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Amy Ray Band with Special Guest Shawn Mullins

803 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
803 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

(865) 522-0832

  • Date(s): July 30, 2019 to July 30, 2019
  • Event Time(s): 8:00 PM
  • Price: $40.00 and $25.00 (plus applicable fees)
  • Location: Bijou Theatre

For over 30 years, Amy Ray has been renowned as one half of the Grammy-award
winning folk duo Indigo Girls. She is also a community activist and has had an indie
label, Daemon Records since 1989. With her debut solo album, Stag (2001), Ray
turned in her acoustic for an electric and delivered a critically acclaimed album that
showed her love of punk and rock. Since then, she has released five more solo rock
albums; Prom, Didn’t It Feel Kinder, Live from Knoxville, Lung of Love, and MVP
Live. Her first foray into country music came with her traditional country / Americana
release, Goodnight Tender in 2014. She followed up with the release, The Tender
Hour in 2015, a live recording of her country and rock exploits from The Triple Door,
in Seattle as well as Indigo Girls studio album, One Lost Day.
Indigo Girls Live with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra is being
released June 8th 2018, and they will be recording a new album in January of 2019 in
the U.K.

Amy Ray and her band’s new country album, Holler will be released on September,
28th 2018. It was recorded live to tape at her mainstay Echo Mountain Studio in
Asheville, NC, with the added power and swagger of horns and strings that harken
back to the country music of the late 60’s. Holler features special guests: Alison
Brown on banjo, Kofi Burbridge on keys, Derek Trucks on guitar, Vince Gill, Brandi
Carlile, The Wood Brothers, Justin Vernon, Lucy Wainwright Roche and Phil Cook
on harmonies. Amy and her band will be hitting the road throughout the Fall of 2018
and beyond.

After a series of indie record releases, Shawn Mullins’ critical breakthrough came when 1998 Soul’s Core album shot him to fame on the strength of its Grammy-nominated No. 1 hit, “Lullaby” followed by AAA/Americana No. 1 “Beautiful Wreck” from 2006’s 9th Ward Pickin Parlor. His song, “Shimmer” was used in promotion of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and was included on the Dawson’s Creek soundtrack. He co-wrote “All in My Head” which was featured in episode one of the hit TV sitcom “Scrubs.” Mullins also cowrote the Zac Brown Band’s No. 1 country tune “Toes.” In early 2002, he formed super group The Thorns with Matthew Sweet and Peter Droge. Mullins’ most recent album My Stupid Heart was released in 2015, the theme of which, Mullins says, can be summed up most succinctly by the song title, “It All Comes Down To Love,” the guiding force behind just about every song on the album.

For the 20th anniversary of Soul’s Core, Shawn is revisiting the music by recording two new versions of the album. He is calling this Soul’s Core Revival. This is not a remix or a remaster of the original, but rather brand new recordings with new arrangements of the songs one album will be new stripped down solo performances, some on guitar, some on piano and maybe one acappella and the second will be a new studio recording with his full band, Soul Carnival.

Amy Ray Band with Special Guest Shawn Mullins