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.

North Market Street Closures Announced For Utility Work

The southbound and center lanes of North Market Street will be closed from  8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  on  Monday through Wednesday, for a utility project at 109 N. Market St. Traffic will be detoured west on Kent Street, then south on Velma Street, east on Cherokee Boulevard, and back to Market Street.  In order to view a map of all closures, ... (click for more)

Volunteers Needed For Democrat Block Party In Jasper On Oct. 8

Volunteers are needed for a Democrat block party, that will be held on the Marion County courthouse lawn in Jasper, from 12-3 p.m. on Oct. 8. For more information on how to get involved, call 423 939-9805 or 423 457-2080. (click for more)

Highway 58 Man Charged In Fatal Hit And Run In Dayton, Tn.

A Highway 58 man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run of a Rhea County man.   Walter Hale was badly injured and later died after he was struck in Dayton.   Authorities were led to Douglas Edward Alvey, 52, through video from the We Care business in Dayton, where the 60-year-old victim worked.   After officers with the Dayton ... (click for more)

Man, 78, Found Dead With Gunshot Wound To The Chest At Residence On Central Avenue

A 78-year-old man has been found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest at a residence on Central Avenue. Chattanooga Police were called to the 1900 block of Central Avenue on Thursday at 10:08 a.m. Upon arrival, Chattanooga Police officers located George Garth deceased. At this time there is no suspect information available. Chattanooga Violent Crimes Bureau investigators ... (click for more)

Patrol Cars Donation To Kevin Muhammad's Nation Of Islam Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Re: City Police donating two patrol cars to Kevin Muhammad's Nation of Islam: While I know it's unpopular to mention the wisdom of separation of church and state, this sets a dangerous precedent and should meet with concern from everyone who values religious and secular freedom. What's next? Southern Baptists getting old city parking scooters to patrol church parking lots ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Thanks A Lot For Nothing

Somebody should have gotten an award last Tuesday when a 90-minute “education summit” involving our school leaders, politicians and media produced absolutely nothing. Zilch. Zero. Oh, there are a number of candidates we could give an award for “nothing,” both in our school district and on its fringes. Yet to find Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen brought her high-and-mighty ... (click for more)