Alison Brown Quartet - Under the Five Wire
Grammy award winning virtuoso banjoist Alison Brown blends bluegrass and jazz to create a unique and extremely entertaining sound. In town as part of the Best of Bluegrass events in Lexington, we met up with Alison and the band for this amazing session shot on the Legacy bike trail.
For more information about Alison Brown and to buy some of her fantastic music, you can go to http://compassrecords.com/alison-brown
To learn more about the Legacy Trail, you can visit their website at http://mylegacytrail.com/
You can also find out more about Best of Bluegrass on the web at http://www.bluegrasslex.com/
Coralee & the Townies - Always, Darlin
We met up with the band for an impromptu session in the middle of Triangle Park downtown. Coralee sent the word out about an hour or so before the shoot for any friends and fans to come on out to take part in the session. The result was this fantastic improvised choir of beautiful people. What a great moment. Enjoy!
"Always, Darlin" is available as a free downloadable single from the band's bandcamp page http://coraleeandthetownies.bandcamp.... While you're there, do yourself a favor and purchase their EP too if you haven't already.
To keep track of Coralee and the Townies, like them on facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Corale...
Special thanks to WUKY for playing Coralee's music on the radio and for helping to spread the word http://www.wuky.org/
This session was shot at Triangle Park in downtown Lexington http://triangleparklexington.org/
Wooden Wand - Alpha Dawn
We met at one of Wooden Wand's favorite places to hang out and buy new music, CD Central. He performs a new song "Alpha Dawn" in the parking lot behind the record shop in front of a mural by Dronex. That constellation isn't gone... not yet.
For more information about Wooden Wand and for links to buy his music, check out his website at http://www.woodenwand.org
Visit CD Central's website at http://www.cdcentralmusic.com
Special thanks to WRFL for helping to spread the word http://www.wrfl.fm/
For information about Dronex visit http://www.dronexinc.com
Small Batch - House of Cards
We met up with Small Batch at an old historic church in Bourbon County called Hopewell Presbyterian Church. The congregation has been around since the late 1700s. Led by Melissa "Tree" on this one, the band plays their song "House of Cards" about temptation. A fitting song for this old country church setting. Enjoy!
Go "like" Small Batch on Facebook to keep up with them https://www.facebook.com/SmallBatchMusic
For more information about the history of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, check out the following website http://kybackroads.blogspot.com/2008/...
Special thanks to WRVG for helping to spread the word and who will be posting an interview with the band soon. http://www.georgetowncollege.edu/wrvg/
Gangstagrass - Bound to Ride
We met up with Gangstagrass at Gratz Park in downtown Lexington before their show at Natasha's Bistro & Bar for the kickoff to the week long Best of Bluegrass events in town all leading up to the Festival of the Bluegrass. They perform their song "Bound to Ride."
For more information about Gangstagrass, check our their website.
To learn more about Best of Bluegrass, please visit their website.
Special thanks to Gratz Park where this session was shot.
Adam Faucett - Possum
We met up with Adam at Natasha's Bistro and Bar for some green tea, curry chicken, good company, and some of the most heartfelt music we've had the priviledge to film before his eventual show there that evening. He performs the currently unreleased song "Possom" for his Shaker Steps session. If there is any justice in this world, Adam Faucett and his music will be going places... big places. We'll be happy to keep listening as his journey continues.
Check out Adam's website for more information or to buy some of his music or at least go "like" him on facebook
Special thanks to Natasha's Bistro and Bar
Tim Eriksen - Follow the Birds
To see the rest of this writeup please visit Common Folk Music at http://commonfolkmusic.wordpress.com/...
Special thanks to WRFL and Central Christian Church who administer God's Pantry food bank.
You can learn more about Tim Eriksen and buy his music by visiting his website http://timeriksenmusic.com/
Paul K - Sugar Bay
For his Shaker Steps session Paul K sings these two beautiful songs "Sugar Bay" and "Please Be Here When I Get Home." He has recently released a three album trifecta of awesome called Beacon Hill (Serenade, Sonata, & Suite). Like I said, the guy is prolific. His music is a rabbit hole well worth stumbling into. Our session was shot at Lexington mainstay for vinyl records and other pop culture items Pops Resale on Leestown Road.
Paul K http://paulksongs.com/
Pops Resale http://www.popsresale.com/index.html
William Tyler - We Can't Go Home Again
William was in Lexington for a recording session with Wooden Wand, and he very graciously agreed to film a Shaker Steps session with us before he headed back to Nashville. We walked around and found a very cool locally owned little leather shop called The Last Genuine Leather Co. where they do custom work and provide an opportunity for local artisans to sell their wares. William plays this beautifully moving song "We Can't Go Home Again" off his upcoming album.
You can pre-order Impossible Truth from Merge Records at https://www.mergerecords.com/store/st...
Connect with William Tyler via his website http://www.williamtyler.net/
WRFL Radio Free Lexington http://wrfl.fm/
The Last Genuine Leather Co. http://www.lastgenuineleather.net/
Justin Paul Lewis - Salt
Justin Paul Lewis website: http://www.lewisliveshere.com
WUKY website: http://www.wuky.org
Common Folk Music blog: https://commonfolkmusic.wordpress.com
Barrel House Distillery website: http://barrelhousedistillery.com
St. Paul - Broken Bones and Pocket Change
You can listen to and buy their EP via Bandcamp
Or connect with St. Paul and the Broken Bones via Facebook
Additional interview from WRVG (Georgetown College Radio) with the band coming soon!
Tyler Childers - William Hill
Wooden Wand - No Debts
Forgive the wind as our session was filmed just after a particularly strong storm. It was just too interesting of a take to disregard simply because the wind didn’t realize it was going to get in the way of this beautiful song of longing. “No Debts” is the last song on Wooden Wand’s upcoming album Blood Oaths of the New Blues set to be released in early January, 2013. The album itself really highlights Wooden Wand as a full band, but this last song stands as a stripped-down lonely troubadour and his guitar coda. So in that sense, this live version, is true to the version you’ll find on the album when you get it, and we hope you will.
You can pre-order Blood Oaths of the New Blues through Fire Records
Wooden Wand: Website, Facebook