Nashville songwriter and performer Sarah Lou Richards performed for the lunch crowd yesterday at Java City. Ms Richards, who takes her inspiration from Ryan Adams, Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, and David Wilcox, delivered songs of love, longing and loss with an energy and emotion that drew a large crowd by the end of her concert.
The lunch-time crowd at Java City was treated to the sometimes sassy, sometime sultry, soulful sounds of singer/songwriter “Lonesome Liz” also know as Elizabeth Bissette. Ms Bissette, currently living in Bowling Green, performed a musical cornucopia of tunes ranging from 1930s blues to modern pop to her own distinctive originals.
Tuesday night’s SOKY Reads! presentation on Louisa May Alcott focused on her experiences as a nurse during the Civil War. Readings from her non-fiction work, Hospital Sketches, gave attendees a sense of life on the home front during the war, something noticeably absent from Little Women, her most famous work set during the same time period. The series continues tonight at the Kentucky Museum with a discussion of the role of women in the 19th Century and the influence of Alcott and her work on women’s rights and responsibilities. The discussion will be led by Dr. Dorothea Browder and will begin at 6pm.
Lexington Native, Tyler Matl performed for an appreciative crowd yesterday at Java City. Matl, now based out of Nashville, played all original material in the latest in te Java City Noon Concert series. Don’t forget, there is a special 2 hour performance by Tuatha Dea today at Java City- Helm. Tuath Dea is co-sponsored by DUC.
Local Bowling Green band “Plastic Friends” really wowed the crowd at Java City today with their tight, well-constructed alt-rock sound. Plastic Friends performed an acoustic set today with Matt Long on lead guitar, Will Perkins on guitar and vocals and Justin Mutter on conga.
Today at Java City, Nashville singer/songwriter Tyler Matl performs at noon.