Despite being largely sidelined from live performances since mid-March due to COVID-19, many central Kentucky musicians have continued to seek creative outputs.
While all of us have been affected in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic, musical artists and owners/employees of the venues that host them are among those who are certainly feeling a strain – and in many cases, an abrupt halt – to their day-to-day lives and revenue streams.
From J.D. Crowe to Bill Monroe, Nappy Roots and Tyler Childers, Kentucky has long had a rich musical tradition that in recent years has drawn national attention.
Earlier this week singer-songwriters Donnie Bowling and Brett Horton joined me along with Jared Lee of Dead Audio/Expansion Fest for Wick’s Picks on Lexington Community Radio.
Tyler Childers will lead a strong Kentucky contingent is expected to join the likes of Brandi Carlile, Lukas Nelson, Phil Lesh and others at FloydFest.
FloydFest will feel like “New Kentucky” for it’s 2019 gathering from July 24-28 with the recent additions of Dark Moon Hollow, Driftwood Gypsy and If Birds Could Fly.
Central Kentucky’s music scene has been building momentum in recent years. Take a look at Matt Wickstrom’s top five Kentucky artists to watch in 2019.
Last week Dark Moon Hollow, an emerging Central Kentucky group toeing the line between traditional and progressive bluegrass and honky tonk, made their debut on a special Halloween edition of Red Barn Radio.
Singer-songwriters and spooky Halloween shows top the live menu for October 28 through November 3 led by John R. Miller, Dark Moon Hollow and Bully.
This morning singer-songwriters Brett Horton and Donnie Bowling joined me for Wick’s Picks on Lexington Community Radio.
This morning songwriters Nicholas Jamerson and Grayson Jenkins and bluegrass group Dark Moon Hollow joined Matt Wickstrom for the first two-hour episode of Wick’s Picks on Lexington Community Radio.