“The K-town Americana Show” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
On Saturday, March 23, “The K-town Americana Show” will come rolling out of the foothills of the Smoky Mountains for a visit to the historic Tennessee Valley Theatre in Spring City. Show starts at 7:30 PM. Cost is $10.
“The K-town Americana Show” is a collaborative group of artists comprised of singer-songwriters from the ever growing Americana music scene in the greater-Knoxville area. The show is hosted by Jay Clark and features husband-wife duo Jeff Barbra & Sarah Pirkle, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greg Horne, and the harmonious all girl trio The Naughty Knots.
Although Jay Clark (www.jayclarkmusic.com) went to college for 11.5 years and has a PhD in Wildlife Ecology, he somehow managed to trade that career for a guitar, legal pad, and some choice beverages. Jay has released four albums of his original tunes and resides on 31.5 acres in Rockford, TN, with his wife, Stacy, and their pack of rescue hounds.
Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle (www.jeffandsarahonline.com) play original acoustic music that melds together bluegrass, old-time, & classic country. With Jeff on guitar and mandolin and Sarah on fiddle, this married duo from the foothills of the Smoky Mountains combine experienced voices with solid musicianship to create a new sound with an old-fashioned twist. As songwriters, their songs have been recorded by a who’s who of Americana artists including Terri Hendrix, John Starling, Dale Ann Bradley, Charlie Sizemore, and many others.
Knoxville’s Greg Horne (www.greghornemusic.com) follows the path of artists who dig deep into tradition and then find their way to a unique, unmistakable voice. In 2010, Greg released a solo album, “Basically Sane.”. An experienced teacher, Horne is the author of nine instructional books published internationally by Alfred Music Publishing.
The Naughty Knots, known for their sassy, head-turning songs and tight harmony singing, are comprised of Sarah Pirkle (songwriter/fiddler/guitar), and sisters, Griffin (Cavendar) Vann (songwriter/dobro/guitar) and Milly Cavendar (upright bass). Their music paves a diverse path through country, bluegrass, and old-time that is occasionally blended with a hint of jazz and always presented with some sass.