Mountain View Bluegrass At Chattanooga Market Sunday

Monday, July 15, 2013

Mountain View Bluegrass will be at Chattanooga Market on Sunday.  The Market is held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at First Tennessee Pavilion. 

There will be three bands, live on the EPB stage.  The Possum Hunters Bluegrass Band will play at 11 a.m., Bluetastic Fangrass at 12:30 p.m. and Slim PIckins' at 2 p.m.

Review for The Possum Hunters Bluegrass Band:

The Possum Hunters Bluegrass Band is a six piece bluegrass band providing high energy, foot stompin’ bluegrass music that appeals to people of all ages. Songs range from driving traditional tunes to more modern sounding music with a rock or jazz flair played on bluegrass instruments. They have performed on radio and television in the Chattanooga and surrounding areas, before enthusiastic crowds at company functions, corporate parties and celebrations, festivals and weddings. They’ve participated in the Riverbend festival in Chattanooga many times, performed at NightFall and Coffee House Concerts at Miller Plaza in Chattanooga, and are frequent performers at the Mountain Opry located on Signal Mountain. They have been together for more than 20 years now with three of the original members still performing. They currently have two Cds; “The Possum Hunters” is their original CD with many traditional tunes on it and “Still Grinnin’” is the latest with several original tunes.

Review for Bluetastic Fangrass:

Lou Wamp’s slide rules! Instrumental prowess and great stage presence showcase original material based in bluegrass, swing, & swampy blues. From haunting to barn-burning, the show features Lou’s incredible dobro and slide talents plus a band of players that can go there with him. Lou is a 25+ year veteran of the bluegrass stage, having toured with such nationally known acts as James Monroe & the Midnight Ramblers and Blue Moon Rising. Wamp’s band of hot pickers also includes Brad Frazier on lead vocals and guitar, Chris “Lightnin’” Hopkins on guitar, East Tennessee Fiddle Champion Meredith Goins, Jonathan Massengale on banjo like no one else, and Lynn Wamp rockin’ the bass. With a focus on original instrumental acoustic music and smooth vocal numbers, Bluetastic Fangrass is too broad to stereotype but sure to appeal to many audiences. It’s a slightly dyslexic look at Fantastic Bluegrass. And if it’s true “there’s no money above the fourth fret” then these guys and gals are bound for the poorhouse! But what a ride!

Review for Slim Pickins':

Hailing from Chattanooga, Slim Pickins is a 5-piece bluegrass band that has been opening eyes and ears across the southeast. Their fast paced, lively shows are reminiscent of the diverse musical influences that the band shares. They combine the talent, instrumentation, and song selection of a New Grass Revival, Doc Watson, or David Grisman with an energy level not seen since the Ramones. It is this combination that pushed the band into recent nominations and subsequent awards from FYI for Best Bluegrass Band and Best Live Band. The band features John Boulware, 2006 Tennessee State Fiddle Champion, leading a group of up and coming hot shots. Slim Pickins music is upbeat, unapologetic, and most importantly fun.

ArtsBuild Hosts Fundraiser At Flying Squirrel Aug. 5

ArtsBuild (formerly Allied Arts) will partner with the Flying Squirrel Bar on Tuesday, Aug. 5, to raise funds for its leadership programs.  The Flying Squirrel, at 55 Johnson St. in Chattanooga’s Southside district, will donate 10 percent of its total sales from the evening, from 5 p.m. to closing, to ArtsBuild. Founded as a united arts fund in 1969, ArtsBuild’s mission ... (click for more)

Photos Wanted Of Local Vietnam War Heroes Killed In Action

State Senator Todd Gardenhire said Tuesday that he is seeking photos of  local Vietnam War veterans who were killed in action in order to honor the fallen heroes at a new facility which compliments the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.  The photos will be part of a multimedia display at the new Education Center at the Wall, which will be built between ... (click for more)

Harr Outlines $40 Million Plan For Chattanooga Light Rail System

Outgoing Chamber of Commerce President Ron Harr on Monday outlined a $40 million plan for a Chattanooga light rail system that would serve not only downtown, but also the Airport and the Enterprise South Industrial Park. In a speech to the Chattanooga Engineers Club, Mr. Harr said most cities looking at such an ambitious plan "would be facing costs of over a billion dollars." ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Choo Choo Adding Clubs, Restaurants In $8 Million Renovation

The historic Chattanooga Choo Choo is adding clubs and restaurants in a $7 million renovation, it was announced in front of the South Market Street landmark on Monday morning. The Comedy Catch will be moving from its longtime home in Brainerd and there will be a new 500-person music venue that will be in addition to Track 29. The new venue, managed by Track 29, will feature a ... (click for more)

Senator Bob Corker: An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry.  That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Wamp Refuses To Stoop

With less than two weeks before the Aug. 7 th election and the last week of early voting now underway in Hamilton County, Congressional challenger Weston Wamp sounded upbeat and relaxed early yesterday afternoon. “I’m pleased to say that I believe we are right where we need to be … maybe even more than we had hoped.” Wamp, who is challenging two-term incumbent Chuck Fleishmann ... (click for more)