Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia have always had a good number of local bands. They play every genre of music you can imagine, and then some.
All bands have their ups and downs, and change personnel over the years. One such local band is Jigsaw Jane, who is performing Friday night at Holston River Brewing Company in Bristol.
Jigsaw Jane started a couple years ago, and have had great musicians. They have had more than one lead singer for various reasons, and now that Chris Massie has joined them to sing lead and play some rhythm guitar, they are clearly on the ascendancy. In addition to Chris, band members include Todd Long on rhythm guitar and vocals, David Bailey on lead guitar, Michael Hash on bass and vocals and Waylon Lewis on the drums. Chris tells us that they are a band of brothers, meshing well together and taking full advantage of the very talented musicians that is their make-up.
They have done four gigs so far with Chris singing lead, and are proud to say that their Facebook following has almost doubled in the last week or so. Playing a wide variety of music (something for everyone they say) they touch on classic 80s rock, old and new Country and are now dabbling in some pop and dance tunes. You’ll hear it all over the course of one of their shows, typically 3 or 4 sets. They really like interacting with the crowd, getting people up to dance and clap and just generally have a grand old time.
Come on out to Holston River Brewing Company on Friday and see – and hear – for yourself. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.