David Oaks is a true gentleman. He has a Southern grace that typifies the very best you’ll find in a community minded neighbor. He’s a published author of the book ‘Misty Mountain Morn‘ and he’s an inspiring business partner for his tireless efforts as the ‘ring-leader’ of Kingsport’s Netherland Inn. He called a week ago and we couldn’t help but jump at the offer to cover his new Friday night picking party at one of East Tennessee’s enduring historic sites.

Last Friday, we covered one of the new Bluegrass at Netherland Inn events that David and several other volunteers and musicians are bringing to the Inn. There’s no charge for the entertainment and the warm acoustic sounds of some of East Tennessee’s most talented players sounds great inside this 200 year old inn. There’s old timers who bring a legacy of rich bluegrass roots and you’ll also treat yourself – like we did, to the hope of a new generation of young artists that left us spellbound.

Check out this new video feature from GoTriCities and hear David talk about the weekly event and enjoy the music of GC Matlock and others. Don’t miss the beautiful voice of Savannah Vaughn too. This 14 year old is a star in the making and you can hear more every Friday night at The Netherland Inn.