Knoxville

Heiskell Delivers Again

Jul 10, 2019

Jeff Heiskell is on a roll with one of his best releases yet, Songs in the Key of H.   He sits down with Todd Steed on Flipside to share insights on this strong collection of songs. 

Can Knoxville grow its film and video production?

Jun 28, 2019

Knoxville's video production history goes back over a generation. Today, there are ample opportunities for production work, from web commercials to cable TV work and even film production. But can local production continue to thrive when cable audiences are shrinking? What is the economic impact of film production given the heavy competition from Georgia? We attempted to answer some of these questions by speaking with several involved in the local film and video community.

Indie-pop artist Lucette talks with Todd Steed about her latest recording and her upcoming visit to Knoxville at the Open Chord. 

Todd Cooper

Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst talk to Todd Steed about their latest recording, big changes in their lives and their return to Knoxville.  

 

Has Knoxville's Beer Scene Peaked?

May 17, 2019

Despite national numbers dropping, Knoxville's craft brewing market continues to grow. At least, businesses keep popping up selling new and interesting beers. But are we at a saturation point? How much room is there to grow the craft beer market when it seems like a new brewery opens every few weeks? The reality is perhaps different than what we perceive, as I found out when I spoke to several people involved in the local beer scene.

Dialogue: Knoxville's Music Scene

Apr 10, 2019

Knoxville has long been a crossroads for musicians. As stages have come and gone, while some endure, the shape of the city's sound has also changed. In this Dialogue we'll talk to some of the city's residents who have helped shape that sound in recent years. 

Art Ensemble of Chicago sun percussionist Famoudou Don Moye talks to Todd Steed about some of his favorite recordings and his upcoming performance at the Big Ears Festival.

Hidden away on a warm island, Carla Bley and Steve Swallow check in with Todd Steed about their enthusiasm for returning to Knoxville.  At the end of the interview, Todd makes an impossible promise to secure their happiness. 

Holly Rainey- The Love Kitchen

Lance Owens passed away on February 15th at the age of 95.  He was an inspirational figure in the Knoxville jazz scene.  Below is an interview from 2014. 

Dialogue: Revisiting Recode Knoxville

Dec 5, 2018

Knoxville’s zoning code hasn’t had a major overhaul in over 50 years. In that time the country has seen a return to downtown, the rise of gig economies, and seismic shifts in land use. Knoxville’s Metropolitan Planning Commission has been hard at work for nearly two years to redo city codes, and Recode Knoxville has gained more attention as the process inches closer to the finish line. But there’s been enough feedback to delay a vote on the changes until next year. If you’re wondering what Recode is and what it could mean to you, listen in.

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