Performances Reviews

Yet Another Big Ears Review

Source: Downbeat.

While the groups at Big Ears — avant-garde leaning instrumental improvisation inside and far out of the jazz realm all the way to thrillingly uptempo bluegrass and singer-driven, rock-leaning bands — presented meticulously crafted sets, this element of rawness permeated the weekend. Big Ears welcomed more than 100 groups and musicians to downtown Knoxville, Tennessee — all thoughtful musicians and thinkers saying many of the same things in different formats.