HATFIELD’S HEATHENS (Americana band)

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

Hatfield’s Heathens came into being when Jack Hatfield met Jeff Nelson at a local bluegrass jam. After most of the other grassers left, Jack and Jeff jammed on several acoustic folk and soft rock classics. Jack was impressed by Jeff’s extensive repertoire and great vocal talent. A few jams later, Hatfield’s Heathens was born. 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.


Jack Hatfield

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. Jack also performed his solo act at Duffey’s restaurant in Gatlinburg on weekends for fifteen years. He also plays fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and dulcimer.


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Boyd’s Jig & Reel Old City, Knoxville: Gina Truitt, Manager. 865-805-1586. gina@jignreel.com 

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Barley’s Tap Room/Behind the Barn Concert Series: Maryville. Sarah Pirkle. 865-724-6507 

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Blackhorse Pub and Brewery: Alcoa, John Dewey, Manager, 865-561-3855, johndewey@blackhorsebrews.com

Forest Brook Special Events: Mary McCormick, Entertainment Director. 865-719-3182

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