Nicholas Penn

Young Kentucky musician reflects on Kentucky local art, music, events and changes.  This site contains original music, gig updates, and booking information.  Blending easy listening west coast rock with Appalachian folk themes, Nicholas Penn has created a sound of his own.  

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Nicholas Penn is an indie/folk/rock artist based in Lexington, KY. Hailing from the musical family of Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Iron and Wine, and Sufjan Stephens, his songwriting style is refined and representative of the best. In 2017, Nicholas joined with indie/psych cellist Seth Murphy to create a new blend of bi-coastal folk/rock. Later in 2017, Nicholas filled the sound out by adding kick drum and tambourine that he plays with his feet, giving a big reggae/rock groove to the sound, and preparing the duo to take the stage at regional festivals.

In 2018 the duo performed at many festivals across the region, and also launched the self organized Alive Music yoga flow jams. Nicholas is committed to using music to better the world and is planting five trees for every merch item sold via an organization called Trees For The Future.

In 2019 Nicholas will be touring extensively across the US beginning in January with a 60 day tour from New Orleans to LA.