Wick’s Picks: Ep. 31 – 8/6/18 (w/Pearl Charles, Buck the Taxidermist, Kentucky Music Preview)

By Matt Wickstrom

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Pearl Charles band

LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 6, 2018) –  This morning Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Pearl Charles, Kyle Ayres and Blake Hester of Buck the Taxidermist and Dusty Wesley and Haley Perros of Kentucky Music Preview joined host Matt Wickstrom for Wick’s Picks on Lexington Community Radio.

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Blake Hester and Kyle Ayres of Buck the Taxidermist

First up were the fellas from Buck the Taxidermist to discuss their recently released self-titled EP, their musical backgrounds and friendship that extends back to childhood, upcoming projects and more. The duo also performed a stripped-down version of “Kitchen Table” off the EP along with an unreleased tune called “Made for Greatness.”

Ayres and Hester were followed by Kentucky Music Preview’s Wesley and Perros to discuss their podcast and local music advocacy efforts, what sparked their passion for music, their KYMP Presents music series in Danville (which begins this Thursday with Grayson Jenkins) and much more.

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Haley Perros and Dusty Wesley of Kentucky Music Preview

Rounding out the show was Pearl Charles, who stopped in to chat about her musical upbringing in L.A., new album Sleepless Dreamer and more ahead of her performance later in the evening in Lexington at Best Friend Bar with Johnny Conqueroo and Helicoid. Charles also performed two songs off the new record — “Sleepless Dreamer” and “Long Hair.”

Tune into Wick’s Picks every Monday from 9-11 a.m. on Lexington Community Radio. Upcoming guests include Mama Said String Band, Magnolia Boulevard and Vivian Leigh on August 13 and Big Fresh, Lyric Theatre Executive Director Donald Mason and Kevin Dalton on August 20. Listen on the dial at WLXU 93.9 FM or online at lexingtoncommunityradio.org.

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