Forecastle Fest 2015 – The First Wave of Artists Announced

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Jan 272015
 

Forecastle Fest 2015 will happen on July 17–19, 2015, at Waterfront Park, Weekend passes go on sale this Friday, January 30, at noon ET. Details and the lineup at ForecastleFest.com.
Here’s the poster for the first wave of 2015 Forecastle Fest artists

National Jug Band Jubilee Features Maria Muldar and Her Garden Of Joy Jug Band

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Sep 162014
 

Jugbands, jugbands, getcher jugbands here! Yessiree, in the birthplace of jug band music, The 2014 National JUg Band Jubilee is ready to hoot, toot and holler its way into your hears and hearts. Set for September 20 at the Brown-Forman Amphitheatre on the Waterfront, this year’s festival, the 10th Annual, has Maria Muldaur & the Garden Of Joy Jug Band – yes, that Maria Muldaur, who was a member of Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band before she had that hit with “Midnight At THe Oasis” - The Juggernaut Jug Band, Drunken Catfish Ramblers, Steel City Jug Slammers, The Jake Leg Stompers, Cincinnati Dancing Pigs, the Brotherhood Of The Jug Band Blues, The Hokum High Rollers and Bones Jugs N Harmony. This year, there’ll be copies of Michael L. Jones’ new. just published history of Louisville jug bands, titled Louisville Jug Music: From Earl McDonald To the National Jubilee, for sale. The festival itself is free – free- free. It starts at Noon and runs until 11 p.m. Whoot!

Steelism, Ben Sollee and The Deloreans On Waterfront Wednesday

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Jul 302014
 

It’s the end of June, so it must be WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday show on July 30. This month, the free show features Steelism, Ben Sollee and The Deloreans, making for an interesting mix of styles. Now, Louisvillians know what Ben Sollee sounds like and how inventive and cutting edge every single thing he does is, so we’ll leave that plug to your memory and imagination. The Deloreans are a Louisville pop rock band who deliver with a cheerful attitude, so that leaves Steelism, whose name is utterly appropriate the lead instruments are a steel guitar, though not played in the traditional country style so favored for years in Nashville, and an electric guitar. The band members hail from Mussel Shoals, Alabama and Nashville, so you know you have your chops and your soul. The band is climbing, with an array of singles and EPs to promote, plus a new, not-yet-released album, 615ToFame, to promote. It’s due out in mid-September. Head on down to the Waterfront and catch this new act before they get really big and you have to pay Yum! prices (well, okay, Headliners prices) to see them.
Watch Steelism play “Caught In A Pickle” live :



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Website: steelismmusic.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SteelismMusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/steelismmusic
YouTube: LastFM:www.last.fm/music/Steelism

Forecastle Fest 2014 Launches At Waterfront Park

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Jul 142014
 

Aaaaannnnddd ... Forecastle Fest 2014 gets underway on at Waterfront Park on July 18, with the usual action- and music-packed schedule, this time well-lubricated with bourbon  as well as all the other usual beverages. The Friday schedule includes the following performers: Action Bronson, Spoon, Willie Watson, Local Natives, Against Me!, Twenty One Pilots, The Districts, Foy Vance, Local Natives, JJ Grey and MOFRO, Public, MiMOSA, Leagues, Old Baby, Benjamin Booker and The Black Lips. There is really no point in trying to pick one out to write about, although, The Black Lips get the closer spot on Friday. Don’t overdo  – there are more days of music ahead. Tickets? Oh, lord, the ticket prices can be a mystery but the numbers generally posted are $84.50, $94.50 & UP, emphasis on UP.

