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Last year’s entertainers were spread throughout the festival in busker fashion. Musicians performed acoustic sets with no sound systems and festival goers were encouraged to show their support with monetary donations. Below are some links about the folks we lined up in 2017.

Chibi Kodama
Chibi Kodama is all-ages indie rock for kids and families. Call us “Kindie” rock, alt-rock for kids, Family rock, whatever… we’re here to make big, encouraging rock music that the whole family can enjoy.

Dr. Terror
Dr. Terror is a four piece dream pop band from Knoxville, Tn. The band consists of spacey guitar chord progressions and solos while being sprinkled with two part harmonies. Don’t be mislead by the name, this band handles the mixture of heavy instrumentation and pretty vocals. They will be playing at Earthfest as just a three part with two guitars and percussion. Check out the band camp here!

How About Never
This group of vocalists and musicians got together at EarthFest 2016 and had a great time jamming on some of your rock favorites. This year, three members return with two new additions. Stan Gibert (https://stangibert.com/) is back on vocals and guitar. Brothers Tom and Mike Salter are back on guitar and drums. Mike is a regular with Chattanooga’s Monday Night Big Band and Neil Young Cover Band Lazy Horse. Joining them will be vocalist Jenny Lowe and Jack Dennis on guitar. Plan to have fun hearing and singing along with unplugged covers of some of your favorite rock tunes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IXkryvTtlE

Shayla McDaniel
Shayla McDaniel creates a seamless blend of jazz and alternative pop. The Knoxville, Tennessee, singer-songwriter has performed in the Cre865 Showcase, the official Startup Day afterparty, live on-air at WUTK 90.3 FM and WDVX 89.9FM, and at the Women in Jazz Jam Festival. 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. McDaniel’s latest release “26 Letters” is now available, and she will continue to play local and regional shows for growing audiences.

Bob Maddox (Playing a Saw)
I moved here 43 years ago and I taught business management at the university for about 30 years and retired 14 years ago. I’ve played the saw off and on for 65 years, I didn’t play it every day. I saw a fellow on the stage 65 years ago playing it. I liked the sound of it, so I went home and got my dad’s carpenter saw out and banged around on it until I figured out how to make a note and then I kept going until I could change notes. I played a carpenter saw for quite awhile and then started buying musical saws. This one I’ve had for about a month; it came from France. It’s kind of the Cadillac of saws. Some people don’t know what it is and some say they haven’t heard it since they were children, but it’s an old-timey instrument. It was popular in the country when people didn’t have money for musical instruments, so they would play the saw and they’d play the washboard and spoons. Anything they had around the house that they could make music with. –The Buskers of Knoxville, Knoxvill Mercury September 9, 2015

Check Engine
Check Engine was started in 2011 by Tom Cook, Dillan Teffeteller, and Frank Bronson on guitar, banjo, and fiddle. Having learned from playing around community centers like Rocky Branch, Music row, and Bradbury, we bring an authentic East Tennessee colloquial sound. Check Engine has been featured at the Laurel Theatre and on WDVX.

Moxie & Friends
Moxie is Neo-Vaudevillian Dancer, Cabaret Singer, Twirler, Educator, Choreographer, Parody Song Writer, Comedienne, Entertainer, Writer, Goofball, Mary-Jane Shoe Aficionado, Black-Pants Enthusiast, Music Lover, Thinker, Existentialist, Marmot Advocate, Faux-Redhead, Producer, and all around nice gal originally from Easton, PA who is excited to perform at Earth Fest 2017!

David Webb’s Burning Bush
David Webb is a common sight in the Knoxville music scene who has garnered recognition from playing with various bands over the years, but with his burning bush he has stepped out on his own. With his acoustic guitar, David mixes elements of rock, punk, and soul into a sound that is at once fun, introspective, and unlike anything else you’ve ever heard.

Peachtree House
Peachtree House is known for their eclectic range of instruments. Ranging from the accordian, flute, glockenspiel, keyboard to foot tambourine, you aren’t likely to hear another group quite like them. They’re also likely to create an elaborate scene with props and costumes at the sites they play.