By Matt Wickstrom
LEXINGTON, Ky. — This week Trevor and Trenton Jenkins of Jinx Machine and Bek and Tim Smallwood of Bek and The Starlight Revue joined me for episode 57 of Wick’s Picks on Lexington Community Radio.
After hearing “Shoshone Rose,” a new tune from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, based Vandoliers, we jumped right into talking with Irvine’s Jenkins twins. The brothers discussed their musical roots, how the Avett Brothers helped push them into music, how their new project Jinx Machine varies from their prior work, sharing in each other’s musical journey and much more. The duo also performed “Idol” and “
Following Jinx Machine’s segment was a halftime break that included The Wooks’ “Union Pacific” ahead of their sold-out show on March 2 at The Burl along with “Even If” from Bek and The Starlight Revue’s self-titled 2018 release, providing the perfect segue into the next segment with front woman Bek Smallwood and husband/bassist (and on this day guitarist) Tim Smallwood.
The Smallwood’s discussed the dynamics of being in a band with your significant other; balancing work, music and raising three children, breaking out of and breaking the stigmas of being from Eastern Kentucky, and much more. Bek and Tim also performed versions of originals “Wasteland” and “Kentucky” live in the studio sprinkled between the band’s recorded version of “Ghost Town” and Magnolia Boulevard’s “Who Loves Ya.”
Listen to an archive of the show below.
Tune in on Monday, March 4 from 9-11 a.m. for episode 58 of Wick’s Picks on Lexington Community Radio. I’ll be joined by Danville-based music podcasters Dusty Wesley and Haley Perros of Kentucky Music Preview and Alissa Mahon of Louisville-based group Whiskey Riders. Tune in on the dial at 93.9 FM-WLXU or online at LexingtonCommunityRadio.org.