Album Reviews, Events, Music - posted on April 12, 2019 by

Exclusive Somersessions Premiere: Get Ready To Fall In Love As Lylak Performs “Beggar”

Here at Capture Kentucky, we do our best to be accommodating to as many folks as we can. Media folks are no exception. So I’m incredibly honored to announce that we’ve partnered up with Somersessions. Somersessions are at the top of my admiration list when it comes to Kentucky artists. I truly love their ear, their eye and their passion. If you’re unfamiliar with Somersessions, let me fill you in a bit. Somersessions is a media company that features artists that they believe in. Artists that deserve attention. They’re based in Somerset, Kentucky and their goal is the same as ours, provide a spotlight for local and regional artists. (more…)

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Events, Music - posted on March 26, 2019 by

Railbird Festival Reveals Inaugural Artist Lineup, Ticket Levels and Premium Experiences

The Raconteurs, Hozier, Tyler Childers, Brandi Carlile, and More Than 30 Acts
Playing Across Three Stages August 10-11

Tickets on sale to the public Thursday, March 28 at 10 a.m. EST via RailbirdFest.com 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Railbird Festival, a new world-class music festival led by AC Entertainment coming to The Grounds at Keeneland August 10-11, 2019, is proud to present its inaugural lineup, ticket levels, premium festival experiences and more. Those topping the weekend’s bill include American rock supergroup The Raconteurs (Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler) and singer-songwriter Hozier, whose latest album Wasteland, Baby! debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts.

Additional music acts will feature Tyler Childers, Grammy-award winner Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark Jr., Old Crow Medicine Show and many more. A full list of confirmed artists from the 2019 lineup can be found below. More than 30 acts will perform across three stages – Limestone Stage, Elkhorn Stage and The Burl Stage – during this two-day festival.

General Admission (GA), VIP and Superfecta weekend passes will be available to the public beginning at 10 a.m. on (more…)

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Events, Music - posted on November 19, 2018 by

CENTRAL KENTUCKY SONGWRITERS TO PLAY CONCERT FOR THE ACOUSTIC GUITAR PROJECT — A GLOBAL MUSIC WEB SITE

Five local Lexington songwriters will play a concert as part of the global music platform, TheAcousticGuitarProject.com. The show is Wednesday, November 28th at 7:00pm at the Austin City Saloon located at 2350 Woodhill Drive. Cost is $8.00 at the door. Proceeds after expenses to benefit CENTRAL MUSIC ACADEMY.

Each artist was challenged by The Acoustic Guitar Project to write an original song, and record it live, in just one week. All musicians used the same guitar— A Washburn HF11SCE-O and the same simple handheld recorder. None of the musicians were allowed to edit their song on the computer.

At the upcoming concert, all the featured songwriters will talk a little about their experience with the project and their song and then play it live. Several of Central Ky.’s finest local musicians will be performing. You can preview their songs at the link below:

WK 1 CHRIS CARPENTER – WISH I DIDN’T KNOW BETTER

WK 2 WESLEY SAYLOR – DESTINY

WK 3 JEN TACKETT – FOOL YOURSELF

WK 4 MATHEW DOUGLAS SIMPSON – YOUNG, WILD, MAD & FREE

WK 5 TRISH TORLINE – ON MY WAY

http://theacousticguitarproject.com/project/lexington

 

Here is a brief summary of the project:

One Guitar. One Week. One Song.

  1. We choose a city and a local musician and provide them with an acoustic guitar and a simple recorder.
  2. That musician has one week to write an original song and record it live. No editing is allowed. They have to record their song as many times as needed to get the take they like.
  3. When the musician is finished, they sign the guitar and pass it on to the next musician in that city. When that city’s guitar reaches five musicians, there is a concert and each musician plays the song they wrote for the project.

Over 60 cities around the world have participated in the project and nearly 800 original songs have been written.

