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Webb Wilder in Knoxville

Posted by Richard on February 17, 2016

If you’re in East Tennessee and you like both rock AND roll, get yourself down to Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria in Knoxville’s Historic Old City on Sunday, February 21. WUTK (90.3 The Rock)  is sponsoring a CD release show by Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks. It’ll be the best $5 ticket you ever bought. And I’m envious, because they never make it out this way anymore.

If you can’t make it to that show, Webb reports (via email) two other Knoxville appearances you might be interested in:

The very next day (Mon. 2/22) I will be performing live and solo/acoustic on WDVX’s Blue Plate Special program at noon. The Blue Plate Special is broadcast from the Knoxville Visitor’s Center in downtown Knoxville in front of a live audience.

THEN, I will head over to Knoxville’s WFIV for a 2pm appearance.

Don’t know Webb Wilder? Here’s a taste.

[YouTube link]

And there’s lots more here.

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Think warm thoughts

Posted by Richard on February 15, 2014

I lived in Knoxville, TN, from 1961-64 and 1967-82. That was a long time ago, and maybe my memory is failing me, but I don’t recall during all those years ever seeing a 6-inch snowfall. Or hearing of 7 inches in Chattanooga. I’m guessing my friends in East Tennessee — heck, folks throughout the eastern half of the country — are about ready for a good dose of global warming. 🙂

Here’s a little ditty that will help you all get through the next arctic blast:

[YouTube link]

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Webb Wilder in Knoxville

Posted by Richard on January 14, 2009

Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks will be performing in Knoxville this Saturday. They're playing two sets at Barley's Taproom, starting at 9:30 PM. If you're in the area, get yourself down there. 

Wish I could be there. Nothing beats a Webb Wilder concert, and he never comes out this way anymore.

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Webb Wilder in Knoxville New Year’s Eve

Posted by Richard on December 27, 2007

If you're in or near Knoxville and still wondering what to do for New Year's Eve, head down to the Market Square Celebration in downtown K-town. There'll be fireworks and ice skating at this outdoor event (and propane heaters, too). But most importantly, the headline act will be Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks.

If you're already a fan, you know you need to be there. If you're not, don't miss this chance to see The Last of the Full Grown Men and his band. I'll bet you become a fan.

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How ’bout them Vols!?

Posted by Richard on April 5, 2007

Belated congratulations to the Lady Volunteers for winning their seventh NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship Tuesday evening, beating Rutgers 59-46. It was a long time coming. Although they're perennially one of the top women's basketball programs in the country, their last championship was last century — 1998, to be precise.

Of course, 1998 was their third in a row, so they can be forgiven for taking a breather. And it's not like they went into a real slump — they've been in the Final Four six of the last nine years. 

Coach Pat Head Summitt is one of the greatest coaches of any sport, men's or women's, ever. She's been coaching at Tennessee for 33 years. When she began, she was just Pat Head, and women didn't play in the NCAA. They had their own Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, an underfunded pale imitation.

Times have changed. This year, Tennessee fans worried that 6'4" Candace Parker might turn pro (she's staying at UT). And the Lady Vols have had a huge fan base for many years. Some are wealthy and generous, as demonstrated at the welcome home celebration attended by 3500 Wednesday night:

Tennessee coach Pat Summitt had a big surprise for her three assistant coaches at the Lady Vols' victory celebration Wednesday.

Holly Warlick and Nikki Caldwell, both former players, and fellow assistant Dean Lockwood were each presented a Mercedes SLK 280 roadster by a local dealership.

The three looked stunned and the players cheered in excitement and ran to the cars that were driven inside the city's convention center, used for the event because Thompson-Boling Arena is undergoing renovations.

I'm in Knoxville for a few days, visiting family and friends, and there are so many people wearing orange, it looks like football season. I swung by the University Center, and the Lady Vols merchandise is flying off the shelves in the bookstore. I may have to pick up a championship T-shirt myself, although I'll be hard-pressed to squeeze it into my suitcase.




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