About

Photo by Bob Adamek

Founded by music journalist Matt Wickstrom and his father Tom, Wick’s Picks is a music blog that seeks to give a platform and voice to up-and-coming musicians both in Kentucky and across the ever-expanding galaxy that is Americana music.

In addition to feature stories the site will regularly include in-depth interviews, album and show reviews, photography, podcasts and more.

If you have an idea for a story to pursue, music to check out or to inquire about something shoot us an email at wickspicksmusic@gmail.com.

Matt Wickstrom is a music journalist and photographer documenting Lexington and Central Kentucky’s thriving music, arts and entertainment scene. He is a 2017 graduate of the University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism and Media and a former editor at the Kentucky Kernel, the university’s independent and student-run newspaper. Wickstrom has had stories appear in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Chevy Chaser Magazine, Southsider Magazine, The Jamwich, The Lane Report and Business Lexington in addition to Wick’s Picks. Wickstrom also hosted Wick’s Picks on WLXU 93.9 LPFM from January 2018 to March 2020 highlighting local music and events.