Feb 102016
 

Wednesday, February 10
ArtsPlace (Lexington, KY) – Red Barn Radio with IBC Solo/Duo Semi-Finalist Jeremy Short – 8:00
Bistro 42 (Prospect, KY) – Little G Weevil
2013 International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Contest Winner from Atlanta, GA https://www.facebook.com/events/1658011761138522/
Brooke & Billy’s Bites, Bourbons & Brews – Tyrone Cotton – 6:00-9:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Electric Lady (Madison, IN) – Open Mic Night – 7:30-11:00
Goodwood Brewing Co – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax every Wednesday from 5:00 to 10:00 pm
Linda’s Log Cabin (Vernon, IN) – Open Jam with Gary Applegate – 7:00
Potbelly’s (Downtown) – Big Poppa Stampley – 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Jenny and the Jets (blues/rock) – 8:30-12:30
Third Street Dive – Open Mic – 9:00-12:00
Volare Italian Ristorante – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 7:00-10:00

Thursday, February 11
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Majid’s – Tanita Gaines – 7:00
Mick’s Lounge (Jeffersonville, IN) – Open Jam – 8:00-11:00
Potbelly’s (Paddock Mall) – Big Poppa Stampley – Noon-1:00
Seidenfaden’s Cafe – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax every Thursday from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Thursday Night Throwdown Open Jam – 9:00-1:00
VFW Post (Madison, IN) – Open Jam with Jimmy Davis – 8:30-11:00
Volare Italian Ristorante – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 7:00-10:00

Friday, February 12
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – The Kentuckiana Blues Radio Show hosted by Gary Sampson from 8:00 to 9:00 pm and the local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Diamond Pub & Billiards (St. Matthews) – Soul Circus (funk/soul/blues)
Exchange Pub & Kitchen (New Albany, IN) – Tyrone Cotton – 7:00
Galt House – Sheryl Rouse Trio (blues/r&b/jazz) – 5:30-11:00
Jeff Ruby’s – Napoleon and the Beats (blues/funk/r&b) – 9:00-12:00
Majid’s – Tanita Gaines – 7:30-10:30
Parlay Social (Lexington, KY) – Jonny Monster Band (rock/blues) – 9:30
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Old School (funk/soul/r&b) – 9:00-1:00 – $5
Time Warner Cable Channel 98 – Kentucky Showcase with highlights from local shows – 4:30-5:00
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am

Saturday, February 13
Alberto’s (Corydon, IN) – Tyrone Cotton – 6:00
Backstretch Bar & Grill (Lexington, KY) – Ronn Crowder – 7:30
Brothers BBQ (Danville, KY) – Lightnin’ Rod & The Thunderbolts – 8:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Galt House – Sheryl Rouse Trio (blues/r&b/jazz) – 5:30-11:00
Hotel Louisville – The Saints (r&b/soul/funk) – 8:00-12:00
Jeff Ruby’s – Napoleon and the Beats (blues/funk/r&b) – 9:00-12:00
Martin’s Tavern (1614 Dixie Hwy) – The Mr. Wonderful Production Band (old school r&b) – 10:00
META – Derby City Soul Club with DJ’s Matt Anthony and Kim Sorise – 10:00-4:00
Scotty’s Bar-B-Que – Old Rusty Dave (Rusty Ends and Dave Zirnheld) – 8:00-11:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Rockstation (blues/rock/funk) 6:30 / V-Groove (blues/soul/r&b) 10:00 – $6
WFPK Rolling Stones Radio Hour and Saturday Night Blues Party (91.9 FM) – 9:00-Midnight with Kevin Yazell
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am

Sunday, February 14
ARTxFM (http://artxfm.com/) – Blues Highway hosted by Mike Suttles – 8:00-10:00 am
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Galt House – Sheryl Rouse Trio (blues/r&b/jazz) – 5:30-11:00
New Vintage – Open Mic and Jam with Joe Easley and Friends – 7:00-12:00
Pizza Place (Hikes Point) – Open Jam hosted by Larry Ferguson – 7:00-10:00
Shamrock Bar & Grille (Lexington, KY) – Open Jam – 6:00-10:00
Rabbit Hash General Store (Rabbit Hash, KY) – Eric “Catfish” Evans and Sarah “Cadillac” Johnson (blues/ragtime/jazz) – 2:30-5:30

Monday, February 15
Bourbon on Main (Frankfort, KY) – A Frankfort Jam – 7:00-10:00
Clifton Center – Jug Band Blues Class meets every Monday starting January 11 through February 29 from 7:30 to 8:40 pm. Register at http://louisvillefolkschool.org/
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Tee Dee’s Blues & Jazz Club (Lexington, KY) – The Tee Dee Young Band & Friends (blues/jazz) – 9:00-12:00

Tuesday, February 16
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Henry Clay’s Public House (Lexington, KY) – Northside Sheiks (blues/r&b) – 8:00
International Blues Challenge (Memphis, TN) – Tuesday through Saturday, January 26-30
Kentucky Center – Tommy Emmanuel (variety) – 7:30 – $40
Off Broadway Tap House (Madison, IN) – Open Acoustic Jam with Jimmy Davis – 7:00-10:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Blues Jam – 9:00-1:00
Time-Warner Cable Channel 98 – The Joe DeBow Show – 8:00-8:30
Wick’s Pizza (New Albany, IN) – Dance and Blues Lessons – Lesson at 7:00 / Dancing from 8:00 to 11:00 – $5

All dates subject to change without notice.

Feb 032016
 

Wednesday, February 3
Brooke & Billy’s Bites, Bourbons & Brews – Tyrone Cotton – 6:00-9:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Electric Lady (Madison, IN) – Open Mic Night – 7:30-11:00
Goodwood Brewing Co – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax every Wednesday from 5:00 to 10:00 pm
Linda’s Log Cabin (Vernon, IN) – Open Jam with Gary Applegate – 7:00
Pizza Place (Hikes Point) – KBS Board Meeting – 7:00
Potbelly’s (Downtown) – Big Poppa Stampley – 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Blues and Greys (blues/rock) – 8:30-12:30
Third Street Dive – Open Mic – 9:00-12:00
Volare Italian Ristorante – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 7:00-10:00

Thursday, February 4
Clifton Center – Eric Bibb and Corey Harris – 7:30 – $22
Through a special partnership, the Clifton Center is offering our subscribers the chance to purchase tickets to TRUE BLUES with Corey Harris and Eric Bibb at 20% off. To do so, use the code “kyblues” when purchasing your tickets online at http://cliftoncenter.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=2828 or provide the code at the box office the night of the show
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Majid’s – Tanita Gaines – 7:00
Mick’s Lounge (Jeffersonville, IN) – Open Jam – 8:00-11:00
New Vintage – Patrick Sweany (soul/blues) and Discount Guns (rock) – 8:00 – $8/$10
$2 off for KBS members
Potbelly’s (Paddock Mall) – Big Poppa Stampley – Noon-1:00
Seidenfaden’s Cafe – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax every Thursday from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Thursday Night Throwdown Open Jam – 9:00-1:00
VFW Post (Madison, IN) – Open Jam with Jimmy Davis – 8:30-11:00
Volare Italian Ristorante – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 7:00-10:00
WBRT 1320 AM (Bardstown, KY) – Pen Bogert hosts “Bourbon City Blues” every Thursday on WBRT from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and steaming live at http://www.wbrtcountry.com/

