About Jack Rentfro
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Hudson K Has Big Plans for Next Album
Published 10/03/2012 at 11:23 a.m.
Those free CDs artists hand out at shows prove the promotion budget sometimes pays back. It was a copy of Shine, Hudson K’s self-produced full-length album from 2010, that led internationally recognized producer Jason Rubal to Knoxville singer/songwriter Christina Horn.
Peace Be Upon You: Knoxville's Arts Community Remembers Ali Akbar
Published 12/21/2009 at 6:29 p.m.
Ali Akbar, who died earlier this month, was downtown’s Puck, its mischievous muse and town crier at concerts, gallery openings, and anywhere else that our community congregated to celebrate creativity.
Lead Guitarist Needed
Published 10/29/2008 at 5 p.m. 1 Comment
Halloween Fiction Issue: In this short story by Jack Rentfro, a local cover band adds the best guitar player they've ever heard... but why does his old Telecaster smell so bad?
Eye on the Scene: Down the Block
Published 10/15/2008 at 5 p.m.
One of Knoxville’s unsung heroes has announced the conclusion of the treasured little secret that was the Writer’s Block Live monthly concert series at Knoxville Museum of Art’s intimate, acoustically perfect 170-seat auditorium.
Play That Country Music
Published 10/08/2008 at 5 p.m.
The moment came while Carl Ray Williams was performing in Fort Sill, Okla. He was working his way through a set, performing his own material and the classic country-and-western songs he digs so much, when some soldier in the back ...
Eye on the Scene: ...With a Cherry on Top
Published 10/01/2008 at 5 p.m.
For now, the “Internet” part of Cherries Internet Cafe takes precedence over the “Cafe” part. The new high-tech gathering place at 17 Market Square, located under the offices of the Knoxville Chamber, opened on Sept. 25 after several months of ...
Whistling Through the Graveyard
Published 09/03/2008 at 5 p.m. 1 Comment
Some see the dumpster as half-empty. Some see it as half-full. That’s the kind of optimism driving the comics, actors, and musicians behind Boozehound Gandy Dance, Knoxville’s only “hobo cabaret.” Named for their affection for alcohol with a nod toward ...
Eye on the Scene: Wednesday Merry-Go-Round
Published 07/30/2008 at 5 p.m.
WDVX and AC Entertainment have scheduled a series of monthly live concert broadcasts from the Bijou Theatre, hosted by Nashville singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale and starring national, regional, and local roots artists. The series, called Tennessee Shines, premieres Wednesday, Aug. 27, ...
Eye on the Scene: No Names Needed
Published 06/04/2008 at 5 p.m.
The first issue of a new quarterly journal about the city’s contemporary art scene is scheduled for release on Friday, July 4, just in time for that month’s First Friday celebration. The unofficial working title of the project is the ...
Eye on the Scene: Laith Keilany, Beeswax, and Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle
Published 05/14/2008 at 5 p.m. 1 Comment
Former Knoxvillian Laith Keilany, a sometime musical partner of Jodie Manross and an extraordinary guitarist and oud player in his own right, is bouncing back from a recent medical emergency related to his 2006 lymphoma diagnosis.