Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – The Infinite Line

Friday, November 25, 2011 - by Bob Payne
Bob Payne
Bob Payne
- photo by T. Starnes

Jimmy Dormire is the kind of guitar player you want to just go up and slap right across the choppers. Pop him right in the nose. He’s not mean, nor has he done anything wrong. No, Jimmy is just so darn good on the guitar and he makes it look so easy, you just want to throw up. I don’t know, but I would guess he wasn’t born with all those skills. I am sure he has practiced very hard for many, many years. But that doesn’t make me feel any better. Too make things even worser, he is a very nice, humble, quiet guy. (Spellcheck caught worser by the way!)

Jimmy and his friends John McKnight on drums and “Lex” Luther on bass have a power trio that engages a little rock, some jazz, some funk, and some blues. Some original stuff, and some covers. With them, you get professional musicians at their best – doing cool stuff and having fun. And, since Jimmy is a pretty quiet guy, who knew he could sing? Well, he can. And the drummer – oh my, can he sing. The bass player made his 6 string bass guitar sing, but no vocals from him. Sugar’s BBQ Downtown hosted the Infinite Line and I would look for them to return soon. They had a great crowd and a good response. I would love to see them under the bridge at Riverbend, so maybe that can happen, too.

Speaking of Sugar’s BBQ Downtown, some exciting things are happening there. They are redecorating the place to make live music even more prominent. They already have a great sound system and sound men there. They are moving the stage to the front of the building so the band can face the entire crowd. They have done their level best to provide a quality music venue in Chattanooga, and now they are going the extra mile to prove it.

The pick-o-the-week is Husky Burnette and Mark Holder, appearing at JJ’s Bohemia on Tuesday night.

The pick-o-the-weekend is Soul Survivor, playing Friday and Saturday nights at the newly redecorated Sugar’s BBQ Downtown. Come see the changes and a great band!

For more fun, local music action, and info, try City Night Scope, or Chattanooga Entertainers. They both have great local music info and schedules. For local info on Country music, try Jim Boles’ site here.

Live in Chattanooga!
Thursday, November 24
Rhythm & Brews – Machines Are People Too, Elk Milk, Dilley Power
The Palms – Jimmy Harris, Gentlemen’s Jazz Quartet
Honest Pint – Tryptophan Dance Party with DJC, Spoon, Jericho, Dan Weeks
Snookers –Jerry Fordham
Market Street Tavern – Blues Jam, with Rick Rushing
Las Margaritas Cleveland – Collins Brothers Band
JJ’s Bohemia – Milele Roots

Friday, November 25
American Legion # 95 Ringgold Rd – Silver Creek
The Foundry – Dave Walters Trio
Southside Saloon – Crunk Bone Jones & the Married Men
Bud’s Sportsbar – Bounty Hunter
Market Street Tavern – Tone Harm
JJ’s Bohemia – Uncle Lightning, Sweet GA Brown, Get Hot or Go Home
The Social – Rick Rushing & the Blues Strangers
Tremont Tavern – Butch Ross
Sugar’s Downtown –Soul Survivor
Rhythm & Brews – Davey Smith Band, Scarletta
The Palms- Jimmy Harris, Smooth Jazz

Saturday, November 26
Rock City- Sweet Georgia Sound
Charles & Myrtles – Roger Hurricane Wilson
The Foundry – Dave Walters Trio
Sugar’s BBQ – Soul Survivor
T-Bones – Nathan Farrow
Acoustic Café – Whisky Run (Rhonda Birthday party!)
Angelo’s Cleveland – Scenic City Soul Revue
Pokey’s Cleveland - Convertibull
Snookers - Crossfire
Market Street Tavern – Ickybod Crankin’
JJ’s Bohemia – Hidden Spots, Bohannons
Southside Saloon – Hegarty & DeYoung
Rhythm & Brews – The Breakfast Club
The Palms – Jimmy Harris, Smooth Jazz
Warehouse Venue – The Good Ole Boys, So Shall We, Backbreaker

Sunday, November 27
Chattanooga Market – Grace Adele, Olta
Honest Pint – John Lathim and Company
Snookers – Jerry Fordham

Mon, November 28
Market Street Tavern – Old Tyme Players
The Camp House – Blues Night with Lon Eldridge
The Palms at Hamilton – Big Band Night

Tues, November 29
Tremont Tavern – Open Mike w/ Mike McDade
The Palms at Hamilton – Jimmy Harris
Southside Saloon – Troy Underwood
JJ’s Bohemia – Husky Burnette, Mark Holder

Wed, November 30
Sugar’s BBQ Downtown – Roger Alan Wade
Las Margaritas Riverview – Priscilla and Little Rickee
Market Street Tavern – Ben Friberg Trio
Bud’s Sportsbar – Nathan Farrow
The Palms – Jimmy Harris, Prime Cut Trio
Honest Pint – Ray Cashman, Mark Porkchop Holder, Marty Adams
Bart’s Lakeshore – Tim Lewis
Rhythm & Brews – Amber Fults Band, Mark Holder

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