Music Writing

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Screaming for Vengeance

 Marking their fortieth year as a band, Judas Priest is hitting the road this fall to support their new album, “Redeemer of Souls,” including a stop in Louisville on the Louder than Life festival. I got the privilege of speaking to singer Rob Halford, arguably one of the top metal vocalists of all time. 

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Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show has survived as a band for more than 15 years. From busking on street corners in Nashville to playing major stages like the Grand Ole Opry, their career has gone through its share of metamorphoses. Ahead of their Friday, Nov. 14 show at the Louisville Palace, founder Ketch Secor graciously shared some of his thoughts on politics, the band and the connectivity of humanity to music. 

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The Travelin’ McCourys

Ronnie and Rob McCoury have played in their legendary father Del’s band since they were teenagers. But, as the years passed, the 79-year-old bluegrass elder statesman encouraged his two sons to start performing on their own. So, in 2009, the siblings formed The Travelin’ McCourys, which plays a more modern, jam-heavy twist on bluegrass. They still play the foundational, rooted side of the genre in their father’s band, and this weekend the brothers will perform in the Del McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCourys on the same day at Bourbon & Beyond