilith Fair Tour in 1999 and again in 2010. Knapp has received critical acclaim for her human approach to the divine, with The Los Angeles Times calling her "a rising star" and People Magazinedescribing her as "an uncommonly literate songwriter."

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Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Jeremy's Ten - A Tribute to Pearl Jam

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Jeremy's 10

w/ Covalence

Saturday, October 6th
All Ages | 8pm | $12

Jeremy's Ten: A Pearl Jam Tribute. The premier tribute to one of the 90's most prolific and influential bands! Charlotte N.C.'s own Jeremy's Ten brings you all of the hits and bootlegs you've grown to love over Pearl Jam's Hall of Fame career! From the powerful and authentic vocals, screaming duel guitar attack, that undeniable bass sound to the hard hitting drums, Jeremy's Ten gives you the ultimate Pearl Jam experience!

Covalence is a four-piece, dynamic rock/alternative/metal/grunge band that regularly explores the melodies and rhythms of the punk, progressive, and doom metal genres.

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Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

yungblud

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YUNGBLUD

w/ Arrested Youth

Thursday, October 11th
All Ages | 8pm
$10 Advanced
$12 Day of

Emerging from the gritty north of England YUNGBLUD brings to the stage an explosion of raw energy and thought-provoking lyrics. He has created his own blend of alternative rock: poetry, guitar-hooks and break-beats with a fierce determination to make a dent in pop-culture. Dangerously sexy, startlingly bold yet emotionally grounded YUNGBLUD drops a grenade on his audience members imprinting himself in their minds.

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Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Kit Rodgers presents Summer Songwriter Series

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Summer Songwriters Series

This Show Features:

Zack Miles
Kirk Fleta
Kit Rodgers

Kit Rodgers presents the Summer Songwriter Series at The Open Chord. Four concerts throughout the Summer presenting some of the best of Knoxville's talented performing songwriters in the round. With shows starting at 7 pm, it's a perfect opportunity to enjoy dinner, drinks, and a fantastic show. Come join us!

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Jul
17
8:00 PM20:00

SINGO at Open Chord

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Tuesday SINGO at Open Chord

Tuesday July 17th, 2018
All Ages | 8pm | FREE

A new and exciting musical spin on the game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, listen to your favorite music and win great prizes! Match songs you hear played on the SINGO music tablet to the song titles on your SINGO cards. Compete for gift certificates as well as nationally sponsored contests and jackpots!

Check your scores here!
http://www.challengeentertainment.com/scores/

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Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Dirty Doors - A Tribute to THE DOORS

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The Dirty Doors - A Tribute

Sat, July 14th
All Ages | 8pm
$12 Advanced
$15 Day of
 

The Dirty Doors formed in Atlanta, GA in late 2012 to pay tribute to one of the greatest rock bands of all time – The Doors. With each performance, we bring the energy, excitement, and passion of the timeless music of Jim Morrison and The Doors like no one else.

Together we faithfully recreate classic songs like “Light My Fire” and “L.A. Woman” to diverse crowds of all ages.

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Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents David Wilcox

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WDVX presents

David Wilcox

Friday, July 13th
All Ages | 8pm | $26.50

Cleveland-born David Wilcox is a father, a husband, a citizen and a songwriter. First inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell, Wilcox is now 18 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music.

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Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Shaun Abbott

