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The Malpass Brothers and Lori King & Junction 63 will perform at the Knoxville Performing Arts Center on March 9th, 2024. The night will be great evening featuring classic country sounds and toe-tapping bluegrass.
About the Malpass Brothers
It was a transformative moment when two young brothers discovered their grandfather Malpass’ LPs collection. Drawn like a moth to a flame, the classic-filled treasure trove from the golden era of traditional country music gathered little dust in the Malpass household. Chris and Taylor studied the brother-harmony bluegrass duos of Jim & Jesse, the Louvin and Wilburn Brothers and bathed in the sounds of Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Charlie Pride, Merle Haggard. It was musical Manna to the boys—there was nothing in the marketplace that fed The Malpass Brothers’ soul more than the music of this bygone era–and they would stay true to it.
Best known as modern-day troubadours who carry the torch for traditional country music, The Malpass Brothers began singing and playing together professionally at a very young age. Alongside their dad, Chris Malpass Sr., the siblings performed at churches all over the southeast, but they continued to hone their traditional sound by working alongside and amongst the legends.
While Taylor finished high school, Chris began honing his songwriting skills, and working with steel guitar legend, Don Helms—an original member of the Drifting Cowboys. A few years later, he found himself on Merle Haggard’s bus, singing and performing for Merle on his 000 Martin guitar. Taylor, in the meantime, played lead guitar in a local band, and upon graduation, flew out to Redding, CA to join his brother as the opening act for Merle Haggard for the next seven years.
In 2011, Haggard produced The Malpass Brothers’ debut album, Memory That Bad on Hag Records. The title track hit number 6 on the CMT Pure Country 12-Pack Countdown and remained in the charts for several weeks. In 2015, Bluegrass Hall of Fame inductee, Doyle Lawson picked up the gauntlet and produced their sophomore, self-titled album on Organic Records, and in 2017, The Malpass Brothers released a live album, Live at the Paramount, which captures the energy and excitement of their highly polished, traditional country music show.
However, their latest album, Lonely Street (released May 12, 2023), also produced by Lawson alongside Ben Isaacs (of the multi-Dove Award-winning/Grammy nominated group The Isaacs), may be their strongest project to date. Notably engineered by the late Grammy Award-winning Mark Capps under the oversight of Executive Producer and longstanding Malpass manager, Dan Mann, this 12-song album teems with brand new, traditional country music that sounds as if it were curated from a 50s/60s/70s smoke-filled, classic country jukebox. Chris Malpass wrote the majority of the songs, including co-writes by Dickey Lee, Shawn Camp, Conrad Fisher and Taylor Dunn. The album also includes cover nods like “Love Slips Away” by Merle Haggard and Jeannie Seely’s “We Don’t.”
About Lori King & Junction 63
Junction 63 is a great addition to the music scene – a band that promises to bring a fresh take on traditional music. With their hard driving and contemporary vibe, this band is sure to captivate audiences of all ages. Their unique sound seamlessly blends the old and the new, creating a musical experience that is both nostalgic and modern.
Over the past 10 years, the band has released three albums, with the third release on Turnberry Records. However, for this EP, the band has decided to once again take control and has been sharing singles leading up to the full EP release by the end of 2024. We can’t wait for fans to hear the entire project.
Lori King and Junction 63 are a passionate and energetic bluegrass band that consists of multi-talented songwriters, arrangers, and instrumentalists. Their vast repertoire includes hard-driving numbers, heartwarming gospels, sing-along country-grass, and classic and contemporary bluegrass compositions. Lori believes that their authenticity both on and off stage has helped them build a strong connection with their audience, making them one of the best bluegrass bands in the Midwest. Come experience their passion and energy for bluegrass music at their next performance!
Nearwood Winery & Vineyards will re-open for the season on Saturday, March 9, 2024 Featuring an Art Class by Lisa Clubb Icenbice
Nearwood Winery & Vineyards is located 2 miles south of Knoxville on Hwy. 14. Open Wed-Sun, noon-5:30pm. Food, wine, beer, non-alcohol are available for purchase. No outside beverages are allowed.
Create beautiful barn quilt art with instruction by Lisa of Signs/Designs & T’s. Hosted by Nearwood Winery & Vineyards in Knoxville. Select the design and size in advance of class. Choose your own color scheme to fit your décor.
The Saturday afternoon of the class you’ll get a ready-to-paint wooden sign, paint, brushes, aprons, and instruction. Class size is limited so sign up by Friday, March 8.
Prepayment is required with your order. Price of board varies by size starting at $50. Order your pattern directly from Lisa via Facebook/Signs, Design’s and T’s by Lisa and Mandy or message Lisa at 641-777-0987
Hop on Over to West Ridge Specialty Care to Meet the Easter Bunny!
Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 11am-1pm
Located at 1904 W Howard St, Knoxville, IA
We will be having a Bicycle Giveaway, a Raffle for themed Easter Baskets, Cotton Candy by Sugar Rush, Free Photo with the Easter Bunny taken by Molly Jo Photography, Goodie Bags and More!
Residents and staff of Accura HealthCare of Knoxville are excited to host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30 at 10 AM. Bring your family and friends for an afternoon of fun finding colorful eggs, prizes, and surprises!
Different age groups will have separate hunting areas for kids ages 0-4, 5-8, and 9-12.
After the hunt, enjoy photos with the Easter Bunny!
Event TitleGarden Gala 2024
‘Garden Gala 2024’ brought to you by Knoxville Federated Garden Club is a fantastic event that includes morning coffee and assortment of pastries, three gardening-related speakers, lunch, and garden-focused vendors for shopping (plants, garden art, etc.). Proceeds from the event support garden club community projects, including maintenance and upkeep at the Bessie Spaur Butterfly Garden.