Little did Burke and I know how much Knoxville needed a listening room in the summer of 2016. It’s been a long journey from our initial concept of Modern Studio to this month’s first scheduled events, but we couldn’t be more excited for our starting lineup!

Performances:

Kicking off the month on January 14 is Daje Morris, a wandering poet, and a truth-telling, story-seeking singer-songwriter. She drinks her coffee black, and is often found toeing the lines between introversion, extroversion, and shamelessness. She is deeply devoted to exposing beauty in all of its messy and inarticulate forms.
Tickets available here!

Then, January 20 it’s a nationwide fundraiser event for the ACLU, What A Joke, featuring local and regional comedians including Alex Stokes and Tyler Sonnichsen.
Tickets available here!

January 27 is Shayla McDaniel and a special show in celebration of her new EP, “26 Letters”! Shayla creates a seamless blend of jazz and alternative pop. The Knoxville, Tennessee, singer-songwriter has performed in the Cre865 Showcase, the official Startup Day afterparty, and live on-air at WUTK 90.3 FM. McDaniel has also caught the attention of the Knoxville Music Warehouse, who chose her song “I’ll Leave the Light On” as one of the top 16 songs from Knoxville Artists in 2016.
Tickets available here!

Then, Saturday January 28 we’ve got Zoë Nutt and Devin Badgett bringing some magic to the studio. Zoë Nutt is a storyteller. She likes to tell stories with music and poignant and meaningful lyrics, but it’s perhaps her vocal interpretation of those words that brings her musical tales to life. Simply put, Zoë Nutt is a voice you will not soon forget. Devin Badgett is a super-talented, dynamic singer/songwriter. Busting out bluegrass tunes with Subtle Clutch for years, he now performs his lovely brand of upbeat pop-folk as a solo act. You won’t want to miss this!
Tickets available here!

We may add more shows to January and we’ve already got some great stuff coming up the rest of the year as well. Subscribe to our newsletter, which premieres this month as well, to make sure you hear about all our events first.

Classes & Other Events in January:

  • January 15: Podcast interest group meet up, 5-6pm (Free)
  • January 24: Smartphone Camera Workshop, 6-7pm ($10)
  • January 28: Denim Bootcamp, 10am-6pm ($225, limit 5 students)
  • January 29: Craft Fair (Free to public)
  • January 31: Adulting Class “How to Change Tires”, 6-8pm ($45)