Friday, February 5
Austin City Saloon (Lexington, KY) – Five Below Band (rock/blues) – 9:00
Big D’s Smokin Butt BBQ (Corydon, IN) – Tyrone Cotton – 6:00
Cincy Winter Blues Fest (Cincinnati, OH) http://cincyblues.org/
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am (No Kentuckiana Blues Radio Show this week but the show will return next Friday, February 12)
Hideaway Saloon – Fat Box (blues/funk/jazz) – 11:00
Jeff Ruby’s – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 9:00-12:00
Majid’s – Tanita Gaines – 7:30-10:30
Norton Center for the Arts (Danville, KY) – Eric Bibb and Corey Harris – 8:00 – $38
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Kirby (variety) – 9:30-1:30 – $5
Time Warner Cable Channel 98 – Kentucky Showcase with highlights from local shows – 4:30-5:00
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am

Saturday, February 6
Alberto’s (Corydon, IN) – Tyrone Cotton – 6:00
Backstretch Bar & Grill (Lexington, KY) – Ronn Crowder – 7:30
Cincy Winter Blues Fest (Cincinnati, OH) http://cincyblues.org/
Cozy Corner (Loretto, KY) – Five Below Band (rock/blues) – 9:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Diamond Pub & Billiards (St. Matthews) – Soul Circus (funk/soul/blues)
Gilbert’s Bar & Grill – Laurie Jane & The 45’s – 10:00
Gustavo’s (LaGrange, KY) – The Alley Hounds (blues/rock) – 6:00-9:00
Jeff Ruby’s – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 9:00-12:00
Martin’s Tavern (1614 Dixie Hwy) – The Mr. Wonderful Production Band (old school r&b) – 10:00
META – Derby City Soul Club with DJ’s Matt Anthony and Kim Sorise – 10:00-4:00
Paddy Wagon (Richmond, KY) – Dallas Cole Band (blues/southern rock)
Shamrock’s Bar & Grille (Lexington, KY) – The Mojo Tones (blues/rock) – 8:00-12:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Kirby (variety) – 9:30-1:30 – $6
St. James Black & White Knight Benefit (Elizabethtown, KY) – Big Black Cadillac (funk/soul/blues) – Noon
Taste of St. Rita’s – The Tarnations (blues/r&b/funk)
WFPK Rolling Stones Radio Hour and Saturday Night Blues Party (91.9 FM) – 9:00-Midnight with Kevin Yazell
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am

Sunday, February 7
ARTxFM (http://artxfm.com/) – Blues Highway hosted by Mike Suttles – 8:00-10:00 am
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
New Vintage – Open Mic and Jam with Joe Easley and Friends – 7:00-12:00
Pizza Place (Hikes Point) – Open Jam hosted by Larry Ferguson – 7:00-10:00
Shamrock Bar & Grille (Lexington, KY) – Open Jam – 6:00-10:00

Monday, February 8
Bourbon on Main (Frankfort, KY) – A Frankfort Jam – 7:00-10:00
Clifton Center – Jug Band Blues Class meets every Monday starting January 11 through February 29 from 7:30 to 8:40 pm. Register at http://louisvillefolkschool.org/
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Tee Dee’s Blues & Jazz Club (Lexington, KY) – The Tee Dee Young Band & Friends (blues/jazz) – 9:00-12:00

Tuesday, February 9
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Floyd County Brewing Company (New Albany, IN) – Fat Tuesday with the Bourbonville Buskers (jug/string/old-timey) – 7:00
Henry Clay’s Public House (Lexington, KY) – Northside Sheiks (blues/r&b) – 8:00
International Blues Challenge (Memphis, TN) – Tuesday through Saturday, January 26-30
Off Broadway Tap House (Madison, IN) – Open Acoustic Jam with Jimmy Davis – 7:00-10:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Blues Jam – 9:00-1:00
Time-Warner Cable Channel 98 – The Joe DeBow Show – 8:00-8:30
Wick’s Pizza (New Albany, IN) – Dance and Blues Lessons – Lesson at 7:00 / Dancing from 8:00 to 11:00 – $5

All dates subject to change without notice.

Jan 272016
 

Wednesday, January 27
Brooke & Billy’s Bites, Bourbons & Brews – Tyrone Cotton – 6:00-9:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Electric Lady (Madison, IN) – Open Mic Night – 7:30-11:00
Goodwood Brewing Co – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax every Wednesday from 5:00 to 10:00 pm
International Blues Challenge (Memphis, TN) http://www.blues.org/
Linda’s Log Cabin (Vernon, IN) – Open Jam with Gary Applegate – 7:00
Potbelly’s (Downtown) – Big Poppa Stampley – 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – The Blues Drifters – 8:30-12:30
Third Street Dive – Open Mic – 9:00-12:00
Volare Italian Ristorante – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 7:00-10:00

Thursday, January 28
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
International Blues Challenge (Memphis, TN) http://www.blues.org/
Majid’s – Tanita Gaines – 7:00
Mick’s Lounge (Jeffersonville, IN) – Open Jam – 8:00-11:00
Potbelly’s (Paddock Mall) – Big Poppa Stampley – Noon-1:00
Seidenfaden’s Cafe – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax every Thursday from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Thursday Night Throwdown Open Jam – 9:00-1:00
VFW Post (Madison, IN) – Open Jam with Jimmy Davis – 8:30-11:00
Volare Italian Ristorante – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 7:00-10:00
WBRT 1320 AM (Bardstown, KY) – Pen Bogert hosts “Bourbon City Blues” every Thursday on WBRT from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and steaming live at http://www.wbrtcountry.com/

Friday, January 29
Belterra Casino (Florence, IN) – Chuck Brisbin & Cold Tuna – 8:00-12:00
Bone Headz Pub – The Tarnations (blues/r&b/funk)
Chateau Thomas Winery (Nashville, IN) – Smokestack Lightning – 7:00-10:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – The Kentuckiana Blues Radio Show hosted by Gary Sampson from 8:00 to 9:00 pm and the local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
International Blues Challenge (Memphis, TN) http://www.blues.org/
Jeff Ruby’s – Napoleon and the Beats (blues/funk/r&b) – 9:00-12:00
Majid’s – Tanita Gaines – 7:30-10:30
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Laurie Jane & the 45’s 6:30 / Radiotronic (1980’s dance band) 9:30 – $5
The Planet Experience – Robbie Bartlett (blues/r&b/jazz) – 9:00-12:00
Time Warner Cable Channel 98 – Kentucky Showcase with highlights from local shows – 4:30-5:00
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am

Saturday, January 30
American Legion Post (Madison, IN) – Benefit for Chuck Barnes with several acts including Darryl Hewitt & Brian Fink – 7:00-12:00
Backstretch Bar & Grill (Lexington, KY) – Ronn Crowder – 7:30
Belterra Casino (Florence, IN) – Chuck Brisbin & Cold Tuna – 8:00-12:00
Cozy Corner (Loretto, KY) – Dallas Cole Band (blues/southern rock)
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Gerstle’s Place – V-Groove (blues/soul/r&b) – 9:00 – $5
Goose Creek Diner – Big Poppa Stampley – 5:30-8:30
Hog’s Tavern (Lanesville, IN) – The Boogie Men (blues/rock) – 9:00-1:00
International Blues Challenge (Memphis, TN) http://www.blues.org/
Jeff Ruby’s – Napoleon and the Beats (blues/funk/r&b) – 9:00-12:00
Kentucky Center for African American Heritage – Walnut Street Revue with Vic Frierson, Toni Green, Margie Marshall, Karan Chavis, Robin Shaw and the Jerry Tolson Ensemble – 7:00 – $30
Tickets on sale at both locations of Better Days Records. Call 502/456-2394 for more information
KingPin Lanes – Blues and Greys (blues/rock) – 9:00-1:00
Martin’s Tavern (1614 Dixie Hwy) – The Mr. Wonderful Production Band (old school r&b) – 10:00
META – Derby City Soul Club with DJ’s Matt Anthony and Kim Sorise – 10:00-4:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Jenny & the Jets (blues/rock) 6:30 / Kilborn Alley Blues Band 9:30 – $6
WFPK Rolling Stones Radio Hour and Saturday Night Blues Party (91.9 FM) – 9:00-Midnight with Kevin Yazell
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am

