Songwriters of Appalachia

Tennessee Songwriters Week is almost here starting February 19 with select events happening around Northeast Tennessee. In commemoration of this tradition, here is a sneak peek into the local music scene happening right now in Appalachia.

Jacob Danielsen-Moore

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Jacob Danielsen-Moore plays in a few bands, most of them with a punk rock influence. His father is a bluegrass musician and had a significant impact on Jacob’s solo project. Listen to the full interview on Meet Me In Tennessee or watch it here to follow Jacob’s journey as a songwriter in Appalachia. And, be sure to check out his new single “Love, Appalachia.”

Madi Foster

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Madi Foster is a singer-songwriter, with a passion for singing and writing in the mountains of East Tennessee. Madi has performed at local events like Elizabethton’s First Friday and Johnson City’s Founders Park. Check out her recent single here.

Seth Thomas

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Seth Thomas was the 2019 Johnson City Open Mic winner from Tennessee Songwriters Week. Seth is from Rogersville, Tennessee, and started playing music at an early age. Fueled by an emotional connection with his music, Seth describes his songwriting as “writing very literally, a story with tone to it.” Listen to his song “Before I Die” here.

Qualifying Rounds and Semi-Finals

Several cities in Northeast Tennessee will host qualifying rounds including Bristol, Kingsport, Elizabethton, Jonesborough and Johnson City. Winners will go on to compete in a semi-final round on Feb. 22 at The Down Home in Johnson City.



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