The Opening Act: The Mattson 2 Thursday, Nov 14 2019 

Known for their expansive jazz and psych-rock instrumentals, The Mattson 2 consists of identical twin brothers Jared and Jonathan Mattson. The duo emerged in the 2000s playing around the Pacific Coast of California. Their good-time vibe sound is the result of the combination of Jared’s layered guitars and loops with Jonathan’s tribal hard-bop drumming. It’s Art Rock, Psychedelia, and Jazz with a dash of Surf thrown in for good measure. In addition to releasing their own albums, they’ve collaborated with numerous other artists, including Toro Y Moi. That album, recorded under the name Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2, hit the #1 spot on the Billboard contemporary jazz charts. And then there’s the trippy re-working of John Coltrane’s legendary A Love Supreme. Their music has been described as “a variety of jazz more liquid than jagged, more 10cc than Charlie Parker”.

You can catch the creative duo this Friday at Zanzabar opening for this weeks’ WFPK Live Lunch guest, Marco Benevento. Check out the track Essence, from their latest album, Paradise. This is The Mattson 2, The Opening Act!

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The Opening Act: Deep Sea Diver Monday, Nov 11 2019 

Jessica Dobson is the multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist, singer and bandleader for Deep Sea Diver. Her career took off at an early age. Signed as a solo artist to Atlantic Records at the age of 19, she went on to perform as a touring and recording member of The Shins, Spoon, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, as well as Beck and Conor Oberst. Stepping out on her own, she now blazes her own musical trail, not as a solo artist, but with her powerhouse band.

WFPK is proud to present them this Wednesday at the Louisville Palace, opening for longtime WFPK favorites, Wilco! For a sneak preview of what you can expect, check out the track, See These Eyes. This is Deep Sea Diver, The Opening Act!

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The Opening Act: Dee White Wednesday, Nov 6 2019 

Despite being just 20 years old, the music of Dee White sounds just as vintage country as the real stuff. Not only has he been featured on Rolling Stone’s 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know, but Dan Auerbach and Alison Krauss are big fans as well. So much so that Auerbach is both mentor and producer of White’s full-length debut album, Southern Gentleman. Krauss contributes vocal on 4 of the albums’ tracks. Raised in the small-town of Slapout, Alabama, he’s a natural singer-songwriter with a sound that reminds you of classic Sixties and Seventies country. Auerbach sings his praise saying, “I knew he must be the real thing. And when he started to sing, what came out was the most original voice I’ve heard in years.”

You can hear for yourself this Friday night at Zanzabar appearing with Hiss Golden Messenger. For a sneak preview, check out his track, Crazy Man. This is Dee White, The Opening Act!

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The Opening Act: Magnolia Boulevard Monday, Nov 4 2019 

Sometimes you just know when the chemistry is right. The first time the members of Magnolia Boulevard picked up instruments together in early 2017, they knew it was something special. The five-piece band from Lexington mixes blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll with elements of funk, jam band, country, bluegrass, and psychedelia. Fueled by an incredibly tight rhythm section, tasteful slide guitar licks and topped by the soul-stirring, powerhouse vocals from Maggie Noelle, the band has been building a following wherever they play.

They are currently opening up for Blues Traveler on the “Four Live” 25th-anniversary tour. WFPK is proud to be presenting the show this Friday at Headliners! (Sorry, it’s SOLD OUT!) For a preview taste, check out their debut single, the slow-burning ballad Sister. This is Magnolia Boulevard, The Opening Act!

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The Opening Act: Jamestown Revival Tuesday, Oct 29 2019 

They derive their name from one of the first U.S. settlements, Jamestown, Virginia, one of their favorite bands, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and the concept of leaving the old behind and starting something new. The duo Jamestown Revival is from Texas, not Virginia, and comprised of childhood friends Zach Chance and Jonathan Clay. Since forming in 2014, they have been writing songs about everyday life, love, dreams, and everything in between, with a sound that’s a mix of Americana, old school folk, ‘70s pop and intertwining vocal harmonies.

