And the winners are …
Andrea Davidson and Olivia Henken are the choices from LEO Weekly’s “Hey Bands! Be Heard!” contest for Hullabalou. Davidson, a regular barfly performer, has changed that up (for the better) with her new album Retracing Steps. Country singer Henken, onetime model for Alix Adams, picked up a mic to sing at a Kentucky State Fair karaoke contest when she was 7 and hasn’t put it down since. Congrats to the winners. Hullabalou takes place July 23-25 at Churchill Downs. More info at www.hullabaloufest.com.
The city of New Albany, Louisville is for Lovers and the Louisville Ballet Civic Company are presenting a twist on the traditional ballet performance. The “Rock N Roll Ballet” will feature The Deloreans, Whistle Peak and The Louisville Ballet performing at the New Albany Amphitheater on Friday, June 11. The show starts at 7 p.m. and is free for all ages. City officials hope to host more events like this in the amphitheater in the future, so if you’re a fan of the nontraditional, check it.
Holiday Inn on Hurstbourne Lane hosts the Louisville Music Collectors Convention Sunday, June 13. You can find thousands of recycled, out-of-print and rare phonograph records, CDs, DVDs and cassettes from a wide cross-section of genres. The public can bring CDs or records they wish to sell. Admission is $3 or $2 with a coupon from participating stores. Those wishing to have display space can contact Gerald Ruark at Alpha Records in Indianapolis at 317-882-3378.
Joan Shelley (www.joanshelley.bandcamp.com) joins us in the offices to discuss the release of her new album, By Dawnlight. Listen at Bluegrass Catastrophe, bluecat.leoweekly.com.