Sunday, January 31
ARTxFM (http://artxfm.com/) – Blues Highway hosted by Mike Suttles – 8:00-10:00 am
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (Lexington, KY) – Second Annual Lexington Music Awards – 6:00
New Vintage – Open Mic and Jam with Joe Easley and Friends – 7:00-12:00
Pizza Place (Hikes Point) – Open Jam hosted by Larry Ferguson – 7:00-10:00
Shamrock Bar & Grille (Lexington, KY) – Open Jam – 6:00-10:00

Monday, February 1
Bourbon on Main (Frankfort, KY) – A Frankfort Jam – 7:00-10:00
Clifton Center – Jug Band Blues Class meets every Monday starting January 11 through February 29 from 7:30 to 8:40 pm. Register at http://louisvillefolkschool.org/
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (Lexington, KY) – WoodSong’s Old-Time Radio Hour Tribute to Muddy Waters with Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin, John Primer and Paul Oscher – 6:45 – $20
Tee Dee’s Blues & Jazz Club (Lexington, KY) – The Tee Dee Young Band & Friends (blues/jazz) – 9:00-12:00
WHAS-TV Great Day Live – The Tarnations (blues/r&b/funk) – 9:00-10:00 am

Tuesday, February 2
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Henry Clay’s Public House (Lexington, KY) – Northside Sheiks (blues/r&b) – 8:00
International Blues Challenge (Memphis, TN) – Tuesday through Saturday, January 26-30
Off Broadway Tap House (Madison, IN) – Open Acoustic Jam with Jimmy Davis – 7:00-10:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Blues Jam – 9:00-1:00
Time-Warner Cable Channel 98 – The Joe DeBow Show – 8:00-8:30
Wick’s Pizza (New Albany, IN) – Dance and Blues Lessons – Lesson at 7:00 / Dancing from 8:00 to 11:00 – $5

Current Exhibits – Hotel Louisville
January 1 through February 2 – Smoketown Sesquicentennial Photo Exhibit including Sylvester Weaver photos https://www.facebook.com/Smoketown-Rising-1585153815094001/

All dates subject to change without notice.

Jan 202016
 

Wednesday, January 20
Brooke & Billy’s Bites, Bourbons & Brews – Tyrone Cotton – 6:00-9:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Electric Lady (Madison, IN) – Open Mic Night – 7:30-11:00
Goodwood Brewing Co – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax every Wednesday from 5:00 to 10:00 pm
Linda’s Log Cabin (Vernon, IN) – Open Jam with Gary Applegate – 7:00
Potbelly’s (Downtown) – Big Poppa Stampley – 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Louisville Fats & the Rhythm Cats – 8:30-12:30
Third Street Dive – Open Mic – 9:00-12:00
Volare Italian Ristorante – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 7:00-10:00

Thursday, January 21
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Headliners Music Hall – Leon Russell (rock/blues) and Justin Paul Lewis (americana/soul) – 8:00 – $25/$35
Hideaway Saloon – Jonny Monster Band (rock/blues) – 11:00
Majid’s – Tanita Gaines – 7:00
Mick’s Lounge (Jeffersonville, IN) – Open Jam – 8:00-11:00
Potbelly’s (Paddock Mall) – Big Poppa Stampley – Noon-1:00
Seidenfaden’s Cafe – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax every Thursday from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Thursday Night Throwdown Open Jam – 9:00-1:00
VFW Post (Madison, IN) – Open Jam with Jimmy Davis – 8:30-11:00
Volare Italian Ristorante – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 7:00-10:00
WBRT 1320 AM (Bardstown, KY) – Pen Bogert hosts “Bourbon City Blues” every Thursday on WBRT from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and steaming live at http://www.wbrtcountry.com/

Friday, January 22
Belterra Casino (Florence, IN) – Ladi T of Cinci Band (blues/funk/r&b) – 8:00-12:00
Bistro 42 (Prospect, KY) – Soul Circus (funk/soul/blues) – 9:00-1:00
Brownies “The Shed” Grill & Bar – John Sutton Band (blues/soul/r&b) – 9:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – The Kentuckiana Blues Radio Show hosted by Gary Sampson from 8:00 to 9:00 pm and the local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Jeff Ruby’s – Robbie Bartlett (blues/r&b/jazz) – 9:00-12:00
Majid’s – Tanita Gaines – 7:30-10:30
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – The Saints (r&b/soul/funk) – 9:00-1:00 – $5
Third Street Dive – Fat Willy & The Damn Ray Boys, Them God Damn Bangs (alternative blues/rock) and Outhouse Etiquette (rock) – 9:00
Tim Faulkner Gallery – Scott Dugdale’s Birthday Extravaganza with Laurie Jane and The 45’s and special guests Jesse and Adam Hanson – 8:00
Time Warner Cable Channel 98 – Kentucky Showcase with highlights from local shows – 4:30-5:00
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am

Saturday, January 23
Alberto’s (Corydon, IN) – Tyrone Cotton – 6:00
Belterra Casino (Florence, IN) – Ladi T of Cinci Band (blues/funk/r&b) – 8:00-12:00
Chateau Thomas Winery (Nashville, IN) – IBC Send-Off Party for KBS Band Representative Fistful of Bacon – 7:00-10:00
Chubby Ray’s Pizza (Jeffersontown) – Carla Zee and Holy Smoke (blues/soul/funk) – 8:00-12:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Diamond Pub & Billiards (St. Matthews) – Soul River Brown and the Foundation Band (funk/soul/blues)
Goose Creek Diner – Big Poppa Stampley – 5:30-8:30
Gustavo’s (LaGrange, KY) – The Alley Hounds Duo (blues/rock)
Headliners Music Hall – The Allmanacs: A Tribute to The Allman Brothers featuring The Downtown Money performing the Black Crowes and the Front Porch Prophets performing the Tedeschi Trucks Band – 8:00 – Admission is $10 or free with a new or gently used blanket for the Salvation Army
Hotel Louisville – Napoleon and the Beats (blues/funk/r&b) – 8:00-12:00
Jeff Ruby’s – Robbie Bartlett (blues/r&b/jazz) – 9:00-12:00
Martin’s Tavern (1614 Dixie Hwy) – The Mr. Wonderful Production Band (old school r&b) – 10:00
META – Derby City Soul Club with DJ’s Matt Anthony and Kim Sorise – 10:00-4:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Travlin Mojos 6:30 / Soul Circus (funk/soul/blues) 9:30 – $6
WFPK Rolling Stones Radio Hour and Saturday Night Blues Party (91.9 FM) – 9:00-Midnight with Kevin Yazell
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am

Sunday, January 24
ARTxFM (http://artxfm.com/) – Blues Highway hosted by Mike Suttles – 8:00-10:00 am
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
New Vintage – Open Mic and Jam with Joe Easley and Friends – 7:00-12:00
Pizza Place (Hikes Point) – Open Jam hosted by Larry Ferguson – 7:00-10:00
Shamrock Bar & Grille (Lexington, KY) – Open Jam – 6:00-10:00
The Bard’s Town – Molly, Walter and David (folk/blues) – 6:30-8:30
Willie’s Locally Known (Lexington, KY) – Soul Jazz Brunch with Lee Carroll’s Home Cooking Soul Jazz Trio – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monday, January 25
Bourbon on Main (Frankfort, KY) – A Frankfort Jam – 7:00-10:00
Clifton Center – Jug Band Blues Class meets every Monday starting January 11 through February 29 from 7:30 to 8:40 pm. Register at http://louisvillefolkschool.org/
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Tee Dee’s Blues & Jazz Club (Lexington, KY) – The Tee Dee Young Band & Friends (blues/jazz) – 9:00-12:00