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Shaun Abbott

Thursday, July 12th
All Ages | 8pm
$7 Advanced
$10 Day of

With one voice and an old guitar, Shaun Abbott can transform a room. His roots lie heavily in true, old-fashioned country: Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, and George Strait. At a young age he knew just what he wanted to do with his life and began playing the piano. Abbott didn’t stop there; he further taught himself how to play guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin and drums— all the while writing his own songs. After snagging a few first-place prizes for guitar and vocals and playing at the Tennessee Valley Fair in 2013, Shaun has continued to finely tune his stage presence and song-writing skills. A few of his on-stage contemporaries have been John Michael Montgomery, Chase Rice, Luke Combs, Corey Smith, and Josh Thompson. 
Since the release of his debut album "Livin' for Today," Abbott has remained humble and appreciative through every step he has taken on his destined path. He is unshaken and unstoppable in fulfilling his dream of performing on the same stages as his idols. Abbott kick started his career when he released his hit song “Goin’ Out Tonight.” This tune is one that gets everyone in the room raising their glass and singing every word. His music since then has not fallen short of that high bar, with his newest single “Never Have This Night Again” being released on 05/04/18. Abbott continues to gain new fans and new stages to perform on. From New York to Key West, Abbott has people cheering him on all across the Eastern coast. Abbott is the type of artist who can easily draw a crowd of thousands and bring them to their feet, but at the same time can connect a group of fifty people together in intimate southern unity. Shaun Abbott is one who understands that country music carries a heavy burden. Country songs have to tell a story; they carry the power to mend broken things; they allow us to reminisce, and all the while, the storyteller has to remain wholesome. Country music is an open book, and Shaun Abbott is one of its timeless authors. Artists have to learn the talent of not only moving their audience emotionally, but moving their boots and their hips alike. Shaun Abbott has the gift, the desire, and the accountability to sing from the heart and provide the stories that carry us along when life needs a melody.

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Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night -BAND EDITION-

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It's Open Mic Night BAND EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 6pm!***

Are you tired of having band practice in your basement? This is the perfect chance to practice with your band on a REAL stage in front of a REAL audience! We'll supply everything you might need backline-wise. Just bring your instruments!

Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends!

****************NO SOLO PERFORMERS**************
The Solo Open Mic is on the Last Wednesday of the month. 

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Jul
10
8:00 PM20:00

Knoxville Poetry Slam

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Knoxville Poetry Slam

Tuesday, July 10
8pm | All Ages | $5

Knoxville Poetry Slam is a collective group dedicated to the love of words and a passion for poetry. Each month we gather to write, share, perform and even compete with our best work. Come join us and allow your thoughts to be provoked, your funny bone to be tickled and maybe even some tears jerked at the one and only Knoxville Poetry Slam and Open Mic!

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Jul
7
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents The Lonetones w/ Red Shoes & Rosin

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WDVX presents

The Lonetones
Red Shoes and Rosin

Saturday, July 7th
All Ages | 8pm
$5 Advanced
$8 Day of Show

The Lonetones have been called Americana, Folk Rock, Indie Folk, Folk Pop, Modern Folk, Folkadelic.... Driven by the songwriting of Steph Gunnoe and Sean McCollough, the band artfully fuses urban and rural themes and musical styles. The lyrics are fueled by a search for identity in the changing Appalachian landscape. Sometimes you’ll catch them playing banjo and mandolin. Other times, electric guitar and keyboards

Red Shoes & Rosin play instruments with strings…usually with 4, 5, or 6 strings. They love singing harmonies and sometimes melodies. They love oldtime, traditional, and folk music traditions, but do not claim any of these for ourselves. They like tuning their instruments too much, playing songs with more than 3 chords, and just recently realized they really like electrifying their shit.

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Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Brother and The Hayes w/ Ashely Heath

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Brother and The Hayes
w/ Ashley Heath

Friday, July 6th
8pm | All Ages | $5
 

Brother and The Hayes
Dallas-born siblings, Jennie Hayes Kurtz and David Bingaman grew up listening to blues, classic rock, and country music. They both fell in love with the art of songwriting in college and started singing and writing together while living in Fayetteville, Arkansas. They moved to Nashville and began performing original music and bluegrass covers as The Bingamans. In 2016, they graduated from an acoustic duo to a fully formed Americana rock band, and Brother and The Hayes was born. Brother and The Hayes combine thoughtful lyrics with infectious grooves. While attempting to take roots music in a new direction, they pay homage to artists like Lightnin' Hopkins and Guy Clark. Their latest project, The Dead End EP, is available now. Their latest project, The Dead End EP, is available now.

