TN Shines plans 2016 music

The Tennessee Shines Radio Show is pleased to announce the following shows coming up for January 2016. The show, hosted by Paige Travis, is performed for a live audience every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Boyd’s Jig & Reel musical pub in Knoxville’s historic Old City and features local, regional and national touring acts, plus poets and authors from the region. Tennessee Shines is broadcast live on WDVX FM and WDVX.com. Admission is $10 at the door, available beginning at 6 p.m

January 6: The Bearded with the Knoxville Banjo Orchestra Flash Mob

The old-time Appalachian music tradition trickles through The Bearded’s original songs like a clear mountain stream.  Fierce pickin’ and three-part harmonies from Kyle Campbell, Chris Zuhr and Greg Horne result in a uniquely East Tennessee sound and spirit. And on this day of Epiphany, the KBO Flash Mob will take the stage for a full-on banjo revelation.

January 13: Andrew Leahey & the Homestead

Andrew Leahey & the Homestead are a Nashville-based American rock & roll band, evoking the energy and undaunted spirit of their musical godfathers: Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty. Leahey wrote the band’s latest set of songs in the wake of an emergency brain surgery operation that nearly wiped out his hearing. Skyline in Central Time, produced by Wilco’s Ken Coomer, will be released in April.

January 20: The DuPont Brothers

Nimble finger-style guitar work and snug harmonies make Burlington, Vermont’s The DuPont Brothers a remarkable discovery for listeners. Brothers Sam and Zack didn’t start writing songs together until Sam went away to school in Arizona. And once they started playing shows together over holiday breaks, the duo’s path was clear. They released their debut CD, Heavy as Lead, in 2014.

January 27: Dylan LeBlanc

After releasing two critically acclaimed albums and being called “the new Neil Young,” Dylan LeBlanc walked away from an unlikely major label deal and slipped into a blur of booze and self-doubt. Exhausted and damaged at just 23 years old, Dylan went home to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, to write a new life for himself. The result is Cautionary Tale, a collection of shimmering, arresting songs with the same haunting vocals that caught the attention of Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen, now with a sharpened edge honed by hastened maturity. The record, made with Ben Tanner and John Paul White, will be released January 15.

 

 


Van Eaton at Tennessee Shines

On Monday, October 20, 2014, East Tennessee’s Own singer-songwriter Van Eaton performs at Tennessee Shines with a little help from his friends Aram Takvoryan, Stevie Jones, and Pat Baker. For a preview of Van Eaton music, go here: http://www.reverbnation.com/vaneaton

Poet Dawn Coppock will also be at the show to read some East Tennessee poetry.

Hosted by Bob Deck and Paige Travis, the Tennessee Shines Radio Show is live at 7 p.m. every Monday night at the Knoxville Visitor Center. The in-studio audience gets another thirty minutes of live music.

WDVX is a listener-supported radio station that promotes the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Southern Appalachian region.

 

Tickets for Tennessee Shines are available at WDVX.com.


TN Shines begins new season

Tennessee Shines, a weekly radio show performed live for an in-studio audience at the Knoxville Visitor Center, begins a new season August 18, 2014. Hosted by Bob Deck and Paige Travis, the shows are Mondays at 7 p.m. and broadcast live on WDVX 89.9 and 102.9 FM and WDVX.com.

August 18: EmiSunshine & the Rain

August 25: Jim Lauderdale

September 1: Dixieghost

September 8: Motel Rodeo

September 15: Greg Trooper

September 19: Live from the Paramount Performing Arts Center in Bristol with Willie Watson. The show will be broadcast live on WDVX FM and WDVX.com. Admission is included in day and weekend passes to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.

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