Pappy honored

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Bradley Reeves at TAMIS invites everyone out for a screening of “‘I Open My Mouth and Let ‘er Fly': The Pappy ‘Gube’ Beaver Story,” Friday March 6th at the East Tennessee History Museum, 601 S. Gay St. in Downtown Knoxville.

This second installment in the First Friday “From the Vaults: Iconic Moving Images of East Tennessee” series will also feature an art exhibit by Amy Campbell, “Music & Culture Folks of East, Tennessee,” and a live musical by Marvin Russell, Wade Hill and the Hillians, with a special appearance by the Hogman!

The event is free and open to the public.

“From the Vaults” is a project of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound, the East Tennessee Historical Society, and the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection of the Knox County Public Library.

Who is Pappy “Gube” Beaver?


The April 6, 2012, screening marks the world premier of “‘I Open My Mouth and Let ‘er Fly': The Pappy ‘Gube’ Beaver Story,” produced by indie filmmakers Dwight Swanson and Robert Salyer and featuring the story behind the life and times of long-time Knoxville preacher Parlan “Pappy Gube” Beaver. Beaver, now 92 years old, formerly worked with grocer and country music impresario Cas Walker and has been on local radio airwaves for over 70 years. Chet Atkins’ first commercial recordings were made with Beaver for Capitol Records during the late 1940s.

Join Americana music roots musicians Marvin Russell, Wade Hill, and the legendary Hogman for a program of live ole-time music and vintage film clips celebrating the life and career of East Tennessee’s own Pappy “Gube” Beaver!

Also featured will be an art exhibit by Amy Campbell: “Music & Culture Folks of East, Tennessee” featuring portraits of Chet Adkins, Pappy “Gube” Beaver, The Reverend and Mrs. J. Bazzel Mull, Wade Hill, Cas Walker and many more. For more information about her art, please visit: