Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music - posted on July 31, 2017 by

Day One From The Master Musicians Festival in Somerset, KY

Somerset, Kentucky was definitely the place to be on the first full weekend of July! The 24th edition of the Master Musicians Festival was about to get started and I was about shoot my first festival. How cool is that? Here’s to hoping that I don’t let ya down! Haha

Things got started early on Friday and thankfully Mother Nature didn’t throw anything terribly bad at the festival crowd, other than some Summer heat. I mean, it is July in south central Kentucky after all! Ya had to at least expect a need for sunscreen. (more…)

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Album Reviews, Music - posted on July 24, 2017 by

Mr. Big – Defying Gravity (Album Review)

Mr. Big is a band that rose to prominence back in 1992. Their sound was all over the radio, MTV and even late night television back in the day. Songs like “To Be With You”, “Just Take My Heart” and “Green-Tinted Sixties Mind” brought them world-wide recognition. Shining a bright light on an incredibly talented group of musicians that includes Eric Martin (Vocals), Billy Sheehan (Bass), Paul Gilbert (Guitar) and Pat Torpey (Drums). Sheehan and Gilbert are often highly ranked on lists of the greatest musicians to ever pick up an instrument and rightfully so. Both are as unique as they come, but their ability to meld their talents behind those great melodies and harmonies makes for a truly dynamic duo. Few others can blend so well, yet still shine through. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music, Photos - posted on July 23, 2017 by

A Kentucky Tradition Like No Other, Forecastle Fest 2017

Major cities often times struggle to have a defining identity. Thankfully for Kentucky, Louisville doesn’t have that problem. Although some may say that Louisville is schizophrenic. On the Dr. Jeckyl side of things, you have Kentucky Derby and the horse elitists. On the Mr. Hyde side, you have an incredible art and music scene. You’ll often see this side of Louisville proclaiming #KeepLouisvilleWeird. Thankfully for Kentucky, both cultures thrive and survive.

The latter mentality happens to be the target audience for the Forecastle Fest. This year was their 15th voyage and the lineup was more eclectic than ever. Showcasing everything from DJ’s to Rap, Folk to Rock, Pop to Country and everything in-between.

Music is certainly a large part of Forecastle, and we will discuss much of that, but I also wanted to shine a light on what makes this Festival uniquely Kentucky. (more…)

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Attractions, Events, On The Road Series, Photos - posted on July 19, 2017 by

On The Road: Star Wars And The Power Of Costume At The Cincinnati Museum Center Inside Union Terminal

Capture Kentucky is proud to present a new series that we’re calling, “On The Road”. While our main focus will always be all the things that make our Commonwealth so great, we will be posting articles that feature things we see and do within our travels outside our home.

In this first installment, we took the short trip across the mighty Ohio River into Cincinnati. It’s there where we made our way to The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. While the majority of the Museum is under a long renovation, the Children’s Museum and the traveling Smithsonian exhibit that features Star Wars and the Power of Costume are both open for business.

This article is all about the latter. Star Wars and the Power of Costume is an exhibit, that on its surface may seem a bit pricey, but I’m here to tell you and show you that it is money well-spent. Even if you are just a casual fan of the Star Wars franchise or if you happen to be a die-hard fan, rest assured there is something there for everyone. The best part? No Jar Jar Binks! Haha (more…)

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Autos, Events - posted on July 12, 2017 by

The Monster Energy NASCAR Series Invade The Kentucky Speedway For The Quaker State 400

As a young man, I grew up around cars and racing. When you’re poor, you have to learn a few ways to turn a wrench, if for no other reason than survival. Having family and neighbors that raced on the dirt tracks of Eastern Kentucky certainly made me pay attention to the NASCAR series or as it was more often referred to then, the Winston Cup. I guess I’m showing my age here, but the point is simple, racing is in my blood, so it only made sense to cover the race held right here in our great Commonwealth.

After a Friday night rain-out of the Xfinity Series, Saturday became a double-header for race fans. The Xfinity race was at 12pm and the NASCAR series race was a 7:30 start.

I arrived at the track around 3:30 pm. After finding my way to the credentials office and back to the tunnel that leads to the infield. That’s when the reality began to sit in. This is a sport that I grew up on. One that I have watched with multiple generations of my family. A sport filled with Legends. I’m not gonna lie, I got a little nervous. (more…)

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Events, Music, Photos - posted on July 8, 2017 by

Capture Kentucky Presents: Top 10 Do Not Miss Artists At The 2017 Forecastle Festival

This weekend (July 14th-16th), many artists will make their way to the stage in Louisville. They will be filling the air with their unique sounds at the 15th edition of Louisville’s Forecastle Festival.

