Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Tuckasee Highway Band Coming To The Princess
The RSCC Arts and Lectures Committee is pleased to present
Opening Act: Philip Ray (Johnny Cash tribute artist)
Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 PM EST at the Princess Theatre in Harriman
Roane State students, faculty, staff, and ORICL members qualify for two tickets each. All other tickets are $5.00.
To purchase tickets call (865) 354-3000 ext. 4515 and press option 1.
Tuckasee Highway Band Bio
The Tuckasee Highway Band has united musicians from varied backgrounds to put their unique stamp on traditional country music. Singer John Fee has been singing classic country music for most of his life, from playing small shows around his hometown of Harlan, KY, to recording in Nashville. Guitarist Josh Brown has played in various bands around Knoxville, honing in on sharp modern guitar-rock, a la The Black Keys and The White Stripes. Blues Harpist/Vocalist Jim McMillan brings the soul of old-school blues and southern rock. Drummer Joshua Sheffield has rocked Knoxville, playing punk and high-energy garage rock.
However, they come together over a mutual love of classic and outlaw country, creating a sound that both honors the traditions and roots of country music, while also blending and experimenting with each member’s unique style. On paper, it may look like a strange blending of styles, but the result is a sound that is at one moment the heartfelt vocals and crying steel-guitar sounds of George Jones, and, at another, the roadhouse stomp of Waylon Jennings or The Georgia Satellites. Through it all, there is the love of great traditional country and roots music, a genuine love for their audience, and the drive to put on a great show every time they hit the stage.