The Appalshop Theater might be the best 200 seat or less theater in the region, maybe even the state. Literally, not a bad seat in the house, freshly renovated with new seats and carpet, Appalshop is a great place to watch a show!
Watching a show is exactly what’s going on tonight but let me add a mid-February night that found me sitting outside before the show wearing a short sleeve tee shirt. That’s crazy for this time of year, but this is Kentucky, wait 15 minutes and the weather will change! The weather outside, while nice, was nothing compared to what was about to go on inside the theater.
What was about to happen inside was amazing. Led Zeppelin 2 brought the thrill of a Led Zeppelin show to a small theater in southeast Kentucky, if you weren’t there you really missed out! Also missing out on what could be the last “Evening with Concert Series” show presented by Greg Napier at the Appalshop Theater, but that’s a subject for another article. Tonight was about the magic that was and is the music of Led Zeppelin. (more…)
We were all incredibly saddened by the loss 0f T-Roy. He meant so much to Kentucky and her people. We will miss him forever, but at least we have some new songs to help us remember him. RIP Troy Lee Gentry. Kentucky will always love you.
Montgomery Gentry returns to the top of the charts with their new album, “Here’s To You,” which debuted this week at #1 on iTunes Country Album Chart, #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Album chart, and #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart. “Here’s To You” was produced by award-winning producers Noah Gordon and Shannon Houchins and released on Average Joes Entertainment.
With three-plus years since their last release, “Here’s To You,” is proving that it was worth the wait.
Rave reviews continue to pour in including nods by NPR’s “All Songs Considered” which included “Here’s To You,” in its “essential new releases” podcast, and said “it’s very soulful, it’s rooted in southern rock…when you get to the chorus, every single chorus, they just nail it..this is that full-on connected to southern-rock sound…”
Likewise, Rolling Stone Country said the album was “a tried-and-true mix of uptempo party rockers, heartfelt patriotism and small-town nostalgia…”
The Toledo Blade remarked, “It is hard-charging, at times patriotic, and faithful to the Montgomery Gentry sound.”
Sounds Like Nashville also raved, “Here’s To You” is undeniably Montgomery Gentry that fans will undoubtedly love, mixing their signature country sound with tried and true topics that celebrate small towns, unsung heroes and the spirit of America….the album delivers the best of the duo and is perhaps their most diverse album yet.”
Montgomery Gentry recently kicked off their “Here’s To You” tour. Listed below is an updated list of tour stops.
“Here’s To You” Updated Tour Schedule:
2/23/18 – Indianapolis, IN – 8 Seconds Saloon 3/2/18 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall 3/3/18 – Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2 3/7/18 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena 3/9/18 – Jordan, NY – Kegs Canalside 3/10/18 – Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s 3/16/18 – Medina, OH – Thirsty Cowboy 3/17/18 – Columbus, OH – The Bluestone 3/23/18 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City 3/24/18 – Augusta, GA – Country Club Dance Hall and Saloon 4/6/18 – Millington, TN – Memphis International Raceway 4/13/18 – Las Vegas, NV – Stoney’s Rockin’ Country 4/14/18 – Grande Ronde, OR – Spirit Mountain Casino 4/28/18 – Hiawassee, GA – Anderson Music Hall 5/11/2018 – Highland Heights, KY – BB&T Arena 5/12/18 – Bloomington, IL – Grossinger Motors Arena 5/18/18 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center 5/19/18 – Fredericksburg, VA – Celebrate Virginia After Hours 5/20/18 – Portsmouth, VA – Portsmouth Pavilion 5/26/18 – Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater 6/2/18 – Marion, KS – Chingawassa Days Festival 6/10/18 – Hunter, NY – Taste of Country 7/6/18 – Ft. Loramie, OH – Country Concert at Hickory Hill Lakes 7/13/18 – New Salem, ND – ND Country Fest 7/14/18 – Pierz, MN – Pierz Freedom Fest 7/20/18 – Hillsboro, MO – Jefferson County Fair 7/21/18 – Springville, IN – The Boogie 7/26/18 – Morgantown, WV – Mountainfest Motorcycle Rally 7/27/18 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse 7/28/18 – Bar Harbor, ME – Criterion Theater 8/2/18 – West Allis, WI – Wisconsin State Fair 8/17/18 – Zanesville, OH – Muskingum County Fair 9/8/18 – Manistee, MI – Little River Casino 9/15/18 – Ventura, CA – Boots and Brews (more…)
Here in Kentucky, horses are royalty. Which is why the Kentucky Horse Park even exists in the first place. A few years ago, the Alltech Arena was built at the Horse Park when Lexington was chosen to host the World Equestrian Games. Since then, in my humble opinion, it’s the least utilized venue in our area and that’s truly a shame. So when I read about the premise behind Bulls, Bands and Barrels, I knew that this event was the PERFECT event to utilize this world-class facility.
The idea behind Bulls, Bands and Barrels is pretty self-explanatory, but for reference, the event has competitions for bull riding, barrel racing with horse and rider and well…bands. There were two acts playing after the rodeo portion of the event, Muscadine Bloodline and Kentucky’s own, Tyler Childers. (more…)
Set the alarm on your clocks and phones, put a note on your fridge, write lipstick on your bathroom mirror, or tattoo it on your arm (wait… don’t do that last thing): on APRIL 20 the new Black Stone Cherry album FAMILY TREE will be unleashed!
