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Grinder House is honored to welcome back RANDY C MOORE!
If you missed is show last time don't do it again. Randy, a true entertainer and top drawer professional is an Americana Music Artist. From Roy Acuff to Jon Bon Jovi Mr. Moore has been sought out and played with top acts all his career. We are so excited to welcome back to our humble stage, Mr. Randy C Moore!

A native of Humble, Texas, he came up thru the Texas music scene in the late 1970’s. At 15 years of age he was making his own records and thru the influence of Houston radio personality Arch Yancey (KNUZ) his first single releases were receiving significant Texas radio airplay as well as being a regular guest singer at Gilley’s night club and many other popular dance-halls around the Houston area. By the time he graduated high-school, Randy was a guest star on WSM’s Grand Ole Opry hosted by Roy Acuff.

“Mister Roy (Acuff) had one of the finest bands I’ve ever played with. We did a goosed-up version of my record, ‘Mountain Dew’ and it was just so much fun. An amazing experience for a kid of 18.”

He made the move to Nashville to attend Belmont University to learn the modern recording arts and pro songwriting skills.

Throughout the 1980’s Randy C Moore toured North America and the Middle East as a featured artist with The Knott Brothers Band (because they are not brothers). They would go on to be opening shows for Hank Williams Jr., David Allen Coe, Johnny Paycheck, and Lee Greenwood. As the decade was closing Randy C Moore was back at being a solo artist and writing songs with Pat Bunch, Restless Heart, David Lee, Jessie Hunter, and rockabilly legend, Carl Perkins.

“ …becoming friends with Carl Perkins was about the easiest thing I’d ever done. He reminded me so much of my dad, the way he dressed and talked, a real good soul. I couldn’t help but love the guy. I’m pretty sure he knew I was nervous, but it all went away with a little ‘well, how ya doin’ son?’… I really miss Carl”

In September 2001 Randy C Moore was the featured act at Gaylord’s Opryland Hotel & Resort in Nashville when he got the call to perform a benefit concert in Red Bank, New Jersey alongside Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Joan Jett, and play with several of Elvis Presley’s former band mates. The two-night stand was to benefit 9/11 families of the Trade Center Tower victims.

“I sang some Carl Perkins songs with D J Fontana on drums and Jerry Scheff on bass. Garry Tallent (E-Street Band) was the music director and told me this was one the most powerful shows he’s ever played. As for me I sang, I preached, I prayed, I cried, I tried to give all I could to let those folks know that God cared for them in their darkest time of need…I hoped it was enough.”

Throughout the 2000’s Randy C Moore remained a strong live act. Opening shows for Vince Gill, Amy Grant, and Lee Ann Rimes. Soon he began to come up with the ideas that would eventually become his premier album “Hwy 59”. Released in mid-2016 the 10-song set caught the ears of radio programmers and music fans worldwide and domestic.

“Hwy 59, is what I call a life record. All very personal statements and sounds, and originally intended to be a record just for me. Somehow, what I perceived as my own vison suddenly was received as broad stroke. I had no idea. It was just my own thing…”

The first single, “Sunshine State Of Mind” became America’s # 1 Trop-Rock hit of 2016. As the album began garnering favorable reviews (Buddy Magazine, Gashouse Radio Magazine, Whiskey & Cigarettes Show, Phlockers Magazine) and chart-topping success (Roots Music Reports, Radio A1A Trop 40, My Kind Of Country, Whiskey & Cigarettes, and many more) Randy C Moore hit the world stage. His touring has taken him from The US to China and Monaco.  

 

"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

 

 
 

 

Delnora grew up immersed in a rich musical environment. Her mother, Linda, was a classically trained vocalist, her father, Tim, introduced her to the best of folk, country, bluegrass and rock & roll music. “Mom plays piano,” she said. “Dad plays the guitar and mandolin. And every Reed family event was basically a celebration of the old-time tunes handed down by my Great Grandfather, Henry Reed. His tunes became the backbone of the American Folklife Collection at the Library of Congress. We all played those tunes; whether in tents by New River, or on porches in keeping with tradition. My PaPa Reed (Gene) was probably the most patient in teaching me chord progressions on the guitar. Both sides of my family gave me the musical roots to draw from and the encouragement to grow in my own artistry. They planted me in a varied and wonderful musical garden and I learned early that good music is good music, regardless of genre.”
Delnora says she can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a professional singer. “As a matter of fact, my parents, although encouraging, were reserved about throwing me into it as early as I wanted,” she recalled. “I was 11 years old before they allowed me to perform anywhere other than church, family or school events.”
Once she started singing locally, her parents saw that she was seriously focused and began to realize she needed her own songs. “I remember dad telling me, ‘There’s already a Reba McEntire and a Dolly Parton; You need to be you; we need to write you your own songs.”
So her dad began writing songs with Norman Godsey from Ballard, WV. And Delnora sat in on every one of those writing sessions. “I thought I was just the singer back then,” she recalled, “but I never really realized how much I absorbed and how much I learned as they wrote songs for my album. I had creative input and was learning how to craft a song intuitively because of how young I was.”
While they were recording those songs, a local DJ, Big Al Harman, from WAEY 96, started doing interviews with Delnora and her dad, documenting the whole process. “Looking back, Big Al also helped me in more ways than I ever realized: giving encouragement and drumming up local interest in what I was doing, and providing me with invaluable experience which helped me prepare to do what I love doing for a living,” Delnora said.
Music is now a full time profession for Delnora, who is also now a mom. “I was blessed to have my first child a little over two years ago, so as you can imagine, I took a little time off after having him. I say time off, but when you love what you do and it is your outlet for expressing swelled up feelings and emotions, do you ever really take time off?”
Delnora feels her style tends to be diverse. Although influenced by many types of music, her music doesn’t necessarily follow any one particular genre. There is an obvious underlying current of country/bluegrass/roots in most of her songs, but you can also pick up hints of blues and jazz influences as well. “It really depends on the song,” she said, “especially in regard to my CD, My Song. There is something for everyone. If Track one isn’t your style, just skip to the next one. I promise it will be completely different.” Her CD was co-produced by herself and Harry Smith.

