The singer songwriter, who was nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2012 Songwriter of the Year award, along with her band the Poor Mountain Boys, will be in Knoxville to begin a busy weekend for the troupe.
“We have a big weekend coming up! As we head over to Virginia for two shows we will be stopping off in Knoxville, Tennessee, to play the world famous WDVX Blueplate Special! I played this a few years ago and have wanted to return but it hasn’t worked out with my routing until now.
The show is free and open to the public at Knoxville Visitor’s Centre, 301 S Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. It starts at 12:00 noon eastern time until 1:00pm. If you can’t be there in person, you can sit back in a comfy spot and listen online.
We’ll be doing a few tunes off the new Christmas album All The Way To Bethlehem as well as some other songs I hope you will enjoy.”
The show includes a set by the Riverbreaks, an indie rock band based in Washington, DC.
A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe.
He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.
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