Dec 8 2012
11:27 am

Market Street in Ladd Landing at Kingston

Social hour starts at 6, Music at 7, We're done at 9:30 ish.
$10 You are welcome and encouraged to BYOB and BYO Food because we don't serve either one.

Griffin Cavender Vann and Milly Cavender are Cherohala.

Add Sarah Pirkle and they are the Naughty Knots. You'll understand more Friday night...

After much pestering and begging The fabulous Naughty Knots have agreed to play at Market Street. The Knots don't so much play for you as give you an experience you won't forget. We've seen them at Hippie Jack's, the Palace in Crossville, and reluctantly missed them at the Bijou and the Bristol Roots festival. I'm telling you, don't make that mistake. Rarely do we see the various talents and abilities of three separately strong singer songwriter musicians join together into something even greater than the sum of the excellent parts, but here we have the Knots as rare evidence.

The Naughty Knots CD is in the works and frankly there's nothing on the net tubes that lives up to what they are like in a live performance. This clip from Bristol Roots captures part of it but not that spine rippling good feeling you get when three glorious voices nail three part harmony. For that you have to be at Market Street next Friday night.


Music at Market Street combines our serious affection for singer songwriters, live performance of original music, and socializing with our friends and families. We started it up in the Spring of 2012 on a whim. The idea was to have a family friendly atmosphere where we could chat and visit, share food and adult beverages if we so choose, and listen to some of the best music in Tennessee. So far it's working. We meet new people every week and folks are now driving out from Knoxville and other far flung places to experience their favorite artists in a small room with great acoustics. The only complaint we ever hear is "Why didn't you tell me about this sooner?"

The people who play for us are very good. They write and record songs and are excellent musicians. We tend to be heavy on Americana genre but we recently had R&B virtuoso Jason Eskridge, so good music is good music. Most of our artists are suggested by the artists who have played at Market Street, on the theory that musicians know music. So far everyone has been better than good. We also pester artists we like after hearing them on stage at one venue or another and we try to get people you would have to go to the Bijou, Jammin' at Hippie Jack's music festival, or someplace like that to hear. They bring their CD's and other stuff for purchase. We pay artists all we can and, after expenses, donate any extra to charities we like. We take no money ourselves.


Market Street is located just to the left of Food City at Ladd Landing in Kingston. The official address is 1000 Ladd Landing Boulevard, Kingston, TN.

Take Exit 352 then left and go one half mile north (left off I 40 away from Kingston proper). Turn right into Ladd Landing at the 3 way stop and then the first left into the shopping center and there we are.

Questions? or day of the show: 865-603-6981

Here they are at Hippie Jack's Music Festival

That's former Flying Burrito Brother Phil Lee on harp. Jimmy Davis on guitar a little bit. I would like to get each of those guys at Market Street but we got the Knots for now...

We've got room for plenty

We've got room for plenty more music lovers. These ladies know how to enjoy themselves and put on a real show.

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