 

"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

 

 
 

 

Melissa Alesi is a contemporary singer-songwriter from Delaware with a unique sound that fuses folk, alternative, and a bit of country, ornamented with eclectic elements of world music. Melissa began singing at age 12 when she auditioned for the Delaware All-State Choir. She began studying classical voice when she fell in love with performing. From soft crooning to powerful rock, she keeps the audience on their toes with her versatile vocal ability.

"I really fell in love with performing because it is an outlet like no other. I'm usually pretty quiet, but I like the feeling of being on stage because you can be anyone you want to be and really immerse yourself in the song. When I am performing- truly feeling a song- I am not thinking about anything else but that moment and I love that feeling!"

At a young age, Melissa was influenced by artists such as Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Electric Light Orchestra, Fleetwood Mac, and Neil Young. I remember sitting in the car with my dad and he put on an ELO cassette and we listened to 'Mr. Blue Sky.' I was hooked!"
Melissa began songwriting in 2007, and released her first full-length album, "ALESI,” in December 2008. Around the same time, she started developing a love for songwriting, she began performing as rhythm guitarist and vocalist in the trio, High Maintenance. In the four years with High Maintenance, Melissa built up her own repertoire and began playing as a solo artist. In 2012, she recorded her second album, "House of Stones," with Jimm Mosher at Hit Music Inc., in North Carolina.

During the next few years of developing her craft as a songwriter and guitarist, Melissa met Johnny Neel of the Allman Bros. Band. In May 2015, Melissa headed down to Nashville to record her third studio album, Lie Again, with Johnny. Melissa is currently promoting her album and playing shows on the East Coast.

 

"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

 

 
 

 

In mid 2014, Rebecca Dawkins and Tim O’Donnell, of The Nouveaux Honkies, hoisted anchor and set sail in their rebuilt RV. The journey started in South Florida and took them as far west as the Rockies, as far north as the Great Lakes, as far east as Cape Cod, and returned south for the winter. It’s been somewhere around 150 thousand miles, 600 shows, and at least one million smiles that has influenced The Nouveaux Honkies and their Loud In Here CD release in March of 2018. The New Year will also see TNH with a permanent residence in Knoxville, TN. O’Donnell says, “We based out of Tennessee the last two summers and fell in love with the Smokies. Knoxville will be a wonderful spring through fall hub for traveling and we also love this little city.” Their 2015 release, “Blues For Country,” masterfully blended styles. Their new release, “Loud In Here,” is a continuance of that same concept, respecting the greats and creating their own gumbo, which reveals a highway of influences.

 

"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

 
 

 

Ava Davis is a 22 year old singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN. Influenced by the sounds of Joss Stone and Colbie Caillat, Ava’s vocal styling is an infusion of pop and blues punctuated by her own unique twist. A soulful songstress, Ava has been characterized as a female John Mayer.
Ava started entering competitions at a young age and rapidly began capturing both judges and audiences attention. Most notably, she placed in the top 5 of the national "CCM Create an Artist” contest. She has also won the “Sing your heart out” competition, “Rising Star of TN”, and many others.
Having performed across the Southeast, Ava is no stranger to the stage. She began performing at fairs and festivals at the age of 12. Since then, she has performed at venues, such as, the Commodore Grille, 3rd and Lindsley, Opry Mills Mall, Wild Wing Cafe, Twangs, The Fillin Station, The Nashville Palace, The Row and many others. Ava has become a crowd favorite for music lovers of all ages.
Living in Nashville has given Ava the opportunity to meet and work with several award-winning songwriters and producers. She is currently writing for her second EP to be released later this year.

