Posted by: hankwillenbrink | October 27, 2008

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy to play Lexington Hemlock Tree Benefit

“God I love my tummy / It’s round and firm and funny / and that’s what I am”  Oh yeah, Louisville’s own Will Oldham is returning to KY on November 21 to play the Lexington Hemlock Tree Benefit.  I have no idea what this organization is outside of the obvious (it’s a society that wants to save hemlock trees, which of course were used to poison Socrates).

“Save Kentucky’s Hemlocks is a partnership of citizens, non-profits and government agencies working together to save eastern hemlocks (Tsuga canadensis), a foundation species in the southern Appalachian region, from the impacts of hemlock woolly adelgid.

Hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) or HWA is an invasive insect that develops, reproduces and feeds on all species of hemlock trees. Both Carolina hemlock (Tsuga caroliniana) and eastern hemlock are vulnerable to infestation and are currently suffering widespread mortality in the eastern United States. Sadly, hemlock woolly adelgid was discovered in Kentucky during the spring of 2006.

If left untreated, hemlock trees experience premature needle drop and eventually die within 2-7 years. The loss of the eastern hemlock from Kentucky’s forest would be profound and irreversible. Fortunately, several treatment options are available including insecticides and predatory beetles. These are especially important while we are still in the early stages of infestation.

Save Kentucky’s Hemlocks is working to raise the awareness and resources needed to protect our natural areas. If you are interested in joining us, making a donation to our nonprofit fund, wish to volunteer or would like more information please contact Merril Flanary, Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, at mflanary@knlt.org or Alice Mandt, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, at alice.mandt@ky.gov.” (thanks, reem)

Anyway, Mr. Prince Billy won’t be alone.  He’ll be joined by The Picket Line, with The Swells and The Englishmen and an art show!  Thanks Matt.

Old Tarr Distillery

Manchester St. Lexington, KY

November 21,

Art at 5

Music at 8

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – The World’s Greatest (R. Kelly Cover)

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Love Comes to Me

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Responses

  1. Not sure about the organization, but if the prince’s backup is who I think it is (the same folks who teamed with him at Funtown), then it’s (Thomas A. Minor and) The Pick’in Line.

    I’m looking all over for info on the show, and I’ve come up with nothing, either.

  2. “Save Kentucky’s Hemlocks is a partnership of citizens, non-profits and government agencies working together to save eastern hemlocks (Tsuga canadensis), a foundation species in the southern Appalachian region, from the impacts of hemlock woolly adelgid.

    Hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) or HWA is an invasive insect that develops, reproduces and feeds on all species of hemlock trees. Both Carolina hemlock (Tsuga caroliniana) and eastern hemlock are vulnerable to infestation and are currently suffering widespread mortality in the eastern United States. Sadly, hemlock woolly adelgid was discovered in Kentucky during the spring of 2006.

    If left untreated, hemlock trees experience premature needle drop and eventually die within 2-7 years. The loss of the eastern hemlock from Kentucky’s forest would be profound and irreversible. Fortunately, several treatment options are available including insecticides and predatory beetles. These are especially important while we are still in the early stages of infestation.

    Save Kentucky’s Hemlocks is working to raise the awareness and resources needed to protect our natural areas. If you are interested in joining us, making a donation to our nonprofit fund, wish to volunteer or would like more information please contact Merril Flanary, Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, at mflanary@knlt.org or Alice Mandt, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, at alice.mandt@ky.gov.”

  3. Thanks for posting this and thanks to the follow up post. This event will help save eastern hemlock trees which is different from the hemlock plant that took out Socrates.

    Info on getting tickets here – http://www.kyhemlocks.org/tsuga_event.html

  4. Hello. Does anyone in Lexington know of any good places to stay, and eat,etc? I’m traveling to the show from Oregon and have no idea whats around the venue, or where to stay. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!

  5. There is a new Holiday Inn Express on Leestown Road that is pretty close to the Distillery. Also Desha’s down the street from the distillery in downtown is a good place to eat. On the corner of Main and Broadway.


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