This year, Forecastle Festival will be both familiar and new.
The three-day music festival will feature Louisville rock band My Morning Jacket, singer-songwriter Sam Smith, southern rock/jam band Widespread Panic and indie stalwarts Modest Mouse, organizers announced Tuesday.
Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 6:30 pm
There was a long stretch in country music when there was no bigger star than Garth Brooks. He ruled the country charts throughout the '90s, filled stadiums, played 250 to 300 shows a year. In 2001, he called it off. He retired from the road and the studio, and went back home to Oklahoma to be a dad to his three young daughters.
Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 10:11 pm
For the past few weeks, the NPR Music team has been huddled together, trying to agree on a list of our 50 favorite albums. We'll post our final list on Dec. 8, followed by hundreds of our favorite songs on Dec. 9 and much more to follow. But we want you to get in on the act by telling us your favorite albums from 2014.
Traditionally Video games have been championed for their visual accomplishments. Just like any good movie, video games require a musical score to complete the package. Two Murray State students are exploring that music in a Video Game Concert this weekend.
The concert is the brainchild of music student Brittany Young. She said she found a way to bring together her two passions, music and video games.
“I just, was like, you know maybe I can get a little ensemble together maybe I can arrange a little bit,” Young said.
Hank Cochran was a prolific songwriter, penning hits recorded by artists ranging from Patsy Cline and Burl Ives to Natalie Cole. But Cochran more than just the songs he wrote. And that’s what producer Greg Welsch and director Wesley Pryor want to show in their documentary “Livin’ For a Song” showing this weekend at the River’s Edge International Film Festival in Paducah. The documentary show times are 3 p.m. Friday at the Maiden Alley Cinema and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Market House Studio Theatre.
Gordon Meredith Lightfoot was born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, and this is his 73rd year. He performs at The Carson Center in Paducah on Thursday, September 27, a week from today. Kate Lochte spoke with Mr. Lightfoot one evening a few weeks back, for a conversation heard on Sounds Good. He was in his Toronto home’s office and music room where the band practices in advance of the tours like the one bringing him to our region.
Paducah Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director Raffaele Ponti will extend his tenure with the PSO through 2016. Executive Director Daniel Sene announced the extension to audience members at Saturday’s symphony season opener.