Ashley Heath is an Americana Musician hailing from Asheville, NC who fronts band Ashley Heath and Her Heathens. Voted #1 Acoustic / Folk Artist and #2 Songwriter of WNC by Mountain Xpress readers as well as winning the Band Competition at Merlefest' 2018, Heath has set on a mission to connect with as many people as possibly through song. Heath's vocals have been described as strong and velvety with bluesy tones, and a little twang of country add the unique and authentic twist to her sound. Heath released her first album "A Different Stream" in May 2016 and released Sophomore album "Where Hope Never Dies"with band AH&HH in April 2018. Heath has been touring regionally and has even step foot out on her first National Tour in November 2018 playing venues from Asheville, NC to Los Angeles, CA.

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Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Open Chord Blues Jam

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Join Robert Higginbotham & the Smoking Section at the Open Chord for the Brewhouse Blues Jam. 

Bring your instrument, sign up, & join the jammers! We supply drums and a full backline of amps! Sign-ups begin at 7pm before the show.

Also, Grab some awesome food from the cafe & a wine, beer or mixed drink from our full bar. Grab your guitar & bring some friends for Blues Jam, the first Thursday of every month!

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Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

Tuatha Dea

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Tuatha Dea

Saturday, June 30
8pm | All Ages
$12 Advanced
$15 Day of
 

Tuatha Dea, The Appalachian, Celtic,Tribal, Rock Band (and family) from Gatlinburg TN has been called pure primal energy with a Celtic,World and ROCK twist. The bands eclectic sound blends the tribal vibe of primitive drums with conventional and non conventional instruments to create a real evolutionary musucal crossover that defies category and genre! Combining primal rhythms, melodic and ethereal ballads, screaming guitar riffs with an Appalachian/Celtic vibe this FAMILY born of a family drum circle delivers an authentic tribal and clannish feel that not only draws the audience into the music but into the moment and clan as well. Their rhythmic groove and interaction naturally inspires audience participation which has become a staple of their performances. From the beginning the band has embraced its Celtic heritage and meshed the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland with their own bold blend of mainstream rock, mountain drumming and Appalachian blues to produce a truly unique sound that has a universal appeal! Dubbed "The Eclectic Steam Punk Partridge Family in Kilts and Corsets" and "The Appalachian Fae", this band is REAL family!!!

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Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

94z presents Parker Millsap

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94z presents

Parker Millsap

Friday, June 29th
8pm | All Ages
$15 Advanced
$18 Day of

At only 24 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly making a name for himself with his captivating live performances, soulful sound, and character-driven narratives. He recently wrapped up a banner year, which included his network television debut on CONAN, an invitation to play with Elton John at the Apple Music Festival, an Austin City Limitstaping and an Americana Music Association nomination for Album of the Year, as well as winning the International Folk Music Awards' Artist Of the Year. Parker's most recent release, The Very Last Day, has received praise from The New York Times, The Boston Globe, LA Times, Austin Chronicle and Rolling Stoneto name a few.

Parker grew up in the tiny town of Purcell, OK (pop. 5,952) where he attended a Pentecostal church with his family three times a week for most of his youth. Though Parker doesn't consider himself very religious these days, the experiences engraved upon him inform his songwriting. Blending that fire and brimstone preaching with rock, country, blues and Waits-ian imagery, he has created a sound uniquely his own.

Parker first picked up an acoustic guitar at nine, then plugged in and went electric after getting into Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, eventually starting a cover band, Fever in Blue, with classmate Michael Rose who still plays bass with him today. After graduating high school, he moved to Northern California, where he interned at Prairie Sun Recording, the studio where Tom Waits recorded Bone Machine and Mule Variations. Returning to Oklahoma, he put down the electric guitar and got into songwriting, releasing an indie album in 2012, Palisade,which he sold from the back of his van.

