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Date(s) - July 7, 2024
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 Blues Cruises of 2024. This month’s performance will feature The SlideWinder Blues Band on the Tennessee Riverboat on Sunday, July 7th at 4 pm – 7 pm.

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.

The SlideWinder Blues Band BIO

The SlideWinder Blues Band hits hard with its own brand of Texas and Chicago driven contemporary blues. For those times when the 1, 4, 5 just isn’t enough, the bands red blooded live shows are full of vigor and offer a sonic pallet indicative of the Mississippi Delta and New Orleans.

Hailing from Doylestown, PA, a suburban town just north of Philadelphia, SlideWinder is comprised of several regulars of “The Every Thursday Funk n’ Blues Jam”, a weekly open blues jam originally born within the venue walls of Puck Live in Doylestown and continues to this day at Havana New Hope in New Hope, PA on Thursday evenings.

Now in its eighth year, SlideWinder isn’t just a band, it’s a community. Inductees of The PA Blues Hall of Fame, winner of the Bucks Happening List for two consecutive years for best band category, charting positions at international radio with their debut record, all position SlideWinder to expand it’s aural footprint. A bluesy re-do of the 1961 hit “A Little Bit of Soap” dropped in May of 2021 and peaked at #3 on the RMR Blues Radio Chart. The bands sophomore effort was released on Feb 24, 2023.

SWBB has on more than one occasion supported Sonny Landreth, Marcia Ball, Coco Montoya and others. The band has ignited multiple music festivals including MusikFest, Blast Furnace Blues Festival, and the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival. Sonny Landreth says “Paul Boddy is a slide guitar player to watch”.

The core members of the band include founder Paul Boddy on lead vocal and guitars. Organ and piano are delivered ardently by Glenn “The Wizard” Hale. Foundational density is laid down by bass-man Rando Branning, and the skins are relentlessly finessed by JB Duff. Rounding out the ensemble is Russ Lambert on Harmonica.

The SlideWinder Blues Band MEMBERS:

Paul Boddy on lead vocal and guitars
Glenn “The Wizard” Hale on organ
JB Duff on drums
Rando Branning on Bass
Russ Lambert on Harmonica.

Check out one of The SlideWinder Blues Band Videos here:

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

This year the Tennessee Riverboat Company has some changes in ticket pricing. Every cruise ticket (no matter what type) has a “port fee” of $1.50. In addition, if you buy your ticket online, there is an online fee of $1.75. The fee of $1.75 is not charged for buying tickets over the phone with a credit card or in person (credit card or cash).  As usual, sales tax is applied.

We want you to be informed of these incidental changes

We are looking forward to seeing you on the water enjoying our Blues Cruises.

For press inquiries, please contact Alisa B. Cherry,

2024 Blues Cruise Schedule

April 7th with Corey Dennison Band

April 28th with Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers

June 9th with Memphis Lightning & Steve Arvey

July 7th with The SlideWinder Blues Band

August 4th with Bywater Call

September 8th with Ray Beltran & BlueMax

October 6th with The Nick Moss Band