presented by AA Air Company and The Market in Maryville
Start your Sunday mornings with a three hour uplifting and inspirational radio show hosted by East Tennessee's own, Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle. Each week Jeff and Sarah present music that will touch the Heart and Soul of East Tennessee's gospel, folk, roots, rock and bluegrass heritage.
It's music that is meant to comfort and inspire you from artists like...
Alison Krauss, Billy Joe Shaver, James Taylor, Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, Mike Farris, Sam Cooke, Junior Sisk, Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe, Walt Wilkins, Patty Griffin, Shawn Camp, Terri Hendrix, Don Williams, Julie Miller and many, many more.
To contact the show's hosts, simply email them at InTheSpirit@myi105.com.
About the hosts...
Jeff Barbra & Sarah Pirkle...
Have been married (to each other!) for 14 years, and make their home in Walland, TN in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains national park.
Are 1st Place Winners of the 2000 Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest.
Hosted and produced the highly successful WDVX "Behind The Barn Series" from 1999-2004
Played too many shows to count and have opened for Nanci Griffith, BR549, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Chris Knight, Larry Cordle, Tony Rice, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines, Jim Lauderdale, Jon Randall Stewart, David Peterson, David Allan Coe, David Grier, Rod Picott, Walt Wilkins, Danny Barnes, James King, Dale Anne Bradley, Pat Flynn, John Cowan, Tony Furtado, The Kruger Brothers, Steve Young, Randy Weeks, Duane Jarvis, Randy Kohrs, Phil Lee, Karl Shiflett, The Dempseys, Chip Taylor, Chris Jones, and many, many more.
Released their first independent debut album, "Dog Years" regionally on March 25, 2000.
Two singles from the album, "The Piney Rose" and "When I Come Home" were released nationally in 2001.
Released their second independant album, "Barb Hollow Sessions" worldwide on January 1, 2004. It received rave reviews and heavy airplay. The album debuted at #6 on the Roots Music Report National Bluegrass Airplay Charts. The single, "Bury Me In The Red Clay" peaked at #12 on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Chart for November 2004. It stayed on the charts for 8 months, after it's debut on the charts.
Quotes About Jeff & Sarah...
"This music is pure & wonderful Americana......The mountains, and the people who make up their culture are beatifically sculpted into words by Jeff and Sarah. Listen to life from their perspective. It'll reach down and grab ya!.......I know it did me."
"Jeff and Sarah are great artists and great people.......
Their music rings true....That's all you need to know about these folks."
LLOYD MAINES, Grammy Award Winning Producer, Dixie Chicks