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April 19, 2014

The Lone Bellow at Cosmic Charlie’s

A powerful americana trio out of Brooklyn, NY. Though the lyrics have a melancholic undercurrent, the songs are more often rave-ups than ruminations, with swelling three-part harmonies and rousing group-sung choruses. www.cosmic-charlies.com

Start: April 19, 2014 9:00 pm
End: April 19, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $15

April 25, 2014

Tall, Dark and Handsome at Natasha’s Bistro

DH4 aka Tall, Dark and Handsome is a rare blend of jazz and regional music. Karen Jones (fiddle) and Bev Futrell (guitar), also members of the Reel World String Band, team up with George Neel, an accomplished jazz mandolin player, and Ricky Baldwin, a well-known bass player, also playing with Nick Stump’s Blues All-Stars. The songwriting and country-inspired singing of …

Start: April 25, 2014 8:00 pm
End: April 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $8

April 27, 2014

Farewell Drifters at Natasha’s Bistro

With their acoustic instrumentation and the anthemic thrust of their songwriting, the Farewell Drifters find themselves in the midst of what’s bound to go down in the annals of popular music history as an era-defining, youthful folk-rock boom.  They bring a unique Brian Wilson-like sensibility to the movement, with intricately arranged harmonies and atmospheric, string-swathed studio shading that is newly …

Start: April 27, 2014 8:00 pm
End: April 27, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $12

May 1, 2014

Honeycutters at Natasha’s Bistro

  The Honeycutters’ Amanda Anne Platt has been hailed as “one of the best songwriters coming out of  Western North Carolina these days” by WNCW music director Martin Anderson; and her voice has been described as “perfectly unadorned” and “recklessly beautiful.” In both her simple composition and honest delivery it’s easy to hear the inspiration of country legends such as …

Start: May 1, 2014 8:00 pm
End: May 1, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $10

May 5, 2014

WoodSongs: Willie Watson/ Acoustic Eidolon at The Lyric Theatre

Willie Watson is best-known for his work with his previous band Old Crow Medicine Show and a large part of the reason that banjo and guitar driven music is heard everywhere in the air these days. Born in Watkins Glen, NY, Watson discovered North Carolina Appalachian music and began to unearth old Folkways albums. His debut solo album, ‘Folk Singer …

Start: May 5, 2014 6:45 pm
End: May 5, 2014 8:15 pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Address:
300 E Third Street, Lexington, 40508
Cost: $10

May 7, 2014

An Evening of Kentucky and Japanese Folk Music: Baisho Matsumoto and Tim Lake at Natasha’s

Baisho Matsumoto, visiting Lexington from Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, established the Japan Folk Song Baisho Association in 1976 and became a renowned master of Akita Shamisen, Tsugaru Shamisen, and other styles of folk music. He has performed throughout Japan as well as in countries such as France, Belgium, Singapore, and the United States. He often collaborates with players of …

Start: May 7, 2014 8:00 pm
End: May 7, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $10

May 9, 2014

The Moonshiner’s Ball at Homegrown Hideaways

Two days of moonshine-soaked Indie Rock, Americana & Bluegrass hosted by The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers at Homegrown Hideaways  in Berea, Kentucky. Line up includes Vandaveer, The Baja Yetis, Ben Lacy, Driftwood Gypsy, Murals and Whiskey Best Valley Boys. www.themoonshinersball.com  

Date: May 9, 2014
Venue: HomeGrown HideAways
Address:
500 Floyd Branch Rd. , Berea, KY, United States

May 10, 2014

The Moonshiner’s Ball at Homegrown Hideaways

Two days of moonshine-soaked Indie Rock, Americana & Bluegrass hosted by The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers at Homegrown Hideaways  in Berea, Kentucky. Line up includes Vandaveer, The Baja Yetis, Ben Lacy, Driftwood Gypsy, Murals and Whiskey Best Valley Boys. www.themoonshinersball.com  

Date: May 10, 2014
Venue: HomeGrown HideAways
Address:
500 Floyd Branch Rd. , Berea, KY, United States

May 11, 2014

The Moonshiner’s Ball at Homegrown Hideaways

Two days of moonshine-soaked Indie Rock, Americana & Bluegrass hosted by The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers at Homegrown Hideaways  in Berea, Kentucky. Line up includes Vandaveer, The Baja Yetis, Ben Lacy, Driftwood Gypsy, Murals and Whiskey Best Valley Boys. www.themoonshinersball.com  

Date: May 11, 2014
Venue: HomeGrown HideAways
Address:
500 Floyd Branch Rd. , Berea, KY, United States

June 5, 2014

Reva Dawn Salon/ Bear Medicine at Al’s Bar

Reva Williams and band are a ‘clusterfolk’ outfit with a decidedly indie sound. ‘Beautiful soothing sounds emanate from the combination of falsetto lead vocals, acoustic guitar, cello, brushed drums, and flute that is Bear Medicine. They establish sweet healing vibes and share poignant lyrics with a tip of the dirty baseball cap to the simple psychedelic folk sounds of the …

Start: June 5, 2014 9:00 pm
End: June 5, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

June 7, 2014

Conor Oberst / Dawes at Buster’s

Best known as the founder and a primary force behind the Omaha-based indie act Bright Eyes, singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has also been a member of several other bands, including Monsters of Folk (feat. Jim James, M. Ward and fellow Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis). He has been focusing more seriously on solo career in recent years. California-based folk band Dawes …

Start: June 7, 2014 8:00 pm
End: June 7, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Buster's Billiards & Backroom
Phone: (859) 368-8871
Address:
899 Manchester Ave., Lexington, KY, United States

June 26, 2014

Gordon Lightfoot at Singltary Center for The Arts

One of the leading singer/songwriters of the 1960s and ’70s, Lightfoot was Canada’s most successful contemporary folk artist, establishing himself as an important songwriter in the mid-’60s and going on to become a major international recording star in the following decade. Lightfoot’s songs are literate but down to earth, and deal with personal matters as well as global issues in …

Start: June 26, 2014 8:00 pm
End: June 26, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Singletary Center for the Arts
Phone: (859) 257-1706
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $40-$60

August 13, 2014

The Whipstitch Sallies at Willie’s Locally Known

Four women command the stage with their electrifying presence, traditional instruments, and tight harmonies. Allie Burbrink drives the rhythm on open-back banjo and guitar while Kat Erickson holds down the groove on upright bass. Sam Roberts’ blistering mandolin licks and Katie Burk’s spirited fiddle leads kick up an exuberant racket that’s rooted in mountain music but informed by styles from …

Start: August 13, 2014 8:00 pm
End: August 13, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States