Natasha's Bistro Event Calendar

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Monday Apr 28th @ 9pm Pulse
Pulse Rock
Pulse is a power trio from Lexington, Kentucky. Led by singer, songwriter, guitarist Riley Logan and driven by the rhythym section of drumming extroardinaire James Gooding and bassist Tanner Sadler, PULSE is a teen band with chops beyond their years. They play a mix of covers and originals, a little metal, a little alternative and lots of ROCK!!! Some of their diverse influences include QOTSA, Nirvana, Metallica, The Punch Brothers, Reverend Horton Heat, Rush, and more.

Cover: $5.00
Tuesday Apr 29th @ 8pm Paws & Listen w/ Blue Note
Paws & Listen w/ Blue Note Choral::Pop::Jazz
The University of Kentucky Paws and Listen is an a cappella singing group of thirteen women auditioned from the Women's Choir. They perform pop music as well as a mix of doo-wop, vocal jazz, and show tunes. The ensemble is coached by undergraduate music education major Christin Michael, assistant coached by Lydia Doggett, and advised by Dr. Lori Hetzel, Associate Director of Choirs/Choral Music Education. This group is highly esteemed both on and off campus.

Previously known as Catatonic, Blue Note is the only mixed a cappella group at the University of Kentucky. The group formed as a subset of the university choristers in 2002, and perform a varied repertoire.

Cover: $5.00
Wednesday Apr 30th @ 8pm Rachel Baiman (10 String Symphony) & Tattletale Saints
Rachel Baiman (10 String Symphony) & Tattletale Saints Folk::Bluegrass
Rachel Baiman is a fiddle/banjo player, singer, and composer based out of Nashville, TN. One half of the 10 String Symphony duo, Rachel specializes in Old Time, Bluegrass, Scottish, and Folk music. Her interests are diverse and range from the oldest fiddle traditions to the most innovative of collaborations.

Tattletale Saints are a New Zealand based duo described as a "masterful blend of Americana fused with jazz, soul and pop" and made up of Cy Winstanley voice/guitar/harmonica and Vanessa McGowan voice/double bass. They are winners of the New Zealand Music Award for Folk Album of the Year 2014 and finalists in the APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2013 for the song "Complicated Man."

Cover: $5.00
Thursday May 1st @ 8pm Honeycutters
Honeycutters Americana::Country Roots
The Honeycutters' Amanda Anne Platt has been hailed as "one of the best songwriters coming out of WNC (Western North Carolina) these days" by WNCW music director Martin Anderson; and her voice has been described as "perfectly unadorned" and "recklessly beautiful." In both her simple composition and honest delivery it's easy to hear the inspiration of country legends such as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, or Loretta Lynn.
Since 2007 when the group formed, the Honeycutters have been playing music that is consistently as catchy as it is heartfelt. In 2011, 2012, and 2013 they were voted WNC's favorite Americana band in the Mountain Xpress reader's poll. Organically grown around the songs of lead singer Amanda Anne Platt, the band has gained an audience that has stretched far beyond their mountain home to include all corners of the United States. The Honeycutters are just doing what they know how to do: make music that feels as good to hear as it does to play. Their original brand of Americana has proven equally appealing to both the musician and the music lover; in the country and in the city; and to this generation and to older generations.

Cover: $10.00
Friday May 2nd @ 8pm Pre-Derby Bluegrass Party: Custom Made Bluegrass & Misty Mountain String Band
Pre-Derby Bluegrass Party: Custom Made Bluegrass & Misty Mountain String Band Bluegrass::Folk
We're kicking off Derby Weekend in a BIG WAY!

Custom Made Bluegrass is a bluegrass band based in central Kentucky, playing traditional bluegrass with a twist. This custom made style of Bluegrass has generated the comment "I did not think I liked Bluegrass until I heard you guys" on many occasions. Come hear some "custom made" tunes!

Opening Act: The Misty Mountain String Band - Drawing influence from old-time music, country, Americana, bluegrass, and songs of labor and protest, The Misty Mountain String Band harks back to the days of black lung and short life expectancy.

Cover: $10.00
Saturday May 3rd @ 9pm Lee Carroll presents C the Beat: Dance Party
Lee Carroll presents C the Beat: Dance Party Dance::World::Funk

Exploring the musical connection between Africa and the New World, C the Beat plays Reggae/Ska, AfroCuban jazz, New Orleans R&B, American Funk, Afrobeat, High Life, etc etc etc. The music is infectiously danceable, you won't be able to stay in your seat so we're clearing space for a dance floor. Yep, dancing at Natasha's.

C the Beat:
Lee Carroll - keys
Willie Eames - gtr & vox
Mark Jones - gtr & vox
Tripp Bratton - drums/percussion
David Farris - drums/percussion
Jacob Hamrick - percussion
Robert B Montgomery - bass
Chase Fleming - trombone
Steve Slaughbaugh - trumpet
Carlos Espinoza - tenor sax

Cover: $10.00
Sunday May 4th @ 7pm Oldsmobile: for Old Friends Equine
Oldsmobile: for Old Friends Equine Rock::Songwriter
Outstanding original material performed with the talents of some of Lexington's finest musicians: Jim Gleason's guitar mastery, the moving voices of Marilyn Robie and Missy Johnston, Ricky Baldwin's solid precision bass, and Paul Nuzzo's compelling percussion - all in combination to perform the distinctively written songs of Tom Green.

Old Friends Celebration
Tonight Natasha's welcomes supporters of Old Friends Equine, the innovative and compassionate thoroughbred retirement organization which cares for over 100 former racehorses in three states. Michael Blowen, founder of OFE, will speak and present a brief video about the good work of Old Friends in fulfilling our obligation to treat with fairness and respect the magnificent horses who have long been the pride Kentucky.

Cover: $10.00
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