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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Events, Music - posted on August 30, 2018 by

Exclusive First Listen! Hear The US Debut of John R. Miller & The Engine Lights – The Trouble You Follow, out August 31st On Emperor Records

John R. Miller is a well-known singer-songwriter from West Virginia that has been a major influence on many Kentucky musicians. Miller’s work with Prison Book Club caught the attention of a young Kentuckian by the name of Tyler Childers. Childers went on to release a version of Prison Book Club’s “Coming Down” on his ‘Live on Red Barn Radio I & II’ release. I tell you that to help you understand why we’re featuring a West Virginia songwriter on Capture Kentucky. John R. Miller and his songs are simply that important and Miller’s new release is on Emperor Records, which happens to be based right here in Central Kentucky in Lexington. The label is also the home of now Kentucky native, Darrin Hacquard. John R. Miller & The Engine Lights will also be performing at the one and only sold-out Kickin’ It On The Creek in Estill County, mid-September.

PRE-ORDER The Trouble You Follow HERE

John R. Miller’s debut album with his band The Engine Lights, The Trouble You Follow (due out August 31, 2018 via Lexington, KY’s Emperor Records), was created and recorded in about four days at the home of engineer Paul (more…)

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Events, Music - posted on August 21, 2018 by

Cinder & Smoke Fest Promises Great Food, Cold Drinks And The Perfect Soundtrack To Summer

Here at Capture Kentucky, we do our best to shine a light on Kentucky’s greatest asset, her people. That’s the reason we decided to create the Cinder & Smoke Fest. We wanted to create an opportunity to bring people together while allowing folks that are way more talented than us, to have a stage and a crowd.

Mother Nature was unkind to us in July, but thankfully we were able to regroup and focus on a new date.

On Sunday, August 26th, Proud Mary BBQ in Lexington, KY will host our inaugural Cinder & Smoke Fest. We are bringing in some of our favorite Kentucky bands and artists from all across our Commonwealth. So we thought we’d put together a little article to introduce you to this years lineup, which is sponsored in part by West Sixth Brewing and Ale-8-One.

One quick note: chairs are welcome at Proud Mary BBQ, but no coolers please. This is a free show to you, but the artists are being paid fairly. So please support Proud Mary while you’re there! This show would not be possible without them!

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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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Events, Music, On The Road Series - posted on July 16, 2018 by

Top 10 Reasons That The INKcarceration Festival Is The Best Festival Experience Out There

We were excited to cover the INKcarceration Festival in Mansfield, OH, but we had no idea that it would turn out to be the best festival experience that we have experienced.

I am not the biggest fan of festivals, so I sometimes find myself looking at the negatives. I fell into that trap about 8 PM on Saturday, but in all honesty, I really didn’t have anything to bitch about outside of the heat. Now you’re probably saying to yourself, this guy is just kissing ass. I will tell you 100% that is completely inaccurate. I am just like you. I am a fan first, a journalist second. I have my preferences just like you do. I’ve experienced many festivals over the years, but none hold a candle to the INKcarceration Festival. Why? I’m glad you asked. Here are 10 reasons why you should go. (more…)

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Events, On The Road Series - posted on June 24, 2018 by

On The Road: David Blaine Has The Crowd Holding Their Breath In Asheville, NC

Here at Capture Kentucky, we are presented with a lot of great opportunities. Sometimes though, the cool stuff just doesn’t make a stop in our great Commonwealth. That’s the purpose of series that we call, “On The Road”.

In this edition, we made our way to Asheville, NC. A beautiful mountain town with a thriving arts community and a terrific music scene that’s probably most famous for the stunning home of the railroad mogul George W. Vanderbilt. (more…)

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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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Events, Music - posted on June 14, 2018 by

Bourbon & Beyond Celebrates National Bourbon Day With Full Lineup Of Distilleries At The Big Bourbon Bar

Bourbon & Beyond, the world’s largest bourbon festival, once again proves it will celebrate America’s native spirit in a way never seen before with the announcement of The Big Bourbon Bar lineup, National Bourbon Day pop-ups and a weekly bourbon cocktail series. Bourbon & Beyond takes place Sept. 22 and 23 at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky with pre-show events in downtown Louisville Sept. 21. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bourbonandbeyond.com. (more…)

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Events - posted on June 8, 2018 by

PHOTOS: The Inaugural Wildman “Bigfoot” Festival In Lawrenceburg, KY

Estill Robinson made the short trip to Lawrenceburg for the inaugural Wildman Festival. We hope you enjoy his gallery!

You can check out more coverage over at the Lexington Herald-Leader here.

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music - posted on June 7, 2018 by

Just What We Needed. A Recap Of Our Networking Night At Austin City Saloon.

When I created Capture Kentucky, I had several ideas and paths that I planned on taking. The site was created to showcase anything and everything that we felt made Kentucky cool. We’ve tried our hand at covering different events like NASCAR, Flat Track Motorcycle Racing, World of Outlaws Racing, a Ballet, the Kentucky Music Hall Of Fame, several festivals, MLB and MiLB Baseball, Car Shows, a Motorcycle Club Ride, the WWE, a Fire Station and even Keeneland. We’ve also covered tons of great concerts. (more…)

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