Michael Edward Miller

Host/Feature News/Production Coordinator

A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Michael Edward Miller hosts Around and About.  His favorite radio programs and podcasts include This American Life, Radiolab and The Moth.  He and his wife Rachel are both Chattanooga natives. 

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3:46pm

Fri June 15, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Yo Mama's What?

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band performs on the Bud Light stage.

Their name gets people's attention pretty quickly: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band.  They played the Bud Light stage Thursday night during Riverbend.  In this interview, the lead singer, Sweet Nasty, talks about the band's unusual name and their 10-year history together.  Click here to listen.

 

3:41pm

Fri June 15, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Steel Wheels Get Funky

Steel Wheels perform on the Unum stage.

Steel Wheels mostly play Americana.  But Thursday night at Riverbend 2012, they added beat-boxing to this song.  Hear an excerpt, and hear lead singer Trent Wagler discuss the band's inspiration for combining old and new genres.  Click here to listen.

 

 

 

 

5:47pm

Thu June 14, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Here Come The Mummies Wrap It Up at Riverbend

Here Come The Mummies on the Bud Light stage.

Here Come The Mummies, a band who claim to be 5000-year-old funk musicians from the ancient Expleticus Deleticus tribe, played Riverbend on Wednesday night at the Bud Light stage.  They jammed on a cowbelt (part cowbell, part belt), introduced the crowd to Evil Kenevil's twisted twin, and wrapped up their set with songs like "Boom Boom Room."  

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5:39pm

Thu June 14, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Royal Southern Brotherhood

Royal Southern Brotherhood's Tribute To The Wetlands on the Unum stage.

Devon Allman, Mike Zito, Charlie Wooten, Yonrico Scott, Johnny Sansone, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Waylon Thibodeaux and Cyril Neville performed together Wednesday night at Riverbend 2012.  The group is called the Royal Southern Brotherhood's Tribute To The Wetlands.  Click here to listen to an excerpt of their performance.

 

5:40pm

Wed June 13, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Family Night Brings Diverse Musical Styles to Riverbend

Burning Alter performs Tuesday night at Riverbend

Family night at Riverbend featured traditional gospel singers, such as 15-year-old Mallory Ledford.  But hard rockers Burning Alter also performed.

 

 

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9:37pm

Tue June 12, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Lionel Young Unplugged

Lionel Young performs at the Lindsay Street Hall

A short feature/performance.  Lionel Young played "St. Louis Blues" during an unplugged set at the Lindsay Street Hall the afternoon before the Bessie Smith Strut.  Click here to listen.

 

9:25pm

Tue June 12, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Hadden Sayers: Performance & Interview at the Bessie Smith Strut

Hadden Sayers at the 2012 Bessie Smith Strut

Hadden Sayers performed at the 2012 Bessie Smith Strut.  In this clip, he plays his song "Hippie Getaway," and then talks about his music and what Bessie Smith means to him.  Click here to listen.

9:20pm

Tue June 12, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Joe Louis Walker Plays One For The Ladies

Joe Louis Walker performs at the Bessie Smith Strut

At the 2012 Bessie Smith Strut, bluesman Joe Louis Walker dedicated a mostly-instrumental number to the women in the crowd.  Click here to listen.

 

3:18pm

Tue June 12, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Lionel Young's Unusual Blues

At the 2012 Bessie Smith Strut, Lionel Young and his band performed--but instead of the usual electric guitar, Young played an electric violin.

12:25pm

Sun June 10, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Kaki King Previews New Material at Riverbend 2012

The first Saturday night of Riverbend 2012, Kaki King played an as-yet-untitled song from an upcoming album.  Click here to listen.

 

 

9:33pm

Sat June 9, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Cutthroat Shamrock Gets Rowdy During Riverbend 2012's Opening Night

Cutthroat Shamrock on the TVFCU Stage

Cutthroat Shamrock, an Irish/Punk/Bluegrass band from Knoxville, asked the audience to join in on "Rowdy Soul."  Click here to listen.

 

1:47pm

Wed June 6, 2012
They Have A Listening Room, Too

It's Getting Loud At The Hunter With 'Sound +Vision'

This exhibit rocks.  The Hunter Museum of American Art is showing forty different artistic and iconic photos of Elvis, The Beatles, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jay-Z and other musicians.

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11:12am

Fri May 25, 2012
Best Job Ever

Chattanooga Is A Long Way From The Rainforest, But…

This segment is part of our Best Job Ever series, where we talk to people who have unusual or adventurous jobs and find out whether or not their workdays are really all that interesting.

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12:05pm

Wed May 23, 2012

2:04pm

Thu May 17, 2012

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