SPECIAL DOUBLE BILL AND ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE -- MIC HARRISON AND SPECIAL GUEST JOSH SMITH
Friday, September 30, 2016
Royal Oaks Event Center (map)
4411 Legends Way
Maryville, Tennessee, USA
Mic Harrison (Solo Acoustic)
And Josh Smith
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.
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.