Tuesday, January 26
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Henry Clay’s Public House (Lexington, KY) – Northside Sheiks (blues/r&b) – 8:00
International Blues Challenge (Memphis, TN) – Tuesday through Saturday, January 26-30
Off Broadway Tap House (Madison, IN) – Open Acoustic Jam with Jimmy Davis – 7:00-10:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Blues Jam – 9:00-1:00
Time-Warner Cable Channel 98 – The Joe DeBow Show – 8:00-8:30
Wick’s Pizza (New Albany, IN) – Dance and Blues Lessons – Lesson at 7:00 / Dancing from 8:00 to 11:00 – $5

Current Exhibits
Hotel Louisville
January 1 through February 2 – Smoketown Sesquicentennial Photo Exhibit including Sylvester Weaver photos
https://www.facebook.com/Smoketown-Rising-1585153815094001/

All dates subject to change without notice.

Jan 132016
 

Wednesday, January 13
Brooke & Billy’s Bites, Bourbons & Brews (751 Vine St) – Tyrone Cotton – 6:00-9:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Electric Lady (Madison, IN) – Open Mic Night – 7:30-11:00
Goodwood Brewing Co – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax every Wednesday from 5:00 to 10:00 pm
Linda’s Log Cabin (Vernon, IN) – Open Jam with Gary Applegate – 7:00
Potbelly’s (Downtown) – Big Poppa Stampley – 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Jenny & the Jets (blues/rock) – 8:30-12:30
Third Street Dive – Open Mic – 9:00-12:00
Volare Italian Ristorante – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 7:00-10:00

Thursday, January 14
Brother’s BBQ (Danville, KY) – Ronn Crowder – 7:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Hideaway Saloon – Jonny Monster Band (rock/blues) – 11:00
Majid’s – Tanita Gaines – 7:00
Mick’s Lounge (Jeffersonville, IN) – Open Jam – 8:00-11:00
Potbelly’s (Paddock Mall) – Big Poppa Stampley – Noon-1:00
Seidenfaden’s Cafe – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax every Thursday from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Thursday Night Throwdown Open Jam – 9:00-1:00
VFW Post (Madison, IN) – Open Jam with Jimmy Davis – 8:30-11:00
Volare Italian Ristorante – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 7:00-10:00
WBRT 1320 AM (Bardstown, KY) – Pen Bogert hosts “Bourbon City Blues” every Thursday on WBRT from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and steaming live at http://www.wbrtcountry.com/

Friday, January 15
Bourbon Barrel Tavern (Elizabethtown, KY) – Laurie Jessup and Cort Duggins (acoustic) – 8:00
Break Room at Pepper (Lexington, KY) – Ronn Crowder & Lindsay Olive – 8:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – The Kentuckiana Blues Radio Show hosted by Gary Sampson from 8:00 to 9:00 pm and the local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Garage Pub & Grill (Columbus, IN) – Fistful of Bacon – 9:00
Jeff Ruby’s – Napoleon and the Beats (blues/funk/r&b) – 9:00-12:00
Majid’s – Tanita Gaines – 7:30-10:30
Old Talbott Tavern (Bardstown, KY) – Big Black Cadillac (funk/soul/blues) – 9:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Nobody’z Bizzness (r&b/soul) – 9:00-1:00 – $5
Time Warner Cable Channel 98 – Kentucky Showcase with highlights from local shows – 4:30-5:00
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am

Saturday, January 16
Chateau Thomas Winery (Nashville, IN) – Gary Applegate – 7:00
Clifton’s Pizza – Juggernaut Jug Band
Corner Pizza & Pub – Blues and Greys (blues/rock) – 9:00-1:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Diamond Pub & Billiards (Highlands) – Little T&A (acoustic) (blues/rock) / Ricky Morse (soul/blues) – 10:00
Historic State Theater (Elizabethtown, KY) – The Kentucky Headhunters (blues/country/southern rock) and The Artimus Pyle Band (southern rock) – 7:30 – $30/$40
The Kentucky Headhunters recently released Meet Me in Bluesland featuring Johnnie Johnson
Jeff Ruby’s – Napoleon and the Beats (blues/funk/r&b) – 9:00-12:00
Martin’s Tavern (1614 Dixie Hwy) – The Mr. Wonderful Production Band (old school r&b) – 10:00
META – Derby City Soul Club with DJ’s Matt Anthony and Kim Sorise – 10:00-4:00
MOM’s Music (Mellwood Ave) – Open Jam hosted by Marvin Maxwell the third Saturday of every month – 2:00
Old Talbott Tavern (Bardstown, KY) – Big Black Cadillac (funk/soul/blues) – 9:00
R Place Pub – Lamont Gillispie’s 100 Proof Blues – 10:00-2:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – One Shot Johnny 6:30 / D Man & the Alley Hounds (blues/rock) 10:00 – $6
WFPK Rolling Stones Radio Hour and Saturday Night Blues Party (91.9 FM) – 9:00-Midnight with Kevin Yazell
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am

Sunday, January 17
ARTxFM (http://artxfm.com/) – Blues Highway hosted by Mike Suttles – 8:00-10:00 am
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Hole In The Wall (5415 Indian Oaks Circle) – The Tarnations (blues/r&b/funk) – 6:00
New Vintage – Open Mic and Jam with Joe Easley and Friends – 7:00-12:00
Pizza Place (Hikes Point) – Open Jam hosted by Larry Ferguson – 7:00-10:00
Shamrock Bar & Grille (Lexington, KY) – Open Jam – 6:00-10:00
Willie’s Locally Known (Lexington, KY) – Soul Jazz Brunch with Lee Carroll’s Home Cooking Soul Jazz Trio – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monday, January 18
Bourbon on Main (Frankfort, KY) – A Frankfort Jam – 7:00-10:00
Clifton Center – Jug Band Blues Class meets every Monday starting January 11 through February 29 from 7:30 to 8:40 pm. Register at http://louisvillefolkschool.org/
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (Lexington, KY) – WoodSong’s Old-Time Radio Hour with Sweet Honey In The Rock with Louise Robinson, Carol Maillard, Nitanju Bolade Casel and Aisha Kahlil (blues/gospel) – 6:45 – $20
Tee Dee’s Blues & Jazz Club (Lexington, KY) – The Tee Dee Young Band & Friends (blues/jazz) – 9:00-12:00

Tuesday, January 19
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Henry Clay’s Public House (Lexington, KY) – Northside Sheiks (blues/r&b) – 8:00
Off Broadway Tap House (Madison, IN) – Open Acoustic Jam with Jimmy Davis – 7:00-10:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Blues Jam – 9:00-1:00
Time-Warner Cable Channel 98 – The Joe DeBow Show – 8:00-8:30
Wick’s Pizza (New Albany, IN) – Dance and Blues Lessons – Lesson at 7:00 / Dancing from 8:00 to 11:00 – $5

Current Exhibits
Hotel Louisville
January 1 through February 2 – Smoketown Sesquicentennial Photo Exhibit including Sylvester Weaver photos
https://www.facebook.com/Smoketown-Rising-1585153815094001/

All dates subject to change without notice.

