Farm & Fun Time
Be part of the studio audience for Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time live radio show featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Jim Lauderdale and Miss Tess!
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m., must be seated by 6:55 p.m.)
Location: Performance Theater, Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Farm and Fun Time hearkens back to the days of classic live radio and features today’s top traditional country, bluegrass and old-time artists. We’re proud to bring back this historic program to a new generation of listeners.
Hosted by Kris Truelsen and featuring house band Bill and the Belles, Farm and Fun Time is a celebration of Appalachian music and culture with various segments jingles and featured artists.
Jim Lauderdale is a 2-time Grammy winning Americana icon, a singer-songwriter whose unmistakable rhinestone-encrusted silhouette has been a symbol for creative integrity and prolificacy for thirty-one albums over decades of recording.
An A-list Nashville songwriter whose songs have ruled the country charts for decades, Jim’s songs have helped artists such as George Strait, Dixie Chicks, Lee Ann Womack, Blake Shelton, and Vince Gill sell millions of albums.
Additionall, Jim has recorded an eclectic catalogue of albums that run the gamut of American roots styles.
Miss Tess has always been known for creating an eclectic array of vintage blues, country, and jazz sounds. Currently residing in Nashville, she finds no shortage of inspiration in the roots scene there. However varied Tess’ music can be, front and center sits her voice that has been described as “alternately seductive and sexy, and a pure joy to listen to” (Pop Matters). Her music is further heightened by her partner, Thomas Bryan Eaton, who helps to shape the songs and arrangements with a deft touch on guitar and pedal steel. No slouch herself, Tess brings along her Weymann archtop guitar, often trading leads with Thomas.
In over a decade of touring Miss Tess has won fans from New York City to New Orleans and Alabama to Alaska. Over the years she has shared the stage with the likes of Lake Street Dive, NRBQ, The Holmes Brothers, Eilen Jewell, and Todd Snider. Her band has graced stages at Blissfest, Cayamo, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Floydfest, Ossippee Valley Music Festival, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Burlington Jazz Festival, Green River Festival, Red Wing Roots, Shakori Hills, and more. Miss Tess’s music has been heard from coast to coast on taste maker programs such as XM/Sirius’s The Loft, NPR’s Folk Alley, Santa Cruz’s KPIG and Boston’s WUMB. Her 2016 album, “Baby, We All Know” lived in the top 20 on the Americana Charts for six weeks.