May 20, 2013
Montana Skies seemingly non-stop tour schedule has taken them all across the US as well as to Canada, Asia, and Russia; and their dedication to their musical vision has helped them build an enthusiastic grassroots fan base along the way. Combining elements of classical technique, jazz improv and the power and energy of rock n’ roll; Jonathan’s guitar wizardry and …
May 22, 2013
Nikki Talley is a hardworking, energetic mountain girl with a big voice. She is one half of a full time touring husband & wife duo based out of Asheville, NC contributing acoustic guitar, clawhammer banjo & of course her trademark stunning vocals. www.beetnik.com for reservations.
May 23, 2013
Two local bands along with Virgina natives If Birds Could Fly: A haunting mix of Appalachian folk, Americana, and retro country.
May 24, 2013
Songwriter Christopher Mark Jones’ long musical itinerary includes busking in Paris, the English folk club circuit, tours of Denmark and Holland, the Bristol and Rotterdam festivals, BBC and Capitol radio appearances in London. His 1978 album for Transatlantic, “No More Range to Roam,” was released in five countries and distributed in the U.S. by Rounder. After forays into rock, jazz …
May 26, 2013
‘It’s difficult to say where Night Beds begins, but it could be here: August 2006, a young Winston Yellen is invited to a longtime friend’s apartment. They talk, they record a little aimlessly, and something exciting emerges. Maybe it’s a little later, when one is studying engineering in Nashville, and the other remains behind, an unhappy captive of secondary education. …
Full fledged indie led by the smooth and smoky vocals and serene landscapes. 18+
May 28, 2013
With a banjo and fiddle, you might think they’re traditional bluegrass, but think again: cello and hand drum round out the group, creating a truly new sound. A little bit bluegrass, a little bit folk, a little bit classical and whole lot of original, Harpeth Rising is a band to watch. www.beetnik.com for reservations.
‘The Pro Letarians have already come out with three mixtapes despite having met each other just a year ago and being in school for a large portion of that time. Their first tape, The Pregame, may have been a little rough around the edges in some spots, but the sampler showcased the duo’s potential and received positive reviews in …
May 31, 2013
Local indie hero blending retro and contemporary sounds for a refreshing take on indie.
June 1, 2013
“Mandolin Orange carries an understanding of tradition and shape it into a thing of beauty. They craft simple songs that go beyond chord progressions and vocal harmonies, leading somehow toward something pure. Using acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin and a hand-me-down fiddle, Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz allure with a heart-worn sensibility. Last year’s Haste Make/ Hard Hearted Stanger combines …
June 14, 2013
Led by two brothers, this rock and roots band hails from Lexington.
June 15, 2013
The Groove Robbers, formed from the rhythm section of the Johnson Brothers, a Lexington favorite for nearly 20 years, produce a righteous groove from classic rock trio favorites.
June 28, 2013
The New York Times described Cheyenne’s 2010 debut, Before Lately, as “sweet without being cloying, weary without hopelessness,” noting the vast space between notes, yet lack of air. Before Lately was a slow-burning, introspective, meditative affair. Ancient Warfare offers a grungy, psychedelic indie sound, home grown in Lexington.
June 30, 2013
‘Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. Tender, poetic and aching with life’s truths, Kim’s songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul.’ www.beetnik.com.com for reservations.
July 9, 2013
Born and bred in the Delaware Valley, this trio of songsters now call Brooklyn, New York their home. Their music is an eclectic mix of indie, roots and rich vocal melodies and harmonies.
July 10, 2013
A native of Ohio, Grace Adele originally had her heart set on becoming a Rockette after years of classical training in ballet. Traveling between her hometown in Columbus to New York for auditions at Radio City Music Hall exhausted precious resources. The time she was at home, Grace Adele spent much of her time singing, eventually cuing a move to …