About Wise Old River

Wise Old River shares songs about the human condition, human experience, times of need, times of pain, times of being lost and times of being found, our searching, and finding hope, grace and truth as well as our times of spiritual growth. We sing about it all. Our desire is for our music to be stripped down organic, earthy, wires, wood and vibrations from our souls.

Wise Old River at Robinette Studios

Wise Old River blends a variety of influences and instruments that combine tradition with originality. The group features vocalist/guitarist Jamen Denton (formerly of Virginia Ground and was recognized as best male vocalist by the GoTriCities.com Music Awards in 2005). Jeanne Denton provides well-crafted harmony vocals and occasional percussion. Jim Denton adds acoustic lap steel, 12 string slide guitar, and bouzouki. Bassist Stephen Marshall joined the band in fall 2010 and plays with an Americana focus bridging musical styles with his honest sound and harmonic vibe. Their sound has been described as “Eclectic-Americana.”

Wise Old River | Bristol

Wise Old River | Eclectic Americana

The group has performed on local and national television programs such as the PBS syndicated show “Song of the Mountains,” which is taped at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA. The show airs on over 90 PBS stations across the United States.

PBS | Song of The Mountains

PBS | Song of The Mountains

Other venues and events include the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2010), Bristol’s Paramount Theatre, Virginia Highlands Festival in Abingdon, VA, Hungry Mother Park Arts and Music Festival in Marion, VA, the Little Chicago Blues Festival, the Home Grown Show Case at the Down Home in Johnson City, TN, The Pickin’ Porch in Bristol, TN, the Tim White Blue Grass Radio Show, Studio One (WETS 89.5 FM) at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN, and many other local and regional events and venues.

Wise Old River on WDVX for Bristol's Rhythm and Roots Reunion

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For booking/contact information see our Wise Old River Electronic Press Kit 2011 or email info@wiseoldriver.com