Earlier this week Maggie Noelle, Gregg Erwin and Ryan Allen of Lexington rock/blues/soul/funk group Magnolia Bouklevard joined me in studio for Wick’s Picks to chat about the band’s upcoming one-year anniversary and accomplishments thus far; collaborations with Shaker Steps and Duane Lundy of Shangri-la Productions, summer plans and much more.
Organized in memory of Pete Jones and to raise money for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, the first annual PeteFest at Jones Fields outside Louisville was a smashing success. Driving up to the festival it was hard to fathom how close it was to the bustling downtown of Louisville, with meandering roads hugged by bustling tree lines leading to the festival grounds, offering the perfect escape for a weekend of music and philanthropy.
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.
The weather may have been scorching hot all weekend at the Forecastle Festival, but the talent on stage Sunday was even hotter, led by Aaron Lee Tasjan, Foxygen, Spoon, Weezer and more.