Kelle Jolly, Senora May added to lineup at Rural Assembly Everywhere in April
The lineup for Rural Assembly Everywhere just got sweeter.
Musicians Kelle Jolly and Senora May will grace the virtual Everywhere stage this April.
Vocalist Kelle Jolly, above left, “The Tennessee Ukulele Lady,” is one of East Tennessee’s most celebrated jazz musicians. She and her husband, saxophonist Will Boyd, were the 2015 MLK Art Award recipients in Knoxville. She is the founder of Ukesphere of Knoxville, a ukulele group for all ages. As an ambassador of jazz, she has traveled to Muroran, Japan as Knoxville’s Sister City representative with Boyd, at various jazz festivals and events. Jolly is the host of Knoxville’s “Jazz Jam with Kelle Jolly,” on WUOT 91.9FM, an hour-long show that celebrates great local, national and international singers of jazz. She is also the founder of the Women in Jazz Jam Festival.
Senora May, above right, is an engaging singer-songwriter and compelling onstage performer. She’s an artist whose talent will only grow because she knows so well who she is. Like the best songs, hers become more intricate and remarkable once they’re listened to more often and more closely. She’s like the countryside itself: not easy to define, impossible to tame, and always interesting. — Silas House
Don’t miss performers, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and happy hours at the virtual Rural Assembly Everywhere this April 20 and 21.
About Rural Assembly Everywhere
A virtual gathering of the Rural Assembly, Rural Assembly Everywhere returns April 20 & 21, to mark time together, to wrestle with questions about how we build a nation that serves all of us, and to respond to calls for unity and repair. Once again, we invite rural advocates and the rural-curious, listeners and leaders, neighbors and admirers, to participate in programming that features experts and poets, civic leaders and culture-bearers.