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 &…
10 Songs To Look Forward To At Cinder & Smoke!
Our Cinder & Smoke Fest happens this Saturday, June 22nd. Capture Kentucky and Thatcher’s Downtown worked together to create a diverse lineup of artists that we each believe in. We feel that we did that and then some. We assembled one of the best lineups you’ll see all Summer and it will be awesome from top to bottom. We have T.A. Clayton & The Soulminers, Rhyan Sinclair, Eric Bolander, Chelsea Nolan, Short & Company, Laid Back Country Picker, Magnolia Boulevard and Arlo McKinley & the Lonesome Sound. That’s one stacked lineup and tickets are a mere $15 in advance or $20 at the door. (You can buy them here.) From…
Capture Kentucky Announces New Location And Partner For Cinder & Smoke Fest. Joining Thatcher’s Downtown In Jackson, Kentucky.
Capture Kentucky has partnered with Thatcher’s Downtown in Jackson, Kentucky to host the 2nd Annual Cinder & Smoke Fest. After a successful first year, Cinder & Smoke Fest has changed venues from Lexington’s Proud Mary BBQ to Thatcher’s Downtown in Jackson, Kentucky. We thank everyone at Proud Mary and we hope to work with them again someday soon. The decision to move was a difficult one, but owners Shawn and Crystal Thatcher have stepped up to make the 2019 version of Cinder & Smoke a show like Eastern Kentucky has rarely seen.
Eric Bolander Rides ‘The Wind’ Into The Burl To Celebrate His New Album
Eric Bolander is a name that pops up quite a bit around these parts and there’s a good reason for that, Eric is a total badass. So when he invited me to cover his release party, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. As the release date for his new album approached, I was given the opportunity to do an exclusive premiere of ‘The Wind.’ You can check that out here. For me, as a Kentuckian, the opportunity to premiere songs and albums that folks like Eric put together is the ultimate honor for what we’re trying to do here at Capture Kentucky. Why? Because music is the blood, sweat, tears,…
Exclusive Album Premiere: Eric Bolander Is Set To Release ‘The Wind’ 3/29. Hear it here first!
Lexington’s Eric Bolander releases his album, ‘The Wind’ on March 29th. He will also be playing The Burl on the 29th to celebrate and we’ll be there to enjoy the occasion! If you’d like to join us, you can purchase your tickets here. You can also slide over to our Facebook for a chance to win an autographed copy of ‘The Wind’ and two guest list spots for the show at The Burl on Friday! We’ll keep this article short and sweet so you can enjoy the album on your own.
Kickin’ It On The Creek 2018 – Saturday Edition
The crickets, frogs and birds provided the soundtrack for a peaceful nights rest and it was once again time to do some kickin’ on the creek.The music started early on my day two and the fact that Mr. Childers would be playing later on Saturday night, I fully expected the crowd to be much thicker. The Wine Tree Band began the day for folks, but I have to admit they didn’t start mine. So my apologies to those folks. The sirens song that the frogs and crickets sang kept me in bed until about 9:15. As I awoke and scanned the schedule for the day, I suddenly realized that Saturday…
Kickin’ It On The Creek 2018 – Friday Edition
Kickin’ On The Creek is one of the most difficult festivals that I have ever been asked to describe. Why you ask? Thank goodness! I wasn’t sure how to move forward. So I’ll start here, family. The Roberts family has turned their beautiful homestead into a music venue. Wait, what? No seriously. Hear me out. Deep in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, part of the Daniel Boone Forest, technically in Lee County, Byron Roberts and his family have seriously turned their home into a music venue. What seems impossible is actually flat-out magical. Give me another example of such selflessness. I’ll wait…..You have nothing? That’s what I thought. The…
Top 20 Must-See Kentucky Artists At Kickin’ It On The Creek 2018
Kickin’ It On The Creek (KIOTC) has quickly grown into the absolute MUST have ticket for Kentucky Festivals. The four-day event held deep in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains has drawn in like-minded folks who have banded together to create a beautiful, helpful, loving community. There’s even a common phrase used by those in the musical community and it’s eloquent in its simplicity, “Know Your Tribe.” I can say first hand that once you are accepted within the “tribe”, your faith in humanity will get a huge jolt in the restoration department. Now I’ve heard a million stories about how magical KIOTC is. How it is all about community…
A Night With The Master Musicians Festival At The Burl Takeover
Somerset, Kentucky is a small city that many others could learn from. They have found their niche and are thriving. You could take a trip to Lake Cumberland to relax. You could enjoy one of many Somernites Cruises. Maybe you would prefer to enjoy the SomerSplash waterpark. For my money, you need to make the trip to Somerset on July 13th and 14th. That’s when the 25th edition of the Master Musicians Festival takes place. This year’s headliner is folk legend John Prine. That should be enough of an incentive to go, but if not, allow me to talk some sense into ya. In addition to Mr. Prine, you’ll also…
In Honor Of The Country Music Highway, 23 Kentucky Artists You Need To Know!!
When I sat down to write this article, it was originally going to be just ten artists. I had so much trouble trying to whittle down my list, that I ultimately decided to write until I felt the list was full. Turns out that the magic number wound up being twenty-three, so I figure why not dedicate this article to the Country Music Highway or as the Government calls it, U.S. 23! This list includes every genre out there, so there truly is something for everyone here. If you know me at all, talent is talent, so enjoy this musical smorgasbord. I hope you find an artist that compels you…