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Kicking Country @ Horseshoe Casino

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 23, 2010

Join Horseshoe Casino In, for a FREE SHOW with the New Country Q 103.1 Kickin’ Country Music Series . Every Thursday offering FREE live entertainment to guests in Legends starting at 7:30 pm.

The third Thursday of the month will feature an up and coming Country artist so don’t miss your chance to see these rising Country stars. Come any other Thursday to catch a free live show featuring a local Country artist.

New Country Q 103.1 will broadcast live from Legends once a month and will air live interviews with our artist for the night, as well as give listeners a chance to win VIP prizes ranging from dinner for four to a reserved VIP table to see upcoming shows in the Kickin’ Country Series.

David Nail will be kicking the series off on February 18th.

$12.00 buckets of beer (5 bottles) will be offered as the beverage special in Legends.

Feb 18 – David Nail
David Nail’s album, I’m About To Come Alive, is a collection of songs that captures the highs and lows and the hometown flavor of his own experiences. “I wanted to take something from the people who’ve inspired me,” he says, “but also put myself in there, and just make something I could be proud of. It’s definitely a moody record, there’s definitely going to be some heartbreak in there, definitely going to be some dark times. But there’s music you listen to when you’re feeling good, and music you listen to when you’re down and out, and I think this is a record that satisfies both needs.”

Opening for David Nail will be Jason Eustice

Feb 25 – Witchita Rose

Mar 4 – Josh & Holly

Mar 11 – Michael Goodman

Mar 18 – TBA

Mar 25 – Pure South

April 1 – Trick Nickel

April 8 – Gina Emerson and Backcountry

Eric Clapton announces Crossroads Fest 2010

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 18, 2010

(February 10, 2010) – Often credited as being one of the all time greatest guitarists and known amongst his peers as one of the all time greatest collaborators, the ultimate Clapton collaboration will take place June 26, 2010. For one day only, Clapton will gather the past, present and future of guitar music onto one stage for an incredible full day musical event. Announced today, the third Crossroads Guitar Festival, scheduled for June 26, 2010 at Toyota Park in Chicago, will be a cornerstone of this year’s summer music festival season. Fans should note that gates open at 10am. All profits from the Festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons. The Festival will be presented by T-Mobile myTouch.

Since its inception, Clapton’s vision for the Crossroads Guitar Festival has been to create an event where his friends and contemporaries can have fun and perform together for the benefit of a good cause. This year’s Festival will feature a full day of musical performances with once-in-a-lifetime guitar collaborations. Known as pioneers in their field, the roster of artists spans old and new, from The Allman Brothers Band to BB King to John Mayer (anticipated guest list below). The audience can expect unrivaled entertainment, brilliant guitar work, surprise guests and impromptu jams that are the hallmarks of these performers.

The first Crossroads Guitar Festival, in June 2004 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, was an unprecedented collection of guitar icons from blues, rock and contemporary music. The sold-out show was chronicled in a 2-disc DVD that has since gone on to become one of the world’s top-selling music DVD’s, recently achieving the 8x platinum mark in the United States alone. The Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 was the second such concert by Clapton and was also staged at Toyota Park in July of 2007 and was filmed for a second DVD that met similar acclaim and achieved multi-platinum status.

“The Crossroads Festival is the realization of a dream for me, to gather a group of amazingly talented musicians to perform on one stage,” said Clapton. “The Crossroads performers are all musicians I admire and respect.”

Tickets for the Crossroads Guitar Festival will go on sale to the public on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 10am Central Time (11am EST) via or Ticketmaster phone charge at 800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster retail outlets or the Toyota Park Box Office. Tickets will be priced at $100 plus parking and applicable fees.

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 Lineup:

Albert Lee
Allman Brothers Band
B.B. King
Bert Jansch
Buddy Guy
David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos
Doyle Bramhall II
Earl Klugh
Eric Clapton
Gary Clark Jr.
Hubert Sumlin
James Burton
Jeff Beck
Jimmie Vaughan
Joao Gilberto
Joe Bonamassa
John Mayer
John Renbourn
Keb’ Mo
Pino Daniele
Robert Cray
Robert Randolph
Sheryl Crow
Sonny Landreth
Steve Winwood
Vince Gill
ZZ Top

Former MMJ guitarist releases new album

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 16, 2010

                                     THE RAVENNA COLT

                                         SLIGHT SPELL

After conceiving the project over a decade ago, former My Morning Jacket guitarist Johnny Quaid is finally releasing the dreamlike, southern-flavored debut effort by The Ravenna Colt.  The album, titled , Slight Spell, is now available through Removador Recordings and Solutions, the label Quaid recently co-founded with MMJ frontman Yim Yames

After six years as a part of MMJ, Louisville, KY native Quaid parted amicably with the band in 2004 and headed off to California.  Eventually Quaid headed back east and reacquainting himself with his roots.  Fittingly, the music he has written as The Ravenna Colt reflects his style in Americana with a hint of cosmic breeze that emanates from California. 

