Piper Madison’s Home with a New Album; Pat MacDonald Wants to Put You in the Loop(Fest)


Once you hear Piper Madison’s new album, “How Do I Love?”, you won’t believe she’s just 19 years old. But the Louisville native, who has been splitting time between her home here and Los Angeles since was 9, is the real deal. We met at Big Spring Country Club (her Mom Rhonda and publicist Debra Locker Griffin were also there) as Piper performed the title track from her single and even a new Rusty Satellite Show jingle. She’s playing the Blind Squirrel Friday night, and will be in demand at local venues very soon.

It was also a great experience to see the result of a multi-million dollar renovation of the space at Big Spring, where I got a tour from my bowling buddy and GM Rick Thurston.

For locals, there seems to be nothing better than walking around outside in good weather drinking beer and listening to good live music. And that’s what Pat MacDonald and the Belknap Neighborhood Association have planned for the weekend. It’s a celebration of getting back to normal and honoring some of the businesses that have survived, including the Dundee Tavern and Hammerhead’s. Dundee proprietor Alan Hincks joins Pat late in the interview, along with Caroline Knop.

It was sad to see that Jared Mathews shut down Street Grub and Hops in St. Matthews, site of the Rusty Satellite 400th episode party. Let’s hope the valuable real estate turns into something cool.

Pat MacDonald and Alan Hincks at the Dundee Tavern

There’s plenty of other stuff going on this weekend, another coming out party for those of you who have been inside too long. There’s the U of L football game against Virginia Saturday afternoon.  The Garvin Gate Blue Festival goes all day Saturday. Paristown hosts a Teddy Abrams event.

On Sunday I’ll be hosting an eXp Realty Open House in Lake Forest at 2218 Highland Springs. Come on by and see this gorgeous home. Thanks also to Hactare’s CBD in NuLu and Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill for sponsoring the show.