Meet the Artist
For more than a decade, Joey English has written passionately sparse and resonant folk accentuated by husky vocals and poetic lyrics. His no-frills acoustic songwriting has evolved from his West Coast origins to his current home in East Tennessee. English’s live performance is at the heart of his craft, brushing up against soul, distancing us from illusion.
English’s style grew out of the songsters and balladeers of America's past. His songs take on a skin of their own, leaving a trail of breadcrumbs back to our unkempt gardens, and to our shared ghosts. He finds inspiration in the valley dwellers and in the power lines, in the cosmos and in the backyards, in the water wheel, in the perennial narrative of love.
Joey English (born December 27, 1982) is from Irvine, CA. He learned the guitar and began writing songs as a teenager. His ears were groomed by his Father's love of Neil Young, Jackson Brown and Bob Dylan. English has won multiple singer-songwriter competitions and has opened for bands such as Delta Spirit and Cold War Kids. He is currently a 2020 semi-finalist for the International Songwriting Competition.
The Event Schedule
1:00 pm - Check-in
1:30 pm - Picnic-style Lunch after a short hike to the Wooded Terrace
- French Cheese Selections with Accoutrements & Baguette
- Cold Buttermilk Fried Chicken
- Mustard Seed Potato Salad
- Greens with Vinaigrette & Vegetables
An afternoon of yard games & relaxation
5:00 pm - Happy Hour in Yeti Cave with Beer & Roasted Peanuts
6:00 pm - Family-style dinner in Pavilion
- Rosemary-Braised Short Ribs
- Seared Scallops with Pine Nuts, Cream & Raisins
- Lemon-Squeezed Broccolini
- White Cheddar Cheese Grits
- Chopped Salad
7:30 pm - Concert by Joey English by the Fire Pit
During the concert, there will be a Full Bar, Hot Beverage Bar, Smores & Bite-Sized Desserts
9:00 am - Buffet-style Breakfast served at The Nest Patio
10:00 am - Check-out
Call For Reservations 865.200.2434