42nd Annual Jubilee Festival
At the Laurel Theater
16th Street & Laurel Avenue in Knoxville
Celebrating the Traditional Music of the Southern Appalachians
old-time fiddle • banjo • string bands • old harp • railroad songs...and more
Jubilee Community Arts showcases some of the finest practitioners of mountain music across the generations
• Basement jamming and flatfoot dancing •
Friday, March 11th Saturday, March 12th
7:00 - Allison Williams 7:00 - Clyde Davenport
Allison Wlliams is a native of the Arkansas Ozarks who got her 87-year-old Clyde Davenport of Jamestown is one of the most
start as a punk rock musician before discovering her musical important fiddlers in the State of Tennessee. He has been hon-
roots. She is now an accomplished clawhammer banjo player, ored with a National Heritage Fellowship and invited to every
singer and square dance caller. prestigious national festival of folklife and fiddling.
7:30 - Greg Horne and Friends 7:30 - Fiery Gizzard String Band
Multi-instrumentalist Greg Horne is known for original and The Fiery Gizzard String Band is based in South Pittsburg, Ten-
roots music in many styles. Not everyone knows that he is a nessee, on the southeast edge of the Cumberland Plateau, just
talented practitioner of old-time Appalachian fiddle music, much south of Big Fiery Gizzard Creek. Bob Townsend plays fiddle,
appreciated at jams and dances. Charlie Higgins is on guitar, and Charlies son Tim plays banjo.
Bob and Charlie have been working together off and on since
8:00 - Tom McCarroll & Tammie McCarroll-Burroughs the 1970s.
Old time fiddle & guitar in the style made famous by Tom’s
father Fiddlin’ Jim McCarroll of the Roane County Ramblers. 8:15 - Roy Harper
Tom and Tammie were featured at the Festival of American A retired brakeman from Manchester, Roy sings the songs
Fiddle Tunes. popular in the 1920’s and 1930’s, specializing in Jimmie Rogers’
repertory and historical ballads. He was the 2003 Governor’s
8:30 - John Alvis and Friends Folklife Heritage honoree.
John Alvis, Juanita Johnson and other friends pay tribute to leg-
endary fiddler Charlie Acuff of the Union County family made 9:00 - Mike & Marcia Bryant
famous by Charlie’s cousin Roy. Charlie can’t be with us this Champion fiddler Mike Bryant has played for close to 30 years
year but his many musician friends will carry his music as far and is well known for his years with the New Dixie Entertainers
as they can. and for his wide repertoire of Southern fiddle tunes.
9:00 - Matt Kinman 9:30 - Danny Gammon & Don Cassell
Matt Kinman is a banjoist, balladeer and junk collector. Born in Fiddler Dan Gammon and mandolinist Don Cassell (the Dando
Tucson, Arizona, his father and ancestors for many generations Dondo Show) are familiar faces at the Laurel performing with
were fiddlers. Matt has played with Old Crow Medicine Show, many groups including the Dismembered Tennesseeans, the
the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, the Hackensaw Boys and the Carawan Family,Y’uns and Tennessee Sheiks.
Old Time Serenaders.
10:00 - The Mumbillies
9:30 - Pea Ridge Ramblers This Knoxville band that been playing together since the heyday
Todd Gladson and Kenneth Johnson were raised in Georgia. Over of the 1970’s stringband revival. The band has been a mainstay
the past 10 years. they have captured & unleashed the essence of the old-time scene in the area.
of old-time mountain music in brother duet fashion.
Sunday, March 13th
10:00 a.m. - Epworth Old Harp Singers Dinner and Singing
A community singing from The New Harp of Columbia, a manual of sacred songs first published in Knoxville in 1848,
related to the better known Sacred Harp singing tradition and emerging from the
singing school movement once widespread throughout New England and the South.
Produced by Jubilee Community Arts with support from the Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville,
the East Tennessee Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Schedule is subject to change - call 865 522-5851 or visit www.jubileearts.org