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July 28, 2014

Wino Vino at Natasha’s Bistro

Since 2006, WinoVino’s syncretic stylings have earned them attention across the nation. Their refined blend of salty lyrics, bawdy Prohibition-era cabaret, and Eastern European folk music features multiple vocalists, guitar, fiddle, accordion, upright bass, clarinet, trumpet, drums and washboards. www.beetnik.com

Start: July 28, 2014 8:00 pm
End: July 28, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $6

August 8, 2014 – August 9, 2014

Well Crafted Festival at Shaker Village

The inaugural Well Crafted Festival celebrates the quality and diversity of Kentucky’s music and craft beer cultures by bringing together a flavorful mix of up-and-coming local breweries with favorite local musicians in a venue like no other. Shaker Steps Productions, a reliable taste-maker for music audiences in Kentuck, has lined up an eclectic mix of Americana music that includes folk, …

Start: August 8, 2014
End: August 9, 2014
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States
Cost: $30-80

Buffalo Wabs and The Price Hill Hustle at Al’s Bar

Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle is a Cincinnati based, 4 piece Americana/Folk band that blends the tradition of heroes like Woody Guthrie and Mississippi John Hurt w/ contemporary flavor. www.alsbarlexington.com   

Start: August 8, 2014 9:00 pm
End: August 8, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

August 13, 2014

The Whipstitch Sallies at Cosmic Charlie’s

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: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States

August 22, 2014

WUKY’s Phoenix Fridays: Ben Sollee/ Coralee & The Townies at Phoenix Park

Ben Sollee is a cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer known for his innovative playing style, genre-bending songwriting, electrifying performances, political activism, and wide appeal. His music incorporates banjo, guitar, and mandolin along with percussion and unusual cello techniques to create a unique sound. His songs exhibit a mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz, and R&B elements. Coralee and the Townies are a …

Start: August 22, 2014 5:00 pm
End: August 22, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Phoenix Park
1 East Main Street, Lexington, KY, United States

September 11, 2014

The Urban Pioneers at Willie’s Locally Known

Urban Pioneers are the americana acoustic duo of Liz Sloan and Jared McGovern.  www.willieslex.com 

Start: September 11, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 11, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

October 1, 2014

Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile at Norton Center for The Arts

  Bassist/composer Edgar Meyer and mandolinist/composer Chris Thile return to the Norton Center – this time as a duo, crossing traditional boundaries in a diverse program of largely original music.  These two MacArthur Fellows have collaborated on several critically acclaimed projects including their 2014 duo recording; Yo-Yo Ma’s Grammy-winning Goat Rodeo Sessions; a 2008 recording of original compositions; and, most …

Start: October 1, 2014 7:30 pm
End: October 1, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: Norton Center for the Arts
625 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY, United States

November 15, 2014

Diego Garcia at Singletary Center for The Arts

Diego Garcia knows how to mine romantic yearning in his work. His acclaimed 2011 solo debut Laura was the ultimate bedroom recording, an intensely focused and utterly entrancing chamber-pop song cycle about unrequited love, his own. The titular Laura was a woman he fell for in college but lost during a hectic period a decade ago when he was fronting …

Start: November 15, 2014 7:30 pm
End: November 15, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: Singletary Center for the Arts
Phone: (859) 257-1706
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $26