Weekend Music Line Up at Boyd’s Jig and Reel

Weekend Music

All shows are 21+. Shows begin at 9 PM, unless otherwise stated. No cover.

My Brother’s Keeper

JUNE 21

My Brother’s Keeper is a progressive bluegrass band from Cincinnati, OH, that draws inspiration from rock, gospel, bluegrass, and everything in between. The band consists of brothers Benjamin, Titus, and Joshua Luckhaupt on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle, respectively. Wyatt “Sawmill” Murray completes this ensemble on the upright bass. MBK features four-part family harmonies, soulful lead vocals, thoughtful, original music, and an energetic live show that appeals to fans of any genre. Unique and exciting, My Brother’s Keeper has brought its fresh blend of original acoustic music to fans all over the United States.

Corey James Clifton Band

JUNE 22

Don’t miss Corey James Clifton, an East Tennessee native, at Boyd’s Jig & Reel. After eight years of traveling the West Coast perfecting his craft, Corey has returned home as a premier artist in the South. He blends soul, rock, blues, and R&B with addictive riffs and powerful lyrics. His live shows are energetic, memorable, and kick-ass. 

Thomas Cassell Band

JUNE 28

Thomas Cassell is among the highest rank of modern bluegrass musicians. He is a founding member of respected progressive group Circus No. 9, and has performed as a sideman with Billy Strings, the Bryan Sutton Band, Jim Lauderdale, Missy Raines, Becky Buller, and countless others. Now a resident of Nashville, TN, he is cultivating new and original music – not ignorant of the great traditions that preceded him.

CULLEN KEHOE LIVE

JUNE 29

Cullen Kehoe is a versatile musician, songwriter, and performer. Cullen embodies every aspect of the music industry with experience as an engineer, producer, venue booker, manager, A&R rep, label owner, publisher, programmer, internet radio station operator, performer, and writer. He is also an award-winning singer songwriter, winning both the Pop and Country songwriting competitions at the Gibson Guitar Gallery and Café and top honors in the Tin Pan South Songwriters Open Mic competition.

TRUE BLUE BLUEGRASS BAND

JULY 5

True Blue Bluegrass was founded by Jack Hatfield making them one of the most experienced bluegrass bands in East Tennessee. They perform traditional bluegrass with occasional country and acoustic pop/rock selections.

Fountain City Ramblers

JULY 6

The Fountain City Ramblers are a fun-loving acoustic group that covers a wide range of musical genres from 70s rock to bluegrass, Americana to 90s classics. The band loves to play popular cover songs in their own unique sound, with a mix of original songs. No two shows are the same, and the result is a relaxed & spirited listening experience for both the audience and the band. They have been featured on the historic Tennessee Theater stage for Mighty Musical Monday, Dogwood Arts Festival, and headlined shows at The Open Chord and Fountain City Park.

Mike McGill and the Refills

JULY 12

Mike has roots in honky-tonk, and rock and roll. By age 12, Mike McGill was on stage in front of big audiences. He grew up singing old-time gospel songs and old-school, classic country, and bluegrass. He was influenced by Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, and Willie Nelson to harness his musical prowess.

Reedy river string band

JULY 13

 In 2023, Reedy River performed at several notable bluegrass festivals, including the Earl Scruggs Music Festival (EmmyLou Harris, Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass) and the Charleston Bluegrass Festival (Leftover Salmon, Molly Tuttle, Keller, and the Keels). Reedy River’s sound is modern bluegrass with foot-stomping elements of jam and rock n’ roll inspired by the various touring and recording experiences of its members. In any given show, Multi-instrumentalist Sterling Waite interchanges mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and harmonica to bring a range of textures to the band’s live performances. 

Carteret Banks’ Mojo Band

JULY 19

Carteret Bank’s Mojo Band is a ‘Roots band from East Tennesse, playing old Blues, Country, and Reggae classics and original material. Soak up the feel-good vibes of Muddy Waters, Hank Sr, Bob Marley, John Prine, and more! Featured performers rotate over time so each show is unique!

big Country’s Empty bottle

JULY 20

Big Country’s Empty Bottle formed with the chance meeting between guitarist & singer, Adam Petty, and guitarist, Sam McAteer, circa 2007. The two began their bluegrass pilgrimage with no more aspiration than campfire picking, but it wasn’t till they were introduced by a friend of Mr. Mandolin, Jonathan Keeney, that the idea of a band started. A few months pass by, and Keeney introduces the band to the much-needed bass man, Will Ross and percussionist, Hunter Deacon. The band’s lineup was finally complete, and they immediately acquired a small Knoxville following that seems to grow bigger every performance. The five musicians come from completely different musical backgrounds, and they seem to have found an original sound comprised of almost every style of music that also attracts an extensive range of fans.

Swamp Tooth

JULY 26

Swamptooth was forged in early 2020 around a simple desire to keep playing their instruments while waiting out the unknown variables of a changing world. Comprised of longtime picking partners Cory Chambers (mandolin, vocals) and Jay Rudd (guitar, vocals), along with fiddle virtuoso Vito Gutilla (fiddle, vocals) and Katie Rudd (bass), Swamptooth’s lineup bears several decades worth of seasoned musicianship. Drawing from a vast depth of internal talent, Swamptooth plants one foot firmly in the traditions of bluegrass, keeping a uniquely Southern string sound close to their hearts while bravely progressing the genre beyond its boundaries. Coupling a high-energy, relentless bluegrass sound with the steadfastness of professional, experienced troubadours, Swamptooth embodies an indelible appeal that can ignite the passion of nearly any audience who happens across their path.

Knox County Jug Stompers

JULY 27

The Knox County Jug Stompers consists of 6 active members based out of Knoxville, TN. They perform jug band, old time, a wide range of bluegrass tunes, western swing, old 1930’s era blues and much more. The group has been performing at venues and festivals since 2010. Influenced by Doc Watson, Blind Blake, Jesse Fuller, the Memphis Jug Band, and many more, this ragtime band has ventured to create their own jug band music.

Hatfield’s Heathens

AUGUST 2

Hatfield’s Heathens came into being when Jack Hatfield met Jeff Nelson at a local bluegrass jam. After most of the other grassers left, Jack and Jeff jammed on several acoustic and well-known classics. Jack was impressed by Jeff’s extensive repertoire and incredible vocal talent. A few jams later, Hatfield’s Heathens was born. This exciting new group plays Americana music. Members include Steve Potts on mandolin and vocals, Jeff Nelson on guitar and vocals, Jodi Harbin on bass and vocals, and Jack on banjo and harmony vocals. This group draws from folk, early and contemporary country, gospel, Irish, cowboy, blues, pop, swing, old-time, and bluegrass.

BIG PINK

AUGUST 3

Big Pink is a Knoxville-based band that plays music by The Band, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and more. Come out for what is sure to be an action-packed night!

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