Royal Oaks Concert Series Schedule

Schedule

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016  
Concert Starts At: 07:30pm

Location: Royal Oaks Event Center *  4411 Legends Way, Maryville, TN  37801

Ticket Information: Tickets to all concerts are $15. To guarantee reserved seating, please call (865) 984-4260

MIC HARRISON AND SPECIAL GUEST JOSH SMITH

Josh Smith and Mic Harrison

A native of Bradford, Tenn., Mic Harrison was working in a sawmill when he was asked to join Knoxville-based band the V-Roys in 1995. The group had already been performing Harrison’s song “Sooner or Later” with V-Roys co-lead vocalist Scott Miller singing lead. The group recorded three critically-acclaimed albums and toured Europe opening for Steve Earle and acting as his band. When the V-Roys broke up on New Year’s Eve 1999, Harrison (who had released his first solo album Don’t Bail earlier that year) joined already established college radio favorites Superdrag. He recorded the album Last Call for Vitriol with the group. Superdrag disbanded in 2003 and Harrison recorded his second solo CD “Pallbearer’s Shoes” (2004) with producer Don Coffey Jr. It wasn’t until Harrison joined forces with Knoxville band The High Score, though, that everything came together. Robbie Trosper (guitar), Brad Henderson (drums) and Vance Hillard (bass), all hail from Sevier County (the birthplace of Dolly Parton) and were kindred spirits. Together, Harrison and the High Score developed a combination of high octane honky tonk and power pop rock ‘n’ roll that has wowed audiences from Bonnaroo to Boston. The band’s albums Push Me On Home (2007), On the Right Side of the Grass (2008) and Great Commotion (2010) landed the group good reviews, airplay on Americana radio stations around the country and a dedicated and enthusiastic fan base.

Singer-Songwriter, Josh Smith, began playing his songs with his band, Handsome and the Humbles in early 2014, creating a sound that has been described as "Garage Americana." His songs, which are inspired by the people he's met and stories he's heard while growing up in East Tennessee, aim to introduce elements of Appalachian/southern culture that may cause the listener to think, "There's more to those people than I thought." Both his band's debut EP, Hallelujah, Alright, and first full-length album, Have Mercy have been well-received by East Tennessee audiences and critics alike–affording him the opportunity to play shows as close to home as the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion and as far away as Rockwood Music Hall in New York, NY. With increasing critical acclaim and shows booked all over the Southeast, Josh Smith and his band Handsome and the Humbles have become a group to watch.