July 29, 2015
A monthly series showcasing local singer songwriters on the Henry Clay’s Stage. www.henryclayspublichouse.com
July 30, 2015
Lexington singer and songwriter Maggie Lander will play a solo acoustic set consisting of her original songs and choice covers.
August 3, 2015
THE SPINNEY BROTHERS are based in Canada and heralded all over North America as champions of traditional bluegrass music, touring in support of their new CD, Tried & True. Allan & Rick Spinney, who still call Nova Scotia home, are known for their heartfelt, brother duet vocals. The siblings record for Mountain Fever Records in Willis, Virginia. They are coming …
August 5, 2015
With music dubbed as a marriage between “bluesy heartache vocals and pop songwriting smarts” (The Advocate), Kopp works in the grassroots-esque style of countless artists who she most admires. She has shared stages with Brandi Carlile, Michelle Branch, Parachute, Boyce Avenue, The Gin Blossoms, Marc Cohn, ZZ Ward, Delta Rae, Matchbox 20, among others. In October 2013, Kopp’s debut full length release, “Serendipity …
August 9, 2015
Chuck Johnson is a composer and musician currently residing in Oakland, CA. He began playing fingerstyle acoustic guitar in the early 1990’s, inspired by the North Carolina Piedmont blues of Elizabeth Cotten, Rev. Gary Davis, and Etta Baker, as well as the “American Primitive” approach to steel string guitar as a solo concert instrument and vehicle for personal expression. These influences …
August 12, 2015
Adron is rapidly being recognized as one of the most uniquely gifted songwriters and vocalists of this generation. Named Best Songwriter of 2012 by the Atlanta-based arts and culture magazine Creative Loafing, she has managed to unite audiences from wildly far-flung backgrounds, age groups and subcultural scenes with her universally communicative and infectious music. In a style nearly impossible to …
August 13, 2015
Based Asheville, North Carolina, they continue to make their mark, not defining themselves by genre but bending the rules to create their own distinctive sound. As the name suggests, Grits & Soul represent the best parts of their Southern heritage by taking the influences of mountain bluegrass and classic country and fusing it with those of Mississippi soul and blues. www.willieslex.com
Appalachianfunkyfolksyrastabluesman Mitch Barrett is Kentucky’s most awarded and sought after singer, songwriter and storyteller. Mitch takes his audience on an engaging journey, channeling the inner voice of a truck-stop waitress, a mountain boy seeking spirituality or a socially and environmentally-charged activist. www.beetnik.com
August 27, 2015
Soulful Space welcomes Small Batch and Englishman for an evening of American songbook / Indie folk-pop.
Hosted by beloved local writer Tom Green, this series features a revolving cast of players, all sharing their songs ‘in the round.’ www.beetnik.com
August 28, 2015
The renegade traditionalists of Mipso — Jacob Sharp on mandolin, Joseph Terrell on guitar, and Wood Robinson on double bass — are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory. The three North Carolina songwriters have wandered off the path blazed by Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson to find a new clearing for their southern …
September 7, 2015
TOMMY EMMANUEL is arguably one of the most exciting, brilliant and powerful guitar masters on earth. Walking in the legacy of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and many others Tommy has dazzled audiences worldwide with his sheer mastery of the instrument. WoodSongs will welcome him back for his sixth appearance on the broadcast they celebrate the release of his brand new …
September 16, 2015
Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy, creating a special niche of folk music that has been described as neo-folk. www.alsbarlexington.com
October 1, 2015
Two legends from different musical worlds, pianist Chick Corea and banjo player Béla Fleck are two of the most gifted and adventurous improvisers in music history. “As a duo,” says NPR, “Fleck and Corea combine a variety of musical styles and flavors—from blues to bluegrass, from classical to country.” www.ekucenter.com for tickets.
October 18, 2015
Emmylou Harris is a thirteen time Grammy Award winning American singer and songwriter originally from Birmingham, Alabama known for her musical career as well as her activism and one of the most revered voices in country music. Rodney Crowell’s commercial success in the late ’80s was huge, and in 2003 he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. …
October 22, 2015
Funny, upbeat, and sassy, the Good Lovelies’ signature sound is a pinch of folk-roots, a dash of flirty bluegrass, and just a touch of western swing. The Toronto-based trio won a 2010 Juno Award (a Canadian Grammy) for Roots Album of the Year. www.ekucenter.com for tickets.
April 7, 2016
Mountain Heart’s musical virtuosity, unmatched energy, and distinctive sound have made them one of the most unforgettable acoustic acts performing today. A bluegrass band with a down home charm and a rock ‘n’ roll heart, Mountain Heart has appeared at the Grand Ole Opry over 125 times. They have toured with Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss, LeAnn Rimes and George Jones, …