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Breaking news, local music lovers: Robinella (also known as Robin Ella Tipton Bailey, the chanteuse who used to front Robinella and the CCstringband) has a new album on the way (it’ll be out in “three months, max,” she told me this week), and when she performs at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Lambert Recital Hall at the Clayton Center for the Arts (502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville), you’ll get to hear plenty of the material that will be on it.
It’s called “Ode to Love,” and the bulk of the songs were cut in Connecticut with jazz guitarist and producer Frank Vignola (who’s worked as a sideman to Madonna, Ringo Starr and Leon Redbone, among others). Save for a couple of covers (“Stardust” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”), the songs are original Robinella compositions, she said, and feature a number of guest stars.
“Technically, I think it’s my best album,” she said. “I recorded for two days in Connecticut, and Frank played on it, and then I took what I’d recorded back to Knoxville (to Scott Minor’s Wild Chorus Studio) and finished it with all my local friends.”
Those guests include dobro master Rob Ickes, jazz vocalist and string bassist Nicki Parrott, Blount County bluegrass phenom Jesse Gregory on mandolin, Blount County boy and Knoxville Jazz Orchestra bandleader Vance Thompson on trumpet, harmonica player Michael Crawley and the guys with whom she’ll perform on Saturday: bass player Taylor Coker, guitarist Mike Seal, drummer Nolan Nevels and keyboard player Justin Haynes, the latter two of whom perform with her in the R&B side project Pulse. She also performs a duet with Mike McQueen of the Blount County band HollowTree — “We’re hoping Quentin Tarantino’s going to need to pick it up for a soundtrack,” Robinella added with a laugh. “It’s a weird song called ‘My Crazy Love.’”
Admission to Saturday night’s show is $10; stay tuned for updates regarding a release show for “Ode to Love.”
The headliners for the 2012 Foothills Fall Festival were announced last month (Gary Allan, Train and Darius Rucker), and this week organizers have released the names of several local acts that will round out the schedule, as well as one additional national headliner.
Two more acts are still forthcoming.
Here’s the lineup by day; new additions are in bold:
FRIDAY, OCT. 12
- 6 p.m.: Steve Rutledge
- 7 p.m.: To be announced
- 8 p.m.: Gary Allan
SATURDAY, OCT. 13
- 12:45 p.m.: Jesse Gregory
- 1:45 p.m.: Jeff Jopling Band
- 2:45 p.m.: To be announced
- 3:45 p.m.: Bridgette Tatum
- 5:30 p.m.: Lauren Alaina
- 7 p.m.: Andy Grammer
- 8:30 p.m.: Train
SUNDAY, OCT. 14
- 2:30 p.m.: Pistol Creek Catch of the Day
- 3:45 p.m.: The Farm
- 5 p.m.: Brad Blackwell
- 6:15 p.m.: Thompson Square
- 8 p.m.: Darius Rucker
Tickets go on sale July 14 and will cost $50 for a three-day pass. For more information, visit the Foothills Fall Festival website.