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TRUE BLUE BLUEGRASS BAND and HATFIELD'S HEATHENS AMERICANA BAND

Left to right: Steve Potts, Kenny Dodson, 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, the top-rated Bread and Breakfast in the USA. They also perform at Knoxville venues such as Wild Wing Cafe and Boyd's Jig & Reel. While staff bluegrass band at Dollywood, Paul Brewster was featured as 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, Michael Reno Harrell, Wayne Taylor, Doug Campbell 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 or as a strolling banjo/fiddle/mandolin with comedy and sing-alongs. He did this for several years at Dixie Stampede dinner theater in Pigeon Forge. He also plays fiddle, mandoiln, guitar and dulcimer. Available for concerts, festivals, conventions, parties, receptions, weddings - 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. 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 dig good American music you will dig something this band has to offer.



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              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 2020 PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

January 14th - 6:00-8:00 Jack and Jeff Nelson duo - Appalachian Bistro restaurant, Townsend TN

January 22 2020 The Heathens at Blue Tick Tavern/Behind the Barn Concert Series live radio broadcast, WFIV 103.5 FM - Maryville, TN.

January 24th - 6:00-8:00 Jack and Jeff Nelson duo - Appalachian Bistro restaurant at Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend TN

February 3rd - 6:00-8:00 Jack and Jeff Nelson duo - Appalachian Bistro restaurant at Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend TN

February 4th - 6:30-8:30 - The Heathens - Wild Wing Cafe 1135 Cafe Campbell Lakes Dr Knoxville (Farragut) TN 37934

February 9th - 6:00-8:00 Jack and Jeff Nelson duo - Appalachian Bistro restaurant at Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend TN

February 11th - 12:00-1:00 - The Heathens - Blue Plate Special live on WDVX radio 89.9FM/WDVX.com free for studio audience: 301 S. Gay St Knoxville TN.

February 15th - Jack Hatfield's Full Moon Jam - bluegrass and old time musicians and spectators welcome (no charge, but pot luck - bring a dish) - 10027 W. Emory Rd. Knoxville, TN 37931

February 22nd - 6:15-8:00 Jack and Jeff Nelson duo - Appalachian Bistro restaurant at Dancing Bear Lodge, Townsend TN

February 28 - 10:00-1:00 The Heathens - Boyd's Jig 'N' Reel 101 S. Central St. Knoxville TN 37902

March 14 - 2:00-3:30 The Heathens - Shamrock Festival, Market Square Downtown Knoxville

March 23 - The Heathens - Marbledale Farms, Friendsville TN - private event - wedding and reception

June 19 7:00-9:00 Heathens trio , RT lodge, Maryville TN. private event - wedding and reception

Sept 27-October 3 -Jack - Solo workshop appearance, John C. Campbell Folk School Brasstown, North Carolina