Chamber pop octet San Fermin bring a direct, personal approach to “Belong”

Chamber pop group San Fermin comes to The Burl on Tuesday. Read about how the group approaches their live performance, how one band member's anxiety played a role in the direction of their latest album and more.

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Wick’s Picks: Top Albums of 2017

Despite the ups and downs that 2017 the year brought us great music aplenty. With the year in the rear view mirror, we at Big Blue Tunes take a look back on some of our favorite albums of the year, ranging from Americana to rock'n roll and indie pop.

All that Jazz

This weekend, Lexington will host the second installment in a new music series geared to help the city celebrate and remember its rich history in jazz music – a genre that organizers feel has been underserved in the community in recent years. 

Moontower elevates its stock in year four

During a summer that's seen Mother Nature prove uncooperative with Kentucky's music festivals including soggy grounds at The Moonshiner's Ball in May and a flash flood that wiped out Rudyfest in June, Saturday proved to be a pleasant surprise for Moontower Music Festival with sunny skies and a slight breeze throughout the day. 

Grayson Jenkins quit his day job at UK to pursue music full time

Grayson Jenkins didn’t always want to be a musician. After being given a guitar by his mom when he was 14 and learning a handful of beginner chords, Jenkins set the instrument aside to focus on sports in high school. He didn’t dust off that guitar again until he moved from Greenville in Muhlenburg County to Lexington to enroll at UK in 2009.

A chance encounter and leap of faith led to Magnolia Boulevard

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.