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Musicians of the Year - Wild Blue Yonder

Melissa Wade, from Knoxville, on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, fronts the band and writes most of their original material. She is also an accomplished pianist and piano instructor. She brings to the band many years of performance experience in a variety of musical styles.

Philip Coward, from Knoxville, on mandolin, lead acoustic guitar and vocals, shares leadership duties in the band and contributes to their signature energetic show. He also co-writes and arranges much of the group's original material and has performed in various bands for almost 30 years, one of which toured overseas with the USO in the 1970's.

Classically-trained violinist and virtuoso fiddlers, sisters,  Laura Knight and Cindy Wallace light up the band's stage show with lively fiddle tunes as well as beautiful string arrangements on their slower numbers. They have performed in many bands, including Wild Mountain Honey, and The Wallace Sisters.  Their credentials also include many years at Dollywood theme park.

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Fine Handmade Guitars From Tennessee by

Jim Sullivan Guitars

Sullivan Guitars are high end, handmade acoustic guitars, Jim Sullivan caters to the discerning musician in search of exceptional tone, craftsmanship, and playability.

The home of quality handmade guitars, handbuilt by luthier and master craftsman Jim Sullivan. If your looking for a handmade acoustic guitar with outstanding sound, playability, and attention to detail, then a Sullivan Guitar could be the answer to your dreams. They are truly one of a kind artisan built guitars with the absence of mediocrity. Jim uses a special patented bracing system in the side assembly that changes how the guitar works, producing much more volume and frequency response in a small bodied guitar. Try a Sullivan handmade acoustic guitar and you'll be hooked for life. Sullivan Guitars


Chet Atkins

Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer.

His picking style, inspired by Merle Travis, Django Reinhardt, George Barnes and Les Paul, brought him admirers both within and outside the country scene, both in the U.S.A. and internationally. Atkins produced records for Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Eddy Arnold, Don Gibson, Jim Reeves, Jerry Reed, Skeeter Davis, Connie Smith, Waylon Jennings, and others.

Chet Atkins - The Official website - Gretsch Guitar Page for Chet Atkins


The Chet Atkins Appreciation Society

The CAAS Convention Is Held Every Year in Mid-July At the Music City Sheraton Hotel

The convention is known for its sheer number of talented fingerstyle guitarists in attendance. CAAS members from all over the world bring their guitars and trade licks in the lobby, meeting rooms and hotel rooms all week.

Each day is packed with workshops and concerts, and guitar manufacturers and guitar related vendors occupy a trade show room where you can sample and buy products such as guitars, rare record albums, thumbpicks, instructional materials and videos. - www.chetsociety.com


Tennessee Blues Festivals

  • Beale Street Music Festival, Memphis - May
  • Grinders Switch Blues Festival, Centerville
  • Hatchie Fall Festival, On the Square in Historic Downtown Brownsville - Oct
  • Memphis Music and Heritage Festival, Memphis - August
  • Riverbend Festival, Chattanooga, - June
  • Shannon Street Blues & Heritage Festival, Jackson - June
  • WC Handy Blues Awards Weekend, Memphis

  • Musicians Networking For a Change - www.USAMusician.net

    When it comes right down to it, we all want the same thing, right? To be given a chance, to be heard, to be loved. To connect with other humanoids on some level, however small, and find reason to believe that we're not as alone as we sometimes feel. To take our muse from the safety of the living room to stages far from home, to find our voice and sing our song . . .

    OK, thus go the mental ramblings of an artist. Thanks to Mark Barreres and Grassroots Networking for turning dreams and ramblings into real results and even - dare we say it -  money. Yes, the "M" word. We in Wild Blue Yonder are not afraid to say that we appreciate being paid for our art, and Mark's "connect the dots" system is already making that happen for us. We haven't been affiliated very long, but already hits on our website are up and new connections are being made daily.

    Thanks so much, Grassroots Networking, for linking us up in so many ways and so many places! We can't wait to see what the future holds, to grow our relationships and to tell more music biz people what great things you are doing. -
    Philip Coward Wild Blue Yonder

    A message from Mark Barreres founder of USAMusican.net

    We are very excited to announce that we have just acquired www.WebPromotion.com and we are looking forward to adding strategic partners, web designers and web promoters to our grassroots network. Collaboration with other like-minded partners benefits everyone. Working together we can increase productivity and cost savings for our businesses, giving our clients the valuable edge vital in today's marketplace. - Mark Barreres GrassRoots Networker

    If you are a USA Musician then get networking!
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    Call 703-722-6012 or 540-984-8190

    We are looking for musicians that want to share and start a "USA Musician House Concert Series". We get calls all the time from musicans saying hey man we are passing though your area and are looking to play a house concert and make some money. At that point I ask them are you willing get a house concert series going in your home town? That question either ends the call up or they keep on talking about how great they are and how it's all about them... The question is how many musicians and business people see outside the box? USA Musicians Networking Forum


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