bt Music New #4
Christmas Times A Comin'!
Being the week of Christmas we are a little light in the news but we think what we do have is definitely worth a read. Have a Merry Christmas help out by sharing!
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OUR GOAL: To introduce you to local artists ...sometimes hidden in the far reaches of the hills of Appalachia
It seems The Mountain Arts Center is setting themselves up for a very productive 2017. New Executive Director Clayton Case along with Assistant Director Shelly Crisp & Joe Campbell taking care of Programming & Marketing have seemingly revitalized the vision for the 1200 seat theatre. Several shows are on the Calendar providing what should be a very entertaining Spring/Summer. Proving that the local music scene is a priority, many of the headlining acts are supported by local artists. Spring is already showing promise with Thompson Square & Steep Canyon Rangers coming with Triple Run & Tyler Childers supporting respectively.
Congrats to Virgie's own Josh Osborne along with Shane McAnally, and Miranda Lambert. The three were nominated in The Grammy's Best Country Song category for the song "VICE".
Giving to Gatlinburg! How cool is this? Local artists teaming up with local businesses and media to have a fundraiser December 21st at Bob's Southern Smokehouse. Performances by Hassell Bryant , Jason Goble, Exit 23 & D.J. Stilner Sounds like this is place to be this week to get your music fix, see ya there.
NEW MUSIC – Nicholas Jamerson
After just releasing Star City Sessions Volume 1 only a few weeks ago Nicholas "Nick" Jamerson is busy in the studio working on Volume 2. Leaving the acoustic songs of Volume 1 Nicks new material with firmly planted in Rock & Roll. This full band session is packed with great pickers & arrangements reminiscent of what you picture good rootsy rock and roll should be. Fans of "The Band", "Tom Petty" & "Ryan Adams" should check this out. Look for Volume 2 in early 2017.
Video Of The Week
Take a listen to Tyler Childers now and be sure to go check him out at The MAC this spring.
We didn't have a list of artists playing this week but what we have do have is local bassist & touring musician "Ray Salyer" doing was he does best. Check out this great arrangement of John Michael Montgomery doing "Santa Clause is coming to town, Live at Sirius XM Studios. Ray is a musician, producer, songwriter with about a million miles under his belt on the road with some of country music's finest but most importantly he's a great guy from Johnson County.