The Josephines at the Burl in Lexington, KY 29-MAY-21

The Josephines kick off the long Memorial Day weekend with a rockin’ good time for enthusiastic Lexington fans with support from The Clap.

There is something awesome about seeing and experiencing a live music show that is simply good for the body and for the soul.  As the world slowly opens back up from the Covid-19 pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the entire music landscape for these past 14-15 months it is great to see more and more bands starting to schedule dates and performing once again. Bowling Green, Kentucky-based Southern rockers, The Josephines, made the best of their forced time off to complete their debut full-length studio album Cocaine or Cowboys which was released on April 20, 2021.

Playing just their third show of 2021 (after playing more than 200 shows in 2019) The Josephines rolled into Lexington looking to have a good time and “get weird” which is exactly what occurred. With more than a 90 minute set covering a majority of the Cocaine or Cowboys Album along with some gems from their initial EP Sober Up, The Josephines lit up the Burl with a fun and high energy set that had the whole room moving from the opening chords of the opening song, “Coal Mine Gone“.

There were a few gems along tonight’s journey including the second-ever live performance of “Bayou Baby” along with a blistering rendition of “Set Me On Fire”.  The Josephines closed out an awesome evening of live music with “Satansfield,” ”Fireball” and the title track off their new album “Cocaine or Cowboys” leaving everyone thoroughly satisfied and ready for the next show.

The Josephines – The Burl – Setlist
Coal Mine Gone
So much blood
Never Ends
Appalachian Mountain Blues
Bayou Baby
Set Me On Fire
Brother John
Trucker Song (Home)
Sarah’s Lincoln
Hee Tee
Maggie’s Bones
Sarah’s Lincoln
Cocaine or Cowboys

The Josephines are Brad Tabor (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin), Zach Lindsey (lead guitar, vocals), Alex Lindsey (lead guitar, pedal steel, lap steel, vocals), and David Page (drums, percussion). The band formed in 2017, taking their name from the street they all once lived on together: Josephine Street.

Opening the evening was local Lexington rockers The Clap who put on a lively 30-minute set of original songs that proved to be a great start to an outstanding evening.  The best line of the entire night was “Remember to tell your friends that you caught ‘THE CLAP’ tonight”

The Clap are Charlie Overman on Lead Guitar, Ella Webster on Violin, Jon McGee on Guitar and Lead Vocals, Jack Quinn on Drums, and Micah Wu on Bass.

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