Here’s a little video about the Kentucky Bourbon Lodge:


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Website: forecastlefest.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ForecastleFest
Twitter: https://twitter.com/forecastle

Scotty McCreery Headlines Kroger Fest-A-Ville Derby Eve Show

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Apr 292014
 

The marketing tool called “American Idol” has proven to be one of the industry’s more fruitful ideas for generating fans for new talent. Case in point, the headliner for the Kroger Fest-A-Ville Derby Eve show, Scotty McCreery, who climbed to the top of the tenth season of Idol in 2011. His debut album, Clear As Day, was certified platinum and generated a couple of top 20 country songs, “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble Wit Girls.” He’s currently promoting his 2013 release, “See You Tonight,” the title tune from which was his first top 10 tune. He has also scored several awards from the country organizations running those awards. Also on the bill is Steve Holy, who has put fifteen singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, include the #1 hits “Good Morning Beautiful” and “Brand New Girlfriend.” The third act is Cassadee Pope, who won the third season of “The Voice.” Her debut solo country album, Frame By Frame, hit No. 1 on the Top Country Albums charts. Tickets are $32.50.

Here’s “See You Tonight”:


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Website: http://www.scottymccreery.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scottymccreery
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScottyMcCreery?

Waterfront Jam With The Fray, Mowgli s

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Apr 272014
 

The Fray helps celebrate Derby Week with a show Thursday, May 1, The Waterfront Jam, with opening act The Mowgli’s. The Fray “warms up” with its opening concert of the tour the night before, in Peoria, so they should be primed for their feature set here. The Fray just released its fourth Epic album, Helios, which continues the band’s journey through well-written and performed songs.
The Fray began in Denver in 2002, and its music gained national headway through social media. The title track to the band’s 2005 debut, “How To Save a Life,” has resonated with a growing fanbase, and led to the founding of a nonprofit organization of the same name, dedicated to working with people with substance abuse issues. Early on, their music found its way to television, including Grey’s Anatomy. More recently, The Fray has been featured on The Today Show, performing its first single from Helios, “Love Don’t Die.” Throughout the new record, The Fray seems to channel influences from early U2 to younger bands, with a full sound created by guitarists Joe King and Dave Welsh, pianist/vocalist Isaac Slade, and drummer Ben Wysocki.
The Fray appeals to fans across generations. Says one younger fan: “I like The Fray because their style can go from alternative acoustic to more upbeat pop-rock. I relate to the lyrics of their songs, including my favorite, ‘You Found Me.’”
Tickets are $32.50 and can be pourchased at https://tickets.completeticketsolutions.com/KDF2/Online/seatSelect.asp——-By Martin Z. Kasdan

Watch The Fray sing “Love Don’t Die”:


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Website: www.thefray.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheFray?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheFray
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/The+Fray?

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The Mowgli’s “San Francisco”:


Website: http://www.themowglis.net/
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It ll Be Everclear On The Waterfront On Saturday

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Apr 222014
 

In case you haven’t been paying attention and/or staying away from downtown, the Kentucky Derby Two-Week Festival is well underway, with various events happening in Waterfront Park, under the title of Kroger Fest-A-Ville, which some of us would call the Chow Wagon. On Saturday, April 26, the Portland alt rock band Everclear , which has been on the scene since 1993’s World Of Noise, will be the headliner for a Pegasus Pin-entry show. They’re pretty well into the Nostalgia tour phase of their career these days, with only one original member, lead singer Art Alexakis, left. Remember when?

Here’s “Wonderful”:

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Website: http://www.everclearonline.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/everclear?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Everclear?

Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hoot 2014

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Apr 222014
 

The Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hoot 2014 happens on Saturday, April 26, with a full roster of musicians, arts, crafts and various activist booths. On the music side, scheduled are Sylvia Walters & Groove City, John Gage, The Rumpke Mountain Boys, Small Time Napolean, Squeeze-bot, Tristen Brooke & Griffytown and John Paul Wright.  It all happens in the Brown-Forman Amphitheater on the Waterfront Lawn, Noon to 6 p.m. and it’s FREE.

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Website: www.mightykindness.org/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mighty-Kindness/52307592039?