My pal “Ramblin’ Man” Randall Brown, who maintains a most excellent blog for the Knoxvul daily, is also quite the fine musician. His band, Quartjar, has been through a lot of ups and downs over the years, but Randall’s always persevered, and now he’s ready to introduce the latest Quartjar lineup to an unsuspecting public. The band will debut at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive in downtown Knoxville. It’s part of the museum’s regular “Alive After Five” concert series, and according to Brown, “the show will feature a bunch of new songs and Quartjar classics, presented in full electric glory.”
No word yet on when the new album, “42,” will be ready.
Here’s the new line-up — (from left) bassist Macolm Norman, Brown on guitar and vocals and drummer Tory Flenniken.