Jun 092013

Songs Of The Fall

Bluegrass fans around the world were torn up in 2011 when Jere Cherryholmes announced that the family band would disband. Jere indicated that he thought the kids would go off and do their own thing and, sure enough, they did. Cia’s first group was called Cia and Stetson but now, it appears, it’s Songs Of The Fall (featuring Cia Cherryholmes). they don’t say they’re playing bluegrass, rather, it seems, Americana. They’ll play the New Vintage with Stu Sturgill and Big Mountain  on June 14.

Give a listen “Fallen” from their new album:

Website: www.songsofthefall.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Songs-of-the-Fall/418218351574245?

May 132013

Forest Fest 2013
Forest Fest 2013 will offer your best bluegrass lineup in town so far this year, with Michael Cleveland & Flame Keeper featuring Audie Blaylock, Della Mae, Whiskey Bent Valley Boys and Chatham County Line. It all happens at the Jefferson County Memorial Forest Manor House, 12304 Holsclaw Hill Road, Fairdale, on May 18. The event is free but parking is $10. Load your car up with friends and go.

Check out this video of Della Mae performing “Sweet Verona”:

Here’s Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper:

Whiskey Bent Valley Boys sing “My Horse Ain’t Hungry, She Won’t Eat No Hay””

Chatham County Line – “Crop Comes In”:

Apr 012011

Shannon Lawson will be a busy fellow this weekend: he’s fronting the Galoots at the 930 Listening Room (also playing:Relic, The 23 String Band, $15) for a 7:30 p.m., then he’s helping out with a cousin’s band, Judge Angus, at the Blue Mule in Jeffersontown later that night, at least if the Blue Mule’s manager is to be believed.

Mar 262011

Bill Monroe, that is. His birthday, which isn’t until September 13, is a really big deal in Rosine and Owensboro. They’re planning a whole bunch of events around the 100th birthday of the father of Bluegrass music. All the details are at www.billmonroe100birthday.com/. I know a bunch of Louisvillians likely to make the trip – are you one?

Mar 232011

Over at LEO, T. E. Lyons as a lengthy phoner with Wanda Jackson, who has received as much ink as the biggest rockers coming to town. Elsewhere in this week’s issue of LEO, Mat Herron, on assignment in Austin for SXSW, has a report on Kentucky musicians attending the music business confernce/festival. Included are: The Endtables, Cheyenne Marie Mize, The Fervor, Lexington’s Idiot Glee (James Friley), Ben Sollee and Freakwater, plus other individual musicians who are in non-Kentucky bands.

Herron also has an article about filmmaker Scott Shuffitt, who is working on a documentary about independent record storys.