MAC is teaming up with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and the Lowertown Arts & Music Festival to put on two amazing after parties. Tickets will be $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
The Duke of Uke
Energetic and unabashedly romantic, The Duke of Uke & His Novelty Orchestra enchants audiences with witty lyrics, complex... vocal harmonies and funky rhythms. Their infectiously optimistic sound draws from a wide range of influences—classical composers such as Bach, to tin pan alley ragtime tunes, to elements of gospel and Motown, to rock and roll artists of the '60s and 70s. The unique combination of ukulele, violin, tuba, saxophone, bass, rock drums and latin percussion swing you from sweet to funky with a sound that will remind you of summers gone by, road trips to come, and long-lost friends you've never met.
Formed in Paducah, KY on Memorial Day weekend of 2012, Coming from an easily overlooked market that has given birth to Bluegrass, and cornerstone contemporary bands like Cage The Elephant, My Morning Jacket, and Nickel Creek; Red Ember looks to capture hearts in the same genre-bending, novel-yet-universal, captivating sound. Folk instrumentation is a focal point around Alex Coltharp (banjo), Ryan Cothron (Dobro), Justin Doss (Mandolin), but the band brings so much more. Funk and Jazz elements pour out of Brad Hammack (Bass), while the electric edge is crafted by Foster Stacy (Synthesizer and Percussion), finished with a large load on the shoulders of metal styling Alex Riley (Rhythm Guitar). The elements exist for a great instrumental band, but huge vocals swimming in emotional harmonies pour out of the group around heart-felt songwriting to offer the full package. The group is easily capable of hitting any genre skillfully, and still settles in an individual niche that is can’t be replicated.