We’re very excited to be going back out on the road with Chris Knight and his band later this month for a short run – Bourbon Street Bar > The Bowery > Brewhouse Music & Grill > Zydeco. We always have a good time playing together and Chris’ fans have been nothing but awesome to us.
The first weekend in December Mic and Kevin will be going back out for one more Full Body acoustic duo run – Gypsy Sally’s (Washington DC) > 1724 House Concerts (Richmond, VA) – so make sure to visit the Shows page for all the details and ticket links.
Friday the 11th we’ll return to play the Summit City Lounge in Whitesburg, KY. It’s a beautiful drive up and back, and always a good time! The following weekend will find Mic and Kevin back out on the road with their Full Body acoustic duo tour… Thursday the 17th they’ll be at Smith’s Olde Bar with The Head and Dan Forsberg > Friday the 18th they’ll be opening for Superlove Highway at the Southland Ballroom > Saturday the 19th they’ll be doing an afternoon in-store at Horizon Records > Sunday the 20th they’ll be doing an early evening set at The Thirsty Beaver Saloon. They’ll come home for a couple days, eat a sammich, take a nap, wash up a little, then open for Tim Easton at The Well on Wednesday the 23rd. Visit the Shows page for all the details and ticket links.
We’re honored to be playing Holly Hock Stock: An Appalachian Evening of Peace and Music, on Friday, September 6th with our friends Todd Steed & the Suns Of Phere, Kelle Jolly & the Will Boyd Project, Jenna & Her Cool Friends, Itchy & the Hater Tots and Friends Of Lola. Holly Hock Stock benefits Knox Heritage and tickets are limited to just 150 so visit the website and reserve yours today. Turn On, Tune In, Pig Out!
On the 13th we’ll head over to Chattanooga to once again open a show for that Little Ol’ Band From Texas! This was a late addition to our schedule so make sure to visit the Shows page for all the details and ticket links.
Turn On, Tune In, Hear It On The X!
While the boys recupe from last weekends run with Scott Miller & the Commonwealth (thank you Greenville and Raleigh), Mic and Kevin are planning some Full Body dates in Alabama and Tennessee. Starting in Birmingham on Friday the 23rd, the guys will share the Moonlight On The Mountain stage with the Hillary Reynolds Band. The next night they’ll return to Nashville for an evening with family and friends at The Family Wash. Then they’ll cap the whole shebang off back home in Knoxville on Monday the 26th opening the SOLD OUT Huey Lewis & the News show at the Tennessee Theatre! It’s hip to be square indeed!
Friday, March 1st sitting at the bar at The Well in Knoxville…
Mic: “J-bird, what’da ya think about this… I’ve always wanted to play DC on the 4th of July… think we can make that happen?”
Jason: “I’ll see what I can do.”
Mic: “Gina, two Jack n’ Cokes, two Budweisers.”
Gina: “You got it!”
And four months later here we are… “The Full Body Tour” rolls into our Nation’s Capital later this week for not one, but two shows! Mic & Kevin will kick off Hill Country’s Backyard Barbeque at noon on Thursday on the lawn of The National Building Museum. Later that night they’ll take to the stage at the IOTA Club & Café …with a little something extra in tow for ya. Friday they’ll be playing the first official “1724 House Concert” at our friends Zach and Paige’s place in Richmond, VA. Sure, they’ve had shows at their house before but this time it’s got a name. At the end of the month the band will reunite for a couple Carolina shows with Scott Miller & the Commonwealth. Check out the Shows page for all the details on these shows and all the others.
While Trosper’s takin’ a little time off bein’ a new daddy… congratulations, Brother! We love you! …Mic will be doin’ a slew of acoustic shows with Kevin Abernathy on a tour they’re callin’ “Full Body.” They’ve already done a few Full Body shows together but June and July will see them out playin’ in Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Washington DC and Virginia. Visit the SHOWS page for all the details.
This month we’ll be tending to things close to home and getting ready to play Vestival on Saturday the 11th. The 13th Annual Vestival: South Knoxville’s Art & Heritage Festival features a free Mother’s Day brunch, local arts and crafts, children’s activities, a variety of food choices, old-fashioned cake walks and live music. Make sure to check out the date on our calendar for all the details.
We’re honored to be invited to play this year’s Spring Skunk Music Fest in Greer, SC. We play on Friday, right before some songwriter from Virginia named Miller. Make sure to check out the schedule for the whole weekend.
Saturday the 13th we’ll be opening for our friend Chris Knight and his band at Buster’s Billiards & Backroom in Lexington, KY. Everyone better hydrate for this one.
Wednesday the 17th we’ll be playing a free show on Market Square in Downtown Knoxville as part of Bliss‘ 10th birthday celebration. This all ages show starts at 7:00 PM. Rock-n-roll on the Square!
We’re honored to be sharing the stage with Con Hunley during the first night of WayneStock 3. Please take a few minutes to check out Con’s recent interview and write up by Jer Cole of the Knoxville News Sentinel. This year’s WayneStock will benefit Knoxville’s Community School for the Arts.
Wayne Bledsoe – Entertainment Writer at the Knoxville News Sentinel & Host of All Over the Road on WDVX
“Still Wanna Fight” Mic Harrison & the High Score
In his partnership with the High Score, Mic Harrison is the frontman in one of the best and hardest-working acts Knoxville has ever seen. He’s also a songwriter of the first order with a knack for classic pop hooks and a honky tonk vibe that makes you feel good down to your toes. However, behind the good time are often songs that are deeper than you imagined. “Still Wanna Fight” is the best place yet to appreciate why you need to pay close attention. Don’t take this guy for granted. He’s the real deal.
Rob Levering – co-host, WUTK-FM’s “The Funhouse”
Mic Harrison & The High Score, “Still Wanna Fight”: Like a mighty fine wine, the boys just keep getting better. Their strongest effort yet and one that I have worn out. Support local music and buy this album. It’s probably better than 99 percent of everything else you heard in 2012.
Derek Senter – co-host, WUTK-FM’s “The Funhouse”
Mic Harrison & The High Score, “Still Wanna Fight”: I’ve liked a lot of what Mic and the boys have done in the past, but this record is hands down the best thing they’ve done and should be all over the airwaves all across the country. This is better than anything you’ll hear on a “country” radio station. Why? Because it actually has a soul. Love this record! Think I’ll go put it in the ol’ CD player now … or fire up the iPod.
Todd Steed – Rock Legend, Jazz and Operations Coordinator at WUOT
Mic Harrison & the High Score – Still Wanna Fight
Scott West – co-proprietor and “head custodian,” Preservation Pub
Mic Harrison & the High Score, “Still Wanna Fight”
Steve Wildsmith – Weekend Editor at The Daily Times
Mic Harrison & The High Score, “Still Wanna Fight”
A dense, meaty record that draws as much from The High Score catalog as it does from Harrison’s alt-country past or the Southern rock the two forces have made so well over the past four records. The lead-off track, “Don’t Change Your Plans,” sounds like something Harrison might have offered up during the sessions for the final Superdrag studio record, “Last Call for Vitriol.” “Rock and Roll Clothes,” featuring guitarist Robbie Trosper on lead vocals, would fit nicely on the next record by The High Score by their lonesome, and the manner in which it all comes together underscores the fact that Harrison and the boys are so much better together than they are apart.
THANK Y’ALL KINDLY!