On Thursday it was time for another installment (number three of ten to be exact) of the Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series here in Whitesburg Kentucky. The beautiful weather and all the local schools being out for the summer saw the biggest crowd yet at the Mountain Heritage stage for what promised to be an entertaining evening of music with Appalatin and Zoe Speaks.
Zoe Speaks with their blend of Folk/Americana/ Old-Time Mountain music and award-winning songwriting was the first on stage tonight. Zoe Speaks is a band with deep eastern Kentucky ties; Carla Gover (Vocals, Banjo) is originally from right here in Whitesburg while Mitch Barrett (Vocals, Guitar) is from up north in Madison County. They were joined on stage by their daughter Zoey Barret on fiddle and vocals. They are presently working on their 4th album Wings with Jesse Wells (touring with Tyler Childers) at the helm producing and engineering, look for it real soon! (more…)
Bourbon & Beyond, the world’s largest bourbon festival, once again proves it will celebrate America’s native spirit in a way never seen before with the announcement of The Big Bourbon Bar lineup, National Bourbon Day pop-ups and a weekly bourbon cocktail series. Bourbon & Beyond takes place Sept. 22 and 23 at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky with pre-show events in downtown Louisville Sept. 21. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bourbonandbeyond.com. (more…)
The 80’s produced some hideous outfits, but the “hairband era” produced many solid acts that truly never received the love and respect they deserved. At the top of that list, Poison. These folks made hit after hit seem easy. They brought their recent tour to Riverbend in Cincinnati with special guests, Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers Cheap Trick and the always amazing Pop Evil. I hope you enjoy my gallery as much as I did capturing the photos! (more…)
This week we switch from bluegrass to rock, country, Americana and a little blues. No rain or overcast skies this time around, the weather was perfect! That perfect weather brought out a decent crowd for this week’s free concert.
Starting off this week’s show is The Seth Ferguson Experience a rock band from just up the road in Paintsville, Kentucky. A really solid band! They played mostly original tunes and a killer cover of Neil Young’s “Heart Of Gold”. Several songs from their debut album Seth Ferguson ‘Man Vs Guitar‘ including “Secret Admiration” “Hello, Again” and “Dark Night of the Soul”, before closing out their set with a track off of a live recording, ‘Live @ HBD 2018‘ “The Game”. If they are going to be in your area go out and give them a listen. I think, like me, you’ll be a new fan! (more…)
Colter Wall, a unique name, tied to an even more unique voice. Him and his good friend, Tyler Childers, are on a mission to save Country Music. Some say these two are the equivalent to a modern day Waylon and Willie, and you’ll get no argument from me.
The two sold-out Colter shows at The Burl (Capacity of 300) are a great indication of just quickly Colter’s star is rising. There is zero doubt that next time he’s in town, it will be in a much bigger venue, and deservedly so. (more…)
Somerset, Kentucky is a small city that many others could learn from. They have found their niche and are thriving. You could take a trip to Lake Cumberland to relax. You could enjoy one of many Somernites Cruises. Maybe you would prefer to enjoy the SomerSplash waterpark. For my money, you need to make the trip to Somerset on July 13th and 14th. That’s when the 25th edition of the Master Musicians Festival takes place.
This year’s headliner is folk legend John Prine. That should be enough of an incentive to go, but if not, allow me to talk some sense into ya. In addition to Mr. Prine, you’ll also be treated to performances by Amanda Shires, JD McPherson, the Felice Brothers and The Dead South. Still not convinced? What if I told you that some of the regions top talent will be showcased (more…)
Few metal bands can lay claim to level of notoriety that Slayer has garnered over their careers. Slayer is the mold, the pattern, the standard for dark and brooding metal. From the spikes often worn by Kerry King, the “blood” falling down on the crowd during “Reign In Blood”, and the bass playing intimidating front man in Tom Araya, there are lots of things to see and hear at a Slayer. We were honored to be able capture this iconic tour. We hope you enjoy the galleries! (more…)
Unless you live under a rock, you have heard and hopefully seen Mr. Tyler Childers by now. His meteoric rise has been well documented, but that’s exactly why he needs your help.
Over the past year, many great things have happened for Tyler. He has shared the stage with John Prine, debuted on the Grand Ole Opry, played the Ryman and has played many, many sold-out shows. All of which were documented in a very personal way on Tyler’s Instagram. Now it seems, it has been erased by a hacker. The biggest year of this wonderful man’s life and some a$$hole stole his account and has been deleting his memories.
His management has been in contact with Instagram and they’re still diligently working on it, but it apparently isn’t an easy recovery and it is quite possible that it’s gone forever. And this is where you and I come into the picture. Tyler’s lovely Lady May has asked that we all share our memories and help Tyler save what he can.
Here’s what Senora has to say, “Good Afternoon y’all! I hate to ask this but I need a favor. Can you guys go and regram some of your favorite Instagram posts of Tyler’s? His account was hacked and whoever has taken over is deleting all of his posts. Let’s put #timmytychilders on each post to keep track! I think we can save some really special memories if we put forth a group effort. Here’s what it currently looks like, the user name is changed to abd_ma20003″. You can see her original Instagram post here.
It seems hackers steal accounts for the followers, delete content, and then turn it into either a spam account that sells crap or they sell the account in the black market. Either way, this sucks and we need to do our part and help this young man reclaim his memories from the incredible ride he has had over the past few years.
Social media is a huge part of all our lives, so it’s always important to change passwords often. Follow this link for more information on how to help protect your own memories.