A chance encounter and leap of faith led to Magnolia Boulevard

By Matt Wickstrom

In the spring of 2016 Gregg Erwin moved to Lexington from Knoxville and began searching for like-minded musicians to perform with.

Soon, he stumbled upon a songwriter’s night nestled within the beer garden at Al’s Bar and decided to go, though he went armed only with an electric guitar, and he didn’t sing.

“A friend of mine in Richmond sent me a link to it,” Erwin said. “It’d been about a month since I moved to Lexington and I’d been dying to get out and meet others in the local music scene. Something came up that day that almost prevented me from going.”

But he made it, and much like Derek Trucks, whom Erwin has drawn countless comparisons to, he let his guitar tell a story.

Read the full story at Kentucky.com/LexGo.

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