September 9, 2013
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THE MAKEM & SPAIN BROTHERS are song collectors in the spirit of their forefathers preserving old folk songs and introducing a new generation to this rich musical history. The Makem’s continue the lineage of one of Irish music’s dynasties, begun by their grandmother Sarah Makem and father Tommy Makem, who is now considered an icon. The Spain Brothers, too, learned Irish songs at their father’s knee. This band of brothers have honed their craft over nearly two decades of international performances and are now one of the truly stalwart, road-tested Irish vocal groups performing. A host of various instruments and five male vocals, using precise three-part harmonies blend perfectly for what many have described as a wall of sound. makem.com
RUNA draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its band members and offers a contemporary and refreshing approach to traditional and more recently composed Celtic material. This award winning ensemble includes members that hail from Philadelphia, Dublin, Canada and Louisville, KY and have played with Solas, Riverdance, Slide, Clannad, Fiddlers’ Bid, Moya Brennan, Eileen Ivers, Hazel O’Conner, Full Frontal Folk, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Barcó, Téada, and the Guy Mendilow Band. The band won recently won an Independent Music Awards for Best Song in World/Traditional Category. The band recently released their third album, ‘Somewhere Along the Road’. runamusic.com
Voted one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” Ralphie May recently released his record-setting fourth one-hour special for Comedy Central titled “Too Big To Ignore. On the small screen, Ralphie has worked as a writer and producer on ESPN’s “Mohr Sports” starring Jay Mohr and performed stand-up on numerous late night talk shows including four appearances on CBS’s “The Late Late Show w/ Craig Kilborn” as well as eleven appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” He has appeared on “The Man Show” and MTV’s “Bash” as well as guest-starred on NBC’s “Whoopie.” As if that’s not enough, he’s also one of a handful of comedians to have received a standing ovation on “The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno.”
Lexington musical talents will come together for a collaboration under one roof. The “Artist Collective”. Kim Smith (of Prognosticator and Bear Medicine) will be showcasing her solo act with joint work with musicians from Ford Theater Reunion, Bear Medicine, The Forthlins, Prognosticator and This Season’s Color. This week’s program includes solo sets from Scott Widdon (Palisades), Nick Larkey (Merkaba, Ghost Affirmation), and Chris Harrison (Lurking).
Under the Sun’s Tour Of The South 2013 makes a stop at Cosmic Charlie’s for a night of gritty, southern rock.
Eric Wilson is a Texas-born Alt-indie singer and songwriter.