For lone wolf troubadour Tim Easton, music has always been a part of his life. Easton grew up the youngest of seven children, many of whom played instruments themselves. All of them built their own music collections and helped shape Easton’s gritty Americana sound.
With an intoxicating blues rock sound and a youthful energy through the roof, Nashville’s Blackfoot Gypsies have a vision of reaching the top of the Music City’s barrage of artists, with the upcoming April 14 release of their third full-length record ‘To the Top!’ via Plowboy Records.
Hailing from Nashville, Judah & The Lion may have one of the most difficult sounds to describe in the music city. The group features a string-heavy instrumental lineup consisting of Judah Akers on guitar, Brian Macdonald on mandolin, Nate Zuercher on banjo and Spencer Cross on drums while also making room for hip-hop, pop and rock n’roll.
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.
Music connoisseurs of all ages packed the Green Lantern on Thursday night, moving and grooving to the signature Kentucky bluegrass of The Wooks. The show was the quintet’s debut at the rustic bar on Lexington’s north side, and the second for banjo player Arthur Hancock, who was sidelined with back injuries for the later half of 2015.