Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene: Dr. Vibe!

Friday, November 21, 2008 - by Bob Payne WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DAVRIK
Bob Payne
Bob Payne

The Doctor of Soul was in for patients last Friday night at T-Bones and there is no doubt he healed many people who were suffering from a variety of problems related to the blues and a lack of soul in their lives. A long-time staple in the club scene around Chattanooga, Dr. Vibe and his band showed the college crowd how deep a little soul can really go. Playing to the usual packed house at T-Bones, Dr. Vibe brings a groove steeped in R&B, the blues, and of course – soul music. Equipped with his cordless microphone, Dr. Vibe crooned his way through the crowd, charming the ladies with his velvet voice. Backed by an excellent band, Dr. Vibe gets them up to dance and feet were tapping throughout the restaurant.

You can read all about Dr. Vibe, hear the Dr. Vibe song, and see their schedule at click here.

We also caught the Stratoblasters over at Murphy’s Ale House and it too was a real treat. They will be at Buds on December 12, and I highly recommend this show to lovers of Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Chicago, The Boxtops and other songs from that era.

In addition, we were able to get to a Chad Yates show, and a show by Bad Little Doggie. Look for reviews on these in the coming weeks. I will also be featuring a highlight article of BandX, who is scheduled to appear here in January. I will be attending a December event in Atlanta to interview them, and hopefully some of the musicians who will be performing with BandX that night, including Chuck Leavell from the Rolling Stones, Jeff Carlisi from .38 Special, and Wally Palmar from the Romantics.

I also want to thank the Chattanooga Market for allowing me the privilege of being a judge in the Firehouse Chili Cook-off last Sunday at the Pavilion. All of the entrants were great and it was very difficult to pick one above another. Most importantly, over $7,500 was raised for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Plus, I got to play on a real fire truck and sit in the cab and push some buttons and turn on the lights. I rock!


Live! In Chattanooga


Thursday, November 20


T-Bones – Ryan Clifford

The Palms at Hamilton – Nathan Farrow

Ziggy’s – Cult of Eight


Friday, November 21


Buds – Jumbo Deluxe

Murphy’s Ale House – Bud Lightning

Blues Train Café Dalton – Diane Durrett CD Release Party

Rhythm & Brews – 8OZ-Enuff

Blue Orleans Creole Rest on Amnicola – Blues FX

Table 2 – Live Jazz by the Ben Friberg Trio

Blue Orleans Downtown – David Anthony Blues

T-Bones – Live Music TBA

Midtown Music Hall – Oakhurst, with Mic Harrison

Fathom – Nail of Inequity, Faretheewell


Saturday, November 22


Las Margaritas Hixson Pike – Priscilla & Little Rickee

Riverhouse – Jason Lyles, with Mote

Blues Train Café Dalton – Groove Shakers

Rhythm & Brews – Kneckdown, with Buck and Duke

Charles & Myrtles Coffeehouse – Miss Tess

Midtown Music Hall – Robinella, with Tori Sparks

Fathom – Rio De Sangre, Eulogy For Rose, Seven Letter Angel, Mindsplitter, You Place The Ocean.


Sunday, November 23


Chattanooga Market – Treva Bloomquist, Tori Sparks, Wendy Newcomer


Monday, November 24


Rhythm & Brews – Monday Night Big Band


Tuesday, November 25


Table 2 – Live Jazz by the Ben Friberg Trio

Blue Orleans Downtown – Roddy Noll Jazz Trio


Wednesday, November 26


Rhythm & Brews – Fly By Radio

Buds – Bud Lightning

Market Street Tavern – Live Jazz by the Ben Friberg Trio


To have your venue’s live event listed, just email us at davrik@aol.com


Chattanooga Police Department Increases DUI Enforcement On Memorial Day Weekend

The Chattanooga Police Department will be partnering with the Tennessee Highway Patrol and other local agencies within Hamilton County to step up DUI enforcement this Memorial Day holiday.  “This is about preventing irresponsible and reckless driving,” said Lieutenant Adrian Gibb of the Chattanooga Police Department's Traffic Division. “We strongly believe highly visible, ... (click for more)

Public Meeting Set June 13 About Whitfield County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Whitfield County will hold a public meeting on June 13 at 9 a.m. at the Whitfield County Emergency Management Office located at 804 Professional Blvd. in Dalton to review and discuss a draft of an update to the Whitfield County Hazard Mitigation Plan. A draft copy of the plan can be found at www.whitfieldcountyga.com for review prior to the meeting. This Plan is required by ... (click for more)

Child Bitten By Dog In Bradley County

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a child who was bitten by a dog. While saturating an area in Bradley County, a deputy observed a vehicle traveling on the roadway with a child not restrained and sitting in a passenger’s lap inside the vehicle. Once the deputy approached the vehicle, he noticed a child bleeding which was the result of a dog bite. ... (click for more)

Man Rescued From The Pocket Wilderness On Sunday

Rescue personnel started the Memorial Holiday weekend at the Pocket Wilderness hiking trails on Sunday morning. A man had been camping on the trails with friends Saturday night when the accident occurred. They had been gathering branches for firewood when he tripped and fell on a branch which impaled his thigh. With no cell service and having no daylight, the group waited ... (click for more)

Fruit Basket Turnover

I have been teaching for 21 years now, so I’ve been through my share of school leaders. Every one of them taught me something important. Whether it was Don Bishop from Red Bank High School who, after almost 30 years at Red Bank, taught me to invest in the longevity of my career, Wade Kelly who taught me to thoroughly weigh options before making a decision, Gail Chuy who taught me ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Let Me Be Clear’

I have seen a lot of human beings who have gotten themselves in terrible messes in my time and more self-induced agony than I want to recall. Will Rogers famously said, “Give a man enough rope and he’ll hang himself.” That’s the truth and if you ever didn’t think that “Politics corrupts,” consider the genius behind the line, “It ain’t long those who get elected … begin to think ... (click for more)