Opening track “South of Ohio,’ points to this when Quaid wonders “I lost my drawl in California / was there ever one at all?”  He reveals himself to be an individual who meditates on the deep connection he has with his hometown as well as one interested in venturing outward for new experiences.

The Ravenna Colt currently includes Phil Carlson, J. Brent Stuart and Daniel T. Mohler as members, but the group has always been a shape-shifting entity with the only constant force being Quaid at the helm.  This collective-like quality translates to the music as well, which has beautifully amorphous feel.  The songs on Slight Spell have definitive cores, but ones that seem capable of adapting to various musicians and arrangements. Quaid has the soul of a troubadour.  One can picture him with nothing but an acoustic guitar strapped to his back, traveling from town to town to share his music and his adventures.

Louisville for Lovers/ An Affair to Remember with Yim Yames

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 16, 2010

Yim Yames,  ( Jim James) frontman for My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk, joined with Bootsy Ann to make the Louisville for Lovers Valentines Day event a very special evening. The event held at the Seelbach Hotel’s  Rathskellar called for cocktail attire and was limited to only 300 people. The crowd split between local people,Yames family members and fans who traveled from  Houston, Texas, Ohio ,Michigan and Illinois, witnessed an incredible performance.

Yames mixed his music playing love songs from the past such as “Just the two of us”along with acoustic versions of hits from My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk.  It  a first class event and bound to be one of the top performances of the year.

I was proud to be one of the few photographers allowed in the event. Major magazines such as Spin, and Paste sent photographers from Texas to cover this night. Thank you Production Simple for this honor.

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Gary Allen at Horseshoe

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 16, 2010

Gary Allen played two sold out shows Friday and Saturday at Horseshoe Casino IN over Valentines weekend.

Allen used his entire music catalogue to entertain his fans. Most of whom sang every word along with him.

The weather may have been cold outside but in the showroom it couldn’t have been hotter.

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Bonnaroo announces 2010 lineup

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 10, 2010

HullabaLOU adds Artists

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 5, 2010

Country music star Dierks Bentley, musical institution Blood, Sweat & Tears, singer-songwriter Ben Folds, Grammy Award-winning rock band Train and folk-rockers The Avett Brothers are among the growing list of artists that have been added to perform at this summer’s HullabaLOU Music Festival at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

The inaugural three-day music festival, scheduled for July 23-25 at the home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby, will showcase more than 65 bands on five stages with Bon Jovi (July 23), Kenny Chesney (July 24) and Dave Matthews Band (July 25) serving as the headline acts.

Justin Moore, Tonic, Rick Bartlett’s Rockin’ Soul Revival, Exile, Green River Ordinance, Brigid Kaelin, Hazel Miller, J.D. Shelburne, Stealing Angels and Louisville’s own Villebillies have all been confirmed to perform.

So far, 42 musical acts have been confirmed for HullabaLOU:

Friday, July 23: Bon Jovi; Dierks Bentley; Gladys Knight; The Doobie Brothers; Colbie Caillat; Blood, Sweat & Tears; Train; The O’Jays; B 52s; Gloriana; Sam Bush; Chrisette Michele; Rick Bartlett’s Rockin’ Soul Revival; Exile; Green River Ordinance; Hazel Miller; and J.D. Shelburne.

Saturday, July 24: Kenny Chesney; Jason Aldean; Al Green; Ben Folds; Michael McDonald; Gov’t Mule; John Kay & Steppenwolf; Joan Osborne; Musiq Soulchild; War; Villebillies; and Brigid Kaelin.

Sunday, July 25: Dave Matthews Band; Zac Brown Band; Steve Miller Band; Dwight Yoakam; Loretta Lynn; The Black Crowes; Kansas; The Avett Brothers; 38 Special; Justin Moore; Taj Mahal; Tonic; and Stealing Angels.

Additional artists will be announced as they become available.