REVIEW: Billy Strings salutes Kentucky bluegrass legends in Lexington return

Billy Strings brought his psychedelic, string-fed rock’n roll circus to Kentucky this past weekend, kicking off his three-night sold out run through the Commonwealth in Lexington at Manchester Music Hall

BBT 1v1: Moon Hooch’s Mike Wilbur

As Moon Hooch prepares for a return to the bluegrass state next weekend for The Moonshiner’s Ball, I had the opportunity to chat with the band’s saxophonist Mike Wilbur about their upcoming album “Red Sky”, New York City, moonshine, and much more! Read the full interview after the break.

Moon Hooch to perform at Berea music festival

For the second consecutive year, the three members of Moon Hooch will make their way from the New York City area down to Berea, Kentucky, for the third annual Moonshiner’s Ball. The trio, which transcends musical boundaries with it’s unique blend of jazz, electronic dance music, hip-hop and pop, is also readying for their third album “Red Sky” to be released on June 10.

Trampled by Turtles takes KY by storm Derby Weekend

Minnesota’s finest Trampled by Turtles, Devil Makes Three and Elephant Revival combined for the ultimate trifecta in Louisville over Kentucky Derby weekend for a sold out show at Iroquois Amphitheater. Before the show I was able to sit down for a chat with TBT’s mandolinist Erik Berry.

Ben Lacy, Johnny Conqueroo throw down at Moontower reveal

Music fans gathered at the newly located Willie’s Locally Known on Thursday night to say goodbye to March and hello to the band’s on the lineup for this year’s Moontower Music Festival being held August 27 at Masterson Station Park. Local acts Ben Lacy and Johnny Conqueroo entertained the crowd throughout the night.

Feet stompin’, string playin’ Old Crow Medicine Show shine in Singletary Center

Old Crow Medicine Show returned to the Bluegrass on Wednesday night, marking their first trip to Lexington in over a decade for the first of their two-night run at UK’s Singletary Center for the Arts. The visit to central Kentucky also marked the start of their spring tour. The six-piece outfit from down the road in Nashville was supported by rising 23-year-old phenom Parker Millsap.

Old Salt Union celebrates EP release in front of capacity crowd in Lexington

Fresh off the release of their new EP ‘Cut & Run’, Belleville, Illinois’ Old Salt Union helped christen the new Willie’s Locally Known in Lexington, now located on Southland Drive on the old Show Me’s lot. They were joined by Nashville duo Sally and George; Houston’s Whiskey Shivers and Lexington’s own The Wooks.

Old Crow Medicine Show to bring platinum music to Singletary Center

Kicking off their spring 2016 tour in the Bluegrass, the Nashville-based Old Crow Medicine Show returns to Lexington Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31 for a two-night run of American roots music at UK’s Singletary Center for the Arts.

Fat Box bringing diversity to Bowling Green’s music scene

Playing their first gig in the fall of 2009 as a three-piece, Bowling Green’s Fat Box has since grown into a six-piece armada of funk, jazz, and rock’n’roll. The diverse and energetic group is currently celebrating the recent release of their live album, recorded last March in Lexington at Cosmic Charlie’s.

Rumpke Mountain Boys to bring ‘trashgrass’ to Suwannee Springfest

For the second time in three years Cincinnati’s pride and joy, Rumpke Mountain Boys, will return to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida for the 20th annual Suwannee Springfest to cut a ribbon on festival season.

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades to bring high-energy bluegrass to Springfest debut

Escaping the brisk wintry weather of Wisconsin for the warm, sandy confines of Florida for Suwannee Springfest is high-energy string quintet Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. The trip down South for Springfest marks the band’s first trip to the Sunshine state.