Lecrae Raps The Gospel at the Palace

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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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New All-Ages Venue

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Feb 112011

The building that once housed Jillian’s on Barret Avenue is now a new, all-ages venue, run by the Sanctuary Church. Their production company is called SeventhDay Productions. The church also meets in the building. There is a discussion on the 502Scene board, which is a forum primarily drawing metal and heavy rock musicians. (Warning: very adult content)

Friday’s Look Ahead To The Weekend

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Dec 032010

Heading into the holiday season, expect a fair amount of live music until about December 15 or so, after which things trail off until after the first of the year. This weekend, though, you have a plentiful supply of interesting music to go hear and none of it Christmas related (particularly).

    The irrepressible Marshall Chapman comes back to Louisville for a show at the Rudyard on Saturday, featuring songs from Big Lonesome, the CD she wrote for the late Tim Krekel following his death. J. L. Puckett has a lengthy phoner with her.

    Greg Foresman hits Headliners tonight with a group he calls Vinylicious, a Louisville supergroup devoted to re-creating complete albums from the era of vinyl. They’ll be re-creating Abbey Road. Puckett, who has clearly had a busy week, does the honors.

    Christian artist TobyMac will be at Broadbent Arena on Saturday. Here’s an uncredited phoner.

    Louisville singer/songwriter danny flanigan stages one of his annual songwriter fests at the Rudyard on Thursday, December 9, with Alan Rhody, Carter Wood and John Mann helping out. Puckett wrote it up, although I doubt that he put the caption on the photo of Alan Rhody that accompanies the story. That caption: danny flanigan.

Of course, there’s lots more music around the town. Check the Calendar page at louisvillemusicnews.net for listings.

August 4 Ink

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Aug 042010

In ye neo LEO, Mat Herron has a phoner with Cults. a New York duo set to play Zanzabar this evening. Herron also has a mishmash of items in his B-Sides column. Brent Owen reviews Matthew Fogle’s new CD, Plea: 491. Bluegrass Catastrophe has a podcast of Pokey LaFarge’s show at the Newport Folk Festival.

Over at the C-J, the music articles has slowed to a crawl since HullabaLOU. J. L. Puckett is likely still resting up. If you’re really interested, there are a few items about incoming (or not) national acts, including Hanson.

Crescent Hill Radio Needs Your Music

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Jul 212010

Kathy Weisbach, owner and manager (and floor-sweeper, too, no doubt) of the low-power AM radio station Crescent Hill Radio (AM 1650), is looking for recordings from Louisville and regional musicians to play on her station, which is also available as stream via ye olde Internets. Check her site at http://www.chradio.net/. Driesbach has had the station on the air only since April of this year; even so, she’s rapidly building an audience over the web. (Listeners in the broadcast area are not so easily enumerated.) Her AM signal only reaches a mile or less around the transmitter.

However, she is looking for musical content for the station, either in the form of CDs or other digital media and programs, again focused on Louisville-area music. No restrictions on the genre; she’ll play all styles, though the heavy rockers and metalheads might tend to be played later at night. At the moment, the Kyana Blues Society’s president, Gary Sampson, has an all-blues show up and running.

She is asking for permission to play the content without renumeration, as the station does not sell advertising, so if that’s a problem, don’t send her your content.

Stop by her site for contact information.

National Quartet Convention Inked Through 2014

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Jul 162010

The National Quartet Convention, which has been staged annually in September in Freedom Hall for some time now, is, arguably, the largest live music event in Louisville. The week-long event brings some 40,000 attendees over that seven days. The economic impact, according to the Kentucky Exposition Center’s marketing department, is $8 million annually. The upcoming HullabaLOU Festival and the just completed Forecastle Fest might outdraw in terms of total guests, but the economic impact is yet to be determined.

2010 Inductees Into Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Announced

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Mar 172010

The 2010 Inductees into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame were announced in Lexington today. Here’s the press release:

“Robert Lawson, Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Executive Director along with Connie Hunt, event ceremony executive producer, announced [that] Keith Whitley, Patty Loveless, Steve Wariner, John Michael Montgomery, The Goins Brothers, Molly O’Day and Larnelle Harris as the newest inductees into the prestigious Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.

“This year’s inductees include some of the most recognizable music artists in the world,” says Lawson of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. “The ceremony taking place in April 2011 will feature performances by this year’s class as well as some of this state’s greatest music achievers.”

The 2011 Induction Ceremony will be held in the Lexington Center Bluegrass Ballroom in Lexington, Kentucky on April 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Hall of Fame. For more information about the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum call 1-877-356-3263 or visit www.KYMusicHallofFame.com

E. C. Ball Face a Frowning World Reviewed

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Feb 152010

The backstory on the E. C. Ball memorial CD, Face A Frowning World, is required reading to get a handle on this project. Ball was an Appalachian singer/songwriter, who, when not driving a school bus and running a service station in Rugby, Virginia, traveled around Appalachia with his wife Orna, playing churches of all denominations and radio stations of all wattages. The project was put together by Nathan Salsburg, a Louisvillian currently working for the Alan Lomax Archive / Association for Cultural Equity. The players are mostly from the Health & Happiness Family Gospel Band, plus Catherine Irwin, Will Oldham (as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billie) and Pokey LaFarge. There’s a longish post by Salsburg at http://roothogordie.wordpress.com about the project. A just-posted review is at Pitchfork.com.

ear X-tacy Update

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Feb 122010

The short answer to “What’s up with ear X-tacy?” is that owner John Timmons has two more months at his current location before he has to do something: move, close or renegotiate the current lease, which, he said, is too much for him to pay. The problems he’s facing are the familiar ones: the economy is in the toilet, the record business is in the toilet, music fans are getting their music via the internet. He’s tapped out his personal resources, cut all the expenses that he can and is still on the bubble.

All asks for is for music fans to come to his store and buy some music. Got that?

There’s a longer piece by Eve Bohakel Lee about the press conference, posted at Louisville.com