Billy Strings brought his psychedelic, string-fed rock’n roll circus to Kentucky this past weekend, kicking off his three-night sold out run through the Commonwealth in Lexington at Manchester Music Hall
To those who say that rock ’n’ roll is dead, look no further than Nashville’s Blackfoot Gypsies, a fiery and exuberant group that blends old and new, drawing comparisons to The Rolling Stones and Blackberry Smoke, among others.
As Moon Hooch prepares for a return to the bluegrass state next weekend for The Moonshiner’s Ball, I had the opportunity to chat with the band’s saxophonist Mike Wilbur about their upcoming album “Red Sky”, New York City, moonshine, and much more! Read the full interview after the break.
For the second consecutive year, the three members of Moon Hooch will make their way from the New York City area down to Berea, Kentucky, for the third annual Moonshiner’s Ball. The trio, which transcends musical boundaries with it’s unique blend of jazz, electronic dance music, hip-hop and pop, is also readying for their third album “Red Sky” to be released on June 10.
Minnesota’s finest Trampled by Turtles, Devil Makes Three and Elephant Revival combined for the ultimate trifecta in Louisville over Kentucky Derby weekend for a sold out show at Iroquois Amphitheater. Before the show I was able to sit down for a chat with TBT’s mandolinist Erik Berry.
Music fans gathered at the newly located Willie’s Locally Known on Thursday night to say goodbye to March and hello to the band’s on the lineup for this year’s Moontower Music Festival being held August 27 at Masterson Station Park. Local acts Ben Lacy and Johnny Conqueroo entertained the crowd throughout the night.
Old Crow Medicine Show returned to the Bluegrass on Wednesday night, marking their first trip to Lexington in over a decade for the first of their two-night run at UK’s Singletary Center for the Arts. The visit to central Kentucky also marked the start of their spring tour. The six-piece outfit from down the road in Nashville was supported by rising 23-year-old phenom Parker Millsap.
Fresh off the release of their new EP ‘Cut & Run’, Belleville, Illinois’ Old Salt Union helped christen the new Willie’s Locally Known in Lexington, now located on Southland Drive on the old Show Me’s lot. They were joined by Nashville duo Sally and George; Houston’s Whiskey Shivers and Lexington’s own The Wooks.
Kicking off their spring 2016 tour in the Bluegrass, the Nashville-based Old Crow Medicine Show returns to Lexington Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31 for a two-night run of American roots music at UK’s Singletary Center for the Arts.
Playing their first gig in the fall of 2009 as a three-piece, Bowling Green’s Fat Box has since grown into a six-piece armada of funk, jazz, and rock’n’roll. The diverse and energetic group is currently celebrating the recent release of their live album, recorded last March in Lexington at Cosmic Charlie’s.