|Knoxville Visitor Center|
I arrived at the Visitor's Center at11:30ish. I staked out a good seat just in front of the stage. The place began to fill up, and promptly at noon, the show began.
|Let the Music Begin!|
The Blue Plate Special is held Monday through Saturday at the Visitor's Center and is conducted by radio station WDVX in Knoxville. The Emcee for the production is a really cool lady named Red Hickey. A Knoxvillian, she is perfect for directing the hour-long program. She is perceptive, personable, funny, knowledgeable and yes, easy on the eyes. She keeps the audience fully engaged while making sure the performers stay on time.
|I Hope It's OK That I Lifted This Photo of Red Hickey Off Of Her Bio Page. She is A Sensation.|
This day, there were two sets of performers. The first 30 minutes of the show featured a two-sister act named Scenic Roots. Their names are Erin and Amber and they sang to their play on dulcimers and fiddle. Very good and unique duet.
|Scenic Roots---Erin and Amber|
I really liked these two performers. Ian has a natural enthusiasm---even exuberance---that is very appealing.
Without the ability to take the kind of pics I wanted, I decided to forgo my visit to the Old City and try that another day. Instead, I ferreted out a restaurant I had not tried---Oodles Uncorked at Market Square---and sat down to a wonderful char-broiled burger with homemade pepper chips. Oh yeah, babe. Clint was hungry and that burger really hit the spot.