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On April 27th, Jim Oliver's Smokehouse Restaurant, a well known restaurant and live music burnt to the ground after 61 years of operation.  Located just off of I-24 in Monteagle, TN, Jim Oliver's Smokehouse Restaurant was not only a tourist attraction for many who traveled to Tennessee, but a place many residents frequented including our own local musicians.  On Saturday, the community and musicians came together for a rally and prayer gathering to support the employees, family, and friends in this difficult time.  A second Rally and Cruise In gathering is scheduled for Saturday, May 8th.  Full details and updates are posted on Jim Oliver's Smokehouse Restaurant Facebook Page.  


This Saturday May 8th
4:00pm-8:30pm
LODGE & CABINS OPEN Restaurant and Gift Shop totally destroyed
We’re having a second rally in prayer the last one was short notice and so many people could not make it they’ve asked me to have another one. Hope you can attend
Saturday May 8th, 4-830 pm at least...(Some artist and song writers want to play so we’re gonna let them play as long as they want and as long as you guys want to stay)
 
Who will be there:
Employees, Singer Songwriters, family, friends, hotel guest and anyone in the community and surrounding area who would like to attend.  Show your support this SATURDAY ....maybe give some people some hugs.
 
What:
Rally & Cruise IN ...TO show LOVE and SUPPORT to The Smoke House Family.
 
Where:
In the barbecue pavilion behind where the restaurant once stood
 
When:
This Saturday May 8th 4:00 pm-8:30 pm or later
The 3 Radioactive Writers(Jason Adams, Randy Finchum, Paul J Cicero ) will perform their regular show 4:30 to 6:30
Anyone else that wants to play bring your guitar for a bonfire jam after the 3 RadioActive Writer Show.
 
Why:
Because we love The Smoke House and it is an iconic and historic part of Tennessee and Monteagle.
Some of the Smoke House Musician family have offered to play for tips That will go to support the rebuild efforts. This is not an official benefit ,it’s just a gathering of love and support.
 
What to bring:
Potluck Super (kind of like we used to do for old time Sunday after church )If you can bring snacks, SIDE ITEMS, beverages, desserts or whatever you would like for you and your family and friends and may be a little extra for someone else.  You’re welcome to bring your own beer BYOB.  We are cooking lots meat on the grill.
 
Thanks to everyone for your overwhelming love and support we really need some healing and this is just a small way that we can all come together to support one another. Thank you for your continued prayers. We are truly heartbroken and devastated by the loss of that iconic Smoke House Restaurant, music room and gift in Monteagle Tennessee..
 
We Will have some food but NO beverage service so if you want any food or beverages you guys are going to have to bring some things you don’t have to share or you can bring things to share. Mostly bring a hug.
 
Thanks for your support,
Marla Sitten
Music & Media Manager
615-419-8673
 
To make a donation for the rebuild:
Feel free to send this link to anyone who wants to donate, Or an alternative you can mail a check or drop off money at the front desk of the Lodge and Cabins
 
The mailing address is:
The Smoke House
Lodge & Cabins
844 West Main St.Monteagle, TN 37356
 
Make check payable To:
The Smoke House
No amount is too small ...every dollar will help

Charlie Allen and Johnny Garcia took the stage Saturday in Manchester, TN at Praters BBQ performing a variety of original music and favorite tunes to local patrons.  Charlie Allen debuted his most recent single "Whiskey God & Jones" during the evening.

Charlie Allen is a world renowned songwriter in the music industry and has written for many artists.  He has released many songs and albums of his own including "If Jesus Came this Year?", "Dying to Be Seen", "No Welcome Home", "Grandpa's Recipe" and many more.

Johnny Garcia, a Texas native, moved to the Nashville area in 1991 and has been performing, producing, and songwriting.  Johnny is also known for playing guitar for Trisha Yearwood as well as being her music director.

Praters BBQ is well known for its ribs as well as its ribeye steaks, specialty sandwiches, burgers, catfish and hand-battered fried chicken and hosts live music most weekends at its Manchester location.  Visit their Facebook page and website for information on upcoming events.

Music is back and starting 2021 off strong, Praters BBQ Manchester kicked off their new music year with Wayd Battle and his band. Great music, Lip smacking BBQ, How does it get better than this!

Wayd Battle is a two-time Grammy-nominated producer, singer-songwriter, engineer, and guitarist.

His production works include "That Lonesome Song" and "The Guitar Song" albums by Jamey Johnson and The Kentucky Headhunters "Dixie Lullabies". His songs have been used in movies such as "Country Strong" and recorded by artists such as Jamey Johnson, Brett Eldridge, Jerrod Niemann, Brantley Gilbert, The Kentucky Headhunters, Christian Kane, Jamie Richards, Adam Hood, Brandon Rhyder, and many more.

As a guitarist his work can be heard on records from Jamey Johnson, Anthony Smith, The Kentucky Headhunters, ZZ Top - A tribute from friends, The Music Inside - Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings, The Imus Ranch record, with appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS and The Tonite Show Jay Leno on NBC.

Wayd is currently working with famed actor and country chart-topper John Schneider.

 

In the house at the GrinderHouse Coffee kicked off their 2021 music season with a powerhouse show. Asa and Angela have one of the best intimate listening rooms anywhere in Middle Tennessee! Each week is a tremendous lineup and you need to reserve your seats in advance. This week was the duo Mother Legacy Music

 

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