A trip to Nashville found Parker playing at the Tin Pan South songwriter's festival, where his performance impressed Old Crow Medicine Show's manager so much that he invited Parker to open a string of dates for the band, later leading to a slot on their New Year's Eve gig at the Ryman Auditorium. Parker has also opened dates for Jason Isbell, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lake Street Dive, Lucinda Williams and Shovels & Rope.

“I like to set goals for myself that are impossible to reach,” he explains. “That way, I always have something to aim for, a better song, different characters, new stories. I just want to pay the bills and feed my dog, and maybe buy a new guitar every now and then. That’s all I need. I don’t want to be Elvis Presley, but I wouldn’t complain if a million girls screamed for me, either. Just don’t tell my girlfriend that.” Parker Millsap is ready to share his Oklahoma roots with the rest of the

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Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic Night -BAND EDITION-

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Back by popular demand, it's Open Mic Night BAND EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 7pm!***

Are you tired of having band practice in your basement? This is the perfect chance to practice with your band on a REAL stage in front of a REAL audience! We'll supply everything you might need backline-wise. Just bring your instruments!

Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends!

****************NO SOLO PERFORMERS**************
The Solo Open Mic is on the Last Wednesday of the month. 

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Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

*POSTPONED* - The Classic Rock Experience

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Due to an emergency, The Classic Rock Experience has postponed this performance till July 21st. If you purchased tickets, they will be refunded ASAP!!

The Classic Rock Experience

Thursday, June 28
8pm Start | All Ages
$15 Cover

An Epic classic 70s concert recreation
Featuring The Music of Led Zeppelin * Pink Floyd * Journey * Boston * Bob Seger * Styx & More!

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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night -Solo Performers-

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It's Open Mic Night SOLO PERFORMER EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 6pm!***

Tired of performing to yourself? Come perform to a REAL audience on a REAL stage at the Open Chord. Stop dreaming of the spot light. Get your chance to be in the spot light. 

Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends!

****************NO BANDS ALLOWED**************
The Band Open Mic is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. 

6pm Sign-ups | 7pm Start | Free Event

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Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Joshua Davis w/ Shayla McDaniel

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Joshua Davis

w/ Shayla McDaniel

Friday, June 22
$12 Adv | $15 Day of
8pm Start | All Ages

 

A tried and true Michigan musician, Joshua Davis is set to release a new album, The Way Back Home, on September 8, 2017. Produced by Steve Berlin of Los LobosThe Way Back Home is Davis’ latest full-length studio album and first since his 2015 appearances as a Top 3 finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” (season 8). The 11 original Americana songs featured on The Way Back Homereflect an honest, hardworking family man scribing scenes of the cycle of life through dark, broken, hopeful, and triumphant times.


Shayla McDaniel seamlessly blends hints of jazz with alternative pop.The Knoxville, Tennessee, singer-songwriter has performed at Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival, the Cre865 Showcase, Women in Jazz Jam Festival, and live on-air at WUTK 90.3 FM, WDVX 89.9 FM, and WOZO 103.9 FM. McDaniel has also caught the attention of the Knoxville Music Warehouse, who chose her song “I’ll Leave the Light On” as one of the top 16 songs from Knoxville artists in 2016. The following year, fans voted her Knoxville’s Favorite Band of 2017. McDaniel's latest release “26 Letters” is now available, and she will continue to play local and regional shows for growing audiences.

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Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

Kit Rodgers presents Summer Songwriter Series

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Summer Songwriters Series

This Show Features:


David Clifton
Karen E. Reynolds
Rey Pineda


Kit Rodgers presents the Summer Songwriter Series at The Open Chord. Four concerts throughout the Summer presenting some of the best of Knoxville's talented performing songwriters in the round. With shows starting at 7 pm, it's a perfect opportunity to enjoy dinner, drinks, and a fantastic show. Come join us!

