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Kurt Vile

227 West Depot Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
227 West Depot Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917

(865) 522-0832

  • Date(s): July 15, 2018 to July 15, 2018
  • Event Times: From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Price: $25.00 plus applicable fees
  • Location: The Mill & Mine

Philadelphia songwriter Kurt Vile was already recording himself at home by age 14, shortly after his bluegrass-loving father purchased him a banjo to encourage his youthful creativity. By age 17, Vile was self-releasing cassettes of his home recordings, which in the earliest days were strongly influenced by the raw slacker pop of the Drag City roster. He would continue to record prolifically, releasing cassettes and CD-Rs of his solo material while holding down a day job as a forklift operator.

Constant Hitmaker After a brief move to Boston, Vile returned to Philadelphia in 2003 and began collaborating with singer/guitarist Adam Granduciel, and by 2005 their duo the War on Drugs was morphing from its nebulous beginnings into a fully realized band, growing to include more members, release albums, and tour to critical acclaim and larger audience. By 2008 Vile was splitting his time between the War on Drugs and his solo material, with his album Constant Hitmaker seeing release around the same time as tWoD's breakthrough full-length, Wagonwheel Blues. As tWoD's fame grew, Vile decided to leave the band, predicting their increased profile and expansive touring schedule would ultimately waylay his solo career.


Kurt Vile