We took a break from writing new songs to shoot a video for Couch By Couchwest. The last couple years we did CXCW videos for “The Colonel Is Dead,” “Rock And Roll Clothes” and “Wiser The Whiskey.” Keep an eye out on their website starting March 9th for this years submission.
Thursday the 13th we’ll be celebrating Big Al Braden’s 40th birthday with “Allentine’s Day” at Barley’s Taproom in the Old City. We’ll be playing along with J.C. And The Dirty Smokers, Brendan James Wright & the Wrongs and Kelsey’s Woods. Come on out and love on Big Al!
Saturday the 22nd The High Score will be playing at the Dave Walker Benefit Show inside The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson in Maryville. Dave was a member of The High Score in 2004 when they teamed up with Mic to form Mic Harrison & the High Score. The High Score will feature original members Chris Cook, Jason Peters and Robbie Trosper, with former V-roy Paxton Sellers filling in for Dave on bass. Mustard, The French and Punken Stupor are also on the bill. Please help us spread the word and make plans to join us.
We are incredibly saddened by the loss this week of one of our founding members, Dave Walker. Dave was a guy with so many talents, a longtime supporter and participant of the local music scene, and an all-around good dude. A lot of people, Knoxville, and the world are feeling a great loss. To say he will be missed doesn’t begin to describe it.
Kevin and Mic will be hittin’ the road next week for one more Full Body acoustic duo run. Friday the 6th they’ll be in Washington DC opening for Whitey Morgan and the 78s at Gypsy Sally’s. Saturday the 7th they’ll return to the site of one of their favorite gigs of 2013 at the 1724 House Concert in Richmond.
For our final show of 2013, we’ll once again be celebrating Mic’s birthday at Preservation Pub on Market Square. We had so much fun doing this last year that we decided to do it again! It’ll be a twin-bill with Mic’s former Superdrag bandmate, Senator Tom Pappas, who will be performing songs from bands he’s been in spanning his entire career. Visit the Shows page for all the details and enjoy your holiday season!
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.