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May 2015

John Ford at Willie’s Locally Known

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Willie’s Locally Known,
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Ford is a veteran of the Cincinnati music scene, playing classic rock, punk and alt country in various bands, influenced by everything from classic & college rock to country blues. currently playing a repertoire of self-composed American roots music. “I’ve been writing songs since my early teens” John explains, “Whether it be songs I’ve written or an old song from the 1930’s, I play what I fall in love with. Many times people ask if I’m doing all original music;…

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Troubadour Concert Series: Hot Rize at the Lyric Theatre

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center,
300 E Third Street, Lexington, 40508

After 24 years on pause, legendary bluegrass quartet Hot Rize is back together with a new album, When I’m Free and a worldwide tour. Hot Rize started in 1978 and became one of Americas most popular bluegrass ensembles renown for their powerful stage presence, humor and master musicianship. The band picked up where they left off after disbanding at the peak of their fame in 1990. Featuring Dr. Banjo Pete Wernick, bass master Nick Forster and multi instrumentalist Tim O’Brien,…

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$8

Nine Bullets Spring Showcase at Al’s Bar

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Al's Bar,
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY United States

This show of local and regional talent presented by Nine Bullets will include a bevy of americana and rock heavyweights on two stages at Al’s Bar.  Including headliners: Caleb Caudle (Winston-Salem, NC) Tyler Childers (Paintsville, KY) BIG SHOALS (Gainesville, FL)  The Rooster’s Crow (Lexington, KY) Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound (Cincinnati, OH) With special acoustic performances in the Beer Garden by locals: Josh Nolan  Bryan Minks  Egon Danielson  Geordan Brewer  Eric Bolander (solo) of Alcatraz Shakedown www.alsbarlexington.com

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$20 in advance / $25 at the door

Willy Porter at the Raven House

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Raven House Show,
3229 Raven Cir, 40502, KY United States
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“On Saturday, May 30th, Willy Porter brings his righteous brand of finger-picking guitar playing and rich songwriting to The Raven House. This Wisconsin native has toured the world sharing stages with icons Jethro Tull, Paul Simon, Tori Amos, and Jeff Beck in a career spanning two decades, eight studio albums, and multiple continents. Willy’s smart, playful, engaging performance style draws audiences in for a musical ride that makes diehard fans out of first time listeners.”

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$10

Bridge 19/ Mouth of Babes at Natasha’s Bistro

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Natasha’s Bistro & Bar,
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Mouths of Babes is Ty Greenstein (Girlyman) and Ingrid Elizabeth (Coyote Grace). This tender tomboy and rough-and-tumble lady come together to melt hearts and shake souls with undeniable chemistry and an unexpected heralding of wisdom. Mouths of Babes’ sound is equal parts celebration and blues, folk and soul, salve and anthem.   Bridge 19 released their new album in March, Audrey Cecil and Amanda Lucas co-wrote the songs, honing a sound of harmony driven, undeniably evocative music. www.beetnik.com

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June 2015
$10

Natalie York/ Raye Zaragoza at Natasha’s Bistro

June 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Natasha’s Bistro & Bar,
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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A Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter with Kentucky roots, Natalie York is a force to be reckoned with. The Washington Post has called her debut “one of the best releases of 2010,” and praised her “soulful and warm vocals” and “sophisticated palette.” Natalie has earned favorable comparisons to Grace Potter, Norah Jones, and Bonnie Raitt. She studied jazz at the University of Miami, and was the first graduate from the distinguished institution’s Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program. Raye Zaragoza is a singer-songwriter…

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$7

Andrew Duhon Trio at Natasha’s Bistro

June 4 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Natasha’s Bistro & Bar,
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY 40507 United States

Andrew Duhon is a songwriter from New Orleans, a teller of stories with an undeniable voice, weighted and soulful. Duhon has released 3 recordings, the latest of which, ‘The Moorings’, was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 for ‘Best Engineered Album’. He has toured solo for much of his career, and that troubadour element is certainly present, an usher of modern day folklore. His latest group, however, The Andrew Duhon Trio brings a new musicality to the tunes with upright…

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$7

Julie Knight at Natasha’s Bistro

June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Natasha’s Bistro & Bar,
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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In addition to her original songs, Julia puts an acoustic spin on a number of covers ranging from Adele to Elvis. In 2013, Julia was a featured artist on Lifetime’s Chasing Nashville. She has been awarded several industry awards recognizing her talent as a singer/songwriter and guitarist. In December 2014, Julia is named the artist of the month representing McPherson guitars. Julia has recently relocated to Nashville, TN where she continues her writing and music career. www.beetnik.com

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Elks Teeth & Rabbits Feet at Willie’s Locally Known

June 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Willie’s Locally Known,
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Elks Teeth & Rabbits Feet are a dar, qwirky duo from Madison, Wisconsin. The duo consists of Leah Brooke and Blair Clark. www.willieslex.com 

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October 2015

Troubadour Concert Series: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell at the Lexington Opera House

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W. Short St., Lexington, KY United States
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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. He honed his craft with country greats Jerry Reed and Guy Clark. Crowell is a legend whose songs have been…

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