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WDVX Fall Fund Drive

Posted in Greg Horne, R.B. Morris on October 22, 2010 by AmericanaPulse

Today is the final day of the WDVX Fall Fund Drive, but there is still plenty of time to call or go online to support East Tennessee’s Own listener supported community radio station.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with WDVX… It is a locally owned, non-commercial, Americana radio station dedicated to keeping real radio and real music on the air.  I’d call it my favorite station even if I didn’t work there as a DJ on Wednesday and Friday nights.  You can listen on line at our website, wdvx.com.

For about a week and a half now, we’ve been taking to the airwaves to ask our listeners for financial support to keep the music going on WDVX.  As a non-commercial station, we rely on our listeners to provide funding to help keep us on the air.  We have these fund drives twice a year, and they routinely serve as the single largest funding source for the station.

The drives are a lot of hard work, but we also try to have fun on the air while these things are going on.  Lots of guests, volunteers, and artists are constantly stopping by to chat on the air and play some live music for our audience.  I had several artists share the air with me during this fund drive, and like to share a couple of performances from their visits with you here.

During this drive, I was visited by local Knoxville musicians Karen E. Reynolds, Mic Harrison, Greg Horne, and R.B. Morris.  Greg and R.B. brought their guitars along with them and were nice enough to share some songs with me that I’m now going to share with you.  This is what you’re missing by not tuning in and supporting WDVX.

Neither of these songs have an official studio release.  The Buy links point to the artists’ websites.

Greg Horne: Bury Me Beneath the Barstool (Buy Music)
R.B. Morris: Bardstown Road (Buy Music)

moe.: Captain America

Posted in Greg Horne, John Hartford, moe. on March 25, 2010 by AmericanaPulse

I’ve been thinking a lot about the jam band moe. this week. It actually started last week when I wrote my review of the new Great American Taxi album for Country Standard Time. GAT is fronted by Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman and has deep roots in jam band music. A couple of songs on that album greatly reminded me of moe.’s rock noodlings.

Shortly after writing that, I received a copy of Jennie Arnau’s new record Chasing Ghosts. That album actually featured an appearance by moe.’s Al Schnier. His presence was minimal, but it still had me fondly remembering my college days when I first discovered the band’s music.
Like so many other bands I listened to in college, I don’t keep up with moe. much anymore, but I would like to share the song that introduced me to their sound. This is “Captain America” from their 2000 release Dither.
moe.: Captain America (Buy Album)
I would also like to use this space today to thank Greg Horne for joining me on the air last night at WDVX. Greg was in the studio playing music for an hour or so and helped us raise almost $1,000 for the station. As part of his appearance, he was taking requests from callers in exchange for donations. One caller asked him to play his favorite John Hartford song, and I’d like to share that with you here…
Greg Horne: California Earthquake (Buy Greg’s Music)
…and while we’re at it… why not share Hartford’s original as well.
John Hartford: California Earthquake (Buy Album)

ReviewShine Wednesday: Drunk on Crutches

Posted in Drunk on Crutches, Greg Horne on March 24, 2010 by AmericanaPulse

We’re going with a bit of a different sound today for ReviewShine Wednesday with the rock heavy music of Drunk on Crutches. The band’s sound is primarily built around brash rock and roll guitars that contain just the right amount of swagger to place them perfectly in their home base of L.A. This isn’t just some California vanity project, though. Listen closely, and you’ll start to hear songwriter and vocalist Jennifer Whittenburg’s Georgia roots begin to show.

Maybe it was the wailing harmonica and the railing against the bright lights of Los Angeles in “Using Me Up.” Maybe it was Whittenburg’s smokey vocal on the downbeat acoustic number “Oh Well.” It may have even been the dreamy country-rock reading of Neil Young’s “L.A.” Whatever it was, something about this album grabbed me immediately and brought me in. This is a highly melodic (check out the track I’m posting, “Apt. 16”) album that satisfies my Rock & Roll side quite nicely.
Drunk On Crutches: Apt 16 (Buy Album)

This post is also serving as a reminder that I will be joined on the air at WDVX tonight by local musician Greg Horne. It’s all part of the Spring Fund Drive at WDVX. As I mentioned before, Greg is a phenomenally talented guitar player who is well respected in Knoxville as a songwriter, session player, producer, side man, and solo artist.

Greg’s new solo project, Basically Sane, came out recently and has been warmly received in town. It’s mostly an acoustic effort built to showcase Greg’s playing and lyrics. At it’s heart, Basically Sane is a folk record, but it’s more than that as well. The more traditional numbers such as “Fall on My Knees” and “Rock That Cradle, Joe” are offset by the more rocking “I Liked You Better” and the trippy “Phone Call From Glen.” No matter the style, each song is built around Greg’s extremely skilled finger picked melodies that showcase a talent that deserves to be heard outside of Knoxville.
You can hear Greg with me in the studio at 6:00 (Eastern) by tuning to the WDVX webcast or find out more at his website.
Greg Horne: I Liked You Better (Buy Album)

Random Weekend Post: Greg Horne

Posted in Greg Horne, Knoxville Music on March 20, 2010 by AmericanaPulse

Wednesday night at WDVX, I’ll be joined on the air by local artist Greg Horne. Greg is known around town as a tremendous guitar player, and he just released his new album Basically Sane. I’ll try to throw up a brief review of that album before he sits in with me Wednesday, but just in case I don’t… here’s a nice video of Greg performing live.