Bill and the Belles capture the freewheeling, lighthearted approach to music that has endeared them to listeners of every generation. With a spirited sound that falls somewhere between old-time country and vaudeville, the East Tennessee-based group performs original songs inspired by a golden era of music, specifically the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. As the house band for Farm and Fun Time on Radio Bristol, the band has shared the stage with some of the nation’s top roots artists. Band members include Kris Truelsen (vocals, guitar), Kalia Yeagle (vocals, fiddle), Grace Van’t Hof (vocals, banjo), and Karl Zerfas (bass). Their debut album DreamSongs, Etc. releases August 24th on Jalopy Records.
Tennessee Shines Radio Show is performed for a live audience every Wednesday at 7pm at Boyd's Jig & Reel musical pub in Knoxville's historic Old City. The show is broadcast live on WDVX FM and WDVX.com. Tickets are $7 plus applicable fees in advance, available at http://jigandreel.ticketleap.com/ or $10 at the door starting at 6pm.