Wookin’ Ahead

For many aspiring bands and musical artists, success comes slowly – if at all. But in just a few fast-paced years, Lexington-based “rhythm and bluegrass” group The Wooks has experienced a quick rise to national recognition that still has the band trying to catch its breath. Continue reading Wookin’ Ahead

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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.  Continue reading Moontower elevates its stock in year four

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

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. Continue reading A chance encounter and leap of faith led to Magnolia Boulevard