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It’s Monday, so this must be the ‘Tuesday Group’

The “Tuesday Group That Plays on Mondays” were honing their sound Monday at The Museum of Appalachia, getting ready to play in the museum’s “Hall of Fame” on the Fourth of July. “We used to play on Tuesdays then switched to Mondays and were too lazy to change the name,” Toni Ferguson laughed. The group plays at the museum every Monday (and on special occasions) and provides music and some humor for those visiting the museum. “Some people come on Mondays — they’re regulars — eat lunch and get free music.” Ferguson, a member of a Knoxville-based dulcimer organization, said they play a lot of venues and have created a “pretty good following.” It’s not just dulcimers producing a feel-good, old-time sound. There are guitars, mandolins and … Kazoos. Ferguson is playing one in the top photo and in the inset.. Rudy Ryan, sitting at left, played a kazoo in the previous song. “We have fun,” Ferguson said. To further the “Tuesday Group That Plays on Monday” legend, they will be featured on WBIR Channel 10, on Thursday, July 5, “Live at Five at Four.” In the back playing stand-up bass is Rick Long.