Concert Photos, Events, Music, Photos - posted on December 15, 2018 by

Oh What A Year In Pictures! Capture Kentucky 2018 Edition

I debated on putting this photo recap together, but oh what a year it was! We had a ton of fun and there were waaaaaay more photos that I wanted to include, but I tried to just do some highlights and favorites for everyone. My goodness, Kentucky is absolutely loaded with talent and we had an almost overwhelming amount of support in 2018. We truly can’t thank you enough and we promise to work even harder in 2019 to not only cover your favorite artists, but to create events and to shine a little light on the wonderful talent in Kentucky.

Thanks for everything and we’ll see you at the show!! (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music, Photos - posted on December 3, 2018 by

Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry Christmas At The MAC In Prestonsburg: 2018 Edition!

Last year, we made the trek to Prestonsburg after being invited to the Mountain Arts Center, or MAC as it is often referred to, to photograph their Christmas show. The MAC was the vision of Bille Jean Osborne. She was a lifelong educator that made it her goal in life to create a venue and a musical program to help foster the talent in and around Eastern Kentucky.

Her vision not only garnered the wonderful venue that is the MAC, but it began when she created the Kentucky Opry, which is now named in her honor. Billie Jean Osborne was a wonderful lady, and as an educator, she made sure she included the kids in most everything she did. That’s also why the Kentucky Jr. Pros exists.

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Both of those organizations are given many opportunities to shine throughout the year, but the Christmas shows are definitely a highlight, as the Jr. Pros opens the (more…)

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Events, Music - posted on November 19, 2018 by

CENTRAL KENTUCKY SONGWRITERS TO PLAY CONCERT FOR THE ACOUSTIC GUITAR PROJECT — A GLOBAL MUSIC WEB SITE

Five local Lexington songwriters will play a concert as part of the global music platform, TheAcousticGuitarProject.com. The show is Wednesday, November 28th at 7:00pm at the Austin City Saloon located at 2350 Woodhill Drive. Cost is $8.00 at the door. Proceeds after expenses to benefit CENTRAL MUSIC ACADEMY.

Each artist was challenged by The Acoustic Guitar Project to write an original song, and record it live, in just one week. All musicians used the same guitar— A Washburn HF11SCE-O and the same simple handheld recorder. None of the musicians were allowed to edit their song on the computer.

At the upcoming concert, all the featured songwriters will talk a little about their experience with the project and their song and then play it live. Several of Central Ky.’s finest local musicians will be performing. You can preview their songs at the link below:

WK 1 CHRIS CARPENTER – WISH I DIDN’T KNOW BETTER

WK 2 WESLEY SAYLOR – DESTINY

WK 3 JEN TACKETT – FOOL YOURSELF

WK 4 MATHEW DOUGLAS SIMPSON – YOUNG, WILD, MAD & FREE

WK 5 TRISH TORLINE – ON MY WAY

http://theacousticguitarproject.com/project/lexington

 

Here is a brief summary of the project:

One Guitar. One Week. One Song.

  1. We choose a city and a local musician and provide them with an acoustic guitar and a simple recorder.
  2. That musician has one week to write an original song and record it live. No editing is allowed. They have to record their song as many times as needed to get the take they like.
  3. When the musician is finished, they sign the guitar and pass it on to the next musician in that city. When that city’s guitar reaches five musicians, there is a concert and each musician plays the song they wrote for the project.

Over 60 cities around the world have participated in the project and nearly 800 original songs have been written.

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music, Photos - posted on November 18, 2018 by

Joslyn & The Sweet Compression Brought The Party To The People!

This article won’t be in-depth. There’s a really simple reason for that and once you see the photos, you’ll get it. After all, they say that a picture is worth a thousand words right?

The Burl had to be at or near capacity. It was PACKED and I could not have been more proud. I struggled to get photos. I struggled to see. I struggled all night and I couldn’t have been happier. Seeing your friends have success is one of the best feelings on this earth.

The two bands on the bill were Magnolia Boulevard and Joslyn & The Sweet Compression. Joslyn played Magnolia Boulevard’s release party earlier this year, so it was only right that they return the favor. Our music community family showed up early and were there to celebrate the night away. No fights. No one passed out. No one unhappy. The room was all love. From folks like Justin Wells and Duane Lundy to Roger Combs and Matt Wickstrom, everyone’s heart was filled with love.

