Concert Photos, Music, Photos - posted on July 26, 2018 by

The Levitt Amp Whitesburg Music Series #8 Featuring Laid Back Country Picker With Drivin ‘N’ Cryin

Laid Back Country Picker:

Drivin N Cryin:

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

Anthony Wayne Vibe:

Holler Jake:

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music - posted on June 18, 2018 by

The Levitt Amp Whitesburg Music Series #3 Featuring Zoe Speaks w/ Appaltin

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…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music, Photos - posted on June 12, 2018 by

The Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series #2 Featuring Shannon McNally w/ The Seth Ferguson Experience

Recently, I founnd myself back in Whitesburg for the second installment of the ten-week Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music series (http://concerts.levittamp.org/whitesburg).

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’sHeart Of Gold”. Several songs from their debut album Seth FergusonMan 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…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music - posted on June 2, 2018 by

The First Levitt AMP Music Series In Whitesburg with Dave Adkins and Larry Cordle

The Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series kicked off on May 31st with Dave Adkins and Larry Cordle. A little history about the Levitt AMP Music Series can be found here https://grant.levittamp.org/

The Levitt AMP Music Series is a 10-week concert series with different genres of music performed each week, all concerts are free to the public. The venue had to be an underused public space. Whitesburg’s space is the Mountain Heritage stage in downtown Whitesburg. The stage used during the Mountain Heritage fall festival, but it is rarely used any other time of the year. In all, there were 15 grants awarded this year, with Whitesburg being the smallest community to receive a grant. The impressive thing about that is Whitesburg was also number one in the online voting across the country. A quick look at the map on the Levitt AMP website shows that Kentucky has three communities that received these grants, which also the most across the country. That shouldn’t be surprising with the amount of musical talent that has come out of Kentucky in recent years.

Bluegrass was the genre represented for the first show. Whitesburg’s own Sunrise Ridge got this rainy night underway with right at an hour long set. Included in their set were original tunes with some very well done covers, including my personal favorite “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive”, which was written by Darrell Scott, who was born in London, KY. I’ve heard Sunrise Ridge cover that song a couple times now and it gets better every time I hear it.

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