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.