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Liz Cooper and the Stampede // Live @ Zanzabar // 1.18.18

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY -- Liz Cooper and her band, The Stampede, exude confidence and seasoning despite this being their first headlining tour. Based in the hyper-competitive musical environment of Nashville they're hitting clubs across the country through July in support of a first full length

Joy Williams // Live @ Headliners // 12.01.18

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright Louisville, KY -- The night's performance was less like a concert, and more like you had invited Joy Williams into your living room for a visit to tell some stories and play some of your favorite songs. Headliners Music Hall admirably decided to drag enough

Jim James // Live @ The Palace Theater // 11.21.18

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY -- If you needed an excuse to come to Louisville, here are some pretty good ones: There's the Kentucky Derby of course, or any of the fine thoroughbred races in spring and fall. Then, of course, is the distillery touring and tasting,

Gary Clark Jr. // Live the Louisville Palace Theater // 11.4.18

Photos and Article by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY -- Muddy Waters said it: "The blues had a baby and they named it rock and roll." Parent and child, two apparently separate generations of music come together with Gary Clark Jr. This guy is successful and comfortable with both and everything in

Ghost // Live @ the Palace Theater and @ the Murat Theatre // 10.29 and 10.30.18

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright and Linda Carlson LOUISVILLE and INDIANAPOLIS- You gotta believe that Ghost is one of the most covered and photographed bands on tour for the past several years. Why? There is their collection of four studio albums that have climbed steadily up the album charts

Eric Johnson // Live @ Mercury Ballroom // 10.12.18

Photos and Article by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY--As I've said in this space before: guitars and their players, that's my thing. Electric, acoustic, steel string, steel body, folk, rock, jazz, blues, it doesn't matter. For me, the skill is the thrill. So when you become familiar with a guy like

Steely Dan // The Palace Theater // 10.3.18

Photos and Article by Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY-- Steely Dan, the ever-morphing entity of musicians at the peak of their skills, came to town again. They played to a full house and they killed, as usual. The band has been making Louisville a regular stop because its usually a guaranteed sell

Gary Numan // Live @ Headliners // 9.25.18

Article and Photos by Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY-- It was unanimous. Every person I talked with at the Gary Numan concert had all been turned on to the music, via the single "Cars," by their dads. "Cars," by Gary Numan was the first exposure to "New Wave" for many radio listeners in

Bourbon and Beyond Music & Food Festival // Champions Park // 9.22.18

Article by Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY --A truncated festival has nothing to do with elephants. It has everything to do with rain, flooding, and a full day of music... canceled. This year's second Bourbon and Beyond Music and Food Festival was a little less music, but plenty of Kentucky's favorite