Kentucky Takeover

Kentucky Takeover

Tyler Booth, Senora May, Jericho Woods, James Sayne & The Shoeshine Boys, Timmy Dunn, Everette, Dustin Collins, Jason Sinkhorn, Marlana VanHoose

Friday, March 15

Doors: 4:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$20.00 - $75.00

This event is all ages

The Kentucky Takeover is a showcase of Kentucky-proper musicians and a celebration of the heritage of their commonwealth. This will be THE place to be for all Kentuckians coming in from the Beloved Bluegrass and neighboring states. We guarantee you will leave this experience with a sense of pride and a pure excitement for the future of Kentucky music.

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No refunds - No exceptions. Lineups and times are subject to change. Any ticket suspected of being purchased for the sole purpose of reselling can be canceled at the discretion of Marathon Music Works and/or Ticketfly. Valid government-issued photo ID required. Tickets available at the door (if not sold out). Standing room only. No re-entry.

Tyler Booth
Tyler Booth
Youth and authenticity are two traits that rarely coincide together. Add to that equation a voice that is much older than the 21-year old man it's attached to and you suddenly begin seeing what all the fuss is about with Tyler Booth.



Raised around music and the struggles of being in a band, Tyler is hardwired for the music business and it shows in his work ethic. Born and raised in Wolfe County in the Southeastern region of Kentucky, Tyler has been writing songs and honing his craft for years. But, it's that voice that caught the attention of one of Nashville's finest songwriters in Phil O'Donnell. Phil heard that smooth baritone with an immediately identifiable southern drawl and knew he had found a young man worthy of his time. Phil has become a mentor, but most importantly a friend to Tyler.



Tyler Booth recently released his first EP. For the self-titled EP, Tyler and Phil chose six songs that showcase Tyler's unique voice, but still allowed him to be who he is. For example, “Hank Crankin’ People” is a song that Tyler immediately identified with and it has quickly become an anthem to those in attendance at his shows. His youthful side is allowed to shine on, “If We Make It To Mexico”, as well as “Ready To Raise It.” Tyler's tender side takes the spotlight on “Surrender”, a ballad penned by Tyler himself.



Firmly planting his feet in the old stomping grounds of superstar country artists like John Michael Montgomery, Montgomery Gentry, and George Molton, Tyler has made a name for himself as a must-see artist at the famed Austin City Saloon. His ticket is a hard one to come by and his journey is just beginning.





A special limited edition of his debut EP was made available on September 1, 2017.
Senora May
Senora May
Senora May’s music and voice undulates like the foothills, hollers, and benches of the Appalachian Mountains she calls home. A frugal lifestyle in rural Kentucky has contributed to her experience in and commitment to self-reliance, resiliency, hard work and independence. Senora is known for merging the realism of these intrinsic values with a soft, romantic approach at storytelling. Her songs are an optimistic yet gritty portfolio of her habitat, exhibiting the triumphs and tolls of hard loving in a hard culture. As listeners join the rapidly growing fanbase of Senora May, they are transported to a homestead in a simpler time of the mountain culture, while clinging to gender equality and other invaluable lessons taught by present day constraints of society. Her songs, like the artist herself, are adamant on maintaining the delicate balance of these forces for an honest translation of her experiences as a woman born unto the Appalachian Culture, a woman in love with nature’s cyclical offerings of life and death and the gettin’ by in between.

Senora’s childhood, growing up the second youngest of 6 children, taught her to value the natural world and human connections. She often romped around catching snakes, making mudpies, picking wildflowers, trying to impress her brothers with bluegill or bass she caught and seeking approval of her father who worked religiously. Just over the hill, her grandfather provided an unnerving set of standards as an avid outdoorsman that would imprint her ideal of men forever; He was tough, seemingly devoid of emotional inconsistencies women are often associated with. On the contrary, her mother, a stained glass artist herself, was a constant and romantic support system for the arts, encouraging Senora to explore multi-media expression, including but not limited to violin, oil painting, stained glass, pencil drawing, charcoal, watercolor, flute, poetry, mosaics, woodworking, ceramics, creative writing, natural dyes, crocheting, and of course, guitar, singing and songwriting.

Many of Senora’s songs were inspired by her encounters with solitude. Some were born from her traipsin’ around Europe in college when she lied to her parents about the duration of her study abroad. She’d hitchhiked from Ostia, Italy to Dublin, Ireland, across countries, through major cities and along dirt, back roads finding refuge among the kindhearted folks of rural Slovenia, Germany and England. Some songs were conceived while she lived in a yurt in the Redlick Valley, where a wood stove and her dog, Lucy were among her only constant companions.

