Album Reviews, Music - posted on October 30, 2020 by

Kentucky’s Black Stone Cherry Unleashes ‘The Human Condition’

I’ve been blessed to cover an amazing array of bands and artists over the last eight years or so. I’ve also worked with just as many as a talent buyer. As I look back at the body of my work, there is one band that has always been a constant. That band is Edmonton, Kentucky’s Black Stone Cherry.

From booking shows, to creating graphics and posters, to covering the band on just about every Kentucky home show, I’ve given a lot to “fight the good fight” for these fellas. There’s a reason for that, and it’s likely not what you’re thinking.

The obvious answer is their music. Yet, while that’s certainly a large contributing factor, it’s their collective character that continues to compel me to focus on the band. I have never met a fan, a fellow musician, a publicist, a promoter anyone say a bad word about the fellas in Black Stone Cherry.

Do I love their music? Absolutely. Am I blinded by our friendship? I certainly don’t think so. In fact, our friendship puts them under an even bigger microscope than most. I’ve likely seen upwards of 30 shows over the years. Ya know what? I’m yet to see a show that has disappointed. That’s not something I can say about very many bands or artists. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music, Photos - posted on January 3, 2020 by

EPIC!! The Knight Pikeville Got Shook By Tyler Childers

After a successful show on Friday night, the time had come for me to cover the second night of the Pikeville trifecta. On a personal level, this show was the show that I wanted to see the most. Why? Because Chris Knight is a Kentucky legend that I have never had the opportunity to see live, let alone photograph.

Then you add in the firecracker that is Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, and that is one helluva way to enjoy your Saturday night. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music, Photos - posted on July 3, 2019 by

Cinder & Smoke Fest! We Went To Jackson And It Was Hotter Than A Pepper Sprout!

The Cinder & Smoke Fest is our baby here at Capture Kentucky. It was an idea that was born as an opportunity to showcase some of the great artists that we feature here. A way to bring our articles to life, if you will. Last year, it was held in Lexington at Proud Mary BBQ. We had a great first year and we loved the location, the people, the food and everything about Proud Mary. The decision to move Cinder & Smoke was made to allow us the freedom to move to a ticketed event, as Proud Mary BBQ prefers to simply have an open door policy.

Enter Shawn & Crystal Hatcher. They were the gracious hosts for the 2019 version of the Cinder & Smoke Fest. They own Thatcher’s Downtown, a very cool restaurant in Jackson, Kentucky. Thatcher’s isn’t your normal little hometown restaurant. They serve breakfast, often have doughnuts, coffee, beer and barbeque. They also host live music and have been very supportive in providing a venue and wanting to grow their restaurant, as well as a music scene in their hometown. So the decision to move Cinder & Smoke to Jackson was made much easier. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music - posted on March 12, 2019 by

Metal Legends Metallica Invade The KFC YUM Center For A Record Setting Night!

Few names in music are bigger than that of Metallica. The San Francisco thrash metal band that threw a middle finger in the air and took the Frank Sinatra route. They did things their way and that road eventually led to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

The band wanted their first release to be titled, “Metal Up Your A$$,” but the band was told by their label that would not fly. The bands complied by naming it ‘Kill ‘Em All”, a nod to their lack of respect to the suits at the label.

Their partying ability was legendary and the band lived the rock’n’roll lifestyle to the full extent. Thankfully they made it through and continued to create some of the most iconic music of my generation.

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Concert Photos, Events, Music - posted on March 7, 2019 by

Who Is The Next Star From Kentucky?

I want to tell you folks a little story.

About 10 years or so ago, there was a show in Campton, Kentucky. Campton’s pride at the time was Stitch Rivet. Also on the bill were Lexington’s Valrosa and Florida’s Stereoside.

That show was important for a whole slew of reasons, but I want to tell a story about a young man that rocked out as hard as anyone that day. This young man absolutely loved Stitch Rivet and Valrosa. He was front and center for most of the show. Just so happens, this young man’s Uncle (more…)

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Concert Photos, Events, Music - posted on July 25, 2018 by

The Levitt Amp Whitesburg Music Series #7 Featuring Lexington Philharmonic String Ensemble With Nate Polly

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music, Photos - posted on July 23, 2018 by

Country Superstar Shania Twain Brings Her “Now” Tour To The KFC Yum! Center In Louisville

Shania Twain is a name that needs no introduction. Shania has sold more albums than any other female Country artist in history. Due to a medical issue, she was forced to step away from her musical career back in 2004. Shania took advantage of her time off to raise her son and enjoy their time together while regaining the vocal strength needed to ultimately make her return. Shania did just that as she came back in 2011 for a concert residency in Vegas that ran for about three years. She didn’t release another album until 2017, which came two years after Shania announced her farewell tour back in 2015. Thankfully for us, she changed her mind and we were able to catch her in Louisville.

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Concert Photos, Music - posted on July 20, 2018 by

The Levitt Amp Whitesburg Music Series #6 Featuring Nasti Natty Brass Band w/ Ron Short & The Possum Playboys

Nasti Natty Brass Band:

Ron Short & The Possum Playboys:

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Concert Photos, Music - posted on July 20, 2018 by

The Levitt Amp Whitesburg Music Series #5 Featuring The Local Honeys w/ Cowan Creek Faculty

Cowan Creek Faculty:

The Local Honeys:

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Concert Photos, Music - posted on July 19, 2018 by

The Levitt Amp Whitesburg Music Series #4 Featuring Anthony Wayne Vibe w/ Holler Jake

Anthony Wayne Vibe:

Holler Jake:

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