August 8, 2015
MidLife Harmony plays favorite songs from the 60′s and 70′s infused with vocal harmonies and an acoustic flair.
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 13, 2015
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 19, 2015
Skipjack is Robin Loeffler on vocals and hammered dulcimer; Todd Morgan on vocals and fiddle; Aviv Naamani on vocals, guitar,bouzouki and mandolin; and Deborah Thompson on vocals, clawhammer banjo, lap dulcimer, and rhythm guitar. They play a wide variety of tradition-based music, including old time string band tunes and songs, contemporary folk-based songs, country blues/Louisville jugband ditties, English country dance …
August 20, 2015
Danny Kroha is a Detroit, MI blues and folk artist. www.willieslex.com
August 22, 2015 – August 23, 2015
Now in year three, Crave Lexington Food + Music Festival will take place at a new location this year:Masterson Station Park. The festival celebrates “made from scratch,” with a special focus on local food and music. Produced by Smiley Pete Publishing (this website’s parent company), the free, all-ages and family-friendly event features dozens of food vendors, two days of live …
August 26, 2015
Called a “male Nanci Griffith” and compared to Steve Goodman, Harry Chapin and Peter Yarrow, Dave Hawkins is the songwriter’s songwriter and the audience’s performer. He feels equally comfortable sharing the stage with performers as diverse as Folk legend Tom Rush and Rock & Roll icon Ian Anderson as he does singing with a group of grade schoolers.
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 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 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.
March 9, 2016
The Chieftains have won an Oscar and six Grammys, released 58 albums, performed with everyone from Pavarotti, to the Rolling Stones, to Madonna. They are recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world’s attention with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive. www.ekucenter.com