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2018 International Blues Challenge

Congratulations to the winners of the SMBS International Blues Challenge Competition! Filibilly Duo and Jonny Monster Band win IBC Competition! Many thanks to all of the musicians who competed in the SMBS IBC competition. It was a great turnout and an awesome jam afterward! All of the photos were contributed by Tom Hurwitz. Solo/duo winners Filibilly Duo Jen Wolery and Rey Pineda   ...
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Red White and Blues Jam at West End

For your July Fourth weekend, don't miss this blues extravaganza featuring 6 top local bands. There'll be lot of eats, drinks, and other summer festival goodies. West End Shopping Center Saturday at 3 PM - 10 p.m. 11215 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37934 The line up includes: • Terraplane Drifters • Doug & Mike • Luke Pennington Trio • Smokin' Section • Mighty Blue • Mys...
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JOIN US Sunday August 19, for the 4-7pm Cruise on the Tennessee River!  Enjoy a 3 hour cruise on the Tennessee River with this Leftfoot Dave and the Magic Hats.  Boarding begins at 3pm sharp. Tickets are available through the Tennessee Riverboat Company’s website, (http://tnriverboat.com/blues-cruises-2/) and by calling (865) 525-7827.  Tickets are just $16 in advance and $20 at the door.  Smoky M...
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Melissa Ellis and the Fellas

Aside from singing in church, front-lady Melissa Ellis, got her professional start in high school doing theater (regional and touring) before ultimately dabbling in a solo music career. After gaining her education in vocal performance (Jazz and classical) and music therapy TTU, she made the genre move to Bluegrass and then to Americana/Indie. It wasn't until she met Nashville drummer, Matt Clyde, ...
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Mighty Blue

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Mighty Blue has been playing old school Blues in the Knoxville area on and off since 2005, and its alumni is a veritable who’s who list to say the least. Paul McQuade, Scott Fugate, Bluesman Richard Bryant, Jen Wolery, Traci Cochran, Detroit Dave, Chuck McCroskey, Chico Crawford, and many other fine players, have graced Mighty Blue with their musical gifts. Our current lineup will be bringing y...
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