credit: Elizabeth Withers

Abby Hamilton

If you’ve spent any time exploring Kentucky’s booming folk/rock/country scene, chances are you’ve heard somebody say, “You’ve really got to hear Abby Hamilton.” The Nicholasville singer-songwriter has garnered a reputation as a can’t-miss live performer, opening for acts like Kelsey Waldon, Valley Queen, Arlo McKinley, and Justin Wells, as well as singing at festivals including Master Musicians and On the Rails. With influences ranging from the classic country divas to Bruce Springsteen, she wins over audiences with her clever lyrics and entrancing vocals.

Her long-anticipated second EP, “Afraid of the Dark,” is bound to appease Hamilton’s avid fan base, perfectly encapsulating her unique sound that feels just as comfortable in the Appalachian mountains as it does in a whiskey-soaked bar room in the city. She spent months in a hollow in Prestonsburg, Ky., crafting songs that tell stories inspired by true events about hope, home, and young love. It’s a genre-bending folk-rock experience that cements her place as one of the region’s most interesting young songwriters.

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Events featuring Abby Hamilton

Mar 16, 2022
3:00pm — 3:40pm
Presented by
SXSW DAY PARTY IFPA presents Global Street Farm
Mar 19, 2022
11:00pm — 11:40pm

Details

From:

Lexington, KY

Genre:

Country

Subgenre:

Singer-Songwriter