You can catch them appearing with Ryan Bingham at Old Forester’s Paristown Hall this Sunday (11/3). WFPK is proud to be presenting the show. For a preview taste, check out the just-released song, Operator. This is Jamestown Revival, The Opening Act!

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The Opening Act: Devon Gilfillian Monday, Oct 21 2019 

If you missed his fantastic WFPK Waterfront Wednesday performance this summer, you certainly missed one great show! Nashville-based singer-songwriter/bandleader Devon Gilfillian grew up in Philadelphia on a steady diet of R&B, hip-hop, rock, blues, and soul music. His influences include such greats as the Staple Singers, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Bobby Womack, R.L. Burnside, and Ray Charles as well as contemporary R&B and rap artists. It’s this mix that helped form his swampy gospel-blues and southern-soul tinged vocals. His sound has been said to be a bit like mixing Jimmy Hendrix, the Allman Brothers and Al Green.

You can catch Devon once again in action, this time appearing at Old Forester’s Paristown Hall with Michael Franti & Spearhead on Saturday (10/26). WFPK is proud to be presenting the show! Check out the track Troublemaker from his 2016 self-titled EP. This is Devon Gilfillian, The Opening Act!

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The Opening Act: Liza Anne Monday, Oct 7 2019 

We got to know indie-rocker Liza Jane through her impressive 2018 album, Fine But Dying. Its songs touched on mental health issues, her struggles with and ultimately dealing with depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Despite the dark themes, she was hoping listeners would be able to identify their own similar issues and embrace them as she had. Her wish was that her songs would give people more of an understanding of themselves. You may have seen her on her last visit to town, opening for Ray Lamontagne. Liza Anne returns to Louisville this Wednesday (10/9) appearing with Lucy Dacus at Headliners. WFPK is proud to present the show!

For a preview, check out her latest single, Devotion. It’s a slow building break-up anthem inspired by Patti Smith’s short story of the same name. It’s about newfound freedom and being devoted to yourself. This is Liza Anne, The Opening Act!

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The Opening Act: Spendtime Palace Thursday, Oct 3 2019 

It was 2012 that 5 high school kids from Costa Mesa, California decided to start a band. In a few short years, they went from high school party band to regional fan favorites. Spendtime Palace has evolved into a full-time project garnering national attention. The indie rock band plays infectious jangly pop that makes it hard to sit still. Things took off pretty rapidly when Stranger Things actor and Calpurnia band member Finn Wolfhard directed the video for their first single, Sonora. Their latest album, All Inclusive Romantic Getaway, is a fun record full dreamy soundscapes framed by layered synthesizer and fast-tempo surf rock.

You can catch all the fun this Saturday (10/5) at Headliners. They will be appearing with The Weeks and The Vernes. WFPK is proud to be presenting the show! For a preview taste, check out the song Ms. Tenaja. It’s a song that explores the freedoms of childhood, and the looming fear of growing up. This is Spendtime Palace, The Opening Act!

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The Opening Act: In The Pines Monday, Sep 30 2019 

In The Pines is a five-piece band based in Cincinnati. It’s their creative mix of psychedelic rock, smart songwriting, catchy hooks and grooves that make you first take notice. Fueled by guitar, drums and sax, their sound shares the feel of 60’s Garage, Art-Rock, Shoegaze and Brit-Pop. Confused? Don’t be. Just give them a listen, it’ll make perfect sense.

You can catch the band this Friday (10/4) at Zanzabar appearing with BOA and Jeez Loueez. For a taste of what you’ll hear, check out the track, I’m Good, from their sophomore album, San Lorenz. This is In The Pines, The Opening Act!

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The Opening Act: Elephant Path Thursday, Sep 26 2019 

Since their inception in February 2018, Elephant Path quickly developed into one of Louisville’s premier psych-rock bands. Not to be restricted by that tag, the trio makes their own musical path, pulling from many genres and influences. Taking a DIY approach to writing and recording, they are free to experiment with all sorts of different sounds, textures and instrumentation. The golden rule they all share during songwriting is to always “serve the song.”

You can catch the band this Friday at the Care Less Lounge, appearing with Jon Worthy & The Bends. Check out their recent single, You Got Me. This is Elephant Path, The Opening Act!

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