March 31, 2015
A founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops, Giddens met her original CCDs band-mates at 2005’s “Black Banjo Gathering” in Boone, NC, and got schooled in Piedmont, NC region’s traditional music by Joe Thompson, an elderly African-American fiddle player. Thompson passed on to Giddens and her cohorts many of the songs that would comprise their early repertoire. Giddens is an American original—an artist …
April 3, 2015
Colourless is a new local psychedelic rock outfit featuring Joe Drury, Tom Hnatow, Lanie Mossing, Aaron Crace. Babes are a New Orleans-based swamp rock band. Wol and Weeps are a duo consisting of fuzzed out drums and guitar.
April 19, 2015
With a folk heart and full of harmonies, they’ve been compared to Belle and Sebastian and called “the orchestral love child of Brian Wilson and Laura Nyro.” Their debut ‘the Coast’ introduces lush arrangements, accompanying the intimate acoustic sound the duo is known for live. Smith & Weeden are a Providence, RI band somewhere between early 70′s Stones, John Prine, …
April 20, 2015
BEN SOLLEE is Kentucky-born cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer known for his innovative playing style, genre-bending songwriting, electrifying performances, political activism, and wide appeal. Like his contemporaries Chris Thile and Abigail Washburn, Solleeâs music is difficult to pin down. Itâs Benâs quality of narrative and presence on stage that unifies his musical influences. This past year Ben has performed at …
April 22, 2015
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. www.kentuckytheatre.com
The Rough & Tumble are the Nashville duo of Scott Tyler and Mallory Graham. www.willieslex.com
April 23, 2015
A night of poems and local music by writers by Eric Scott Sutherland, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer and Carrie Green. Music by underground indie rocker J. Marinelli and punk pop act Scott Whiddon.