By Matt Wickstrom
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Earlier this week Jared Lee of Dead Audio, Expansion Fest and Cornett and Bryce Benifield and Josh Hutson of Cindy joined me for episode 73 of Wick’s Picks on Lexington Community Radio.
Starting the program off with me in studio was Lee to recap his adventures the weekend prior in his hometown of Owensboro at ROMP Fest before diving into a preview of day one of the upcoming Railbird Fest at Keeneland in August. Among topics we discussed were Grammy talent on hand for the inaugural day of the inaugural festival, artists with new albums out or coming out in 2019, surprise artists performing and more mixed among a bevy of songs from artists performing on Aug. 10 at the festival including Billy Strings, The Dip and Ian Noe.
Lee will return to the show on July 22 to help preview day two of Railbird festival with performances on tap from Tyler Childers, Hozier, Yola, Kelsey Waldon and others.
After wrapping up our Railbird segment and ahead of diving into our session with Cindy we heard new music from Kentucky artists Johnny Conqueroo, Bendigo Fletcher and Wicked Peace – all out last Friday.
At roughly a quarter past 10 a.m. we began our segment with Bryce Benifield and Josh Hutson of Cindy, a local surf/grunge duo fresh off celebration a year since forming as they anxiously are expecting their debut EP to arrive on July 11. We talked all about the group’s founding, their new music and much more along with hearing songs “Indis” and “Angela” from their EP, titled The Essential Cindy EP, along with a live, acoustic rendition of “Kennywood” from Benifield.
View a full playlist of songs from this week’s show here. Listen to an archive of the episode below.
Join me again next Monday, July 8, from 9-11 a.m. for episode 74 of Wick’s Picks on Lexington Community Radio. I’ll be joined by local rockers Bandit Sun the first hour to discuss their new album out July 12 followed by Will Harvey, partner at The Burl, in hour two to discuss the venue’s upcoming three year anniversary, The Burl Sessions and more. Tune in on the dial at 93.9 FM or stream online at lexingtoncommunityradio.org.