Her debut album, Lainhart, exhibits her songwriting techniques of storytelling through living and loving with the hope that these songs are the start of a long conversation between her encounters and her fans. This premier album is, simply put, a fine introduction of her potential as a vital voice in the history of Kentucky and Appalachian culture.

Senora May lives in Estill County, Kentucky, home of Kickin' It On The Creek, The Ravenna Railroad Festival, Pickin' in the Park, Steam Engine Session Room, La Cabana, numerous Carhartt facilities, and one radioactive landfill.
Jericho Woods
Jericho Woods
Breckinridge County, Kentucky's Jericho Woods are a band of veteran musicians who wed their state's bluegrass, honky tonk, and country roots into an aural stew that reflects the soil of their region and the music they were weaned on. They often describe their sound as half-Grand Ole Opry and half-Muscle Shoals, but it's more complex than that.
James Sayne & The Shoeshine Boys
James Sayne & The Shoeshine Boys
James Sayne has been playing music since the ripe old age of 11. His love of country stems from growing up listening to the Grand Ole Opry in his little town of Chandlers, Kentucky. His musical tastes have evolved over the years but has not veered too far from his love of musicians that embody artistic integrity; John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams, with a little Kris Kristofferson thrown in. James plays with heart, with emotion, and purpose. James and his talented band, The Shoe Shine Boys, are planning to give you some Kentucky tunes and debut their new self-titled Ep at Marathon Music Works on March 15th.
Timmy Dunn
Timmy Dunn
With his brand new single, Kentucky Grown, Timmy Dunn is pushing country music to an entirely new level. Growing up in Kentucky, Timmy has experienced all of the beauty rural America has to offer. Timmy combines authentic country storytelling with a modern musicality to bring to life not just amazing country songs, but a glimpse into the future of where music is going.

When bringing the band together, Timmy Dunn had a very specific formula in mind. The music not only had to be innovative, but needed to transcend music all together. Mixing country, and blues melodies with an edgy rock flavor on top of a solid and heart thumping rhythm section, Timmy has been able to bring his words to life. creating images of back country roads, midnights at the lake, and late night bonfires with all of your best friends. Timmy Dunn is telling a story of a country boy’s unbridled spirit to everyone, so grab a beer pull up a chair and prepare to live or relive all of the best the country life has to offer."
Everette
Everette
Like the great American bands that came before them - new Broken Bow Records duo Everette doesn’t follow trends. Instead, the guys of Everette write what they live, weaving gritty tales of struggle and heartbreak alongside fun-loving stories of escapism and mischief. Often their songs are written while touring – sometimes during sleepless nights as an odometer tracks the miles or on a day off in a dingy motel room off the beaten path – but always organically and always from the heart.

Hailing from humble beginnings, Brent Rupard and Anthony Olympia unknowingly went to high school a mere eight miles apart in rural Bullitt County, Kentucky. Brent spent much of his youth on his family’s horse farm and even dabbled in barrel racing. Anthony’s grandpa was a hall of fame quarter horse trainer and, although their families were friends, the two musicians wouldn’t meet until the age of 21 when Brent took a guitar lesson from the classically-trained Anthony.

Their friendship and musical chemistry was immediate and the pair soon moved to Bowling Green, KY, where the duo cut its teeth playing originals and covers four nights each week while finishing their degrees at Western Kentucky University. It was the burgeoning Bowling Green music scene that Brent and Anthony credit for shaping them into the songwriters and artists they are today, particularly at a venue called WHA bah.

“Once we started playing music at WHA bah the crowd wasn’t just college kids anymore – it was people of all ages and all walks of life. They taught us to how to have a good time and not worry about proving ourselves to anyone. They taught us to be true to ourselves,” says Anthony.

The two friends moved to Nashville after graduation to “chase the dream” together. Brent started a solo career. Anthony began working as a musician for hire to pay the bills while still playing in Brent’s band. Throughout this time the roommates continued to write and record demos together until the day the two collaborators decided to form the duo Everette during a writing session – and an American band was born.

Named for George Clooney’s character in “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” the duo of Everette is a bonafide triple threat. Brent and Anthony co-write almost all of their songs as well as play many of the instruments on Everette’s studio recordings. The two young artists are also co-producing their debut project, an experience Brent calls “spiritual” and one that is critical to the authenticity of Everette’s brand of Country music.

“We have a certain type of rhythm and we get into a symbiotic zone together in the studio that makes the song work,” explains Anthony. “We have a mutual respect for each other’s talent and each other’s feedback when we disagree. Trying to redo a song in someone else’s studio – it just isn’t the same.”