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music - posted on October 26, 2018 by

Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein Destroys Manchester Music Hall In Lexington

Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein is a legend in the annals of Punk Rock history. At the tender young age of sixteen, he was skulking about the stage in Frankenstein attire playing quick licks for Hall of Fame snubbed Horror Punk Band, The Misfits. The costume-clad group made a name for themselves in the early eighties with horror-themed theatrics and morbid, sometimes outlandish lyrics that embodied the true nature of Punk Rock. After going through several members in his previous band, Gorgeous Frankenstein, Doyle along with the band’s latest singer, Alex Tory decided to move on under Doyle’s name. The band has had success releasing two albums and several collaborations with industry heavyweights. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music, Photos - posted on August 30, 2018 by

Cinder & Smoke Fest Delivers A Community Effort That Felt More Like A Family Reunion Than A Music Festival

If you’re reading this, thank you. Here at Capture Kentucky, building a strong community of like-minded individuals who share their affinity for Kentucky is the core of what we are trying to do. From that simple idea, the Cinder & Smoke Fest was born and I don’t think we could have ever imagined the outpouring of love that took place at Proud Mary BBQ on Sunday. Especially for an event in its first year with a small budget and a free show. For me, it was validation for what we’re doing. I feel that people are seeing the benefits of us all working together and it’s a beautiful thing.

My goal was to create an opportunity for artists that I felt deserved a bigger spotlight. I wanted to do so by making sure the artists were taken care of and walked away in a better position than when they arrived, that was priority number one for me. I don’t have some magical endless budget, so I knew that I would need a partner. That’s when Austin Brashear, who is a co-owner of Austin City Saloon, suggested that I reach out to Emilee Sierp and the folks at Proud Mary BBQ. Emilee saw the benefit of what I was doing and was almost instantly onboard. We had many conversations and a few setbacks, like Mother Nature forcing a rescheduled date, but Emilee never told me no about anyone or anything I asked for. To have someone that you had just met was amazing, but that spirit is exactly what makes Kentucky great. Her people amaze me on a daily basis.

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music - posted on June 30, 2018 by

Eatin’ Big Time. Tyler Childers Makes A Triumphant Return To The Bluegrass.

I’ve spoken at length on this site about how special shows are when an artist returns home to the folks that helped create them. I’m going to do that again, but this time, it’s different. It’s special. It’s electric and if you missed it, I am truly sorry.

Lawrence County was the spot where the earth and cosmos collided to allow us earthlings to receive our Country Music Savior, but Lexington, Kentucky and Huntington, WV shaped this young man into the entertainer that he is. If you haven’t pieced it together by now, I’m talking about Kentucky’s newest favorite son, Mr. Tyler Childers. (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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Events, On The Road Series, Photos - posted on April 3, 2018 by

On The Road: WWE Road To Wrestlemania in Huntington, WV

We were afforded a really cool opportunity. We were allowed to cover the WWE stop in Huntington, WV. This was a special time, as Wrestlemania is coming up on April 8th. We saw WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin in a WWE Championship Match! Bobby Roode vs. US Champion Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal – US Championship Triple Threat Match. 2018 Royal Rumble Winner Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton vs. Rusev Day. SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: Tag Team Champions – The Usos – WWE vs. New Day vs. Shelton Benjamin & Rusev Day. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler. Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch & Naomi vs. Riott Squad – WWE vs. Natalya & Carmella & Lana. (more…)

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Events, Sports - posted on April 1, 2018 by

WWE Live on the road to WrestleMania, coming to Rupp Arena on Sunday, April 1st!

Feel the thrill of WWE Live on the road to WWE WrestleMania, coming to Rupp Arena on April 1, 2018. Don’t miss all the live action featuring your favorite Superstars and Divas!

You’ll see WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin in a WWE Championship Match!

PLUS SEE:
• Bobby Roode vs. US Champion Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal – US Championship Triple Threat Match

• 2018 Royal Rumble Winner Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton vs. Rusev Day

• SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: Tag Team Champions – The Usos – WWE vs. New Day vs. Shelton Benjamin & Rusev Day

• Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler

• Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch & Naomi vs. Riott Squad – WWE vs. Natalya & Carmella & Lana

Tickets on sale now and start at $15. Tickets are available online, in person at the Lexington Center Ticket Office, and over the phone at 859-233-3535.

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music - posted on March 13, 2018 by

Dancing The Night Away With Magnolia Boulevard At The Burl

If you’ve seen this site before, you’ll know the concept. I find Kentucky bands and artists that I feel need a little spotlight and I do my best to convey the reasons you should care. My motto is pretty simple, support the artists or lose the art. That should be a pretty compelling argument, but I’m sure you’ll want more, so let’s get started.

One of the bands that have been on my radar for some time, is Lexington’s Magnolia Boulevard. I’ve watched several performances on the ole Tube of You, but I just hadn’t had the opportunity to catch them live. Thankfully though, that all changed on Saturday night at The Burl.

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