East Tennessee’s Own WDVX is happy to announce the return of the live WDVX Blue Plate Special three days a week, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at noon! Join us on August 11th inside the Knoxville Visitor’s Center on Gay Street downtown as we bring Real Live Music back to the Blue Plate!
Waylon Payne is a son of country music royalty, a teenaged Baptist preacher turned addict and actor, Payne sings about fathers and sons, faith and addiction, recovery and renewal with devastating clarity. His character-rich collection harks back to a way of telling stories in song that revealed kept secrets and promised mystery. Over his years, Payne has felt the terrible power secrets can hold and learned the transformative value of releasing them. Finally, he’s in a place where he can harness that power to create transcendent work.
The Lucky Losers have been described as “the finest light-skinned female blues vocalist in the U.S” [Real Blues – 2010], fiery Dallas-born entertainer Cathy Lemons has a velvet voice with a gritty edge and the rebel conviction of a woman risen from the ashes. New Jersey native Phil Berkowitz “has earned renown as one of the West Coast’s most distinctive harp players, as well as for his sharp, resonant tenor” [Living Blues – 2018]. The stark contrast between incandescent Lemons and elegant Berkowitz makes for a captivating musical union, breathing new life into American songwriting tradition and the vanishing art of duet singing.
Since 2015, The Lucky Losers have completed numerous national tours, performing on stages in over 40 states. Their artistic achievements have garnered 20 award nominations, including two International Songwriting Competition nominations.