Heritage Music Series returns to London
Kentucky Country Music and London and Laurel County Tourism are happy to announce the second installment of the Heritage Music Series coming to you on November 12 and 19th, 2021! Both shows kick off at 7PM each night and will bring a Listening Room Experience at the Heritage Hills Barn in London, Kentucky.
November 12, 2021 brings out the Kentucky songbirds Brit Taylor, Chelsea Nolan, Bek Smallwood, and Jen Tackett, who blend their musical souls to showcase the best that they have to offer. During their intimate acoustic performance, each will share their stories and songs, as well as some laughter collectively. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by clicking here.
November 19th, 2021 brings the Appalachian sounds of Sean Whiting, Adam Chaffins, and Dave Shoemaker to the Heritage Music Series in London, Kentucky. During their intimate acoustic performance, each will share their stories and songs, as well as some laughter collectively. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by clicking here.
Eastern Kentucky native Brit Taylor has lived in Nashville for several years and most recently released “Real Me,” a self-reflective 10 song LP telling of a journey to self-awareness. She has performed on the Kentucky Opry for 10 years before making her way to Nashville. She has worked with hit songwriter and rock-star Dan Aurbach and made a name for herself through her songs. Always true to herself, Brit Taylor continues to tells stories which manage – whether they are dramatic, humorous or heartfelt – to be downright honest.
Chelsea Nolan has made a household name for herself from songwriter stages to the festival stages of Master Musicians Festival, Manchester Music Festival, Well Crafted, Kickin’ It On The Creek, and more. She was featured on the TedX series in Corbin, Kentucky, telling her story of being a female singer-songwriter from Kentucky. That fire has been lit in her soul through her songs. Most recently, Nolan was named Kentucky Country Music’s Artists to Watch in 2019.
Bek Smallwood started out singing and writing songs in a little Methodist Church in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. She has been performing for over 10 years with her own unique sound of soulful country rock. Teamed with longtime songwriting partner Kevin Harmon, Bek writes honest songs about life, love, and heartache that come from the real life experiences of growing up deep in the heart of the Bible Belt. Along with husband Tim Smallwood, they make up Bek and the Starlight Revue. A band that is equally at home delivering reverb drenched rock n roll and Sunday morning soul!
Jen Tackett is bold and fierce in her songwriting and performances while rocking her infamous red cowboy boots. She was recently featured at the Mountain Girl Experience, Festival of the Red, Master Musicians Festival, and more. Jen also helps introduce 4-H youth to the arts through music, making an impact on their lives of what they can create.
Sean Whiting of Paintsville has a power vocal that pulls from his influences of the great rock and blues acts of the 60’s through the 90’s. Sean’s music is saturated with an almost swampy feeling of the south and a unique blend of soul, blues, and rock. With 25 years of writing and performing under his belt, Sean has a commanding stage presence that is both entertaining and electrifying. Having only embarked on a full time solo career a few years ago, Sean has 2 full length albums and an E.P. under his belt with another full length album in the works and has toured in support of them extensively throughout the region and Midwest.
Adam Chaffins of Louisa finds his inspiration in diverse musical styles and personal experiences. Creating a new lane of country and Americana music laced with tinges of R&B and indie rock, his multi-genre sound is distinctive while being comfortably familiar. His debut solo album, Some Things Won’t Last, released February 2020, was born from the constant evolution of Chaffins’ music, honoring past experiences while always moving forward. Wide Open Country praised the nine-song album as “everything from fuzz-toned, drum-driven rockers to ballads laced with symphonic swells, not to mention a gorgeous cover of Keith Whitley’s ‘I’m Over You’.” He has been featured on CMT, as well as on NPR
Dave Shoemaker grew up in Bell County learning a love for bluegrass and mountain music from his Pap and an eclectic pallet of musical taste was born from there. Dave started writing his own material, where he began to pull from those life experiences and stories. He started out writing short stories as a creative outlet but it didn’t take long for the songwriter in him to take the lead and start writing his own songs.
Appetizers and cash bar will be provided by Old Town Grill of London. Both shows are open to all ages.
Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians. Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award Recipients. In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky. She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more. Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.