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Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

94z presents Culture Wars and Naked Giants

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94z presents
Culture Wars w/
Naked Giants
 

Leather clad Austin rockers Culture Wars hate wasting time. The trio’s first Alan Moulder-blessed single Money (Gimmie, Gimmie)has “come blazing out of the gate with an addictive electro-rock sound and swagger” according to PopMatters. Their recent five-song debut Culture Wars EP is pure adrenaline with production by longtime collaborator Robert Sewell and mixing by Manny Marroquin (Kanye West, Imagine Dragons) and Alan Moulder (The Killers, Nine Inch Nails). The debut release soundly and quickly establishes Culture Wars as a band with their own unique style and vibe. Merging edgy, infectious song craft with inventive electronic textures, punchy guitar work, insistent melodic hooks and the commanding vocals of charismatic front man Alex Dugan, the band makes vibrant, bracing music that's sonically adventurous yet effortlessly accessible.

Naked GIants:
Formed in 2015, the Seattle trio – guitarist/vocalist Grant Mullen, bassist/vocalist Gianni Aiello and drummer Henry LaVallee – put out debut EP R.I.P. the following year and have been steadily building up their reputation as a live act in the meantime, and having as much fun as possible while doing it. Because as much as the three-piece – who are all in their very early 20s now – have their heads screwed on and are fiercely intelligent people, they also want to let loose and enjoy being in a band. After all, that’s kind of what being in a band with your closest friends is all about.

 

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Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Purple Masquerade - A Tribute to Prince

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Purple Masquerade

Friday June 15
All Ages | 8pm
$20 Advanced
$25 Day of Show
$50 VIP (Limited Number)
 

Purple Masquerade Is a High-Performance Celebration of the man, the myth that is Prince. They put on a high energy concert, performing Princes biggest hit songs. With elaborate costumes and incredible stage presence, they truly personify the Prince experience. The role of Prince is performed by the incredible El Cavitt. El was Prince's stunt double in the movie Graffitti Bridge, as well as a few of Prince's greatest videos. With choreography reminiscent of Prince, El delivers an explosive performance. By the end of the performance, the audience will be left in awe.

With a VIP Ticket, you will receive a signed poster, a custom Purple Masquerade at Open Chord T-Shirt, and you are allowed in the exclusive VIP section right next to the stage.

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Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Smith, Nevels, and Nelson

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Smith, Nevels, and Nelson

June 14th
All Ages | 8pm | $5

Smith, Nevels, and Nelson is a trio of virtuoso jazz musicians that take the audience on a ride through complex compositions and seamless improvisations. Their melodies have a sense of warmth and their solos are smooth yet erratic. Smith, Nevels, and Nelson's music is exciting and theatrical. They are one helluva a Jazz trio.

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Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic -BAND EDITION-

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It's Open Mic Night BAND EDITION!!!

***Sign up for a 2-song slot at 6pm!***

Are you tired of having band practice in your basement? This is the perfect chance to practice with your band on a REAL stage in front of a REAL audience! We'll supply everything you might need backline-wise. Just bring your instruments!

Or if you're not up for the stage, come enjoy a night out with friends!

****************NO SOLO PERFORMERS**************
The Solo Open Mic is on the Last Wednesday of the month. 

6pm Sign-ups | 7pm Start | Free Event

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 Knoxville Poetry Slam June Show - Lane's Birthday Bash!
Jun
12
8:00 PM20:00

Knoxville Poetry Slam June Show - Lane's Birthday Bash!

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Knoxville Poetry Slam

Tuesday, June 12th
8pm | All Ages | $5

Knoxville Poetry Slam is a collective group dedicated to the love of words and a passion for poetry. Each month we gather to write, share, perform and even compete with our best work. Come join us and allow your thoughts to be provoked, your funny bone to be tickled and maybe even some tears jerked at the one and only Knoxville Poetry Slam and Open Mic!

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Jun
9
8:00 PM20:00

Hunter's Creature Album Release

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Hunter's Creature - "The Complex" Album Release
w/
Annandale

Saturday, June 9th
8pm | All Ages
$10 Advanced
$12 Day of

--*Everyone through the door gets a copy of "The Complex"--

Hunter’s Creature is a journey, and the music is an invitation. A touch of progressive, pop, and rock shape this new sound. We have been working day-in day-out to create something special, and hope you can find your flavor.