Jan 062016
 

Wednesday, January 6
Brooke & Billy’s Bites, Bourbons & Brews (751 Vine St) – Tyrone Cotton – 6:00-9:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Electric Lady (Madison, IN) – Open Mic Night – 7:30-11:00
Goodwood Brewing Co – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax every Wednesday from 5:00 to 10:00 pm
Linda’s Log Cabin (Vernon, IN) – Open Jam with Gary Applegate – 7:00
Pizza Place (Hikes Point) – KBS Board Meeting – 7:00
Potbelly’s (Downtown) – Big Poppa Stampley – 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Blues and Greys (blues/rock) – 8:30-12:30
Third Street Dive – Open Mic – 9:00-12:00
Volare Italian Ristorante – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 7:00-10:00

Thursday, January 7
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Majid’s – Tanita Gaines – 7:00
Mick’s Lounge (Jeffersonville, IN) – Open Jam – 8:00-11:00
Potbelly’s (Paddock Mall) – Big Poppa Stampley – Noon-1:00
Seidenfaden’s Cafe – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax every Thursday from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Thursday Night Throwdown Open Jam – 9:00-1:00
VFW Post (Madison, IN) – Open Jam with Jimmy Davis – 8:30-11:00
Volare Italian Ristorante – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 7:00-10:00
WBRT 1320 AM (Bardstown, KY) – Pen Bogert hosts “Bourbon City Blues” every Thursday on WBRT from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and steaming live at http://www.wbrtcountry.com/

Friday, January 8
Belterra Casino (Florence, IN) – Leroy Ellington Band (r&b/blues/funk) – 8:00-12:00
Brother’s BBQ (Danville, KY) – One Shot Johnny – 8:30
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – The Kentuckiana Blues Radio Show hosted by Gary Sampson from 8:00 to 9:00 pm and the local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Diamond Pub & Billiards (St. Matthews) – Soul Circus (funk/soul/blues) – 10:00
Exchange Pub & Kitchen (New Albany, IN) – Tyrone Cotton – 7:00
Headliners Music Hall – 7th Annual MS Society Jam For A Cure Benefit with Greg Foresman, Danny Flanigan and John Mann with a special tribute to Tim Krekel – 7:30 – $10
Highland Tap Room – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am
Jeff Ruby’s – Robbie Bartlett (blues/r&b/jazz) – 9:00-12:00
Majid’s – Tanita Gaines – 7:30-10:30
Norton Center for the Arts (Danville, KY) – Gregg Allman – 8:00
Rolling Oven Pizza (Nicholasville, KY) – Ronn Crowder & Lindsay Olive – 6:00-8:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – The Beat Daddys – 9:00-1:00 – $5
Time Warner Cable Channel 98 – Kentucky Showcase with highlights from local shows – 4:30-5:00
Vernon’s Ale House (Vernon, IN) – Darryl Hewitt & Brian Fink – 9:00
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am

Saturday, January 9
Alberto’s (Corydon, IN) – Tyrone Cotton – 6:00
Backstretch Bar & Grill (Lexington, KY) – Ronn Crowder – 7:30
Belterra Casino (Florence, IN) – Leroy Ellington Band (r&b/blues/funk) – 8:00-12:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Jeff Ruby’s – Robbie Bartlett (blues/r&b/jazz) – 9:00-12:00
Martin’s Tavern (1614 Dixie Hwy) – The Mr. Wonderful Production Band (old school r&b) – 10:00
META – Derby City Soul Club with DJ’s Matt Anthony and Kim Sorise – 10:00-4:00
River City Winery (New Albany, IN) – Jim Stevenson’s Slide Guitar Music Show – 7:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Louisville Fats & the Rhythm Cats 6:30 / Big Black Cadillac (funk/soul/blues) 10:00 – $6
WFPK Rolling Stones Radio Hour and Saturday Night Blues Party (91.9 FM) – 9:00-Midnight with Kevin Yazell
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am
WhoDos Pizzeria (Elizabethtown, KY) – D Man Duo (blues/rock)

Sunday, January 10
ARTxFM (http://artxfm.com/) – Blues Highway hosted by Mike Suttles – 8:00-10:00 am
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
New Vintage – Open Mic and Jam with Joe Easley and Friends – 7:00-12:00
Pizza Place (Hikes Point) – Open Jam hosted by Larry Ferguson – 7:00-10:00
Shamrock Bar & Grille (Lexington, KY) – Open Jam – 6:00-10:00
Willie’s Locally Known (Lexington, KY) – Soul Jazz Brunch with Lee Carroll’s Home Cooking Soul Jazz Trio – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monday, January 11
Bourbon on Main (Frankfort, KY) – A Frankfort Jam – 7:00-10:00
Clifton Center – Jug Band Blues Class meets every Monday starting January through February 29 from 7:30 to 8:40 pm. Register at http://louisvillefolkschool.org/
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Tee Dee’s Blues & Jazz Club (Lexington, KY) – The Tee Dee Young Band & Friends (blues/jazz) – 9:00-12:00

Tuesday, January 12
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Henry Clay’s Public House (Lexington, KY) – Northside Sheiks (blues/r&b) – 8:00
Off Broadway Tap House (Madison, IN) – Open Acoustic Jam with Jimmy Davis – 7:00-10:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Blues Jam – 9:00-1:00
Time-Warner Cable Channel 98 – The Joe DeBow Show – 8:00-8:30
Wick’s Pizza (New Albany, IN) – Dance and Blues Lessons – Lesson at 7:00 / Dancing from 8:00 to 11:00 – $5

Current Exhibits
Hotel Louisville
January 1 through February 2 – Smoketown Sesquicentennial Photo Exhibit including Sylvester Weaver photos https://www.facebook.com/Smoketown-Rising-1585153815094001/

All dates subject to change without notice.

Dec 312015
 

Wednesday, December 30
Brooke & Billy’s Bites, Bourbons & Brews (751 Vine St) – Tyrone Cotton – 6:00-9:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Electric Lady (Madison, IN) – Open Mic Night – 7:30-11:00
Goodwood Brewing Co – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax every Wednesday from 5:00 to 10:00 pm
Linda’s Log Cabin (Vernon, IN) – Open Jam with Gary Applegate – 7:00
Potbelly’s (Downtown) – Big Poppa Stampley – 11:30 am-12:30 pm
River City Winery (New Albany, IN) – Jim Stevenson Slide Guitar Music Show – 6:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Mississippi Adam Riggle – 8:30-12:30
Third Street Dive – Open Mic – 9:00-12:00
Volare Italian Ristorante – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 7:00-10:00

Thursday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve
AmVets Post #1 – Jim Masterson Band
Azur’s Restaurant (Lexington, KY) – D.J. Rice & the Payin’ Dues Blues Band
Brother’s BBQ (Danville, KY) – RC and the NightShades – 8:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Crowne Plaza Hotel – Soul Circus (funk/soul/blues)
Galt House – Sheryl Rouse Band – $55/$100/$330/$500
Gilbert’s Bar & Grill – Soul Kitchen (funk/soul/r&b) – 10:00
Headliners Music Hall – Billy Goat Strut Revue (bourbon jazz) and guest vocalists Zach Longoria and Carly Johnson, Burlesque troupe Vaudeville Louisville and DJ’s Matt Anthony and Woodrow on the Radio – 9:00 – $20 advance / $25 day of show
Jeff Ruby’s – Robbie Bartlett – 9:00-1:00
Livery Stable (Madison, IN) – Jimmy Davis Band – $30
Majid’s – Tanita Gaines with Bobby J and Michael Roy – 7:30
Maple Inn – Blues and Greys (blues/rock) – 9:00
Parlay Social (Lexington, KY) – Tee Dee Young – 10:00
Potbelly’s (Paddock Mall) – Big Poppa Stampley – Noon-1:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – V-Groove (blues/soul/r&b) – 10:00-2:00 – $15/$20/$120 for table of 4
The Pub (Lexington, KY) – Keith Hubbard and Sherri McGee
Volare Italian Ristorante – Brian Curella Band
WBRT 1320 AM (Bardstown, KY) – Pen Bogert hosts “Bourbon City Blues” every Thursday on WBRT from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and steaming live at http://www.wbrtcountry.com/

