A Noble Spirit Embiggens Lexington Music Scene
I was interviewing The Wooks at Willie’s Locally Known, the other night.
As we were talking, bassist, Roddy Puckett, referenced the close knit nature of Lexington’s music community. It’s a point that gets made a lot. It seems like everybody in the Lexington music community, at least the part I’m familiar with, knows each other and supports each other.
I responded, “Yeah, it’s a small community. But, kinda big at the same time.” That’s the kind of insightful comment you can expect from me.
Here’s what I meant, but failed to express in any meaningful way.
Lexington’s music scene, like Thoreau, contains multitudes, regardless of it’s size. There are bluegrass bands, blues bands, Americana bands, and singer-songwriters. There are jazz bands, there are afro-jazz bands, there are folk bands, astral folk bands, rock bands, punk bands, country bands, honky-tonk soul bands, rap artists, and steampunk party bands.
And all those bands and all the musicians that comprise them, know each other, seemingly love each other, and support each other. It’s really quite meaningful to see.
So, yeah, the point I was making with The Wooks is that Lexington’s music scene is small and big. Which makes sense because Lexington is a small town that can sometimes feel like a big town. There is a bigness to our smallness. It was Jedediah Springfield who taught us that, “A Noble Spirit embiggens the smallest man.” I can think of no phrase that better describes Lexinton’s music scene. It’s noble spirit truly embiggens us all.