Oct 302014
 

Peter Berkowitz has a feature at InsiderLouisville on the Tim Faulkner Galley, version 2, now located in Portland, where there is perhaps more music than art, with Bryce Gill of The Tunesmiths the featured interviewee. Read it here.
Here’s a video of Nellie Pearl singing “You Belong To Me” at the Gallery:


Oct 302014
 

The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame has announced the 2015 induction Class Honorees. They are country duo Montgomery Gentry, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys, singer-songwriter Larry Cordle, artist management icon Clarence Spalding, country comedian, songwriter, musician and broadcaster Pete Stamper, Kentucky legend Doc Hopkins and pioneer R&B group The Moonglows.
The Induction Ceremony is scheduled for April 10, 2015 at Lexington Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom. For more information and tickets, go to www.kentuckymusicmuseum.com.


Oct 282014
 

WFPK’s favorite “local” performer, Lexingtonian Ben Sollee brings his cello to the Bomhard Theatre on November 1. Essentially a cello-playing singer-songwriter, Sollee has made a considerable career out of hauling his cello on a bicycle and championing various good causes, as well as making music folks like. His latest record is The Hollow Sessions. You can hear him as well on November 2 at Comstock Hall at the School of Music at 3p. Either show is $25.

Here’s Sollee playing “Letting Go”:


MORE ARTIST INFORMATION

Website: www.bensollee.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bensollee
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bensollee
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Ben+Sollee


Oct 282014
 

The “duo” of Granger Smith and Earl Dibbles Jr. will saddle up and ride on in to Headliners Music Hall on November 1, there to play a couple of related but differently flavored kinds of music. Granger and his alter ego Dibbles are a couple of good ole boys from Big D, though Granger might be from North Dallas, whereas Earl is definitely from out around Mesquite. There are seven studio albums, with 2013’s Dirt Road Driveway the most successful of the bunch. Smith made the Nashville effort for a few years but now is back in Texas, with a wife and family. It’s a fun show, particularly with the change of persona. Tickets are $13 adv/%15 Dos.

Here’s his take on bro country, “Silverado Bench Seat”:


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Website: www.grangersmith.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrangerSmith


Oct 282014
 

The outdoor equipment company North Face has released this ad with My Morning Jacket covering Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is My Land,” an appeal to the working people of America to assert their rights as Americas. North Face will give a percentage to 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (up to a 1/4 a million dollars depending on the amount of downloads).

Thanks to John King at 37Flood for the tip.


Oct 272014
 

Acoustic guitar master Leo Kottke comes to the Clifton Cultural Center on October 29, the first time he’s been in town in many, many years. Originally noted for his twelve-string work, he has expanded his repertoire and instrumentation over the years. Partial deafness and tendonitis threatened to sabotage his career, but he made adjustments to his finer-picking style which relieved the symptoms and allowed him to continue recording and performing. With twenty-three records to his credit, there’s no shortage of material for him to chose from, which makes his set lists as idiosyncratic as his singing style. Tickets to the show run $29/$34.

Kottke playing the CIty Winery in New York City in March:


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Website: www.leokottke.com/
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Leo+Kottke


Oct 272014
 

Wes Scantin, founder and sole original member of Puddle Of Mudd, is getting a little long in the tooth to be upholding his band’s reputation for hard partying, but the Halloween gig at Phoenix Hill Tavern may offer too much temptation for the forty-two-year-old singer to resist. Five studio albums into a twenty-three-year career seems to be rather short, but the band makes the most of the music they have. Their first studio album, Come Clean, sold five million copies and peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart but that was the height of their sales. Given their regular stops in town, expect a crowd of fans. Their latest is 2009’s Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate. Tickets are $20.

Here’s “Blurry” from Puddle of Mudd:


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Website: http://www.puddleofmudd.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/puddleofmudd
Twitter: https://twitter.com/puddleofmudd


Oct 272014
 

“[Hoodie] Allen is fresh off headlining the Grand Ballroom in New York’s Webster Hall, where he crowd surfed and got his hometown fans whipped into a frenzy with his breezy style, otherwise known as “frat-rap” for its resonance with college-aged students.” – Jspace.com
Yer hip-hop show for Halloween night could be down at the Mercury Ballroom, when Jewish Hoodie Allen stops in, bringing his Hoodie Mob fans along with him on his People Keep Talking tour. Hoodie only has one full-length studio album, People Keep Talking, released earlier this month, as well as three EPs, available digitally, but he has toured a lot over the last couple of years. As this is the first time he has been in the Derby City, how much his “frat-rap” will draw is open to question. Tickets aren’t cheap at $29.50 Ticket + $5.75 Fees / $35.25.

Hoodie says he should Act My Age>

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Website: www.hoodieallen.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoodieallen
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HoodieAllen
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Hoodie+Allen