Friday, January 1 – Happy New Year!
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – The Kentuckiana Blues Radio Show hosted by Gary Sampson from 8:00 to 10:00 pm and the local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am – Tonight a special two-hour, 2015 KBRS Year In Review broadcast at 8:00 pm
Diamond Pub & Billiards (St. Matthews) – Soul River Brown (funk/soul/blues) – 10:00
Gerstle’s Place – Blues and Greys (blues/rock) – 9:00 – $5
Highland Tap Room – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am
Majid’s – Tanita Gaines – 7:30-10:30
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Edge of Barstow (rock/blues) – 9:00-1:00
Time Warner Cable Channel 98 – Kentucky Showcase with highlights from local shows – 4:30-5:00
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am

Saturday, January 2
Backstretch Bar & Grill (Lexington, KY) – Ronn Crowder – 7:30-10:30
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Gilbert’s Bar & Grill – The Boogie Men (blues/rock) – 10:00
Jeff Ruby’s – Napoleon and the Beats (blues/funk/r&b) – 9:00-12:00
Martin’s Tavern (1614 Dixie Hwy) – The Mr. Wonderful Production Band (old school r&b) – 10:00
META – Derby City Soul Club with DJ’s Matt Anthony and Kim Sorise – 10:00-4:00
On The Rocks Bar And Grill (Madison, IN) – Darryl Hewitt & Brian Fink – 10:00-2:00
O’Shea’s Irish Pub – Soul Circus (funk/soul/blues) – 10:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Carla Zee & Holy Smoke 6:30 / Jimmy Davis Band 10:00 – $6
WFPK Rolling Stones Radio Hour and Saturday Night Blues Party (91.9 FM) – 9:00-Midnight with Kevin Yazell
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am

Sunday, January 3
ARTxFM (http://artxfm.com/) – Blues Highway hosted by Mike Suttles – 8:00-10:00 am
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Lettersong Calligraphy Studio & Gallery – Ladies Sing The Blues Social Hour & DVD viewing followed by live jam – 2:00-5:00
New Vintage – Open Mic and Jam with Joe Easley and Friends – 7:00-12:00
Pizza Place (Hikes Point) – Open Jam hosted by Larry Ferguson – 7:00-10:00
Shamrock Bar & Grille (Lexington, KY) – Open Jam – 6:00-10:00
Willie’s Locally Known (Lexington, KY) – Soul Jazz Brunch with Lee Carroll’s Home Cooking Soul Jazz Trio – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monday, January 4
Bourbon on Main (Frankfort, KY) – A Frankfort Jam – 7:00-10:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Tee Dee’s Blues & Jazz Club (Lexington, KY) – The Tee Dee Young Band & Friends (blues/jazz) – 9:00-12:00

Tuesday, January 5
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Henry Clay’s Public House (Lexington, KY) – Northside Sheiks (blues/r&b) – 8:00
Off Broadway Tap House (Madison, IN) – Open Acoustic Jam with Jimmy Davis – 7:00-10:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Blues Jam – 9:00-1:00
Time-Warner Cable Channel 98 – The Joe DeBow Show – 8:00-8:30
Wick’s Pizza (New Albany, IN) – Dance and Blues Lessons – Lesson at 7:00 / Dancing from 8:00 to 11:00 – $5

Current Exhibits
Hotel Louisville
January 1 through February 2 – Smoketown Sesquicentennial Photo Exhibit including Sylvester Weaver photos https://www.facebook.com/Smoketown-Rising-1585153815094001/

All dates subject to change without notice.

Dec 232015
 

Wednesday, December 23
Bistro 42 (Prospect, KY) – Soul Circus (funk/soul/blues) – 9:00-1:00
Brooke & Billy’s Bites, Bourbons & Brews (751 Vine St) – Tyrone Cotton – 6:00-9:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Electric Lady (Madison, IN) – Open Mic Night – 7:30-11:00
Goodwood Brewing Co – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax every Wednesday from 5:00 to 10:00 pm
Linda’s Log Cabin (Vernon, IN) – Open Jam with Gary Applegate – 7:00
Old Buffalo’s (Lexington, KY) – Tee Dee Young – 8:00
Potbelly’s (Downtown) – Big Poppa Stampley – 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – The Blues Drifters – 8:30-12:30
Third Street Dive – Open Mic – 9:00-12:00
Volare Italian Ristorante – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 7:00-10:00

Thursday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Potbelly’s (Paddock Mall) – Big Poppa Stampley – Noon-1:00
Volare Italian Ristorante – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 7:00-10:00
WBRT 1320 AM (Bardstown, KY) – Pen Bogert hosts “Bourbon City Blues” every Thursday on WBRT from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and steaming live at http://www.wbrtcountry.com/

Friday, December 25 – Merry Christmas
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – The Kentuckiana Blues Radio Show hosted by Gary Sampson from 8:00 to 9:00 pm and the local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Highland Tap Room – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Christmas Day Open Jam – 8:30-12:30
Time Warner Cable Channel 98 – Kentucky Showcase with highlights from local shows – 4:30-5:00
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am

Saturday, December 26
Backstretch Bar & Grill (Lexington, KY) – Ronn Crowder – 7:30-10:30
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Garage Pub & Grill (Columbus, IN) – Fistful of Bacon – 9:00
Goose Creek Diner – Big Poppa Stampley – 5:30-8:30
Jeff Ruby’s – Robbie Bartlett (blues/r&b/jazz) – 9:00-12:00
Kaiju – Santa’s Santa Night Surf Party with Woodrow on the Radio and Tsunami Samurai (surf) – 10:00 – $5
Martin’s Tavern (1614 Dixie Hwy) – The Mr. Wonderful Production Band (old school r&b) – 10:00
META – Derby City Soul Club with DJ’s Matt Anthony and Kim Sorise – 10:00-4:00
Rusty Bucket and Venro (Charlestown, IN) – Darryl Hewitt and Brian Fink – 9:00-1:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Dog House Kitchen (blues/r&b/funk) – 9:00-1:00 – $6
WFPK Rolling Stones Radio Hour and Saturday Night Blues Party (91.9 FM) – 9:00-Midnight with Kevin Yazell
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am

Sunday, December 27
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
New Vintage – Open Mic and Jam with Joe Easley and Friends – 7:00-12:00
Pizza Place (Hikes Point) – Open Jam hosted by Larry Ferguson – 7:00-10:00
Shamrock Bar & Grille (Lexington, KY) – Open Jam – 6:00-10:00
Willie’s Locally Known (Lexington, KY) – Soul Jazz Brunch with Lee Carroll’s Home Cooking Soul Jazz Trio – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monday, December 28
ARTxFM (http://artxfm.com/) – Blues Highway hosted by Mike Suttles – 2:00-4:00 pm
Bourbon on Main (Frankfort, KY) – A Frankfort Jam – 7:00-10:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Tee Dee’s Blues & Jazz Club (Lexington, KY) – The Tee Dee Young Band & Friends (blues/jazz) – 9:00-12:00

Tuesday, December 29
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Henry Clay’s Public House (Lexington, KY) – Northside Sheiks (blues/r&b) – 8:00
Off Broadway Tap House (Madison, IN) – Open Acoustic Jam with Jimmy Davis – 8:00-11:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Blues Jam – 9:00-1:00
Time-Warner Cable Channel 98 – The Joe DeBow Show – 8:00-8:30
Wick’s Pizza (New Albany, IN) – Dance and Blues Lessons – Lesson at 7:00 / Dancing from 8:00 to 11:00 – $5

All dates subject to change without notice.

