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To My Hometown

Posted in Knoxville Music, Scott Miller, V-Roys on June 10, 2009 by AmericanaPulse

In honor of my hometown of Paintsville, Ky… a town that voted yesterday to allow the sale of alcohol inside the city limits after decades of being “dry”… I give you The V-Roys.

V-Roys: Cold Beer Hello (Buy Album)

Mid-Week Notes

Posted in Brendon James Wright, Knoxville Music, Scott Miller, V-Roys on February 4, 2009 by AmericanaPulse

Just a few quick-hitters to get you through to the weekend…

*Knoxville’s local free weekly newspaper, The Metro Pulse, printed something really cool last week. Late last year, they conducted a poll of stalwarts of the local music scene from the last twenty years (club owners, musicians, writers, etc…) in an attempt to determine the “Best Knoxville Band Ever.” It turns out that Knoxville has produced some tremendous music in its time (Artists who fell outside of the Top 10 include The Everly Brothers and Roy Acuff).

Checking in at number one on the list was a little group composed of Jeff Bills, Paxton Sellers, Mic Harrison, and Scott Miller called The V-Roys. The patron saint of this blog, Scott Miller, also made the list at #5 as a solo artist. You can read about the full Top 10 here.

*Speaking of lists… No Depression has announced the results of their 2008 Readers Poll. Once again, Alejandro Escovedo comes out on top with Real Animal being named Album of the Year. I voted… so I’m at least partly responsible. Anyone who hasn’t heard Alejandro’s latest album should take this as one final sign and go get a copy.

*There were two posts over at Pretty Goes with Pretty this past week that really spoke to me. I’ve been struggling lately with a bit of a music overload coupled with a lack of solid listening time. I have new releases I want to review, new stuff in my email every day, discs I’m supposed to be previewing for WDVX, and old favorites that I want to revisit. I just don’t have time for it all. I’ve had the new Olson and Louris album for about two weeks, and I still haven’t been able to listen to the whole thing in one sitting. I recently lost my early morning listening time at my full time job because they banned iPods in the workplace. I’ve yet to rediscover that time.

Anyway… Scott started with a nice post about finding that uninterrupted listening time and followed it with one about acquiring music in moderation. I don’t know if I can ever do the latter, but I desperately want to do the former.

*Finally… I got an e-mail this week informing me that Knoxville’s own Brendon James Wright & the Wrongs will be opening for Robert Earl Keen at The Bijou later this month (Feb. 11). I mentioned Wright a while back in my “Best of Knoxville” post, and I think he should go over well with a Robert Earl Keen audience. I wish I could go to the show. I do have a few friends who are going, and I’m going to encourage them to get there early for Wright’s set.

Here’s a taste of his debut album…

Brendon James Wright & The Wrongs: Best That I Can (Buy Album)