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Eight band extravaganza on Market Square

An eight Band extravaganza is coming to Market Square on Thursday, November 13. Produced by the Smoky Mountain Blues Society, the performance will be a heartwarming remembrance to Knoxville Blues Diva, Sara Jordan.

Jordan was born November 15, 1955 in a log cabin in Wayne County, Ky. and moved to Knoxville at the age of 5. Her initial exposure to the music she mastered came from the church. "Everything I have comes from God. My reputation, my voice, everything,” she had said in an interview in 2001.

Before her untimely death in May 2001, Sara Jordan was known as Knoxville’s “Queen of the Blues”, and to this day her crown remains unclaimed. With a big earthy voice and the stage presence to go with it, she lived and breathed the Blues like no one in this town has since the legendary Ida Cox. She performed in several bands - The Delta Flyers, Jordan Project, Mojo, and The Leftovers with whom she performed memorably at the 2000 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. She was also the creative force behind “Ladies Sing the Blues” at The Bijou Theatre in 1999 and the original Blues Jam at Sassy Ann’s, which spawned numerous Blues jams around East Tennessee.

The event begins at 7pm on stage at Scruffy City Hall. A $5.00 cover charge will provide over 6 hours of amazing live BLUES. For this special evening, Rolling Thunder, Jenna and Her Cool Friends, The Romeo Kings, Mighty Blue, Left Foot Dave, North Shore, Ray Pineda Chilly Billy, Rose Hawley and Terry Phillips will share the stage honoring the Queen and raise much needed funds for The InterFaith Health Clinic. The Clinic supported Sara with essential services and comfort in her final days. InterFaith Health Clinic provides affordable and comprehensive health care to people who are working without health insurance, like so many of our area musicians.

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Published October 22, 2014

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