Riverbend 2012

Get The Led Out, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, played a nearly 3-hour set at Riverbend Saturday night.  How closely did their rendition of "Dazed and Confused" sound like the original?  Click here to listen.

On the Riverbend Festival's final night, longtime Chattanooga funksters Musical Moose returned to the stage after a long absence and performed songs from their album "Gone With The Moose."  Click here to listen to the Moose playing "Shake and Bake," one of their best-known songs.

Junior Brown closed his Riverbend 2012 performance with a virtuoso guitar solo.  Click here to listen.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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."  

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.

 

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

 

 

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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

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

 

 

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