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TRUE BLUE BLUEGRASS BAND

Left to right: Steve Potts, John Miller, Jack Hatfield, Paul Freund

True Blue was founded by Jack Hatfield in the early 1980's, making them one of most experienced bluegrass bands in East Tennessee. They perform traditional bluegrass with occassional country and acoustic pop/rock selections sprinkled in for variety. True Blue has entertained at hundreds of weddings, clubs, conventions, parties, festivals and receptions. They perform regularly at Blackberry Farms (which has been the top-rated bed and breakfast in the USA,  Blackberry Mountain, and RT Lodge. The True Blue boys also perform at East Tennessee concert venues such as Wild Wing Cafe, Barley's Tap Room, WDVX radio's Blue Plate Special, Behind the Barn radio show  and Boyd's Jig & Reel. While staff bluegrass band at Dollywood, Paul Brewster was featured as True Blue lead singer. Paul left True Blue to join Ricky Skaggs' band where he remains today. Other well-known musicians who have worked with True Blue include Richard Bennett (J.D. Crowe alumni, also performed a trio act with Mike Auldridge and Jimmy Gaudreau, Fashback), Michael Reno Harrell, Wayne Taylor (Blue Highway), Clay Hess, Donny Catron (Tennessee Gentlemen) and Roscoe Morgan.

True Blue is available to perform as a duo, trio, four-piece or five-piece band depending on the budget and the requirements of the event. Jack Hatfield also performs solo performances, either in concert, atmosphere music (like piano bar with a banjo) or as a strolling banjo/fiddle/mandolin with comedy and sing-alongs. He performed this act for several years at Dixie Stampede dinner theater in Pigeon Forge. He also plays fiddle, mandoiln, guitar and dulcimer. TrueBlue and soloist Jack Hatfield are available for concerts, festivals, conventions, parties, tail gates, receptions, weddings, bar mitzfahs, divorces, filling station holdups - any special occassion.

For bookings: 865-428-8744

True Blue at Boyd's Jig & Reel - Country Roads

True Blue at Boyd's Jig & Reel - Salt Creek

True Blue at Boyd's Jig & Reel - Blue Ridge Cabin Home

True Blue at Wild Wings Cafe - Redwood Hill

There is a new band in Knoxville Tennessee, Hatfield's Heathens. This exciting new group plays Americana music. Members include Steve Potts on mandolin and vocals, Jeff Nelson on guitar and vocals, Jodi Harbin on bass and vocals, and Jack on banjo and harmony vocals. This group draws from folk, early and contemporary country, gospel, Irish, cowboy, blues, pop, swing, old time and bluegrass. Above all the Heathens appreciate good songwriting - they perform songs by the great singer-songwriters like Gordon Lightfoot, John Hartford, John Denver, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Townes Van Zant, Felice and Boudelaux Bryant and Ian Tyson. From Stephen Foster to Judy Garland to Snow Patrol - If you love true American music you will like something this band has to offer.


              Hatfield's Heathens Performing at Blue Plate Special, WDVX Radio show August 22, 2019

Hatfield's Heathens at WDVX Blue Plate Special

Hatfield's Heathens at Barley's Tap Room - Chasing Cars

Hatfield's Heathens at Barley's Tap Room - Girl From West Virginia

Hatfield's Heathens at Barley's Tap Room - White Freightliner

Hatfield's Heathens at Barley's Tap Room - Matthew

 

 

TRUE BLUE BLUEGRASS BAND/HATFIELD'S HEATHENS/JACK HATFIELD 2021 PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

2020 was a rough year for gigs. I/we had over forty gigs cancelled or postponed due to Covid. Glad to get to pickin' again!

April 9, 7:00 PM - Hatfield's Heathens - wedding (private). RT Lodge, Maryville TN

April 17th, 9:00-12:00 PM - Jack Hatfield and Garrett Gregg duo - Jig and Reel pub, 101 N. Central St. Knoxville

April 23rd, 6:00 PM - Hatfield's Heathens - wedding/private. RT Lodge, Maryville TN

April 24th, 6:30-11:00 PM - True Blue - Sacred Heart dinner auction, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Papermill Dr Knoxville TN

May 1st, 3:00 PM Hatfield's Heathens - private Memorial Day party. Oak Ridge TN

May 8th, 12:00-1:00 PM - 6:00 Blooms, True Blue - Bluegrass and Blues Festival, Sweetwater, TN

May 13th, 6:00- PM - True Blue - wedding/reception/private. RT Lodge, Maryville TN

May 14th - 9:00-12:00 - Hatfield's Heathens - Boyd's Jig 'n' Reel pub, 101 S. Central St. Knoxville TN 37902

May 28th - 6:00-8:00 - True Blue Two - Convention - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Knoxville TN 37902

May 29th - 4:00 PM - ? Jack Hatfield's Full Moon Jam returns! - All bluegrass musicians and spectators welcome (no charge, but pot luck for spectators) - 10027 W. Emory Rd. Knoxville, TN 37931

June 11th, 5:30 PM - True Blue - wedding/reception/private. RT Lodge, Maryville TN

June 19th, 9:00-12:00 - True Blue- Boyd's Jig 'n' Reel pub, 101 S. Central St. Knoxville TN 37902

June 26th, 4:00 PM - ? Jack Hatfield's Full Moon Jam - All bluegrass musicians and spectators welcome (no charge, but pot luck for spectators) - 10027 W. Emory Rd. Knoxville, TN 37931

July 4th, 11:00 - True Blue - Blackberry Farms 4th of July luncheon - paid guests and property owners only. Walland TN

July 4th, 5:00-8:00 - True Blue - Forest Brook community party - residents and invited guests only Knoxville TN

July 24th, 4:00 PM - ? Jack Hatfield's Full Moon Jam - All bluegrass musicians and spectators welcome (no charge, but pot luck for spectators) - 10027 W. Emory Rd. Knoxville, TN 37931

August 28th, 4:00 PM - ? Jack Hatfield's Full Moon Jam - All bluegrass musicians and spectators welcome (no charge, but pot luck for spectators) - 10027 W. Emory Rd. Knoxville, TN 37931

Sept 25th, 4:00 PM - ? Jack Hatfield's Full Moon Jam - All bluegrass musicians and spectators welcome (no charge, but pot luck for spectators) - 10027 W. Emory Rd. Knoxville, TN 37931

Oct 23rd, 4:00 PM - ? Jack Hatfield's Full Moon Jam - All bluegrass musicians and spectators welcome (no charge, but pot luck for spectators) - 10027 W. Emory Rd. Knoxville, TN 37931

Nov 20th, 4:00 PM - ? Jack Hatfield's Full Moon Jam - All bluegrass musicians and spectators welcome (no charge, but pot luck for spectators) - 10027 W. Emory Rd. Knoxville, TN 37931

Dec 26th (Sunday), 4:00 PM - ? Jack Hatfield's Full Moon Jam - All bluegrass musicians and spectators welcome (no charge, but pot luck for spectators - BRING CHRISTMAS LEFTOVERS! ) - 10027 W. Emory Rd. Knoxville, TN 37931