Mac Arnold kicks off music series

The Knoxville Museum of Art announces the winter series of Alive After Five, premiering with Mac Arnold & Plateful O’ Blues on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 6-8:30 pm. This year’s winter series features seven shows, concluding on February 27.

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Mac Arnold kicks off the winter series of Alive After Five on January 9, 2015.  Photo submitted.

Mac Arnold’s first band in high school included James Brown on piano. When Mac moved to Chicago in the 1960s, Muddy Waters hired him on the spot. He toured and recorded with the Muddy Waters Band and also recorded albums with Otis Spann and John Lee Hooker. A few years later, he moved to Los Angeles and performed with the set band on Soul Train television show. He even played bass on the Sanford & Son television show when he wasn’t playing bass for Otis Redding and B.B. King.

Admission to the winter series premier of Alive After Five is $15 for general admission and $10 for museum members and college students with ID. Ages 17 and under are admitted free. For more information about the Alive After Five series, please contact Michael Gill at (865) 934-2039.