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      March 8, 2018

      Thursday   6:00 PM

      200 East Jackson Avenue
      Knoxville, Tennessee 37915

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      WDVX’s Six O’Clock Swerve presents John Myers Band

      Thurs 3/08 • 6:00pm

      John Myers is first and foremost an extraordinary entertainer. Beyond that, it’s a little hard to pin him down. He’s certainly a talented singer with a lot of soul. But despite his stint with Motown in the early 1970s, he’s not just a soul singer. His repertoire does contain some soul songs (even a few from his Motown days), but he can just as easily pull out a song by Hank Williams, croon a number by Louie Armstrong or belt out an old-time banjo tune.

      His current band shows his musical flexibility. No longer working with the horn and keyboard sounds of Motown’s Funk Brothers, he’s mixing it up by performing with some of Knoxville’s best Americana musicians. His current band is made up of Sean McCollough on piano, guitar, and banjo, Steve White on mandolin and electric guitar, Chris Durman on bass, Maria Williams on lead and harmony vocals, and Steve Corrigan on drums with others sitting in from time to time.

      His professional career began when he, his twin brother and his younger brother formed a group with Benny Washington, Charles Holloway and Clifford Curry called the Five Pennies. They released several songs on Savoy Records including “Mr. Moon” by Clifford Curry.

      They then changed their name to the Four Pennies and recorded three of John’s songs with Brunswick Records: “Tis the Season,” “You Have No Time To Lose” and “You’re Gas With Your Trash.”

      In 1970 they changed their name to the Hearts of Stone and recorded an album called “Stop The World, We Wanna Get On” on the Motown Label. The band included John, Floyd Lawson, Carl Cutler and Lindsey Griffin. They wrote the songs “If I Could Give You The World,” “It’s a Lonesome Road,” “You Gotta Sacrifice, We Gotta Sacrifice,” “Would You Take A Dime From A Poor Man?” and “One Day.” This album was re-released on CD in 2002/2004.

      John currently collaborates with his wife Pamela who is a prolific songwriter. He has released two albums with his current group, a live album from the WDVX Blue Plate Special radio show that includes two of their original songs and the studio album “I Ain’t Going Nowhere” that includes many more!BAND WEBSITE

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