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Date(s) - October 16, 2022
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tennessee Riverboat Company
300 Neyland Dr
Knoxville, TN
United States


(865) 525-7827

The Smoky Mountain Blues Society will once again present live music with its River Cruise of 2022. Our Blues Cruise schedule ends the season with the  Mary Jo Curry Band on the Tennessee Riverboat on Sunday, October 16th at 4 pm – 7 pm.


Mary Jo Curry Band

Mary Jo Curry

“I can’t think of any vocalist who sounds like Mary Jo Curry. She’s all gusto and fire with a beautiful instrument with which to spew the blues flames… This is the kind of singer and band that makes you want to see them live, up close and personal, preferably with a dance floor nearby.” – Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse (1)

The Mary Jo Curry Band is fronted by the distinctive, one-of-a-kind vocalist and entertainer, Mary Jo Curry. She is surrounded by a tight and powerful rhythm section delivering “blues with a rock and roll bite.” (1) Mary Jo’s original singing voice and lighting quick wit paired with this exceptional band, delivers an engaging live performance for blues aficionados and anybody that just wants to have fun!

This line-up came together in 2016. Mary Jo and guitarist/husband, Michael Rapier searched for a committed, professional rhythm section that shared their vision for the future. Mary Jo soon met two of the top players in her home area, drummer, Rick Snow and bassist, Chris Rogers. These two locked immediately to create the musical foundation Mary Jo and Michael were looking for and their lineup was complete. Whether on the road or in the recording studio, the band frequently welcomes the incredible talents of guitarist Timo Arthur and keyboardist Ezra Casey to deliver their sound.

In 2020, The Mary Jo Curry Band released Mary Jo’s second album, Front Porch, the first under the band’s name. Front Porch, finished at #15 on the 2020 Roots Music Report’s Blues Album Chart, #7 on the Contemporary Blues Album Chart and was #1 on the Illinois Album Chart for all genres.

Check out some of Mary Jo Curry Band Videos here:



Tickets are available through the Tennessee Riverboat Company’s website, ( and by calling (865) 525-7827.  Tickets are just $20 for members in advance and $25 for non-members. SMBS Members should call to claim their discount (865) 525-7827.

Boarding begins at 3 pm.

Each voyage will also have a full bar and a limited food menu available onboard to buy.

For press inquiries, please contact Alisa B. Cherry,