Music

The First 99 Most Interesting People in the ‘Ville

Well, the Rusty Satellite Show has almost made it to a major milestone. This week will mark the 52nd episode of the Rusty podcast.  The list below includes politicians, media professionals, lawyers, entrepreneurs, athletes, professors, public officials and a lot of good friends who agreed to help me build this little show. On Father’s Day, it’s also worth mentioning my son, Nick Redding, now living in New Orleans, who came up with the Rusty Satellite moniker many years ago as a middle school student. It’s a great name. I’m trying to make this little show a bit bigger, and one…


Lyle Lovett and Some Louisville Love

Lyle Lovett has made Louisville a regular stop since 1987, and the show he played with his five-piece band at Iroquois Ampitheatre may have been the best yet. Lovett told the 2,000 or so fans packing the Park that it was the last stop on the current acoustic tour. His band included just five other musicians. And while Lovett made sure that during the 2 1/2 hour show he played plenty of familiar tunes, he went out of his way to showcase the work of the band members. Once, Lovett left the stage so Luke Bulla, on violin, could play…



No Fear, Fire Up The Thunder

OK. I’m a little bit worried. I keep running into people, coming across social media posts, that indicates to me a lot of people are staying home for Thunder Saturday.  The message I’d like the community to send is that we’re not giving up our riverfront, Waterfront Park or downtown to criminals. In the last few days, it’s become known that youth gangs were responsible for the March 22 violence, and that the culture that exists within that culture isn’t extinguished by putting more cops on the street or having meetings in the West End. This memo, written by an…


Cultural Differences, and Plentiful Options, in the ‘Ville

Among the reasons I really enjoy doing the Rusty Satellite Show is the opportunity to learn a little about a lot of things from the rich roster of guests I have been able to convince to spend 15 minutes talking about themselves. In every case, I learn something form the conversation, and I hope you do too.



Ashley Miller and Chuck Kaplan Stop at the Satellite

I tackle my Top Five news stories — the battle over gaming in Kentucky that illustrates why we can’t have nice things; a quick take on the Metro Council elections now that the candidate deadline has passed; Governor Beshear’s “mind-boggling” trip to see the President’s State of the Union address; the death of a local newspaper and my Super Bowl prediction.



Benefit for Hank Sinatra – Aug.11 @ Jim Porter’s

    Whether you know him as Roger Knight or Hank Sinatra, you’ll want to contribute to his health, healing, and all the financial help that is involved. One of the finest southpaw guitarists in town, Hank needs as much support as he can get, emotionally and financially, so come on out to Jim Porter’s this Sunday. Easy, free parking and plenty of it.  So much talent under one roof, it could be deemed as the Louisville Music zip  code for the day.     Jim Porter’s – Sunday, Aug. 11   Ballroom:     5:35 – 6:00 Happy Panic…