By Matt Wickstrom
LEXINGTON, Ky. — It was a rare solo show with no guests this week for episode 80 of Wick’s Picks on Lexington Community Radio. However, Kentucky music still dominated the show – as it always does – with music from Tyler Childers, Kelsey Waldon, Sturgill Simpson and Abby Hamilton among a slew of others.
Childers’ “Country Squire” kicked off the show in honor of his Red Rocks debut on Sept. 30 with Robert Earl Keene and Town Mountain. Later in the show we heard “White Noise, White Lines” and “Make Art Not Friends” – two new songs from Monkey’s Eyebrow native Kelsey Waldon and Jackson’s Sturgill Simpson, respectively. Waldon’s cut comes from her upcoming album of the same name – and her first on John Prine’s Oh Boy Records – out Oct. 4 while Simpson’s comes from his experimental, dystopian feeling “SOUND & FURY” out Sept. 27. Near the show’s end we heard from Abby Hamilton – who just put on a poignant show last weekend at The Burl – with “50’s Dream.”
View the entire playlist from this week’s show here. Listen to an archived broadcast of the show below.
Join me next Monday, Oct. 7, for episode 81 of Wick’s Picks on Lexington Community Radio. Listen live from 9-11 a.m. locally on 93.9 FM or online at LexingtonCommunityRadio.org.
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