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”:


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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”:


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

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 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”:


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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 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

Oct 272014
 

Relient K has somehow manged to straddle the rather wide gap between Christian punk rock and the secular version, which is no mean feat, considering that the number of artists that have managed that trick is in the very low digits. They have done this without giving up fans – or chart action – on either side of the divide, with three of their last four albums hitting No. 1 on the Christian chart while peaking fairly high (15, 6, 15) on Billboard’s Top 200. Of course, like most of the rest of the industry, CD sales are down, with their last Gold (500,000 sales) record coming in 2004. They’re currently on tour with what amounts to a 10th Anniversary Tour for their best-selling Mmhmm album. For this tour, they will be rejoined by drummer Dave Douglas. The tour stops at the Mercury Ballroom on October 30, with From Indian Lakes and Blondfire opening. Tickets are $18.50 adv/ $23 Dos.

Relient K doesn’t have many videos but here’s a Nada Surf cover “Inside Of Love”:


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Website: http://www.relientk.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/relientk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/relientK
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Relient+K

Oct 262014
 

It’s well-known that Louisville has a special place in its heart for jamgrass bands, thanks to the founders of same (NGR). In the years since Newgrass Boys would  like to “pick a little for you,” quite a number of acoustic acts have taken up the banner, particularly in Colorado, among them Yonder Mountain String Band, which is scheduled into the Mercury Ballroom on Wednesday, October 29. Co-founder Jeff Austin has left the band this year, so things might sound a bit different. The plan is to tour with the remaining three members, while having “special guests” fill in for Austin while they look for a permanent replacement. For the Louisville show, that will be Allie Kral on fiddle and Jake Jolliff on mandolin. With nine albums to their credit, they’re not going to run out of songs to play. Tickets to the show are $20 adv/$25 Dos plus fees.

Watch “Half Moon Rising”:


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Website: >www.yondermountain.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yondermountain
Twitter: https://twitter.com/YonderMountain
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Yonder+Mountain+String+Band