FAMILY TREE will be available worldwide on CD, double vinyl, download and streaming services.
The double vinyl includes a code for a complimentary MP3 download of the album.
Listen to the first song “Burnin'” or scroll down to pre-order FAMILY TREE right… NOW!
The Forecastle Festival, led by Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse, will offer General Admission, Yacht Club and VIP single day tickets beginning Thursday, February 8 at 10 a.m. ET. The three-day music celebration, embarking on its 16th year at sea, will take place July 13-15, 2018 at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville, Ky.
A limited number of single day General Admission tickets will be available starting at only $69.50 plus fees. Single day VIP tickets, as well as the newly-introduced Yacht Club ticket option, will also be available to single day buyers. The full breakdown of the lineup by day can be found below. (more…)
Ya know we love it when a Kentuckian returns to our Commonwealth, so be sure and get your tickets now for the return of our own Chris Kael! Chris is the baddest beardbanger on the planet and he brings his bandmates in Five Finger Death Punch (5FDP) back to Rupp Arena on May 8th. Co-headlining are hard rock juggernauts Shinedown with Starset and Bad Wolves in support. We hope to see many of the #KaelArmy at Rupp. #ShitYesSon
See the press release below for more information.
Today, multi-platinum hard rock band, Five Finger Death Punch, are excited to announce that they will be getting back on the road this Spring for select North American co-headlining dates with past tour mates Shinedown to surround their performances at some of the biggest U.S. Spring festivals including Carolina Rebellion and Welcome To Rockville. The bands are bringing along a very special support package: modern rock powerhouse Starset who will showcase songs from their latest release, Vessels and newcomers BadWolves who are currently dominating the rock and metal charts around the globe with their cover of The Cranberries’ “Zombie” which was released in memory of Dolores O’Riordan who was supposed to record guest vocals on the song the very day of her tragic passing. Proceeds will go to her 3 children. (more…)
Music is an integral part of what we do here at Capture Kentucky. On a personal level, I’ve been involved in music for the last 18 years. I’ve managed a few bands. I’ve designed lots of posters. I’ve booked and promoted sold-out shows. I’ve been a publicist. I’ve been a journalist. I’ve been a concert photographer. Music has afforded me many great opportunities and I am truly forever grateful for that. That’s why this article is an incredible moment for me. I’ve decided to start a series of showcases that shine a light on the amazing talent that’s right here in our great Commonwealth. It’s time that I give back to music and pay forward all the blessings that music has given me.
There will be different genres, different venues and different cities where we will eventually be doing these, but my promise to you is that the talent will always be top-notch. Some will be shows that we simply add our seal of approval to. Others will offer significant opportunities and will help shape the artists and hopefully their careers. These showcases will also be exclusive to the performers from our state. Call it Kentucky Pride if ya will.
For our first show, we have put together an amazing lineup. That’s honestly not enough adjectives for this one, but I digress. We have three of the fastest rising stars that Kentucky has to offer in country music. Dillon Carmichael, Tyler Booth and Josh Martin. Now to make this even cooler, we’re hosting it at the world-famous Austin City Saloon in Lexington. Austin City has been a tried and true testing ground for several Country Superstars.
I don’t usually start an article with an apology, but this time I feel I must. See, we arrived at Louder Than Life last year while DED was onstage. I missed them, even though their publicist, “Brother” Ed Bunker had insisted they were not to be missed. So I wanted to start by saying, Ed, I’m sorry. You, per usual, were right about DED. More on those guys in a moment.
Any day or night that I can spend at the Louisville Palace is always great. I mean, what better way to spend a Saturday night than with 1,000+ fellow music lovers in such a beautiful venue? Right? On this night, I joined my fellow metalheads at my favorite venue on earth. I’ve said that before and I’m certain that I’ll say it again, but the truth will set you free. So I’ve been told. (more…)
Some nights, you are just simply more fortunate than you feel you deserve. Wednesday night happened to be one of those nights for me. Please allow me to explain. This is the third time that I have written this article. Why? Because I didn’t feel what I had written had really captured what happened in Nashville that night. The other incarnations focused too much on the music and the people involved. Please don’t think I’m downplaying all the artists that were involved with this fundraiser that we were fortunate enough to attend that night. Because let me just say it was one of the most incredible nights of music that I have ever witnessed. In fact, if you missed it, go ahead and kick yourself in the ass. I’ll wait.
Seriously though, the music was otherworldly at times and we will get to that, but that wasn’t the story of the night. The story that I want to tell, is the story of music and it’s love that creates a community that becomes family.
I found myself on a surprisingly warm winter evening at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, KY. Saturday’s show was the first of what will be a great year of shows at the MAC and I’m looking forward to attending as many as I can and so should you! There is no better venue in Eastern Kentucky to catch a show. The lights, the sound, the staff, the location…it’s all perfect!
Of the last four shows I’ve covered here at the MAC, three have been of the country variety. Two Tyler Childers shows, one Sundy Best (both Kentucky artists) and a Gov’t Mule show stuck in the middle. There was absolutely no doubt that tonight’s show was all about rocking and rolling all night long and of course partying every day. Once you entered the theater, you were immediately drawn to a large lighted KISS sign hanging behind and above the drum riser on stage. (more…)