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Date(s) - September 10, 2023
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 continuation of our monthly River Cruises of 2023. This month’s performance will feature the Tangled in Blues on the Tennessee Riverboat on Sunday, September 10th at 4 pm – 7 pm.

Bio for the Band

Tangled In Blues is a five piece Blues band from Knoxville, Tennessee.Their repertoire consists of original tunes, classic covers, and some lesser known gems from across the Blues genre, music that travels from Chicago to the Delta thru Texas to the West Coast; from Jump to Rhumba to Rock’n’Roll to Funky and beyond!

What started four years ago as the acoust guitar duo of Jaimie Cameron (Funky Bizness, The House Rockers, Soul Connection, Mighty Blue, Slow Blind Hill, Jackie & The Tumble Kings), and Michael James (Rollin’ & Tumbling’, James Seaton, Jameson Rising, Mighty Blue), Tangled In Blues soon expanded into a trio with the addition of Dick Qulia (Rey Pineda, Men in Blues, Jobe Blues Band, Nan City and BluesVoice), on harmonica and vocals. After playing a few coffee-houses and some happy-hour gigs, they found themselves longing for a full-band sound, so Michael Jordan (Michael Brothers Band, Delta Flyers, Cheryl Reneé Blues Band, Northshore, Private Stock, Leftfoot Dave and the Magic Hats), was added on guitar/vocals and Jeff Hauschildt (Minnesota Rock n Roll Hall of Famer, Slow Blind Hill), was added on drums to complete the lineup. Rich Wilson (Dollywood Stage Band 86-90, Toucan Blues Band, Mighty Blue) took over the drum chair in mid-2023.

Tangled In Blues won the local International Blues Challenge in August of 2022, and went on to compete in Memphis in January of 2023. Since then, they have been performing regularly at the top clubs in the area and will be opening for the award winning Veronica Lewis on August 17 at The Levitt AMP concert series in Middlesboro, KY.
Tangled In Blues also released their debut, 10 song album of all-original material entitled “World’s Going Crazy”, and is getting regular airplay on WDVX. You can find it on all the streaming platforms, or better yet, buy a copy of the CD at their next show!

Check out one of Tangled in Blues Live 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.  Members will be receiving discount code by email.

Boarding begins at 3:15 pm.

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

For press inquiries, please contact Alisa B. Cherry,

2023 Blue Cruise Schedule

April 2nd with Biscuit Miller Band

May 7th with Shaun Murphy Band

June 4th with Johnny Burgin Band

July 9th with Laurie Jane & The 45s Band

August 6th with Ben Prestage

September 10th with Tangled in Blues

October 1st with Chris O’Leary Band