 

"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

 

 
 

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Grit and growl are terms Kayley Hill uses to describe her unique voice, and that sound translates to her attitude. Hailing from the birthplace of country music, Bristol, Tennessee, Kayley certainly has the roots of the music running through her blood. Raised on the traditional bluegrass sounds of Appalachia, she found herself in love with music at an early age.
Her parents introduced her to the southern rock sounds of the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd, but also instilled the sounds of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band into her mind. Those influences translate into her own vocal style. But country music isn’t the only thing listeners hear when she’s belting out the lyrics of her own songs.
One major influence is her technical training from The Boston Conservatory where she studied musical theater, learning more jazz standards and show tunes. That’s where she says her songwriting abilities really took a strong hold. Understanding the story-telling and developing characters in songs was a true test of her skill. Her work as a singer on a cruise ship brought her to a new realm of music, shaping more of the sound her fans hear today.
After appearing on NBC’s The Voice and having a chance to work with coach Blake Shelton, Kayley has been searching to find the sound she wants to call her own. Her playful timbre has been compared to Dolly Parton, while her vocal power mirrors Martina McBride. Throw in Miranda Lambert’s sass, and the unique Kayley Hill sound is easy to recognize.
She says she is inspired by Dolly’s sense of self, Jason Mraz’s lyrical freedom, Alison Krauss’ hauntingly serene vocals, Fleetwood Mac’s poignant melodies and by Michael Buble’s captivating musicality. While each of those are very different artists, each one brings a valuable element that Kayley tries to employ in all facets of her performance and catalog.

 

"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

The name Mother Legacy is the inspiration of Shay Collins close Niece/Protege to "Mother Ray" Collins founding member of The 70's band The Mothers of Invention with Frank Zappa.

Don't let the 2 piece fool ya Shay Collins and her Sexy croonen cowboy..... a magic devoloped something unlike you've ever heard Has been Exploding and traveling throughout the United States rocking over 500 shows since June 2017
Whether is just the 2 of them or they bring on a 3rd party to a full band. They Will always bring high energy mind blowing harmonies , A power vocal female With a voice that dates right up there with Janis Joplin Stevie Nicks, PINK...... Old school new sounds she can scream With likes of Halestorm, she can pull you back to some Dolly Parton and some juice Newton. Her versatility is unstoppable and their impact is epic.

 

"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

A Baltimore native and Nashville resident, Billy Kemp is a musician, songwriter, singer, composer and producer. He is a multi-instrumentalist but is best known for his tasteful and inventive guitar playing. He performs passionate home made songs and compositions, mostly roots music. For the past ten years, Kemp wrote, recorded and performed with the critically acclaimed, Appalachian Folk duo, Jeni & Billy. Over the past forty years, Kemp has recorded five solo albums and written over two hundred songs. He’s performed on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and played loud electric guitar on international rock tours. He has worn the hat of producer, facilitator, teacher and composer. He established and ran a successful studio in the mid-Atlantic area for fifteen years and composed music for Maryland Public Television. Kemp is currently promoting his latest project, Another Life.

 

"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

Jerry Boonstra is an Americana/Alt-Country singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee.

He's performed everywhere from house concerts to honky-tonks. From live radio appearances to the main stage at Bean Blossom. From the Bluebird cafe to the Exit-Inn. From busking for change in subways to the offices of major record labels.

He's signed deals with and been recorded by Grammy winning Americana/Country producer Tony Brown (Steve Earle, The Mavericks, George Strait, Todd Snider).

As a writer he's had cuts by other artists including Highway 101, Americana artist Darrell Scott and Scottish rock superstars Big Country. His songs have been used on NPR as well as European television.

“Soldier of the Lord” is his latest effort. The first single from a forthcoming album, the song is a modern Appalachian folktale as grim and honest as an empty bottle of Rebel Yell. One astute reviewer remarked that, “ if Joel and Ethan Coen ever started a band, “Soldier of the Lord” would be the first single.”

 
 
 
Fast becoming one of Middle Tennessee's most sought-after
co-writers and entertainers, Paul J Cicero has been embraced by the songwriting community. Because his music blends the genres, embracing his hard rocking Illinois roots, his faith, and the country music of middle TN, Paul is able to work with songwriters from across the music spectrum. His passionate and honest lyrics resonate with the audience while his "goofy creative" sense of humor keeps them in their seats. An active member of the International Singer-Songwriters Association, Paul has performed at such Nashville icons as Bluebird Café, Bobby's Idle Hour, and Commodore Grill and has performed for the past three years at the Smokey Mountain Songwriters Festival in Gatlinburg TN. He has been featured on multiple air & internet radio stations across the globe.
Paul is a regular host at the legendary Jim Oliver's Smokehouse in Monteagle,TN and is the creator and host of the "Between the Lines Songwriters Showcase" showcase at Between the Burgers Bistro in Manchester, TN. Paul's song "Open Mic" was played on Nashville's "Legend" WSM radio.
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  • WFMC Jams is an online internet radio station committed to bringing you original music as well as your favorite classics from a variety of local artists in the area. The station was founded on June 24, 2012 right after the Third Annual Fam Jam music festival in Manchester, TN. The idea came up as a way to continue to give back to the local and regional songwriters and performers in the area year round by promoting their music.

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