LMN has existed for twenty-four-plus years to trumpet the musical talent that has long defined Louisville as a wellspring of artists, some of whom have gained national recognition, so it’s good to see other media outlets taking up the challenge – and it is a challenge – of convincing Louisvillians of this fact. Over at Louisville.com, music writer Michael Tierney notes and promotes the three latest, most famous acts from the Bluegrass State, My Morning Jacket, Ben Sollee and Houndmouth. Of course, it’s always the case that it requires outside-the-area validation to get the message across, but then, that’s Louisville.
Ben Sollee and Justin Paul Lewis played a show in St. Louis on Saturday and got a lengthy review at KDHX Radio’s website.
As has been noted before, one of the benefits of being on the SonaBLAST! label is the increased opportunity to get various synchronization (movies, TV) deals. Ben Sollee has added a soundtrack to a movie, Maidentrip, about 14-year-old Laura Dekker’s effort, in the face of resistence from the Dutch government, to be the youngest person to sail solo around the world. The film will be shown at SXSW in March.
The Hoosier Hits blog has a little preview about Ben Sollee’s upcoming gig at the Brown Theatre on January 29, which kicks off the Arts Showcase.
You haven’t heard or read enough about Ben Sollee yet. Jason Sitzes at InsiderLouisville.com has more.
As the first week in December comes to an end, there are a few things that we didn’t mention during the week:
- According to the Bluegrass Catastrophe blog, Houndmouth and Ben Sollee have added to the SXSW ‘13 lineup.
- Phillip Olympia at the Never Nervous blog has an interview with Jake Miller about the demise of Lee Van Cleef.
- Tame Impala scores big plugs from Hoosier Hits and Backseat Sandbar. (Note that this show isn’t until March 3, 2013!)
- Matt at You Ain’t No Picasso posted a video by Lexington’s Oh My Me.
- Peter Berkowitz at Question The Pop has a fit about Christmas albums.
- Little Heart Records artist Aesthetics Versus Architecture has a new EP, Deadbeat.
Because you can’t possibly read too much about Ben Sollee, Hoosier Hits writer Gary Popp reviewed first Headliners show.