Our very own Mic Harrison was interviewed on 91.9FM WUOT here in Knoxville by the one and only Todd Steed. You can stream the interview here: http://wuot.org/post/mic-harrison-finds-hook#stream/0
We’ve already told you that you can buy Vanishing South (Vinyl, CD, and Downloads) via our band camp page (right here).
Now you can also pick up a copy in a store near you!
Today is the day!
We have Vinyl! Real records! Limited Edition of 300, 180 gram audiophile pressing, tip-on gatefold jacket, hand numbered and digital download available for pre-order.
CDs will also be available for purchase March 10th online and at shows.
Celebrate our new album in person March 10th at our album release show!
March 10: Knoxville, TN VANISHING SOUTH ALBUM RELEASE
We’ve been working so hard on the new album and we’ve set a date to share it with all of you!
Mark your calendars Knoxville!
Friday March 10th, Barley’s Taproom
More exciting details TBA, stay tuned…
We’re honored to play Waynestock again this year!
Show info from Waynestock:
Who wants an early Christmas present? Yeah? Well here you go: Announcing Waynestock VII, taking place Feb. 3 and 4 at Relix Variety Theatre, 1208 N. Central St. in the “Happy Holler” neighborhood!
The Reader’s Digest version: Waynestock began as a celebration of life for Andrew “Drew” Bledsoe, the son of local music writer extraordinaire Wayne Bledsoe, who died suddenly in 2010. Wayne’s friends, many of them local musicians, wanted to offer comfort the only way they knew how: By playing.
It was amazing. It was life-affirming. It was magic, so much so that we did it again the following year for the family of the late Phil Pollard … and the year after that … and so on, until Waynestock became a festival that raised funds for worthy causes (including the Community School of the Arts, the E.M. Jellinek Center, WUTK The Rock and the Knoxville Girls Rock Camp) in addition to being a hell of a good time.
This year’s beneficiary is the iconic Old City venue known as The Pilot Light, which this year obtained 501(c)(3) status and now operates as a non-profit. It’s a beloved local institution, a bastion of culture and music you won’t find anywhere else and fits perfectly with the Waynestock aesthetic. According to Pilot Light Executive Director Jason Boardman, “We are so thankful to be chosen as this year’s beneficiary. The interior fixtures, seating and lights, made largely by volunteer help, are now 12-15 years old and need some help. We plan to use the money raised to replace and repair things that have always had to wait due to more pressing priorities. These are features that will make it a more comfortable environment to see a show.”
Speaking of shows, here’s who you’ll see gracing the Waynestock stage this year!
SATURDAY, FEB. 4
6 p.m.: Greg Horne Music
7 p.m.: Good Guy Collective
8 p.m.: Paperwork
9 p.m.: Mic Harrison And The High Score
10 p.m.: Electric Darling
11 p.m.: “The Departed: A Celebration of Artists Claimed by 2016,” featuring a who’s who of local scenesters. Who’ll be playing? What’ll they play? Show up and find out!
As always, admission is only $5 per night. And as always, there will be a raffle going on with plenty of sweet prizes. And as always, you’ll come away with new friends, new favorite bands and a renewed appreciation for just how spectacular this local scene is.
Mark your calendars and plan on being there. We can’t wait to see you and celebrate once again.
Mic Harrison has a few special acoustic shows lined up for December!
December 2nd 2016
Berkeley Cafe, Raleigh, NC
Street Address: 217 W Martin St Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601
December 3rd 2016
Private Event in Richmond, Virginia. To get an invite please contact SYP Productions
December 29th 2016
The Six O’Clock Swerve, Knoxville, TN.
“The WDVX 6 O’Clock Swerve” is weekly musical trip featuring live performances and insightful interviews in a living room atmosphere. The show’s conversational, relaxed and informed interviews and performances is unlike other live-music shows.
Check back for more info (and additional dates)
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.
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.
Thanks to Mr. Scott Miller for sitting in with us on a song or two…
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 is right around the corner with some great shows!
Sept 16th:Knoxville, TN
Handsome and the Humbles
Mic Harrison And The High Score
Sept 17th: Bristol, TN
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Stage: MACHIAVELLI’S INDOOR STAGE
Sept 30th: Maryville, TN
Royal Oaks Acoustic Concert Series
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