Annandale is a hard rock/alternative project of musical refuge, rebirth, and self-discovery, founded by Ashley and Chad Grennor in May of 2012.

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Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents The Steel Wheels

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WDVX presents 

The Steel Wheels

w/ Special Guests

Friday June 8th
8pm | All Ages
Tickets: $15

Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels are familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound. In fact, they’ve been drawing on those steadfast traditions for more than a decade. Yet their name also evokes a sense of forward motion, which is clearly reflected in their latest album, “Wild As We Came Here”.


Of course, exquisite harmonies remain a strength of the band, shining through on “Sing Me Like a Folk Song.” By making a social statement in uncertain times, listeners will want to lend their voices too. More than a decade into The Steel Wheels’ career, the simple act of singing together – something that carries them back to their Mennonite heritage – is still incredibly special. The stunning closing track, “Till No One Is Free,” provides an elegant ending to the band’s most satisfying album yet.
Home, family, community, a sense of belonging, seeking and finding, the pendulum of gains and losses—these are the Big Issues embedded into the fabric of The Steel Wheels’ music. Their music promises to be as enduringly relevant for the listener as it will always remain for the dedicated artists who poured their hearts and souls into its creation.

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Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

Blues Jam

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Join Robert Higginbotham & the Smoking Section at the Open Chord for the Brewhouse Blues Jam. 

Bring your instrument, sign up, & join the jammers! We supply drums and a full backline of amps! Sign-ups begin at 7pm before the show.

Also, Grab some awesome food from the cafe & a wine, beer or mixed drink from our full bar. Grab your guitar & bring some friends for Blues Jam, the first Thursday of every month!

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Jun
5
8:00 PM20:00

WDVX presents Tony Furtado

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WDVX Presents:
Tony Furtado

Tuesday, June 5th
7 pm | All Ages
$12 Advanced | $15 Door
 

Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (he’s also an accomplished sculptor, but that’s another story). All of the music of America is in Tony’s music. Relix hit the nail on the head when writing of Tony: “True talent doesn’t need categories.”

A native of Pleasanton, California, who now makes his home in Portland, Oregon, Tony Furtado took up the banjo at age 12, inspired by the Beverly Hillbillies TV show and a sixth grade music report. He first attracted national attention in 1987, when he won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship in Winfield, Kansas. Not long after that, Tony opted for the life of a full-time professional musician, joining Laurie Lewis & Grant Street. A second victory at Winfield, in 1991, bookended his years with Grant Street.

In 1990, Tony signed a recording deal with Rounder Records, one of the country’s preeminent independent record companies. Beginning with Swamped in 1990, he recorded six critically acclaimed albums for the label, collaborating with such master musicians as Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Stuart Duncan, Kelly Joe Phelps and Mike Marshall. During this period, Tony also performed and recorded with the band Sugarbeat and the Rounder Banjo Extravaganza with Tony Trischka and Tom Adams.

Beginning in the late 1990s—influenced by such musical heroes as Ry Cooder, David Lindley and Taj Mahal—Tony added slide guitar, singing and songwriting to his musical toolbox and began leading his own band. He is a tireless road musician who performs in a dizzying variety of formats: solo, in a duo or trio or with his full five-person band. He especially values the opportunities he has had to tour with such legendary musicians as Gregg Allman and with such esteemed slide guitarists as David Lindley, Derek Trucks and Sonny Landreth.

Tony has performed throughout the world at top venues and appeared at such prestigious music festivals as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Jazz Aspen, Kerrville Folk Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Sisters Folk Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival and countless others. “I love playing live,” he says. “All my energy is focused on the love of playing music and rolling with the moment. It’s a give and take from the audience to the stage, and back. And the music that is created is something that otherwise might not occur without that flow.”

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