Entertainment, 2018

Arts Fishing Club

Arts Fishing Club makes their musical berth in Nashville, TN and travels primarily throughout the midwest and east coast.  Their sound blends modern indie-folk (Gregory Alan Isakov, The Head and the Heart, and Jose Gonzales) with classic 90s jam bands (Dave Matthews Band, Phish, OAR) to create a unique take on acoustic rock that will make you dance one moment and search your soul the next.  In addition to the above influences, AFC has been compared to Edward Sharpe, Jack Johnson, Ray Lamontagne, and Kaleo.   After completing a 1,600 mile 60+ show walking tour from Maine to Nashville as one of The Walking Guys (Google us!), Christopher Kessenich (guitar/vox) focused on piecing together the members of Arts Fishing Club. 





Wild Blue Yonder

Since the band’s inception in 2001, Wild Blue Yonder has broken new ground in the acoustic roots music realm with a roadkill anthem, two top-selling CD releases and airplay on more than 60 stations in the U.S. and abroad, including WDVX and WIVK in Knoxville. They have performed for enthusiastic crowds in North Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi and Virginia, as well as East Tennessee. The group was also among select regional artists featured on a compilation CD celebrating the Mast General Store’s 125th anniversary in 2010 with their self-penned tale of lasting love, “Love So True.” Opening for Tommy Emmanuel at Knoxville’s “Autumn on the Square,” The Museum of Appalachia’s Tennessee Fall Homecoming, Kingsport’s “Celebrate our Appalachian Heritage” show, and numerous sold-out performances at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center are among Wild Blue Yonder’s highlights.







You really can’t put a finger on exactly what KUDZU is musically. Yes, they are a country band; yes they are a rock band, but more than that they are musicians. Not wanting to be pigeonholed into one genre of music, the band name was selected to indicate that they were from the South. That is all the expectation that they wanted to offer listeners. The ability and discretion to play whatever songs that they thought would go over with their audience has led this Maryville, TN band to some rapid growth. Groundwork is being laid now for a third CD to join “Kudzu” and “Not Afraid” the bands two previous releases on Spin Records. Sit back and relax and let the vine spread!