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.

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!

MIKE MCGILL AND THE REFILLS

AUGUST 9

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.

BLAIR CRIMMINS AND THE HOOKERS

AUGUST 10

Blair Crimmins began his current music career in Atlanta, Georgia, with a determination to bring Ragtime and 1920s style Dixieland Jazz to new audiences. He has toured the country playing large venues and has opened for acts such as Mumford & Sons and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. A multi-instrumentalist and music academic, Crimmins writes songs and arrangements for a classic New Orleans style horn section consisting of trumpet, clarinet, and trombone. His last album entitled Sing-a-longs! went to #21 on the EuroAmerican radio chart and earned him a nomination at The Georgia Music Awards for Best Jazz Artist. Blair Crimmins has now released his anticipated 4th studio album You Gotta Sell Something!

CAROLINA BLUEGRASS STYLE

AUGUST 16

Caroline Bluegrass Style’s eclectic mix of members has brought about a fusion of both musical style and musical selection. A little of everything from old Western Swing music to Jazz to Reggae and of course Traditional and Contemporary Bluegrass. The band has become known for not only their sound and mix of music but also their warm and endearing stage presence that keeps people entertained and involved in what they do!

Mal Nombre

AUGUST 17

Mal Nombre is a groove-based, instrumental, psychedelic improvisational group that creates music with rock, jazz, funk, and electronica influences.

BIRCH & BRINE

AUGUST 23

This high-energy music duo is composed of Adam Whipple, the birch, and Ethan Norman, the brine. This will be a blitzkrieg of harmonies and steel-string solos you won’t want to miss!

THE MAGGIE VALLEY BAND

AUGUST 24

Based in a small town in North Carolina, The Maggie Valley Band brings sister-sister harmonies to a mix of indie and folk rock. What began in a small town took them from streets to venues all over the U.S. and Canada. In the beautiful mountains of Maggie Valley, NC Whitney & Caroline Miller, two sisters, grew up in a home where playing the piano was a daily requirement. Daily requirements turned to passion as they hit the streets to street busk. TMVB released their album “The Hardest Thing” in 2018 under the direction of Grammy & Emmy nominated producer, David Mayfield. TMVB comes together to produce a sound affectionately referred to as “Dark Appalachian”.

MUDBUG STOMPERS

AUGUST 30

Stomping and swinging for your listening and dancing pleasure, the Mudbug Stompers bring you the sounds of old-time jug bands, blues, traditional jazz, trains, baseball, and crawfish boils. The band was formed by busking on the streets of Nashville, TN, in March of 2022.

MARBLE CITY BAND

AUGUST 31

The Marble City Band combines top talent from across the Knoxville area, forming a high energy sound unlike any other. With debut performances in 2023, the much-anticipated band from East Tennessee has high hopes to make a profound impact on the local music scene.

COREY JAMES CLIFTON

SEPTEMBER 7

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.

MIKE MCGILL AND THE REFILLS

SEPTEMBER 13

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.

ROMAN REESE AND THE CARDINAL SINS

SEPTEMBER 14

Roman Reese is a singer/songwriter out of Knoxville, TN. Moonlighting as an attorney, music is his true passion. He’s been writing songs and singing from barstools since he was 15. Before setting up shop in East Tennessee, Reese served as an officer in the U.S. Army, and much of his music involves his time in the service. The rest is devoted to standard barroom fare. His backing band, The Cardinal Sins, includes two other local lawyers, Michael Davis (vocals, guitar) and Stirling Walsh (bass), as well as honorary barrister Nathan Carter (drums).

THE JODI AND EVIE MOUNTAIN BOYS

SEPTEMBER 28

Jodi and Evie’s band journey began back in North Dakota. Evie’s dad hired Jodi’s band from Colorado to play the festival in North Dakota. Years later they reconnected at a music camp and the rest is history. From driving the same car to sharing adoption, Jodi and Evie’s connection runs deep and it shows in their music. From traditional bluegrass to old time and maybe even some random jazz/rock/blues covers, this show is sure to get your toes a tappin’ and make yer ears happy.

DEAN OWENS & THE SINNERS

OCTOBER 4

Award-winning Celtic troubadour Dean Owens is one of the UK’s finest troubadours. His 9 (official) acclaimed solo albums, mostly recorded in the US, have seen him collaborate with some of the most respected musicians and producers around (including Al Perkins, Will Kimbrough, Neilson Hubbard, Grant-Lee Phillips, and most recently, Gaby Moreno and Latin rock legends, Calexico). He can perform solo, duo, or with his band The Sinners – a hugely talented, brass-infused 4 piece including electric guitar, bass, and trumpet.

MARBLE CITY BAND

OCTOBER 5

The Marble City Band combines top talent from across the Knoxville area, forming a high energy sound unlike any other. With debut performances in 2023, the much-anticipated band from East Tennessee has high hopes to make a profound impact on the local music scene.

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