You likely know a few of the bigger named acts on the bill. Like Bowling Green, Kentucky’s own Cage The Elephant or Breathitt County’s Sturgill Simpson. You have likely listened to artists like LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, PJ Harvey and NEEDTOBREATHE for years. But with any Festival, it’s worth your time and efforts to catch the earlier, lesser known acts. Why? I’m glad you asked. See, music is a journey. A long-winding road (pun fully intended) that more often than not, passes through many smaller summer festival stages, building fanbases along the way to eventually leading artists to that main stage. (more…)

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Autos, Events, Sports - posted on July 8, 2017 by

Kyle Busch Takes The Pole For The Quaker State 400 At Kentucky Speedway

Congratulations to Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing who piloted the number 18 Toyota Camry to the pole at the Kentucky Speedway. We will have full coverage of the Monster Energy NASCAR race from the Kentucky Speedway. Stay tuned for some great photos and a recap of our experience. For now, here’s the starting order of the Quaker State 400. *() Denotes current standing in the points race.

1. 18 – Kyle Busch – Toyota (3)
2. 78 – Martin Truex, Jr. – Toyota (2)
3. 20 – Matt Kenseth – Toyota (11)
4. 1 – Jamie McMurray – Chevy (8)
5. 11 – Denny Hamlin – Toyota (9)
6. 21 – Ryan Blaney – Ford (13)
7. 4 – Kevin Harvick – Ford (4)
8. 48 – Jimmie Johnson – Chevy (7)
9. 19 – Daniel Suarez – Toyota (18)
10. 2 – Brad Keselowski – Ford (5)
11. 22 – Joey Logano – Ford (12)
12. 24 – Chase Elliot – Chevy (6)
13. 88 – Dale Earnhardt, Jr. – Chevy (22)
14. 77 – Erik Jones – Toyota (17)
15. 41 – Kurt Busch – Ford (14)
16. 14 – Clint Bowyer – Ford (10)
17. 43 – Darrell Wallace, Jr. – Ford (48)
18. 17 – Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. – Ford (16)
19. 6 – Trevor Bayne – Ford (19)
20. 10 – Danica Patrick – Ford (29)
21. 95 – Michael McDowell – Chevy (25)
22. 37 – Chris Buescher – Chevy (26)
23. 5 – Kasey Kahne – Chevy (20)
24. 27 – Paul Menard – Chevy (24)
25. 3 – Austin Dillon – Chevy (21)
26. 38 – David Ragan – Ford (28)
27. 13 – Ty Dillon – Chevy (23)
28. 47 – AJ Allmendinger – Chevy (27)
29. 31 – Ryan Newman – Chevy (15)
30. 32 – Matt DiBenedetto – Ford (31)
31. 83 – Ryan Sieg – Toyota (54)
33. 72 – Cole Whitt – Chevy (32)
34. 15 – Reed Sorenson – Chevy (36)
35. 23 – Joey Gase – Toyota (51)
36. 34 – Landon Cassill – Ford (33)
37. 33 – Jeffrey Earnhardt – Chevy (37)
38. 51 – BJ McLeod – Chevy (-)
39. 66 – Timmy Hill – Chevy (55)
40. 55 – Gray Gaulding – Toyota (35)
41. 42 – Kyle Larson – Chevy (1)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music - posted on July 7, 2017 by

L.A. Guns, Budderside and Sinful Lilly At The Forum In Hazard, KY

Kentucky’s Sinful Lilly got things started with their own brand of (as Fredi Handshoe the band’s front man calls it) guitar-driven, alternative hard rock. The Richmond natives tore through songs like “Wait Your Turn” “Guilty” “Jack” a new song “Devil Music and the Record Machine”. The band put on a high-energy stage show with Nikki Handshoe (bass and vocal) often leaving the stage to mingle with the audience, while never missing a beat! Trey Bledsoe, who is a wild man on the drums as you will in the photos below, rounds out the trio. (more…)

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Music - posted on July 6, 2017 by

Kentucky Adds Yet Another Band To The Ranks Of Having A Record Deal!

Edmonton, KY – I personally have been singing the praises of this young band to anyone that would listen for quite some time now. In fact, back in 2014, I reviewed their John Brim Tribute Album and covered their CD Release show. If you’d like to read those, you can find them on Unsung Melody here.

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Concert Photos, Music, Photos - posted on July 5, 2017 by

Kentucky’s Own Black Stone Cherry At The Shed In Maryville, TN

It’s always good to catch up with Kentucky artists, especially when that artist is Black Stone Cherry! They, as they always do, put on a fantastic show for the fans at The Shed in Maryville, TN. If you haven’t seen these guys yet, do yourself a favor and change that…ASAP! (more…)

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