How COVID-19 reminds us of the magical music moments we are missing

Right now there is a close knit Kentucky music community that’s hurting this week.  This is the week that a lot of us, 1,500 or so to be exact, are supposed to be trying to concentrate on our work, and having to constantly refocus to keep from counting down the seconds. You could hear it – the whispers from Ross’

Arlo McKinley primed for success with “Die Midwestern”

Last summer, my wife and I took a trip to somewhere in middle-of-nowhere West Virginia (as someone from middle-of-nowhere, Kentucky…I say that lovingly) to attend Mountain Music Festival, an incredible event put on in large part by my buddy Charlie Hatcher. Charlie works for Whizzbangbam, a management team for Tyler Childers, John R Miller, and Arlo McKinley, among others. It

Beattyville native Ian Noe reveals new music with Between the Country

Kentucky is presently in the midst of writing one of the great chapters in country music history. Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, and Tyler Childers are helping change the game, and they’ve got an army of their incredibly talented peers backing them up. Music has always flowed through these hills; crawling through the twisted laurel and ringing deep in the hollows

The Wooks celebrate bittersweet goodbye to Arthur

Concerts usually aren’t described as bittersweet. They’re either incredible or bleh…most of the time the former.  The Wooks’ Saturday, March 2nd, performance at the Burl was bittersweet – bittersweet and incredible. Seeing a show at the Burl is always fantastic.  Kentucky’s fueling a musical Renaissance right now, and the Burl has become its Sistine Chapel. Of course, in Kentucky, our

Laurel Cove Music Festival coming to Pine Mountain State Park

Main Street Pineville, Bell County Tourism, and Pine Mountain State Resort Park have teamed up to announce the conception of Bell County’s first ever music festival: The Laurel Cove Music Festival. The event will take place at the iconic Laurel Cove Amphitheater in Pine Mountain State Resort Park, just south of Pineville, KY on June 7th and 8th. The festival

John R. Miller and the Engine Lights at the Red Barn Radio Show Review

In my humble opinion, there’s no one writing better songs right now than John R. Miller.  The West Virginia native has been an underground icon for years now, and is the walking, talking definition of a song-writers songwriter.  It’s no coincidence that his touring buddy Tyler Childers is always letting the world know on his Facebook how special John’s work truly is.