Magnolia Boulevard:

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Events, Music - posted on November 14, 2018 by

Guitar Virtuoso John 5 With Hellzapoppin Sideshow Circus at Manchester Music Hall

How does one define John 5? Is he rock? Is he country? Is he heavy metal? What about emo, industrial or bluegrass? Truth is there is not one set genre to fit John 5 within. In a world where music must be defined, John 5 breaks every mold by continually changing and adapting his style. John 5 is truly a student of his craft and has become known as a master of said craft by many colleagues around the world.

John 5 performed right here in Lexington at Manchester Music Hall. John 5 is known by most fans for his guitar work with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, but he has worked with lots of different artists over the years. Folks like David Lee Roth, Rob Halford, K.D. Lang and even Meatloaf. If you enjoy talent and different sytles, this show is a can’t miss show. As an added bonus, we got to see the Hellzapoppin Sideshow Circus, which we covered earlier this year at the Inkcarceration Festival in Ohio. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Events, Music, Photos - posted on November 2, 2018 by

Star City Sessions At Gearheart Auditorium In Prestonsburg Featuring Nicholas Jamerson, Bek and Tim Smallwood, Sean Whiting And Grayson Jenkins

Nicholas Jamerson

Bek and Tim Smallwood

Sean Whiting

Grayson Jenkins

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Events, Music - posted on October 25, 2018 by

DEVILDRIVER Kicks Off “Outlaws ‘Til The End” U.S. Headline Tour. Making A Stop In Lexington!

Globally renowned, chart-topping band DEVILDRIVER are kicking off their U.S. headline tour – supporting their new full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1 – today in Phoenix, AZ! The tour features support from Jinjer and Raven Black. See below and www.devildriver.com/tour-dates for a full listing of dates.

Vocalist Dez Fafara says, “DEVILDRIVER hits the road in support of Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1 in the USA! We’ve got some special songs in store for you all on this run and we can’t wait to share the stage with Jinjer in support of their new EP. Along with us will be Raven Black as well! Tickets are going really fast and many venues are very close to selling out on these fall shows so fair warning! October/November is my favorite time to tour, so come join the madness and get the f-ck in the pit with DEVILDRIVER!(more…)

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Attractions, Events, Photos - posted on October 22, 2018 by

A Spectacle Like No Other! The Louisville Jack’O’Lantern Spectacular At Iroqouis Park.

What’s better than a brisk walk on a cool Autumn night? A slow walk through Iroquois Park in Louisville where over 5,000 pumpkins are carved and displayed for your viewing pleasure. That’s what. Don’t believe me? Follow me!

Now in it’s sixth year, The Jack’O’Lantern Spectacular is an absolute must-see. Why? That’s the only way that you’ll believe it and that’s why I’m writing this article. I want you to see with your own eyes, why you should make the trip.

The path is littered with thousands of carved pumkpins, but it is so much more (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music, Photos - posted on October 19, 2018 by

The Moonshiner’s Ball 2018: Bigger, Better And One Of The Best

In 2017, The Moonshiner’s Ball was the first festival that I covered as Capture Kentucky. I covered many shows and we featured many festivals on my old site,Unsung Melody, but most were out of state.

As Capture Kentucky began to evolve into what you’re reading now, I quickly came to the realization that festivals like The Moonshiner’s Ball are way more important than large overpriced festivals. Mainly because there importance immediately impacts the culture that I care most about and that’s my community. My State. My friends. Besides, without festivals like Moonshiner’s, where would the bands on those large overpriced festivals get the traction to make it to those bigger paydays?

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music, On The Road Series - posted on October 8, 2018 by

Tyler Childers, Kelsey Waldon, Justin Wells, The Wild Rumpus and Half Bad Bluegrass Do Their Part In Healing Appalachia.

Before we get into this article, I want to take a moment to ask for your help. Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia are facing a terrible opioid epidemic. Organizations like Healing Appalachia assist folks with recovery, as well as setting up programs to help prevent addiction.

As an Eastern Kentuckian, much like Mr. Tyler Childers, I want to help where I can. I was asked to donate some prints which were sold at the event. Here is where you come in. If you weren’t at this show, please consider donating online. Together, we can make a change.

If able, please donate here. Thank you.

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