"New Orleans Rhythm and Blues, Swing and Soul"
Free square dance featuring musicians from ETSU's Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music program. http://www.etsu.edu/cas/das/bluegrass/... Continue
The first time Chris and Abby came to The Willow Tree was with Fly By Night Rounders for The Jingle Bell Jamboree. They blew us and everyone in the room away with their unique magic. Now a two piece they are performing as.... Chris Rodrigues & Abby The Spoon Lady and we are so happy to have them back! https://www.facebook.com/ChrisRodmusic/ https://www.facebook.com/AbbyTheSpoonLady/... Continue
Chris Knight’s story begins six miles outside of Slaughters, Kentucky, a remote coal-mining town of 200 people where Knight was raised and still lives with his wife and children on 40 wooded acres. Chris graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1984 with a degree in agriculture and began working for the state as a strip-mine reclamation inspector. Following his mother’s death in 1992, he began writing songs about the people, places and pain that he’s seen, known and continues to live. His carefully honed character sketches and surely paced narratives evoke real rural life more accurately and honestly than anything... Continue
Grand Funk Railroad SATURDAY • NOVEMBER 18 • 7:30 PM Orchestra: $50 | Mezzanine: $45 | Balcony: $40 Top selling “The American Band” of the 70’s, is “COMIN’ TO YOUR TOWN TO HELP YOU PARTY IT DOWN.” Grand Funk Railroad laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its signature hard driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies. The fact that Grand Funk’s legacy still reigns over the Classic Rock landscape forty years after its 1969 birth in Flint, Michigan is a testament to the group’s influence and staying power.... Continue
Lord Nelson is two brothers, one greasy trombone, backbone bass, pocket drums, dirty south guitar and a hell of a lot of fun. The band was formed in 2012 by brothers, Kai and Bram Crowe-Getty. With the addition of Henry Jones on trombone and keys, this collection of Virginia boys presents original roots rock compositions about the people and places they grew up around. Lord Nelson's sound varies from slow burning, harmony laced anthems, to back beat pulsing floor stompers.... Continue
(Asheville, NC) Vaden Landers is a multi-instrumentalist from eastern Tennessee. As a young man he began traveling America's highways and railroads, studying American folk music styles such as Old-time, Country, Blues, Cajun & Jug. With a voice like a young Hank Williams, and an acute musical attention to detail, he plays with an authenticity that he hopes will spread the knowledge.... Continue
$12 advance $15 day of show Founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Grammy Award winning artist, Dom Flemons is the "American Songster," pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Having performed music professionally since 2005, he has played live for over one million people just within the past three years. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry. In July 2014, Dom... Continue
Beka Fox is coming to The Willow Tree for our special pay what you can Sunday matinee!
The Capitol Theatre of Greeneville's Appalachian Homegrown Series continues in December with Beth Snapp. Singer-songwriter Beth Snapp might be considered pop infused roots, but her appeal has little to do with the box of a genre. It’s a connection. She flits around and between folk, bluegrass, pop, early R&B and jazz to create a unique sound with one purpose – to serve a story. Beth highlights the complex emotions that fall on every day moments, and reels the listener in with an “I’ve been there before” kind of sensation. Her new album “Write Your Name Down”, set to be released early 2017,... Continue