Photos by Shawn Poynter

  • The Black Lillies
  • Bearden Beer Market
  • Jamie Cook, Tom Pryor, and Cruz Contreras.
  • Robert Richards, Trisha Gene Brady, and Jamie Cook have drinks with the rest of the band at Barley's Taproom.
  • Brynn Kusic joins hands with other dancers at the Laurel Theater, a former church in Fort Sanders.
  • While Appalachian square dances may be generations old, rescued from obscurity by folklorists, they are managing to attract dancers of all ages.
  • Leo Collins (left) calls the dances on stage with the Hellgrammites.
  • Brynn Kusic and Lila Honaker “swing your partner baby.”
  • CIRCLE FOUR: After an absence of perhaps decades, traditional Appalachian square dancing is making a comeback in Knoxville, with a monthly dance courtesy of Jubilee Community Arts.
  • Square dancers Natalie Boring (left) and Nola Bronson “dig for the clam” between Doug Hammock and Amanda Humphreys at the Laurel Theater.
  • “Circling right.”
  • OLD-TIME MUSIC: Leo Collins (left) calls the dances on stage with the Hellgrammites at the Laurel Theater, which holds Southern square dances the second Thursday of each month.
  • Jimmie Wheeler, owner of the Ski-Scuba Center, gives an intro to scuba diving in the center’s indoor pool.
  • A home in the Forest Hills section of Sutherland.
  • Huntington Place Apartments.
  • A couple houses in what some there call the Marble City section of Sutherland Avenue.
  • A gray kitty waits for new parents at the Young-Williams Animal Center.
  • Tom the cat snoozes in the middle of the Menagerie antique store.
  • Charlotte Bell wraps up some glasses for safe transport at the Menagerie antique store.
  • Concrete Service, at the head of Sutherland Avenue.
  • Mackey’s Barber Shop.
  • The climbing wall at River Sports Outfitters.
  • Mackey’s Barber Shop.
  • Patrons at the Holy Land Market.
  • Exotic canned meats and fishes inside the Holy Land Market.
  • Mindfulness: Jim Conant chants during a sevice at the Losel Shedrup Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center.
  • FINDING BUDDHA: Jim Conant, center, waits for service to begin at the Losel Shedrup Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center on Kingston PIke.