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  • Album Reviews,  Music

    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…

  • Album Reviews,  Music

    Peace, Love, And Funk. Magnolia Boulevard Releases Their Debut EP ‘New Illusion’

    Lexington, Kentucky’s Magnolia Boulevard Released Their Debut EP, ‘New Illusion’ on August 8th. Join us as we introduce you to the band while we show ya some of the reasons that Magnolia Boulevard should be on your radar. I’ve been involved in music for a very long time. I’ve seen many careers blossom, and many more fizzle out. I’m a bit jaded at times because of that, BUT when I hear a song or an artist that immediately stands the hairs up on my neck and arms, I know my gut is telling me something. The first notes that I heard from Magnolia Boulevard did that and I’ve been a…

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    Die Midwestern. Arlo McKinley Delivers A Hauntingly Beautiful, Yet Painful, Collection Of Truth

    Cincinnati, OH – For many Kentuckians, the name Arlo McKinley is immediately recognized as a stellar songwriter that is able to deliver like few others can even imagine. Arlo’s transparency is his secret weapon and his ability to be brutally honest is the reason why so many relate to his stories. If you aren’t familiar with Arlo or his music, then allow me to introduce you to your new favorite artist. I am not kidding. When you speak of an artist that has “paid their dues,” Arlo is the perfect embodiment of that sentiment. McKinley is a Cincinnati native that has made his own way. He’s played nearly every imaginable…

  • Album Reviews,  Music

    ‘The Wild Frontier’. The Beautiful Result From The Reinvention Of Nicholas Jamerson

    I was asked to review the new Nicholas Jamerson album recently. I, of course, said yes. As I found myself listening, I kept thinking about just how different the music that Nicholas is creating now, is from his past successes with Sundy Best. Sure Nicholas has released albums since those days, but in my humble opinion, those albums were the necessary tool that he used to find his true musical identity. That identity is still deeply rooted in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, but from a musical standpoint, Nicholas has evolved into an intricate songwriter. A passionate storyteller. A gifted poet. A true Kentucky treasure. *Photo courtesy of the lovely…

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    Tyler Booth Unleashes “Half A Mind To Go Crazy”

    If you’re new here, welcome. If you’ve followed Capture Kentucky for long at all, you’ve seen the name Tyler Booth. A Wolfe County native with a golden baritone voice that now calls Nashville home. We’ve likely covered Tyler Booth more than any other media outlet. The Booth family are friends, but we consider each other family since we’ve known each other so long. We’ve been growing alongside Tyler Booth from the early days of his music journey and having said that, I am EXTREMELY excited to share Tyler’s brand new song, “Half A Mind To Go Crazy.”

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    Is ‘Some Things Won’t Last’ The Best Release Of 2020 So Far? Lawrence County Native Adam Chaffins Throws His Hat In The Ring

    I find myself repeating many talking points I've made for the talent that we're surrounded by here in Kentucky. That's truly a blessing, but a curse for a writer, albeit an unintentional redundant one. So anywho, I want to focus your attention on a Lawrence County native that now calls Nashville home. I think you're gonna enjoy this one, a LOT.

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    Rye Davis Drops New Single “King Me”, As He Readies His New Album ‘Cut To Tape’

    Rye Davis is a name that some may remember as a really good pitcher for Western Kentucky University. Davis went on to play in the minor leagues as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. Unfortunately, as is the case with many others, that didn’t work out for Rye like he had hoped. Fortunately for us though, Rye decided to pursue a career in music. His first release, ‘A Story To Tell’, is a definite favorite from 2018. A release that often winds up in my personal playlists. For 2020, Rye has an EP that rolls out on March 27th titled ‘Cut To Tape’. We get our first taste of Rye’s…

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    Exclusive Premiere! Lexington’s Sour Cream Drops Their New Single, ‘Hey Holly’

    Lexington’s Sour Cream is a band that has held my attention since I first read about them. I’m sure you’re curious where I first heard of them, so follow along for the next couple of paragraphs, you’ll appreciate this one or at least be intrigued by it. I have known several of the gentlemen in The Kentucky Headhunters for years. Guitarist Greg Martin is truly one of the most genuine, loving and positive individuals that I’ve ever had the pleasure to have met. I respect Greg on many levels, so trusting him when it comes to music, is an absolute no-brainer.

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    REVIEW: Don Rogers And The Apostlebillies Declare ‘This Ain’t My Generation’

    The deeper we dig into the musical fabric that has created the wonderful sounds and support we now enjoy in our Commonwealth, one name has continued to pop-up, and that name is Don Rogers. I first found Don about 18 months ago, but as life tends to keep us busy, Summer came along and all the coverage and/or the creation of festivals we try and provide, my research got pushed to the back burner.

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    REVIEW: Johnny Conqueroo Sets Date For New EP ‘Taking It Easy’. Will Release A 7″ Vinyl Through Soul Step Records

    Johnny Conqueroo are no strangers to Capture Kentucky. We’ve had the unique opportunity to watch these young men grow into a dynamic trio that can hold their own on any stage. We weren’t the only folks watching them grow. Turns out that Soul Step Records had their eyes and ears on Johnny Conqueroo. Soul Step Records signed a deal with the band to release a 7″ vinyl single, to pair with their EP titled ‘Taking It Easy’. That EP and vinyl both drop on Friday, December 6th and we were given early access to share our opinion and help spread the word. Johnny Conqueroo has never been