Events, On The Road Series - posted on May 31, 2018 by

‘David Blaine Live’ Returns To North American Audiences For Spring And Summer Tour. Join Us In Asheville, NC!

Death-defying magician, David Blaine is taking his mind-blowing show ‘David Blaine Live’ on the road this spring and summer with a new round of 36 North American tour dates. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will kick off May 6, 2018, in San Diego, CA and make stops in cities including Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Chicago, Toronto, Brooklyn, and more. 

Citi® is the official presale credit card of the David Blaine Live Tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 27 at 10 am local time until Thursday, March 1 at 10 pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, March 2 at 12 pm local time at LiveNation.com, davidblaine.com and on the Live Nation app. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music, Photos - posted on May 29, 2018 by

Lexington Brought The Love As Magnolia Boulevard Unleashed Their Debut EP

If you live in Kentucky, you need to be paying close attention to the musical community. Why? Well, I’m glad you asked. There has likely never been a time where Kentucky has possessed more talent than she does right now. Seriously. Allow me to use Magnolia Boulevard as a shining example for ya.

Kentucky shines with artists like Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Black Stone Cherry and Tyler Childers at the top of their games while our legends continue to thrive. Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yoakam, Ricky Skaggs, The Kentucky Headhunters and many more are still performing to large crowds all over the world. While that’s truly wonderful, I want you to focus more on the artists still trying to get to their levels. Remember, every single musician on this planet was once a local musician. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music, On The Road Series, Photos - posted on May 21, 2018 by

Doing It His Way. Tyler Childers Takes Nashville By Storm.

The music industry is a very strange place most of the time. Long gone are the days of record labels signing a young band or artist to a developmental deal. Most labels want to get their hands on an already established and somewhat successful artist that way it is a quick way to recoup the funds it takes to break an emerging artist.

It’s definitely a sound business decision for them, but the industry has changed tremendously over the past few years and the days of taking chances on signing folks to a developmental deal are long gone. Few folks are actually good enough to cut through all the clutter of the bands and artists that have been empowered by technology in this day and age. With that clutter, being an independent artist becomes even more difficult. That’s one aspect of what makes Tyler Childers such an amazing anomaly. He is a once in a generation talent as far as we’re concerned around here, but it’s his journey that is so remarkable. (more…)

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Events, Music, Photos - posted on May 16, 2018 by

The Kentucky Ballet Theatre Performs The Little Mermaid At The Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg

When I created Capture Kentucky, I had hoped to expand my skills and photograph anything and everything. Turns out, opportunities have come to me that had not even made a blip on my radar.

In a little over a year, I’ve had the opportunity to photograph NASCAR, Minor League Baseball, Major League Baseball, a rodeo, a motorcycle club ride, a Star Wars museum exhibition, the final Carl Casper Auto Show, a fire station, a wedding, several large music festivals and one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, in P!nk. I’m either incredibly lucky, or I’ve finally figured out how to do something right for once. Lol (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music - posted on May 11, 2018 by

On The Road: Kentucky’s Black Stone Cherry Brings Black Top Mojo to Capone’s in Johnson City, TN

This was a perfect spring day to make my first trip to Capone’s in Johnson City, TN for Black Stone Cherry. I am sure it will not be my last! Great venue!

I had seen Black Stone Cherry a couple times, but hadn’t seen their opener for tonight Blacktop Mojo. A 5 piece band out of Texas, Blacktop Mojo’s music was a great fit to open for BSC. Their Texas southern rock was just what this big crowd at Capone’s needed. Pulling songs from both of their albums Burn The Ships and I Am, tracks like “Burn The Ships” “Where The Wind Blows” and “Back Home” and a cover that was instantly recognizable from the first notes, Aerosmith’s “Dream On”. A lot of people have tried to cover “Dream On” with no success but these guys hit the mark! The video has over 4 million views on YouTube. Give Blacktop Mojo a try, I think you will like them! (more…)

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Album Reviews, Attractions, Events, Music - posted on May 8, 2018 by

Bowling Green’s Spillway Bar & Grill Celebrates 20th Anniversary on May 12th!

What does a music venue really mean to a community? That’s a very difficult question to answer, but one that I want to try and tackle. Smaller venues have a tendency to attract fair-weather business owners, especially when the capacity of the venue isn’t 25,000 people where so many people go and word of mouth helps things grow much more quickly. As soon as a small venue begins losing money, most close up shop and disappear as a small blip on the musical map. Others though, help musicians and communities grow and as time goes on are sometimes taken for granted. When those things happen, it breaks my heart. As the hair band Cinderella put it, “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone.”

The value placed on a smaller venue though, that has helped foster the arts over a 20 year period, in my humble opinion, is immeasurable. Which brings me to my point, I want to talk to you about the Spillway Bar & Grill located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music, Photos - posted on May 7, 2018 by

SOLD OUT!! Clutch Brings Pure Rock Fury To The Manchester Music Hall With The Bronx, Red Fang & Fireball Ministry

I want to start this review with a huge thank you to my fellow Kentuckians. Lexington in particular, has never really been known as a “metal community.” In all honesty, it still isn’t, but Saturday night at the Manchester Music Hall, you folks delivered like I’ve never experienced you in roughly 18 years of going to concerts.

First, you sold-out Manchester Music Hall. Second, I saw ZERO fights despite massive amounts of liquid courage being consumed. As a whole, the night was a wet, sweaty, loud celebration of four great bands doing their best to deliver a show like no other.

Did y’all succeed in making a fun and loving atmosphere for the bands? I say, yes. Yes we did. So much so that Clutch frontman Neil Fallon said, “You guys are making this too easy.” Referring to the participation and sheer enjoyment that was had by all. So good on you, Central Kentucky. I’m super proud of ya! (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music, Photos - posted on May 4, 2018 by

Rival Sons Make A Historic Two-Night Stand In Whitesburg At The Appalshop Theater

I always try to write a review by sharing a unique viewpoint. It may be a bit of history about an artist, a venue or even a personal experience that I share with you. The story that I want to tell in this review will contain all three-prongs of the above description. So I want to warn you, this article will be lengthy and personal. Stay with me, I think you’ll enjoy.

Several years ago, we’ll call it the MySpace Age, I was the national talent buyer at the old A1A Concert Hall in Lexington. I spent many hours searching for bands on MySpace. The venue’s capacity was only 500, so I really had to find bands that I felt had a bright future. Bands on the verge of breaking out of their hometown market and onto the national scene. During that time, I happened upon a band that I really enjoyed. Their name was Black Summer Crush. I reached out to them and we had a few exchanges about where they were in their careers and if they’d be touring anytime soon. At that time, they were only doing a few California shows. As life often does, we drifted our separate ways and MySpace got Facebooked. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Music - posted on April 28, 2018 by

PHOTOS: Brantley Gilbert, Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville, KY

Brantley Gilbert recently made a stop at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. He brought along Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips. I hope you enjoy the gallery. Let us know if you were there and what you thought! (more…)

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Music - posted on April 24, 2018 by

Joslyn And The Sweet Compression Debut Music Video For “Honey, Be”

Here at Capture Kentucky, we pride ourselves on finding talented individuals and providing a bit of a spotlight for them. We believe in discussing what you love, rather than bashing what you don’t. So if a band or artist is on our site, it’s not by accident.

One of our favorite finds is a young lady named Joslyn Hampton. Joslyn and her band The Sweet Compression were included on our 23 artists you should know list, which you can read here, so hopefully, her sound is familiar to a few of you. If not, please allow me the great pleasure to introduce you Joslyn and the Sweet Compression. (more…)

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