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Joey Kneiser & Kelly Smith (of Glossary), Joe Dunn, & more

Songbird Entertainment presents:

Joey Kneiser & Kelly Smith (of Glossary)
Joe Dunn
Will Carter
Lew Card

Fri. January 15
$7 ADV | $10 Day of

Doors: 7pm
Show: 8pm

All Ages

Joey Kneiser & Kelly Smith:

Joey Kneiser was a boy formed in the red-clay mountains of East Tennessee. Skinned-kneed and too blind to drive a car, he constantly searched for a place to locate his restlessness playing in punk bands with instruments he taught himself to play, skateboarding with a pack of Oak Ridge ruffians, and writing his own songs amongst the humid Southern air.

The boy grew up and headed west to the small Tennessee town of Murfreesboro. There he met the group of people who would go on to form the band Glossary. As the singer/songwriter for the group, Kneiser led the band through seven albums of country/soul-infused rock-and-roll. He filled his downtime between Glossary tours with his own solo projects. In 2009, he released his first solo record, "The All-Night Bedroom Revival," which he wrote and recorded in his Murfreesboro home. Two years later, he recorded and released the EP "Moonlight for the Graveyard Heart." Meanwhile, Glossary's drummer Eric Giles had begun what would become a long bout with shoulder and back problems, leaving the band unable to tour or make a record. "The five of us made a promise years ago that there was no substituting anyone in the band. If someone couldn't play, we'd take a break."

Moving to Nashville and building a small home studio, Kneiser began recording his third solo record "The Wildness" during Glossary's hiatus. The songs that make up "The Wildness" hearken back to Kneiser's musical first loves. Bruce Springsteen, The Replacements, The Band, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison all make their influence known on the record.As to the overall vision for the record, Kneiser says, "These songs are a love letter to rock and roll and to the person closest to you who lets you pursue it."

Joe Dunn:

Joe Dunn is a singer-songwriter, living in Nashville, TN. His music spans several genres, including folk, indie rock, and alternative rock. He writes and records both full-band, electric and solo, acoustic material.

Joe's personal songbook contains hundreds of original songs and he has also co-written a number of songs with some of Nashville and LA's top songwriters. His voice has tremendous range and is adaptable to the many genres he plays.

"Dunn's solo work is a far cry from the simplistic acoustic ballads of your typical singer/songwriter. Combining undeniably talented vocal abilities over technical guitar riffs, Dunn is able to do the work of two players at once." - Jer Cole

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