UPCOMING EVENTS

New Year’s Eve Shows – Thursday, December 31
AmVets Post #1 – Jim Masterson Band
Azur’s Restaurant (Lexington, KY) – D.J. Rice & the Payin’ Dues Blues Band
Brother’s BBQ (Danville, KY) – RC and the NightShades
Crowne Plaza Hotel – Soul Circus
Galt House – Sheryl Rouse Band
Jeff Ruby’s – Robbie Bartlett
Maple Inn – Blues and Greys
Parlay Social (Lexington, KY) – Tee Dee Young
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – V-Groove
The Pub (Lexington, KY) – Keith Hubbard and Sherri McGee
Volare Ristorante – Brian Curella Band

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Wednesday, December 9
Bistro 42 (Prospect, KY) – Little T&A Trio (blues/rock) – 8:00
Brooke & Billy’s Bites, Bourbons & Brews (751 Vine St) – Tyrone Cotton – 6:00-9:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Electric Lady (Madison, IN) – Open Mic Night – 7:30-11:00
Goodwood Brewing Co – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax every Wednesday from 5:00 to 10:00 pm
Linda’s Log Cabin (Vernon, IN) – Open Jam with Gary Applegate – 7:00
New Vintage – Woody Pines (roots/country blues) / Yo Ho Buffalo (bluegrass/folk) – 9:00 – $7/$10
Potbelly’s (Downtown) – Big Poppa Stampley – 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Jenny and the Jets (blues/rock) – 8:30-12:30
Third Street Dive – Open Mic – 9:00-12:00
Volare Italian Ristorante – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 7:00-10:00

Thursday, December 10
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Kelly Richey will be a guest of CJ Cumberland’s on Cumberland Country at 6:30 pm
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Majid’s – Tanita Gaines – 7:00
Mick’s Lounge (Jeffersonville, IN) – Open Jam – 8:00-11:00
Potbelly’s (Paddock Mall) – Big Poppa Stampley – Noon-1:00
Seidenfaden’s Cafe – WFPK’s Woodrow on the Radio spins wax every Thursday from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Thursday Night Throwdown Open Jam with special guest Amy Johnson – 9:00-1:00
The Pub Lexington (Lexington, KY) – Keith Hubbard (blues/soul/funk) – 7:30
VFW Post (Madison, IN) – Open Jam with Jimmy Davis – 8:30-11:00
Volare Italian Ristorante – Robbie Bartlett Duo (blues/r&b/jazz) – 7:00-10:00
WBRT 1320 AM (Bardstown, KY) – Pen Bogert hosts “Bourbon City Blues” every Thursday on WBRT from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and steaming live at http://www.wbrtcountry.com/

Friday, December 11
Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill – Five Below Band (rock/blues) – 8:00
Belterra Casino (Florence, IN) – Ladi T of Cincinnati (blues/jazz) – 8:00-12:00
Brendon’s Catch 23 (Embassy Suites Hotel) – Sheryl Rouse (blues/r&b/jazz) – 9:00-12:00
Brother’s BBQ (Danville, KY) – One Shot Johnny – 8:30
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – The Kentuckiana Blues Radio Show hosted by Gary Sampson from 8:00 to 9:00 pm and the local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Hard Rock Cafe – The Bluesbenders (blues/rock/jazz) – 7:00-10:00
Jeff Ruby’s – Napoleon and the Beats (blues/funk/r&b) – 9:00-12:00
Majid’s – Tanita Gaines – 7:00
Planet Experience Bar & Bistro – Kelly Richey – 8:00
Shorty’s Den (Bedford, IN) – Below Zero Blues (blues/rock) – 9:00-1:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – The Clark Band (variety) – 9:00-1:00 – $5
Time Warner Cable Channel 98 – Kentucky Showcase with highlights from local shows – 4:30-5:00
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am
WHAS-TV Great Day Live – Kelly Richey – 9:00 am

Saturday, December 12
Backstretch Bar & Grill (Lexington, KY) – Ronn Crowder – 7:30
Belterra Casino (Florence, IN) – Aaron Neville (r&b/soul) – 7:00 – $40
Brendon’s Catch 23 (Embassy Suites Hotel) – Sheryl Rouse (blues/r&b/jazz) – 9:00-12:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Diamond Pub & Billiards (St Matthews) – Soul Circus (funk/soul/blues) – 10:00-2:00
Jeff Ruby’s – Napoleon and the Beats (blues/funk/r&b) – 9:00-12:00
Martin’s Tavern (1614 Dixie Hwy) – The Mr. Wonderful Production Band (old school r&b) – 10:00
META – Derby City Soul Club with DJ’s Matt Anthony and Kim Sorise – 10:00-4:00
Planet Experience Bar & Bistro – Robbie Bartlett (blues/r&b/jazz) – 8:00-11:00
Players Pub (Bloomington, IN) – International Blues Challenge Benefit for KBS Band Representative Fistful of Bacon – 8:00
Shamrock Bar & Grille (Lexington, KY) – The Mojo Tones – 8:00-12:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Lamont Gillispie’s 100 Proof Blues 6:30 / Toad Strangler (blues/rock) 10:00 – $6
Sundowns (Lexington, KY) – LexJam Acoustic Cafe – 1:00-5:00 pm
WFPK Rolling Stones Radio Hour and Saturday Night Blues Party (91.9 FM) – 9:00-Midnight with Kevin Yazell
WFPK Woodrow on the Radio (91.9 FM) – Midnight to 6:00 am

Sunday, December 13
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
New Vintage – Open Mic and Jam with Joe Easley and Friends – 7:00-12:00
Pizza Place (Hikes Point) – Open Jam hosted by Larry Ferguson – 7:00-10:00
Shamrock Bar & Grille (Lexington, KY) – Open Jam – 6:00-10:00
Willie’s Locally Known (Lexington, KY) – Soul Jazz Brunch with Lee Carroll’s Home Cooking Soul Jazz Trio – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monday, December 14
ARTxFM (http://artxfm.com/) – Blues Highway hosted by Mike Suttles – 2:00-4:00 pm
Bourbon on Main (Frankfort, KY) – A Frankfort Jam – 7:00-10:00
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Tee Dee’s Blues & Jazz Club (Lexington, KY) – The Tee Dee Young Band & Friends (blues/jazz) – 9:00-12:00

Tuesday, December 15
Crescent Hill Radio (WCHQ/100.9 FM and http://www.crescenthillradio.com/) – Local/regional blues hour from 1:00 to 2:00 am
Henry Clay’s Public House (Lexington, KY) – Northside Sheiks (blues/r&b) – 8:00
Off Broadway Tap House (Madison, IN) – Open Acoustic Jam with Jimmy Davis – 8:00-11:00
Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar – Blues Jam – 9:00-1:00
Time-Warner Cable Channel 98 – The Joe DeBow Show – 8:00-8:30
Wick’s Pizza (New Albany, IN) – Dance and Blues Lessons – Lesson at 7:00 / Dancing from 8:00 to 11:00 – $5

All dates subject to change without notice.

Dec 052015
 

Laurie Jane & the 45’s CD

The moment I heard that Laurie Jane & the 45’s were going to Chicago to record their CD, I was knocking on their door to grab a listen and learn more about this dynamic group.

