Jan 2 2013
12:00 pm

So here's some news...This will be our last night at Market Street, but don't panic, the music won't stop!

There's a new restaurant coming. I've met the new guy and find him worthy and with a great concept for the new foodery (and drinkery if all goes well). You'll see that changes are already in the works. It's a tough task to create a restaurant and make it pay the bills and I don't want our music series to step on Friday night's business. And at the same time, I don't want the bustle of a thriving restaurant supper to interfere with our "listening room" atmosphere so loved by our artists. We have other venues that we're looking at and I'm pleased with our choices. Nothing can replace Market Street in my mind, though, so I hope everyone will come out and enjoy this special room one more time. I'll tell you more tonight.

Now, did I mention that Doug and Telisha Williams are bringing it tonight?

Time to put some Honky in your Tonk! (Or do I have that backwards?)

Our first show for 2013 is TONIGHT FRIDAY, FEB 1! You've been saving it up and now it's time to give it up for Doug and Telisha. I promise they'll get it going the way we want it to go... Rowdy!
If you haven't seen Doug and Telisha before, you owe it to yourself to get down to Market Street in Ladd Landing on Friday. If you already have seen Doug and Telisha you'll be there 'cause you know what's gonna happen.

Social hour starts at 6 BYOB and BYO Food 'cause we don't serve either but we're civilized and very friendly.

Here's what the official bio says:

"Dead right, honest songwriting delivered in a hauntingly beautiful yet gritty, neo-traditional Americana wrapper. Doug and Telisha write songs about a place where old time religion, superstition, run down bars, gravel parking lots and boarded up factories all mingle together. On stage they have a stunning charisma that can transform a raucous bar into a quiet listening room, with even the most jaded hipsters waiting for the next line before ordering another PBR, then launch right into a blistering rocker that will have everyone clapping and singing along. Quick wit and fearless delivery make every show original and personal.

Social hour starts at 6, Music at 7, We're done at 9:30

We met Doug and Telisha at Hippie Jack's festival. Actually Telisha was judging the campsite decoration contest and staring at a huge goat puppet guarding her photograph. OK, you had to be there but it was a really nice goat puppet and Telisha was impressed. On stage Telisha has a persona that takes over the room. She and Doug write songs that grab the soft underbelly and tickle ferociously. Often this leaves a mark. Don't miss Doug and Telisha. This is going to be fun.

They are currently recording a new CD. We'll keep you posted on availablity.


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's a Doug and Telisha Treat

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