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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

August 27, 2014

Josh Doss at Natasha’s Bistro

  A night of Lexington underground indie featuring the sounds of ‘desert folk’ (but Kentucky-rooted) artist Josh Doss. www.beetnik.com 

Start: August 27, 2014 9:00 pm
End: August 27, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $5

August 28, 2014

The Ragbirds at Natasha’s Bistro

  Hook-laden pop with a kaleidoscopic array of worldly influences, The Ragbirds exhibit a gleeful disregard for contemporary folk-rock convention. The group is clearly built around the multi-talented Erin Zindle, who is not only the singer and songwriter, but is proficient in a variety of stringed instruments. This classically trained violinist can aptly pluck the eight-stringed mandolin, wield a wild accordion, …

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

August 29, 2014

Sonny and The Sunsets at Cosmic Charlie’s

  Sonny & the Sunsets’ busted beach-pop songs spark recollections of doo wop’s otherworldly despair, the kitchen sink savoir faire of The Raincoats, a dose of goofball humor from the Michael Hurley school, and positive possibilities exuded by Jonathan Richman, with and without The Modern Lovers. Helmed by the acclaimed singer-songwriter, playwright, author & onetime troubadour pianoman Sonny Smith.  www.cosmic-charlies.com 

Start: August 29, 2014 10:00 pm
End: August 29, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States

September 10, 2014

Jesse Snyder at Natasha’s Bistro

Jesse Snyder studied the guitar works of Tommy Emmanuel, Doyle Dykes, Adrian Legg and many other players, eventually discovering his own style of playing. After graduating from college at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix Arizona, Jesse went on tour with Tommy Emmanuel where he apprenticed for two years and was given an opportunity to further develop his craft. Jesse now …

Start: September 10, 2014 9:00 pm
End: September 10, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $5

September 25, 2014

Shivering Timbers at Willie’s Locally Known

   Shivering Timbers, began with the husband-and-wife team of Jayson and Sarah Benn writing and performing songs to entertain their infant daughter. The Benns wound up playing some of those songs at Dan Auerbach’s 30th birthday party, and The Black Keys guitarist ended up producing 2010′s “We All Started In The Same Place”, the couple’s debut album as Shivering Timbers. …

Start: September 25, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Lexington, KY

October 16, 2014

Ben Sollee at EKU Center for The Arts

Lexington native Ben Sollee was weaned on vintage soul, a musical disposition still clearly heard in his rough, smooth, smoky vocals. With cello in hand he engages his legion of fans to rediscover the connections between music, art, film, dance, their community, and personal relationships. An intimate concert set entirely on the EKU Center stage, you can sit back and …

Start: October 16, 2014 7:30 pm
End: October 16, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: $20

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