Sturgill Simpson’s third solo album, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. It also reached #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Country Albums charts. See reviews from Pitchfork , Spin, and NPR.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch announced a national tour starting in October 2016. Expect 10 in 20 artists Justin Craig and Matt Duncan to show up on the road in parts they played on Broadway.
The Mick Jagger/Martin Scorcese-produced HBO series Vinyl features a theme song by Sturgill Simpson, and Justin Craig appeared in the first episode as rocker Todd Rundgren.
Coralee was chosen to launch the Sunday Sessions series in downtown Lexington.
Andrew English and Justin Craig have been recording a project as Lord Howard Hz.
Sherri McGee (Little Miss Tammy Smith) worked on a new album with Lexington band Concrete Lilies.
Willie Eames has been performing extensively as a solo act, and both performing and recording with bands including C the Beat, Brian Owens, Northside Sheiks, and The Tallboys.
Sturgill Simpson (Sunday Valley) released his second solo album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, performed on The Late Show with David Letterman and other network tv broadcasts, was nominated for a Grammy award (Americana Album of the Year), and was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Awards.
Justin Craig (Englishman) was also nominated for a Grammy Award, as a producer (with writer/composer/producer Stephen Trask) of Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Original Broadway Cast Album. Justin and Matt Duncan performed through 2014 and 2015 on stage in the show’s revival at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre. Lexington Herald-Leader piece about the show’s Lexington connections. Matt and Justin also performed at with Hedwig’s Neil Patrick Harris at Tony Awards ceremony, aired live on CBS. The show won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.
LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER PREVIEWS NOVEMBER 10TH SHOW
NOVEMBER 8, 2012
ACE WEEKLY PROFILES 10 IN 20, DUANE LUNDY, AND JENNIFER MILLER
NOVEMBER 1, 2012
KYFORWARD ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER SHOW
OCTOBER 31, 2012
KYFORWARD Q&A WITH 10 IN 20′S DUANE LUNDY AND JENNIFER MILLER
OCTOBER 2, 2012
LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER COLUMN ABOUT 10 IN 20
SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
KyForward Highlights 10 in 20‘s Final Track and Progress Toward a Vinyl Album
JULY 25, 2012
PASTE MAGAZINE FEATURES 3 BANDS FROM 10 IN 20
MAY 10, 2012
Indie taste-maker Paste Magazine‘s article 10 Kentucky Bands You Should Listen to Now included three bands from 10 in 20: A Lexington Music Project: Matt Duncan, The Fanged Robot, and Oh My Me. The piece gave us a nod, too, referring to “the excellently produced Lexington-based recording series ’10 in 20.’”
LOVE FOR THE FANGED ROBOT FROM THESE UNITED STATES
April 6, 2012
Beautiful words from Jesse Elliot: “I’ve been thinking a lot about his song “Let the Countdown Count Me” this week. (Hit play on that video link… now!) It’s beautiful, number one. It elegantly describes both change and acceptance, which I always love. And it speaks to me even more personally, this Very Good Friday, because my childhood heroine and partner-in-crime Grandma Bonnie passed away a couple weeks ago. I don’t pretend to know what all of the song is about – yet another reason I love it – but I think it resonates deeply because it’s so…wide open? In this order: honest, naked, buried, determined, alive, zen, seeking, surrendered, ultimately open-hearted. And that is surgery, accomplishing a narrative that sweeping in so few words and sounds.”
BUSINESS LEXINGTON COVER STORY PROFILES 10 IN 20‘S DUANE LUNDY
DECEMBER 7, 2011
Business Lexington, a biweekly print publication covering Central Kentucky’s business leaders and innovators, features producer Duane Lundy on the front page of the current edition. Check it out! A separate article inside the issue addresses more generally “Lexington’s economic potential as an arts and entertainment destination.”
A BIG WEEK FOR 10 IN 20′S DECEMBER ARTIST, SUNDAY VALLEY
DECEMBER 6, 2011
”I really don’t know what to say here, except that Sunday Valley was the best live band I discovered in 2011, and very possibly might be the best live band right now in all of country music. I know that may come across as a platitude, but I believe it, and to try and use words to describe their live experience almost seems insulting; you just have to experience it yourself. Sturgill Simpson is country’s version of Jimi Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughan. Mark my words, 2012 might be the year of Sunday Valley.”
MATT JORDAN INTERVIEWS PRODUCER DUANE LUNDY FOR KYFORWARD
NOVEMBER 11, 2011
MUSIC BLOGGERS’ FIRST LISTEN TO MATT DUNCAN’S ALL SAILS
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
In the first two days after our second new release, more than 500 people watched the video for Matt Duncan’s All Sails. This early exposure owes a great deal to the reach of independent music bloggers, an increasingly influential segment of taste-makers.
This might actually be my favorite Matt Duncan song. The new Lexington recording project 10in20 really brought out the best in the Matt Duncan Band with “All Sails.” It’s a catchy, well-produced song from one of Lexington’s best songwriters.
Rock Cousteau was the next music blogger to discover the new song on release day–thanks, Rock Cousteau!
RECAP OF NEWS FROM OCTOBER 2011
• We launched our first song and video, ProfessionaLoner by Coralee and the Townies.
• We also debuted our website and Bandcamp page.
• 10 in 20 Producer Duane Lundy was Joe Conkwright’s guest, live on WUKY’s Rock & Roots show, discussing the project and supporting the NPR affiliate’s fund drive.
• Our launch was featured on music blogs including You Ain’t No Picasso and Rock Cousteau.
• Duane Lundy was Mick Jeffries‘s guest on Trivial Thursdays onWRFL. We will link to the podcast when Mick posts it.
RECAP OF NEWS FROM SEPTEMBER 2011
• We unveiled the first three groups of artists to be produced and featured by 10 in 20: A Lexington Recording Project: Coralee and the Townies, Matt Duncan, and Sunday Valley.