April 21, 2015
Cary Hudson is the lead singer, guitarist and main songwriter of the alternative country/Southern rockband Blue Mountain. www.willieslex.com
2014 was a breakout year for Strand of Oaks. Tim Showalter’s first album for Dead Oceans, namely HEAL, garnered praise from the likes of Pitchfork, The AV Club, NPR Music, and American Songwriter, not to mention they made their late night television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
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
DeBraun Thomas is a young local blues guitarist with a prowess and depth of musicality well beyond his years. www.parlaysocial.com
The Rough & Tumble are the Nashville duo of Scott Tyler and Mallory Graham. www.willieslex.com
Local veteran country/honky tonk rock band Kentucky Hoss Cats will take the stage for this week’s installment of Blue stallion Brewing’s Wednesday Night Live series. www.bluestallionbrewing.com
The Fauxgrass approach to music, original and traditional, has quickly landed them a place in the progressive bluegrass community since their 2011 inception. With a fresh, playful, and heart-felt approach to structure Fauxgrass performances flow between genres with a unique instrumental communication. www.redbarnradio.com
Stage Hands (Johnstown, PA) is multimedia artist/producer Brandon Locher and drummer/producer Gerald Mattis. On Feb. 10, 2015, Johnstown, Pa. music and art archive My Idea of Fun released their self-titled debut LP in vinyl and digital formats. Since 2006 Brandon Locher has quietly disseminated more than 60 releases under various monikers and in various mediums. Stage Hands is the most …
In early 2014 Zdan released her first collection of guitar/steel guitar instrumentals, Instrumentals 1: Heart Theft. Recorded in one day and mixed in another this album builds a sonic landscape and showcases her musical chops. Heart Theft is delicate and emotional, but more importantly, it’s a work of beauty from the heart of an artist that has always labored away …
A singer/songwriter based out of Central Kentucky. Genres cover old and new country, and pop. www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com
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.
Best known from their appearance on the soundtrack and on screen for the film “O Brother Where Art Thou,” The Fairfield Four continue to perform a cappella. The group, which has been singularly important in revitalizing and preserving the oldest style of traditional spiritual and gospel singing, will perform live in Lexington against the stunning sanctuary backdrop of Soulful Space. www.brownpapertickets.com
The brassy, big band sounds of IN THE MOOD will take you back to one of America’s greatest musical generations – the 1940′s Swing Era . The show recreates the era with sizzling choreography, sassy costumes and over 40 unforgettable songs performed live on stage, like “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B),” “In The Mood,” “Tuxedo …
The Landers are an accomplished group of Lexington musicians inspired by the original songs and stories of singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist Maggie Lander. Featuring Dan Trisko on guitar, Dwight Dunlap on drums, and Scott Stoess on bass, The Landers sonic palette weaves the shadow and light of Roots Americana, Indie Pop, Soul, and Rock. Bryan Minks and band are a …
Baak Gwai is a rock and roll trio form Tuscaloosa, AL. Middle Class Mischief is a Lexington punk rock quartet.
April 24, 2015
Under the direction of Artistic Director and Lead Violinist Richard Tognetti, the Australian Chamber Orchestra has become a one of the most energetic and sought after chamber groups of this era. They are joined by the celebrated Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst, who The New York Times says exhibits “a musicianship unsurpassed by any clarinetist—perhaps any instrumentalist—in memory.” www.ekucenter.com
An outdoor/indoor event at Al’s Bar featuring various local acts including: Bluegrass/country blend from Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, jazz fusion Vessel, americana roots from Small Batch, rowdy bluegrass from Restless Leg String Band, and indie acts The Woes, and the Fustics. www.alsbarlexington.com
Fauxgrass is a full speed ahead acoustic concept that transcends musical genres, using bluegrass instrumentation to navigate through raging melodies, intricate harmonies and powerful arrangements that leave just enough space for improvisation. www.beetnik.com
Mandy Reichert is a powerful singer with a pop and country sound and a warm, but present vibe to her performances. www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com
Bebo Baxter is a Lexington acoustic pop singer songwriter. www.cheapsidebarandgrill.com
Lipp’s omnivorous taste in music expands to include everything from electro to funk to indie to downtempo and trap. Lipp’s music tastefully spans genres, styles and techniques. Musically, Lipp is taking chances that are paying off in big ways. In a recent interview with Jay Z’s blog Life+Times, Lipp commented that “People are scared to set themselves apart from the …
DJ Jamples is a local DJ spinning anything and everything from funk, electronica, throwback 90′s and more.
April 25, 2015
Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods, but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric …
The Jazz Arts Foundation will host an afternoon of jazz and blues. The show will feature a performance from the Greg Figgs Band, followed immediately by a jam session featuring The Dave McWhorter Trio. The JAF will host this show to celebrate 25 years of enhancing the awareness and educating the public of jazz as a performing art. www.beetnik.com
Hailing from the first family of American music, Rosanne Cash is a sublime singer and gifted songwriter whose unique talents garnered her 11 number-one singles and piles of critical acclaim. She’ll perform an evening of all of her favorite songs, including her chart-topping hits of the ‘80s and selections from The River & The Thread, which critics are calling “among …
In collaboration with students from the SCAPA/Lafayette Theatre Program and professional actors from the Bluegrass, we celebrate William Shakespeare’s words with performances by actors and in musical settings. The inclusion of music, both instrumental and vocal, in Shakespeare’s plays is well documented. The guests will provide excerpts from plays and poetry, and the Chorale will perform historic and more recent musical …
Floraburn is a heavy rock act from Lexington.
Aly’An is a local country rock duo made up of two best friends Alyson Burke and Andrea Warner Gross. www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com
April 26, 2015
Skinny Devil Music Lab and Green House17 present a multi-artist and multi-genre event to promote bands, promote the LEXI Music Awards to the public & musicians, and raise money for charity. Lineup includes: Kenny & the Jetts Sydney Cubit Devine Carama Dublove Reggae Band Heather Parrish/Palmer Tolly RC and the NightShades www.beetnik.com