Tenderhooks Hookin' 'Em Good

If you've had the feeling that Knoxville up-and-comers the Tenderhooks might be just a few well-chosen steps away from breaking out of the local market, you might be right. The band's just signed Rick Dobbis, a former president of Sony Music International and current business representative for the Rolling Stones, as their manager. Tenderhooks frontman Jake Winstrom reports that the band members and Dobbis are currently planning an upcoming tour and are considering how to distribute the group's most recent album, New Ways to Butcher English.