Feb 232014

The Gibson Brothers
If the winter has been wearing you down (and it has, yes), then a bit of old-timey bluegrass is a fabulous way to offset the misery of the cold. The time and place for some IBMA Award-winning ‘grass is at the Clifton Cultural Center on February 27, when the 2012 IBMA Entertainers of The Year The Gibson Brothers and their band make their Clifton Center debut. The tune featured in the video below, “They Called It Music” hit the #1 spot on both the Bluegrass Today and Bluegrass Unlimited Charts, so it’s clear they’re the real deal. Tickets to the show are $18 adv/ $22 DoS; get them at the Clifton ticket office online here.

Give a listen to “They Called It Music” from their new album:


Website: www.gibsonbrothers.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/...Gibson-Brothers/161235953909628?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Gibson+Brothers?

Jan 062014

Del Mccoury Band
A certain portion of WFPK’s audience knows Del McCoury from his years on the bluegrass circuit; those folks would be listeners to Berk Bryant’s “Sunday Bluegrass.” The rest of the FPK listeners likely know The Del McCoury Band from their AAA Chart hit “1952 Vincent Black Lightning,” a Richard Thompson tune fitted into a bluegrass frame, which was tagged the IBMA Song of The Year in 2002. The bluegrassers know that McCoury got his cred the real way: he played with Mr. Bill as a member of the Bluegrass Boys; he’s also a member of the Grand Ole Opry and has a wall full of IBMA Awards, mostly for Entertainer Of The Year with the band. Altogether, the show at Headliners on January 10 is a legend-level show. Tickets are $20 adv/$25 Dos. Go enjoy.

Here’s the band playing “1952 Vincent Black Lightning :


Website: delmccouryband.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDelMcCouryBand?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/delmccouryband?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Del+McCoury?

Dec 012013

Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman
Singer and guitarist Melody Walker and mandolin player and singer Jacob Groopman constitute a progressive bluegrass band in duo form, featuring original material by Walker. Her song “Black Grace” was awarded first place at the 2013 MerleFest in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, Gospel/Inspirational songwriting category. Their music can be previewed courtesy of clips at http://www.melodywalkermusic.com. They bring their warm and engaging sound to the Clifton Center on Thursday, December 5, with opening act The Bibelhauser Brothers. They are touring in support of their just-released first duo album,We Made It Home, produced by Grammy-winning Laurie Lewis/ Tickets are $10.00, and available at the Center’s website, www.cliftoncenter.org , and at Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave. (502-896-6950).Clifton Center Eifler Theatre, 2117 Payne St, Louisville, KY 40206.

EWatch the new video, “We Made It Home”:


Website: www.melodywalkermusic.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melodywalkermusic
Bandcamp: https://www.facebook.com/melodywalkermusic

Sep 232013

Sierra Hull
Bluegrass wunderkind Sierra Hull will bring her virtuoso mandolin and guitar chops to the Paul W. Ogle Center on October 27, as a part the Different Drummer Series. Hull, who recorded her debut Rounder Records album, Secrets, at 15 (released when she was 16), has already received five IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) awards nominations in the past few years. On Daybreak, her 2011 release on Rounder Records, she composed seven of the twelve songs; produced by Alison Krauss & Union Station bassist Barry Bales, the album features collaborations with Bryan Sutton on guitar and Randy Kohrs on Dobro. Guest singers include Dan Tyminski, Shawn Lane and Ronnie Bowman. Clearly, she is already traveling in the company of bluegrass royalty, so you should expect nothing but the best at the show. Tickets are $26.50.

Here, Sierra Hull and band play “Chasin’ Skies”


Website: www.sierrahull.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraHullMusic?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Sierra+Hull?
MySpace: https://myspace.com/sierrahullmusic

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”: