EarthFest 2019 Entertainment
Mill Creek Muleskinners
Members of the Mill Creek Muleskinner Band are all local South Knoxville musicians who love to play hard-driving, lonesome bluegrass and old-timey gospel tunes. The band is led by 80 yr. old Raymond Bellamy (Muleskinner) and was formed in 1972. His son Tommy accompanies him on the guitar and loves playing along side his dad. Their music is sure to bring a smile to your face and joy to your soul!
Mestrando Anão has been practicing Capoeira for 22 years. The International Capoeira Abolicao group started in 1994. He started the Knoxville Capoeira group in 2016 with the intention of promoting Brazilian culture through Capoeira. Our members range in age from 5 to 43 years old. We are all united in wanting to use Capoeira for health, physical fitness and to build relationships in the community. We are located at Boca Martial Arts/FitBox.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of a Thomas Live Acoustic Performance, you are in for a real treat. Inspired in his early years by the great creative music era of the 60’s & 70’s, Thomas has kept the legendary memory songs and stories you already know and love alive and enjoyed time and time again.
With his roots right here in the farmlands of East Tennessee, Thomas has been delighting widespread audiences with his music throughout the South now for over 30 years. From his beginnings of performing daily at the Knoxville 1982 World’s Fair until today he has been one of the most popular, versatile, and enjoyed entertainers of the Knoxville music scene. The Knoxville Sunsphere hailed him saying, “By Far, He’s the Best Retro-Feel-Good Entertainer in East Tennessee!”
Thomas is currently performing every Saturday evening as the House Musician for Clinch River Brewing in Norris Tennessee. You can read more about him by visiting: www.musicianthomas.com
Shayla McDaniel seamlessly blends hints of jazz with alternative pop. Her newest single “Roommate” is now available, and she looks forward to the release of a new record this summer. The Knoxville, Tennessee, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has performed at Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival, the Cre865 Showcase, Women in Jazz Jam Festival, and live on-air at WUTK 90.3 FM, WDVX 89.9 FM, and WOZO 103.9 FM. McDaniel has also caught the attention of the Knoxville Music Warehouse, who chose her song “I’ll Leave the Light On” as one of the top 16 songs from Knoxville artists in 2016. The following year, fans voted her Knoxville’s Favorite Band of 2017. Her song “Silence” from the EP 26 Letters was voted Best Singer/Songwriter Song in the 2018 Knoxville Music Awards. She was also voted Knoxville’s Best Musician/Band in the 2018 Best of Knoxville Awards. McDaniel will continue to play local and regional shows for growing audiences.
Osborne & Krause
Osborne/Krause (Guy-Larry and Diane) are singer-songwriters who write and play contemplative folk music with acoustic guitars, harmonium, and vocal harmonies. Born in Appalachian counties of South Carolina and Tennessee, respectively, a sense of place, community, and the natural world inform their compositions. Over the past year they have maintained a busy performance schedule at venues ranging from universities and coffee houses to community festivals and nonprofit fundraisers.
Both Diane and Guy played with other musical projects long before starting to write and perform together in 2017. Diane studied music composition at Davidson and performed in coffee houses around Charlotte, Chicago, and Boulder, CO, where she also played in Balinese, Japanese, and Indian ensembles and worked as a music engraver. Guy has performed in folk clubs in London, Boston, and elsewhere, and currently also performs with The Emancipators, named after the 19th century abolitionist newspaper published in East Tennessee, which he founded in 2008.
Diane and Guy have been writing songs since their college years and have released previous recordings on their own. They are currently performing songs from their first album of co-written material entitled, “We’re Here Now.”
Rhythmic Remedy is an Atlanta local reggae conscious music movement group that hopes to inspire, as well as be inspired, through the lessons that can be found within music. Here’s to good vibes and musical healing of the body, mind, and soul!
Formed in the shards of time as a kind-punk duo, Kind Magic was sent to earth to remind it’s people of the power of nature. With light hearts and heavy hands they have toured the vastness of space and time, including Tennessee. Combining cosmic spirituality and human music, Kind Magic is thrilled to play Earth on it’s holiest holiday. Join them this Fall when they begin their residency in North America’s largest sink hole.
TURNAROUND NORMAN were formed in 2016. With material contributed by each member, the group’s music ranges from baroque and classical to jazz and blues and more contemporary influences. After all, music can come from anywhere, and it should take you everywhere. Right? TURNAROUND NORMAN strive for everywhere!