By Matt Wickstrom
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Arthur Hancock wookie foot shuffled into the studio this week to join me for episode 71 of Wick’s Picks on Lexington Community Radio.
However, prior to Hancock joining me I fired up a variety of songs during the show’s first hour, some new from local and national acts along with others from artists performing in Central Kentucky this week. A playlist of those songs, which include Horse Feathers, Fruit Bats, Sour Cream and Vandaveer, can be found here.
Shortly after 10 a.m. we began our segment with Hancock and buddy Dave, whom he met recently at Festival of the Bluegrass. We discussed that encounter, along with Hancock’s work on his family’s horse farm this spring before diving head on back into his musical aspirations; a new recording project, Kickin’ it on the Creek, an update on his ailing banjo hand and much more. We also mixed tunes in throughout the hour from Hancock’s father Arthur Hancock III and father-son duo Arthur & Arthur before hearing Hancock perform his original “Wolfpen Branch” live in studio near the end of the program.
Listen to an archive of the show below.
Join me live next Monday, June 24, for episode 72 of Wick’s Picks on Lexington Community Radio featuring Nashville by way of South Carolina songwriter Micah Howard. Much like this week Howard will join me at 10 a.m., but the show’s first hour consisting of an arrangement of songs from artists you can catch in Lexington later in the week. Tune in live on the dial at 93.9 FM or stream online at lexingtoncommunityradio.org.