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The Moonshiners Ball has finalized its 2017 lineup, with Kentuckians Ben Sollee and Justin Wells leading the pack of new additions.

Ben Sollee, Justin Wells and more added to Moonshiner’s Ball

Matt Wickstrom March 7, 2017

Hosted by the Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, the 2017 Moonshiner’s Ball has rounded out its lineup for its fourth iteration with Ben Sollee, Justin Wells, Quiet Hollers, May Erlewine, Driftwood Gypsy, HuDost,...

The third annual Lexington Music Awards will take place at 6 p.m. on Jan. 29 at the Lyric Theatre.

The Wooks clean up at Lexington Music Awards

January 29, 2017

The Wooks walked away big winners at the third annual Lexington Community Awards on Sunday night, picking up victories for Song of the Year for the number “County Girl” and Album of the Year for their...

The 3rd Annual Lexington Music Awards will be held at the historic Lyric Theater in Lexington on Sunday January 29, 2017. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Lexington awards eclectic music scene

January 25, 2017

With award season in full swing, Lexington will be rolling out the red carpet on Jan. 29 to honor members of its thriving music scene during the third annual Lexington Music Awards held at the Lyric Theatre.The...

The third annual Lexington Music Awards will take place at 6 p.m. on Jan. 29 at the Lyric Theatre.

2017 Lexington Music Award Nominees

January 25, 2017

The third annual Lexington Music Awards will take place on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre. In total the award show has 32 awards spanning five disciplines covering Lexington's musicians,...

The Steeldrivers will perform on Feb. 3 at Manchester Music Hall with The Wooks and Eric Bolander.

Individuality key to ‘The Steeldrivers’ success

January 22, 2017

Most bands may crumble when a front man the caliber of Chris Stapleton departs for a solo venture. However, bluegrass veterans The Steeldrivers have thrived in Stapleton and founding guitarist Mike Henderson’s...

The 2017 Moonshiners Ball will feature headlining musical performances from Con Brio, Lydia Loveless and The Marcus King Band.

Con Brio, Lydia Loveless, Marcus King to headline Moonshiner’s Ball

Matt Wickstrom January 17, 2017

Headed into its fourth year, the 2017 Moonshiner’s Ball looks to be the festival’s biggest and most ambitious production yet, with Con Brio, Lydia Loveless and The Marcus King Band serving as headlining...

Lexington five-piece “newgrass” group The Wooks have their sights set on the release of their debut album “Little Circles,” out Sept. 23. Photo provided by The Wooks

First Listen: The Wooks’ “Little Circles”

Matt Wickstrom September 20, 2016

From playing to “Little Circles” of friends to wowing thousands at festivals, Lexington bluegrass five-piece The Wooks are redefining the genre one show at a time. The group’s upcoming debut “Little...

Soiree highlights culinary scene

By Aayat Ali September 11, 2016

A Lexington street party celebrating horses, beer, food and music hits the block of Jefferson Street on Wednesday, September 14. The Jefferson Street Soiree takes place on Jefferson Street, stretching...

Lexington five-piece “newgrass” group The Wooks have their sights set on the release of their debut album “Little Circles,” out Sept. 23. Photo provided by The Wooks

Wooks make waves with debut ‘Little Circles’

Matt Wickstrom August 22, 2016

After a year filled with rocky mountain highs and bumps in the road, Lexington five-piece “newgrass” group The Wooks have their sights set on the release of their debut album “Little Circles,”...

Moonshine District will perform alongside some of the biggest acts in bluegrass at Floydfest this summer.

Mountain music rolling in with Moonshine District show Friday

Matt Wickstrom April 7, 2016

This Friday at Al’s Bar, mountain music and bluegrass will collide as local bands Moonshine District and The Wooks join forces for what will continue a fantastic week of music around Lexington. The show...

The Wooks Photo

Banjo-picking Wooks hit Green Lantern on Thursday

Matt Wickstrom February 18, 2016

Thursday night local bluegrass quintet The Wooks will bring their home-brewed blend of mountain music to The Green Lantern — the group’s first visit to the bar that’s been a mainstay in Lexington...

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