The name says it all.  Perhaps not.  Scott Burland and Frank Schultz sit down with Todd Steed to discuss their unique musical partnership and their upcoming Big Ears performances. 

Knoxville's Smart City Technologies

6 hours ago

Knoxville’s recent tech upgrades to streetlights, parking meters and some traffic lights represent the tentative first steps towards creating a smart city. The technology is designed to make streets safer, and serve the community better with more parking and less congestion. I spoke to Jeffrey Branham, Chief Traffic Engineer for the city, about those initiatives and what the future might hold in store.

Closings and Delays

17 hours ago

The following is a partial list of school/government closings and delays in the WUOT listening area.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Claiborne County schools - 2-hour delay

Cocke County schools - 2-hour delay

Grainger County schools - 2-hour delay

Hancock County schools - 2-hour delay

Sevier County schools - 2-hour delay

Union County schools - 2-hour delay

Violinist and composer, Jenny Scheinman, possesses a unique and rare ability to play any style of music. Whether it's classical, folk, rock, or jazz or singing any of the songs she's written, Jenny frequently collaborates with musicians such as Bill Frisell, Ani Difranco, and Nels Cline.

At Big Ears 2018, she will present two performances. One, with her band, Mischief and Mayhem, which combines modern classical and jazz with rock and roll. This fusion band performs on Friday from 6:30-7:30 at The Standard.

The music of legendary and influential American composer, Julia Wolfe, has been described by the Wall Street Journal as: "long inhabiting a terrain of its own, a place where classical forms are recharged by the repetitive patters of minimalism and the driving energy of rock."

She, along with composers Michael Gordon and David Lang, formed the Bang on a Can organization in 1987, which will be in residence at this year's Big Ears Festival, which takes place in various venues throughout downtown Knoxville, March 22-25.