Everette’s brand of country music is filled with swampy harmonicas and bluesy guitar licks mixed with a knack for melodic hooks not unfamiliar to fans of the 80s and 90s. Citing diverse influences ranging from Tom Petty, The Eagles and Randy Travis to Ray Charles, Michael Jackson and John Mayer, Everette’s honest and relatable music exudes a crossover appeal that would have fans singing along at Bonnaroo as well as at CMA Music Fest.

Everette’s “Slow Roll” is a rollicking, carefree number inviting the listener to escape from the trappings of city life into an afternoon of leisurely possibility. With a dance-friendly beat and an infectious chorus, “Slow Roll” showcases the duo’s clever songwriting abilities, including a nod to pop culture classic “Dazed and Confused.”

Hips will immediately begin swaying to Everette’s intoxicating “Mugshots.” At once dangerous and fun-loving, the duo utilized a steel resonator to add a “Tarantino soundtrack vibe” to the song. That unique element, paired with the song’s arena rock chorus, is sure to make “Mugshots” the universal anthem of wild summer nights.

The duo switches gears with the dark and gritty “Relapse” which showcases an intensity and depth to the young artists’ songwriting abilities. Everette credits the “magic” of the heart-wrenching lament to writing it while on the road without time limitations or constraints.

Everette often describes its brand as “bonfire music” because of its communal nature, which relates directly to the Country music genre. “It’s the same thing we love about Country music and Country radio,” says Brent.

“Just like everyone’s involved at a bonfire jam,” says Anthony. “When we’re on stage we don’t want any separation between us and the audience. We want our shows to be an experience. We write songs about us, but they’re really about everyone.”
Dustin Collins
Dustin Collins
Emerging Country Music Star. Dustin Collins is a Billboard chart-topping artist whose independent single, "Cold Dead Hands," ascended to No. 1 on the Billboard Singles Sales chart. The Kentucky natives debut album Its Been Awhile released through Average Joes Entertainment charted in the top 25 of the Country music and Independent Billboard chart as well as the the top 10 on the heatseeker chart in August of 2018. A true road warrior, Collins spent hundreds of miles on the road playing in honky tonks, fairs and festivals throughout the midwest and his home state of Kentucky, including a slot on Aaron Watson's Vaquero Tour, as well as opening for Chris Janson, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, the Kentucky Headhunters, Tanya Tucker, Old Dominion, The Swan Brothers and many more.
Jason Sinkhorn
Jason Sinkhorn
Kentucky born singer songwriter Jason Sinkhorn made his debut with 2018’s acoustic album “Junction City, Kentucky.” The album (named after the town that fostered him) is a raw look at the angst that hangs on between youth and adulthood in a small rural setting. The former factory worker cultivated his songwriting and story telling doing what many of us do, day dreaming his way through the swing shifts of life. Happy to be a full time day dreamer now, Sinkhorn is set to release a follow up album in late 2019. He is also a member of “Coby Langham & The Citizen Band” with long time friends and collaborators Coby Langham and Zane Hilton.
Marlana VanHoose
Marlana VanHoose
Marlana was born with Cytomegalovirus (CMV), by the time she was a few weeks old it was discovered that she was blind. Her optic nerve never formed. She was not expected to live past one year. At the age of two, Marlana was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy.

But God knew better, He had special plans for Marlana. After Marlana turned a year old her body healed from the virus and that is when it all began. Marlana was humming “Jesus loves me” before she talked and by the time she was two years old she started playing the piano.

She has sung all over the United States at various events & churches. Marlana is a three time Heritage Award Recipient through the Artist Music Guild. Marlana sung the National Anthem at a University of Kentucky Women’s Basketball game in 2012. This was placed on YouTube and the video went viral. Since then, CBS evening news aired her story, she has sung at 3 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Races, NCAA women’s basketball tournaments and at several NBA basketball games, as well as many other events & churches across the USA. She also has sung for the 2015 NBA Playoffs including the 2015 NBA Finals, Game 6. ESPN-E-60 aired "Loud and Proud" a story about Marlana and the UK women’s basketball. Marlana appeared on the Atlanta Live Gospel Show and Babbie’s House, a gospel show in Atlanta, GA. She also has appeared on various other shows such as Inside Edition & Entertainment Tonight. Marlana also had the honor of singing at Carnegie Hall in NY City & Madison Square Garden for the NY Rangers. Marlana has been commissioned a Kentucky Colonel. She sings regularly with Best Buddies & United by Music North America organizations. Marlana performed at the 2016 Republican National Convention & also at the 2017 Inaugural prayer service!! Marlana met President Trump at a 2017 Rally in Louisville Ky. The first thing she told him was that, "Jesus Christ & God's word will be the only one that will make America Great Again with your help."

Marlana has invited Jesus into her heart and has been baptized. She loves God very much and says she has no need to see here on earth. She knows that when she gets to Heaven, Jesus will be the first face she’ll see.