Suffice it to say that I was already a fan even before the first analog track was laid, so I had high expectations of a journey through the musical minds of Cort Duggins, Laurie Jane Jessup, Jason Embry and Scott Dugdale.

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Cort Duggins is a natural-born storyteller who is passionate about his music so, when asked why Laurie Jane & the 45’s made the road trip to Chicago to record their CD, the answer was not simply, “We thought it would be cool”, but became a story of a calculated dream.

Cort stated that he, Jason and Scott have been big fans of Jimmy Sutton’s for 20 years. Jimmy Sutton has played upright bass for groups like The Four Charms, The Mighty Blue Kings and currently with J D McPhearson, as well as owning Hi Style Studio in Chicago.

Cort explained that whenever he tried to record something, he would take one of Sutton’s recordings as an example of the sound he wanted to achieve and the engineers would always say “Oh, that was recorded back in the 50’s”. Cort was quick to point out that it was actually current and it was recorded at Hi-Style Studio in Chicago.

As the story goes, Jason went to see J. D. McPhearson when he played a Waterfront Wednesday recently past and had the opportunity to talk to Jimmy Sutton. Jason told him that if he ever won the lottery or came into some money, he was going to come to his studio and record. Jimmy gave Jason his card and said, “You don’t have to win the lottery, just give him a call.”

Scott and Jason were so excited at the prospect of recording at Jimmy Sutton’s studio – and Cort knew that they could achieve the sound that they wanted there – so they decided to leave behind obligations and work and head to Chicago to make a record. They rented a house within walking distance of the studio and made the road-trip to Chi-town.

They were informed going in that the studio was full of old equipment and instruments that they could use to achieve the sound they wanted. Cort usually plays a 1959 Gibson 330 that he has had since he was 10 years old. He stated that his guitar was probably one of the newest things in the entire studio. His excitement was still palpable at the sight of tubes glowing, reels spinning and many things making noise and humming, which made for a truly authentic experience for the band and the opportunity to make a good analog recording that would capture the sound that is particular to Laurie Jane & the 45’s.

This group of talented musicians have an R&B / rockabilly / blues sound that harkens back to the 40’s. They achieve this sound in their live shows with Cort’s 1959 Gibson 330 guitar, Jason’s cool upright bass and Scott’s percussive ability to lay down a groovy beat. It almost goes without saying that Laurie’s ability to channel the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Ruth Brown, Rosemary Clooney and Etta James, whom she cites as her vocal influences, are key to the cohesiveness of the group.

Laurie has a lovely classic, clear voice that comes across the airwaves, strong and true to the style of the music she sings. Her sweet voice, her easy style and her graceful presence could easily fit into the era where vocalists really sang, conscious of tone and feel. She does this very well live, and thanks to the adept engineering of Alex Hall at Hi-Style Studio, the recording captures this sound precisely.

Laurie says that she became interested in the style of music they play when she was studying aviation mechanics and came across photos and recordings of the jazzy blues singers from the 40’s and 50’s. She enjoyed digging into their catalogs, learning about them and soaking in their ambiance as she simply fell in love with the real singers of those eras.

When Cort was a teenager growing up in Elizabethtown, there was a music store close to his home where he took lessons from the young Jim Schweickert. His dad and grandmother played and taught him how to play a little, so he didn’t go into lessons with Jim a total neophyte. Mom and dad exposed him to country and classic rock records as a kid and he developed a keen interest in learning more. After a few lessons, he was picking things up quickly so Jim encouraged him to bring in some music that he would like to learn to play. Cort said that he loved Led Zepplin and bought in “A Whole lot of Love” to learn and Jim chuckled at him and said, “You know that is a Muddy Waters song right?” Of course, Cort didn’t know that and when he heard the original thing, he was amazed that he thought he was reaching back with Led Zepplin but the song went back to Muddy Waters.

That was when he began listening to all of the old guys and admits that there were some he could not bear to listen to very long. However, respectfully, he would research contemporary tunes to find their origin religiously. Cort lists the Sun Records guys, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Hubert Sumlin and Johnny Cash as well as BB King. From his introduction to Muddy Waters, he had to find out the history of a song that he was interested in playing.

Cort pointed out that their CD was recorded live on old reel-to-reel equipment, so they needed to go into the studio prepared to lay down their tunes as skillfully as possible, because there is little-to-no room for error. It was a little stressful.

Laurie explained, since the analog recording method does not allow you to go back and “fix” things, one might not be happy with something they heard themselves do in the song but overall, for everyone else, it was the best cut so, there had to be some compromise in selecting which tune they would take. She felt that it was important that everyone in the band agree on which cut they would finally use.

The self-titled CD is loaded with 10 gems, mostly original tunes written by band members and a few well-placed covers. I have listened to this recording repeatedly and have enjoyed it immensely each time I give it a whirl.

Cort explained that some of the songs on the CD were written recently and some of them had an earlier life with former groups that he has played in. Laurie Jane & the 45’s fine rhythm section, composed of Jason Embry, upright bass and Scott Dugdale, drummer, worked with Cort in regional groups King Sonic and The Jive Rockets, so there were some songs they had written that he wanted to dust off, rearrange to suit Laurie, and record.

The fine writing and musicianship heard throughout the CD combine to make this a perfect platform for Laurie’s vocal skills. The band was careful to present each song with a life of its own by way of the instrumental introduction, tempo and rhythmic signature that flows nicely from one song to the next and keeps it interesting.

The light, up-tempo “Talkin’,” written by Cort Duggins is the first cut on the CD and it sets the pace for the rest of the recording and encourages the listener to anticipate what’s next. I was immediately impressed with how the reproduced sound was so much like the live sound that I expect to hear from Laurie and the guys in a club or at a festival.

"”Talkin” is followed by the one tune I keep returning to, “The Leaving,” penned by Cort Duggins. I like it primarily because Laurie sings this one with the depth and feel of a woman coming to terms with the end of a relationship and it comes across beautifully. There was also some cool Hammond B3 organ nicely placed by Duggins, who said he had never played before and had to be schooled on it before recording. As the story goes, Duggins wrote this song from his perspective about a previous relationship and indicated that he struggled a little bit with asking Laurie, his wife, to sing a song about an ex-relationship.

Interestingly, every cut on the CD could ultimately be a favorite but “Whiskey Will” and “One Less Lonely Night” are songs that are stand-outs, written by Jason Embry, who cleverly weaves humor and shame into a song. Embry’s two songs and “It Ain’t My Fault," written by Scott Dugdale, were recycled from their previous projects with Duggins and rearranged for this project. All three tunes showcase the writing abilities of Jason and Scott and are well suited for Laurie Jane & the 45’s format.

At its core on this CD, everything hinges around blues but the songs are pulled in a variety of directions from early soul type music, Latin, Fats Domino, and Chuck Berry kinds of things. Roots sounds blur the lines to incorporate all of these styles of music and ultimately, they are playing what comes naturally to them and it works.

The self-titled Laurie Jane & the 45’s CD is something that Cort, Laurie, Jason and Scott should treasure and be proud of. They accomplished what so many bands try to achieve by reproducing their live sound and I believe they became much closer friends and their experiences together will be fodder for more really good stories. In my mind and in my ears, this project was a complete success and I have it in my play often pile.

If you haven’t done it yet, get a copy! Go onto Facebook and friend Laurie Jane & the 45’s, so you can get information on where they are playing and pick up a copy! You can download from I-tunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Google etc.

The next time you can see Laurie Jane & the 45’s live in Louisville is January 29th, 2016 at Stevie Rays.