Illinois’ Old Salt Union rolled into Lexington and Cosmic Charlie’s last Thursday, September 7, with special guests The Stray Birds.
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.
For the last three years, Travis Young of Lexington band Blind Corn Liquor Pickers has been hard at work helping his bandmates organize the Moonshiner’s Ball, a grass roots festival hosted by BCLP that emphasizes Kentucky artists, while also featuring several prominent out-of-state acts. Last week I sat down with Young to discuss the biggest difficulties in organizing a festival, his vision for the Moonshiner’s Ball, Kentucky artists lacking on the festival scene, and much more. Read the full interview after the break.
Last week I had the opportunity to sit down for a chat with Maggie Noelle (Stanley), guitarist and vocalist for Lexington-area appalachian folk group Moonshine District. We discussed everything to the band’s beginnings, women of appalachian music, Floyd Fest, and much more. Check out the full interview after the break.
This Friday at Al’s Bar, mountain music and bluegrass will collide as local bands Moonshine District and The Wooks join forces for what will continue a fantastic week of music around Lexington. The show is the start of a busy summer of festivals and new destinations for Moonshine District, a band with deep roots in Appalachian music.