Kentucky Knife Fight Performing At MOTR Pub On Aug 15th With The Sweep

Kentucky Knife Fight

Kentucky Knife Fight

Photo by Corey Woodruff

Kentucky Knife Fight
Friday, August 15th
MOTR Pub 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 / (513) 381-6687
with The Sweep
9pm / 21+ / $5

Kentucky Knife Fight kicked off 2014 with a tour that took them across the midwest and midsouth, after a year that saw the band performing at Midpoint Music FestivalTwangfestKDHX Fest (following an impressive showing last year at the KDHX day show at SXSW), with a handpicked slot by BMI to play LouFest (one of only 2 local St. Louis acts in the festival line-up). Kentucky Knife Fight sold out last year’s release show for their sophomore album Hush Hush, which peaked at #2 on the CMJcharts at St. Louis’ radio station, KDHX 88.1 FM, and has had an impressive run at college radio this year. In addition to the recent 3-show run with Old 97′s, the band also accompanied Murder By Death on some tour dates last summer, opened forLucero last August, and spent the winter writing the music for the PBS series “America: From The Ground Up!“, which will air later this year. Read more

Show Review – Buckle Up Music Festival, 7/18-7/20/14, Cincinnati, OH

Amanda Shires

Amanda Shires

Written by Bill Whiting

Photos by Scott Preston

The first annual Buckle Up Music Festival arrived on the banks of the Ohio river on July 18-20, and provided a party to look forward to year round in the Cincinnati area and beyond. The rain that fell on July 18 did not dampen the spirits of patrons eager to hear the down home leanings of Amanda Shires and Jamie Lynn Spears. Sam Lewis certainly did not disappoint those coming to hear his bittersweet ballad, “I’m a River,” while the water fell out of the sky near the peaceful settings of the lawn stage. Nashville’s Chris Janson put on a rip roaring set on the Bud Light stage, featuring freewheeling harmonica solos, and material from his long player, Take It to the Bank. Knoxville’s Ashley Monroe’s sunny presence on the river stage had Buckle Up’s denizens dancing and singing along to the roots driven rhythms of her 2013 chart topping album, Like a Rose. Marty Stuart’s classic country style harkened back to his Mississippi beginnings as his guitar playing sizzled through the barn burning classics, “Stop the World and Let Me Off” and “The Whiskey Ain’t Working.” Read more

Photos – Hot Tuna, 7/25/14, Northern Kentucky University, Greaves Hall, Highland Heights, KY

Hot Tuna

Hot Tuna

Photos by Scott Preston

http://hottuna.com/

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Show Review #3 – Bunbury Music Festival, 7/11 – 7/13/14, Cincinnati, OH

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Written by Alex Weiglein

Photos by Craig Weiglein

Anyone who attended Bunbury this year would agree that the lineup was full of bands that were bursting with talent. While all of the bands fit under the Bunbury umbrella, there were several that really stood out as good fits for the Festival. They cover a wide gamut of musical genres, as well as a wide distance from around the country. Whatever their style and origin, these bands had excellent performances and really helped to push the Festival into the success that it was.

Jane Decker played a solid set at the Lawn Stage, attracting a modest crowd. While normally not going the acoustic route, she was determined to play at Bunbury and being forced to play acoustic wasn’t going to stop her. Grabbing a friend to play guitar, Decker sang her heart out to her audience, excited that she won a bet on whether 100 people would show up to her show or not. Listening to this local gem was certainly worth it, and her bubbly, energetic personality made it all the more worthwhile. She showed equal excitement about her upcoming album, which will no doubt be fantastic. Routinely thanking the audience for their applause and attendance, it seems only natural to return the favor and thank her for putting on such a great set. Read more

Photos – Michaelis, 7/20/14, Buckle Up Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH

Michaelis

Michaelis

Photos by Scott Preston

http://michaelismusic.com/

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Photos – Straw Boss, 7/20/14, Buckle Up Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH

Straw Boss

Straw Boss

Photos by Scott Preston

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Straw-Boss/584368948246142

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Photos – Lyndsey Highlander, 7/20/14, Buckle Up Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH

Lyndsey Highlander

Lyndsey Highlander

Photos by Scott Preston

http://lyndseyhighlander.com/

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Photos – Bulletville, 7/20/14, Buckle Up Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH

Bulletville

Bulletville

Photos by Scott Preston

http://magnoliamountain.net/

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Photos – Abigail Rose, 7/20/14, Buckle Up Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH

Abigail Rose

Abigail Rose

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.abigailrosemusic.com/

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Photos – Honey and Houston, 7/20/14, Buckle Up Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH

Honey and Houston

Honey and Houston

Photos by Scott Preston

https://www.facebook.com/honeyandhouston

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