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Jordan Allen & The Bellwethers is an Americana-Folk group from London, KY that blends the musical stylings of the banjo, acoustic guitar, cello, bass guitar, and three-part harmony and the musical influences of The Beatles, The Steeldrivers, Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons, and The Avett Brothers to create a unique sound unlike any other. They have kept a busy tour schedule since forming in May of 2013, touring in Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Ohio. They have had the pleasure of opening for talented acts such as Folk Soul Revival and Holy Ghost Tent Revival, as well as playing the same festivals as people like Chris Stapleton, John Carter Cash, and Dave Eggar. Jordan Allen & The Bellwether’s love and appreciation for the classics, creativity in reinventing popular cover songs, and the originality of their songs are sure to keep you singing and dancing the whole night through!
Marcus Wilkerson Featured Artist May 24, 2017 Saying “Hello” again to Marcus Wilkerson Article written by William Ellis Marcus Wilkerson Lexington, KY Young soul, eclectic, enterprising, engaging, humble, old soul, avant garde , dreadlocks, teacher, soulful, American, African, capitalist, freedom to all peoples: there are just so many ways to describe Marcus Wilkerson, salesman of the probiotic honey soda, Jun-Bug (‘pronounced ‘Joon,’), the ancient relative of Kombucha”, and fantastically original and ecstatic composer of music who has “soon to be famous” written all over him. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Wilkerson studied Music Education and Performance at the University of Kentucky and now considers Lexington his “spiritual home.” Besides a primal methodology which advocates using only hands to drum (that instrument, Wilkerson exclaims, of “no confusion”), he is a guitar-playing composer of heart-pounding music who “mixes American roots music” of the “Civil Rights (and peac
Hayseed Dixie Band of the Week April 16, 2017 Let’s say Hey again to Heyseed Dixie! It started with a note. Sometime, somewhere in February, Carolyn Burnette sent an invitation from The Sound of Lexington to Hayseed Dixie to come to our studio and be recorded for our Barefoot KY TV podcast. They were invited as well (as is Carolyn’s tradition) to be interviewed and too, if they so desired, share donuts and a homemade meal. John Wheeler, true to a self-engrained humility that stands in contrast to his otherwise frenetic, hard pulse playing style (that is, as lead guitar and vocalist of the internationally-known, bluegrass /rock band, Hayseed Dixie), took time to write back when other, lesser known bands, did not. (Pictured to the left, John Wheeler) Of course, the difference between Wheeler’s and other lesser known bands actually lies in the fact that, as a “tribute” or “parody” band, Wheeler’s Hayseed Dixie (a phonetic play on AC/DC – the sole band whose songs Hayseed Dixi
River Greene Featured Artist August 22, 2017 Article written by William Ellis In his song, “From Me to You “ River Greene lets you in as his listener through an intimate door to his inimical world – a world he paints in this instance with familial details via a cadenced point of view as though you are already discretely aware of the personal dynamics which comprise a portrait of the singer / songwriter’s family. Details of that familial arrangement are embedded within a fresh and earnest stream of consciousness that is as painfully wrenching as it is refreshingly direct and unpretentious. Yes, directness and incisive honesty are qualities which persist within this auspiciously youthful and seemingly old-soul’s lyrical demeanor as he wanders through the streets of Tokyo beaming with America (i.e. see his video “All I Know ”); as he seeks a contemplative and resolved social change (ditto on his tributes to teen shooting victims Trinity Gay and Angel Juarez in “Hands Up Guns Down,