Oct 312014
 

The Houston-born Christian rapper Lecrae brings Andy Mineo and DJ Promote into the Louisville Palace with him on November 1, offering up a solid evening of Christian and Gospel music, with a strong emphasis on redemption, given that Lecrae had the kind of background that an escape from is certainly redemption. He has earned a large stack of awards of all sorts, including a couple of Grammy Awards, and is out promoting his latest album, Anomoly. Tickets to the show were $25 to $100, but you’ll have to get them somewhere else, as the show is sold out.

Here’s the new video for “All I Need Is You”:


MORE ARTIST INFORMATION

Website: www.lecrae.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lecrae
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lecrae

Oct 312014
 

Dailey & Vincent is a bluegrass band some of whose members bring a significant CV to the group: Dailey sang and played guitar for Doyle Lawson; Vincent played with Rick Skaggs Kentucky Thunder band and was part of the bluegrass family band The Sally Mountain Show, along with his sister Rhonda; B. J. Cherryholmes was the pater familia of The Cherryholmes. Everybody in the band is aces on their instruments; the band has won thirteen SPBGMA awards, thirteen IBMA Awards and a Grammy Award in 2011 for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group in 2011 and another for Best Bluegrass Album in 2013. Their last record was 2013 Brothers Of The Highway, which reached #2 on the Bluegrass Chart and #40 on the Country Chart. The upshot of this is to make it clear that what you’ll get at this show is top-of-the-line bluegrass with a bit of country stirred into, as they sing Statler Brothers’ tunes, too. Tickets for the show at the Paul W. Ogle Center at IUS, November 1, are $28 adults/$10 Students.

Here’s the official video for “When I Stop Dreaming”:


MORE ARTIST INFORMATION

Website: daileyandvincent.bombplates.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaileyVincent

Oct 312014
 

The Tamerlane Trio is Mick Sullivan (Fire the Saddle, Squeeze-Bot), Amber Estes Thieneman (Sandpaper Dolls), and Rob Collier (Fire the Saddle, Century of Aeroplanes), who have been playing together for some years, in various combinations. They have released a nine-song project of traditional and oldtime tunes called Be It Ever So Humble. It would pointless to tell you what it sounds like – just listen:

Never Nervous has a review, as well.
Here’s a bit of interview and live show”

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”:


MORE ARTIST INFORMATION

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.