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Giveaway! Farthest Field Album

A couple of weeks ago I headed to my favorite local music store for Record Store Day. I always block off my schedule because I love all the extra things the record store does on this special day. Lots of bands put out special promotional items and the stores have special things like bands, food…… Continue reading Giveaway! Farthest Field Album

ART & MUSIC · Book Reviews · Music & Concerts · Uncategorized

Book Review: Just Kids by Patti Smith

If you enjoy knowing about pop culture or just like to read memoirs or autobiographies, then Patti Smith’s book about her life growing into an icon will be a good read. Just Kids 2010 Patti Smith is a true product of her time; growing up on the East Coast and moving to New York City in her early…… Continue reading Book Review: Just Kids by Patti Smith

ART & MUSIC · Music & Concerts · Uncategorized

New Release: Jim James Regions of Light and Sound of God

I was at the front door of my local record store 15 minutes before it opened. On February 5th, the new Jim James (formerly known as Yim Yames) of My Morning Jacket released his new album Regions of Light and Sound of God. Typically I’m never at the release of something new. But today caused…… Continue reading New Release: Jim James Regions of Light and Sound of God

ART & MUSIC · Kentucky · Music & Concerts · TRAVELS & EVENTS

Sacred Harp Singing at Mt. Zion

On this warm December day, a most congenial group of people met at the beautiful Mt. Zion Church in Mercer County, Kentucky. This group, the Appalachian Association of Sacred Harp Singers, typically meets once a month in Lexington to sing in an antiqued style of religious singing. Shape note singing was brought from Great Britain…… Continue reading Sacred Harp Singing at Mt. Zion

ART & MUSIC · Kentucky · Music & Concerts · TRAVELS & EVENTS

Forecastle Festival was Bananas in Louisville, KY

My day began early as a Easy Morning Rebel in Lexington, KY as I got ready and headed towards Louisville for the 10th anniversary of the Forecastle Festival. I prayed to the spirits that the day would be awesome, especially since I was going by myself. This was going to be my One Big Holiday.…… Continue reading Forecastle Festival was Bananas in Louisville, KY

ART & MUSIC · Kentucky · Music & Concerts · TRAVELS & EVENTS

Appalachia Music & New Albums

I’m super excited about this post. It is about one of my favortist subjects; Appalachian music. The music that was created from those who came from Ireland and England to the hills of Kentucky. I’m not sure exactly where my initial interest in folk music came from, but I remember going to the Appalachian/Bluegrass concerts…… Continue reading Appalachia Music & New Albums

ART & MUSIC · Music & Concerts

Appalachian Voices: A Concert with Yim Yames, Ben Sollee, Daniel Martin Moore

This past Thursday on July 22nd 2010, an unexpected concert brought people from the bluegrass region to the Lexington Opera House for a benefit concert. The concert “Appalachian Voices” raised funds and awareness to people on the issue of mountain top removal which is an economic, cultural, and social problem in the coal mining states.…… Continue reading Appalachian Voices: A Concert with Yim Yames, Ben Sollee, Daniel Martin Moore