Motown Meets Gospel and Country at Art Museum

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Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Motown Meets Gospel and Country at Art Museum

Posted: 01/22/2009
The Knoxville Museum of Art's Alive After Five concert series presents the John Myers Band on Friday, January 30, from 5:30-8:00 pm.

John Myers is an extraordinary entertainer whose early career included stints with R&B groups The Five Pennies, The Four Pennies, and then The Hearts of Stone on the Motown label in the early 1970s. Now living in Knoxville and performing with some of its top Americana musicians, his career has taken a whole new turn. His repertoire still contains some soul songs from his Motown days, but he can just as easily pull out a song by Hank Williams, croon a number by Louie Armstrong or belt out an old-time banjo tune. Myers currently collaborates with his wife Pamela who is a prolific songwriter. He recently released a live album from the WDVX Blue Plate Special radio show which includes two of their original songs. He is currently working on a studio album as well.

Admission to this performance of Alive After Five is $8 for non-members, and $4 for museum members and students. Alive After Five is sponsored by Cherokee Distributing Company, Knoxville News Sentinel, WVLT-TV8 and WDVX-89.9FM. For more information about the Alive After Five series, please contact Michael Gill at (865) 934-2039.