July 24, 2010 - 3:31am
While throngs of people were in the stands and infield, arguably the finest set at HullabaLOU was happening in the paddock Friday when Dan Tyminski joined The Travelin' McCourys for some bluegrass magic.
This was bluegrass royalty. Plain and simple. In the paddock of Churchill Downs, The Travelin' McCourys and Dan Tyminski performed a splendid 90-minute set Friday at HullabaLOU filled with little fanfare but plenty of musical virtuosity.
July 12, 2010 - 11:04pm
Sunday at Forecastle Festival 2010, Sara Watkins showed off her virtuoso fiddle playing and emotive voice and proved she has a bright future with or without Nickel Creek.
If you are known for your acoustic, bluegrass-inspired country-folk, opening your set with a Fleetwood Mac song may seem odd. Not if you're Sara Watkins. The fiddle-playing third of NickeL Creek has recently stepped out on her own with a self-titled debut solo album released last year. Sunday at...
July 12, 2010 - 11:26am
The rock t-shirts were out in full force (without Cult Jam) Sunday afternoon at Forecastle Festival.
The guy with the face paint making his way through the huge crowd Saturday evening was nowhere to be seen Sunday afternoon at Forecastle
Festival. Instead, Frisbee throwers, corn hole tossers, and a guy dressed like
a banana helped make up the colorful crowd on a sunny and hot July day. And while...
July 12, 2010 - 1:32am
Dar Williams may only have performed eleven songs in her hour set on Sunday at Forecastle Festival 2010, but her stories and conversation gave the already vivid songs even more life.
The two massive disco balls which hung over the stage were so not Dar Williams. In place presumably for Sunday night's Flaming Lips grand finale to Forecastle Festival 2010, they just wouldn't work for Williams. (By the way, 90% of the disco balls in the US are made here in Louisville).
July 11, 2010 - 2:07am
Seeing Devo live in 2010 is probably a lot like it would have been in 1980, and Saturday's show at Forecastle was fun and - at times - wonderfully strange.
Saturday evening on the Main Stage at the Forecastle Festival in Waterfront Park, Devo ripped through a nineteen-song set in 75 minutes; they changed costumes; they danced with reckless abandon ... and to think four out of five band members are in their late 50s or early 60s.