Join us for a little afternoon hoe down at the Pioneer House before an evening of country roots and western swing and at the Open Chord, Knoxville. The store will be open all day with a visit from the Farmer and Adele live in-store and online concert. Later that evening they will be playing with Bill and the Belles, for ticket info on that show see below.
Friday, July 12th OPEN CHORD - KNOXVILLE
All Ages | 8pm
$12 Day of Show
Meet the Farmer & Adele ...
With the sounds of classic songwriting in their music and the future in their sights, The Farmer & Adele are re-imaging the modern cowboy/cowgirl while respecting its beginnings. Based out of Nashville, TN, The Farmer & Adele – led by Grace Adele and Keenan Wade – leads the pack of a new wave of musicians revitalizing western swing music. With a star-studded record, award nominations and their own morning radio show, The Farmer & Adele are a one-two punch of classic meets modern.
Meet Bill & the Belles ...
With their enchanting debut album, Dreamsongs, Etc., Bill and the Belles have captured the freewheeling, lighthearted approach to music that has endeared them to listeners of every generation. With a spirited sound that falls somewhere between old-time country and vaudeville, the group puts its own spin on a golden era of music, specifically the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.
“We like old music and some of us are consumed by it,” says lead singer and guitarist Kris Truelsen with a knowing laugh. “But we don't have a desire to copy it. We want to sound like ourselves and tell our story.”
As a result, a majority of the material on DreamSongs, Etc., is original, from the upbeat number, “Wedding Bell Chimes,” through the yearning ode to youth, “Back to My Childhood Days.” While Truelsen’s distinctive tenor anchors the project, the Tennessee-based band’s trio harmonies gleam against a backdrop of banjo, fiddle, accordion, ukulele, and clarinet.