The public is invited to attend a free outdoor concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, featuring The Lonetones and Liz & Tim.
People are encouraged to bring their own chairs and to enjoy dinner from the Knox Vittles food truck, which will be on-site.
The Lonetones are a genre-bending, modern-folk band from Knoxville. Driven by the songwriting of married-couple Steph Gunnoe (acoustic and electric guitar) and Sean McCollough (guitars, banjo, mandolin, keys), the band artfully fuses urban and rural themes and musical styles.
Steph and Sean have performed together since the year 2000 and have always surrounded themselves with talented musicians to help bring their songs to life. Currently, the band includes Vince Ilagan (Justin Town Earl, Scott Miller, Jill Andrews, Circus #9) on bass and Jamie Cook (The Black Lillies, The Everybody Fields) on drums.
Liz & Tim (Liz McGeachy and Tim Marema) are singer-songwriters from Norris who have been performing together for 30 years. They perform traditional music of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, including ballads, folk songs, mountain sacred music, and music for children, as well as original songs. The emphasis is on harmony singing with guitar accompaniment. They have four recordings: “Rust & Rain” (songs exploring the Southern Mountains of today and yesterday, and what they think it means to live there — songs written by Liz & Tim, with a couple of traditional tunes thrown in); “Here We Go” (a mix of traditional and new music); “Love Came Down at Christmas” (a quiet collection of songs and instrumentals for a busy time of year); and “Waltzing with Bears” (music not just for kids). Find out more about them at www.lizandtim.com.
There are no tickets for this free event. For more information, people may email the church office at email@example.com or call (865) 483-6761.