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“Lee Zimmerman Presents…Royal Oaks Concert Series”

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Press release from the “Lee Zimmerman Presents…Royal Oaks Concert Series”:

Maryville, TN… The next performance in the  “Lee Zimmerman Presents…Royal Oaks Concert Series” will take place on Friday, September 30 with a very special evening of acoustic music from two of East Tennessee’s most prolific and well respected singer/songwriters.

The concerts take place at Royal Oaks Event Center, 4411 Legends Way, Maryville Tennessee 37801. Tickets to all concerts are $15 which also includes complementary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. To guarantee reserved seating, please call

(865) 984-4260 or go to www.storiesbeyondthemusic.com.

7:30, Friday, September 30: SPECIAL DOUBLE BILL AND ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE — MIC HARRISON AND SPECIAL GUEST JOSH SMITH

A native of Bradford, Tenn., Mic Harrison was working in a sawmill when he was asked to join Knoxville-based band the V-Roys in 1995. The group had already been performing Harrison’s song “Sooner or Later” with V-Roys co-lead vocalist Scott Miller singing lead. The group recorded three critically-acclaimed albums and toured Europe opening for Steve Earle and acting as his band. When the V-Roys broke up on New Year’s Eve 1999, Harrison (who had released his first solo album Don’t Bail earlier that year) joined already established college radio favorites Superdrag. He recorded the album Last Call for Vitriol with the group. Superdrag disbanded in 2003 and Harrison recorded his second solo CD “Pallbearer’s Shoes” (2004) with producer Don Coffey Jr. It wasn’t until Harrison joined forces with Knoxville band The High Score, though, that everything came together. Robbie Trosper (guitar), Brad Henderson (drums) and Vance Hillard (bass), all hail from Sevier County (the birthplace of Dolly Parton) and were kindred spirits. Together, Harrison and the High Score developed a combination of high octane honky tonk and power pop rock ‘n’ roll that has wowed audiences from Bonnaroo to Boston. The band’s albums Push Me On Home (2007), On the Right Side of the Grass (2008) and Great Commotion (2010) landed the group good reviews, airplay on Americana radio stations around the country and a dedicated and enthusiastic fan base.

Singer-Songwriter, Josh Smith, began playing his songs with his band, Handsome and the Humbles in early 2014, creating a sound that has been described as “Garage Americana.” His songs, which are inspired by the people he’s met and stories he’s heard while growing up in East Tennessee, aim to introduce elements of Appalachian/southern culture that may cause the listener to think, “There’s more to those people than I thought.” Both his band’s debut EP, Hallelujah, Alright, and first full-length album, Have Mercy have been well-received by East Tennessee audiences and critics alike–affording him the opportunity to play shows as close to home as the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion and as far away as Rockwood Music Hall in New York, NY. With increasing critical acclaim and shows booked all over the Southeast, Josh Smith and his band Handsome and the Humbles have become a group to watch.

 

More info about the concert series:
Maryville, TN… East Tennessee will soon have a new acoustic concert series, courtesy of the Royal Oaks Event Center, 4411 Legends Way, Maryville Tennessee. Plans have been unveiled to launch a series of special intimate performances featuring established recording artists of both local and national renown. The monthly series will kick off in late August and continue on an ongoing basis.

“It’s been my dream to present live music in this wonderful community ever since my wife Alisa and I arrived here just over a year ago,” series organizer Lee Zimmerman commented. “The Royal Oaks Event Center at Royal Oaks provides a spectacular setting for doing just that and I think it’s safe to say that it will offer an amazing ambiance like no other. After working with so many fantastic artists over the years as a writer and reviewer for various national musical publications, I’m delighted to be able to share their talents firsthand with the community and music lovers throughout the area. Everyone is invited to share in the celebration, Royal Oaks residents and the entire East Tennessee community as well.

The Royal Oaks Event Center offers spectacular views, an upscale environment and an intimate pub-like setting where food and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Audiences will be especially pleased with the opportunity for interaction between artists and audiences through exclusive tailor made performances that will be unlike any others.

 

 

Thank YOU!

It was a busy weekend with our show at Preservation Pub and Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion

So we just want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to everyone who came out and saw us play, and all the bands we’ve shared the stage with over the weekend.

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Thanks to Mr. Scott Miller for sitting in with us on a song or two…

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Also we wanna give a great big thanks to our pal Kevin Abernathy for playing guitar with us this weekend. That dude brings the rock!

 

 

September Shows!

September is right around the corner with some great shows!

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Sept 16th:Knoxville, TN
Preservation Pub
8pm-9:30pm
Handsome and the Humbles
10pm-11:45pm
Llama Train
12:15
Mic Harrison And The High Score
Ticket: $5
Age: 21+

Sept 17th: Bristol, TN
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Showtime: 11pm
Stage: MACHIAVELLI’S INDOOR STAGE

Full line-up and festival ticket info: http://www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/festival/
http://lineup.bristolrhythm.com/

Sept 30th: Maryville, TN
Royal Oaks Acoustic Concert Series
7:30 pm
SPECIAL DOUBLE BILL AND ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE
Mic Harrison (Mic Harrison And The High Score)
Josh Smith (of Handsome and the Humbles)
More info: Tickets to all concerts are $15 which also includes complementary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. To guarantee reserved seating, please call (865) 984-4260

More info on our SHOWS page or check us out on facebook

Mic Harrison and The High Score play WOZOfest

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Cover: $5

Time: 9pm.

Age: 21 +

Location: Barleys, Knoxville.

Info from Wozofest:

A night of live music and fun to celebrate Knoxville Community Radio! There will also be a silent auction of items donated from AC Entertainment, Nothing Too Fancy, and River Sports!

Music Schedule:
9:00 PM – 9:45 – Mic Harrison and the High Score
9:45 – 10:30 – DJ Set
10:30 – 11:30 – Kukuly and the Fuego
11:30 – Midnight – DJ Set
Midnight – 12:30 – Bobby Fuego
12:30 – 1:00 – DJ Set
1 AM – Black Atticus

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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Sept 16-18th 2016

Very excited to announce we will be playing Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion this year!  The line-up is amazing!

Here’s a great video from the wonderful Loch & Key Productions 

 

Check out the Bristol Rhythm & Roots website or facebook for more festival info.

Also, tickets are $70 for a wristband right now, but they will go up in price soon, so you might want to go ahead and buy your weekend pass.

Back at The Shed May 14th 2016

Summer time is coming up soon and we’ve got a nice early outdoor show at The Shed in Maryville, TN 

Ticket info: http://www.smokymountainharley.com/events/index.php/all-events/black-dragon-breakdown-the-bottle-rockets.html

Info from The Shed:

This year’s custom/vintage bike show will be headlined by The Bottle Rockets. Local legends Mic Harrison and The High Score will kick off the show!

Saturday May 14th
Black Dragon Breakdown- Free to attend during the day!

Concert admission- $15 in advance/ride up or $20 the day of show.

7:30pm- Mic Harrison & The High Score
8:30pm- The Bottle Rockets