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.  


I'm honored to collaborate with some incredible organizations.  We work together to promote each others goals and bring more awareness to each others work.  Please take a look at these awesome businesses and non-profits!

The Weekly Juicery

In 2012 I was fresh out of college and looking for a third job.  I got hired on at a brand new juice shop in Lexington, KY.  Little did I know that was joining a team that would build one of the most influential health companies in the Midwest.  I'm currently Director of Sales, and will likely remain tied to this company for as long as I live.  As far as the highest quality veggie juice goes, look no further.  We don't compromise.  

KRC has been protecting KY for over 30 years by thwarting policy that threatens the environment and citizens of KY.  There work is incredibly important for keeping the policy makers in KY in check and making sure that our land and our people do not suffer at the hands of reckless decision making.  Director Tom Fitzgerald is a unique spirit guiding the activities of this organization.  It only takes a few minutes with "Fitz" to realize that his inner fire is stoked by a deep love for the land and people of this state, and by a strong sense of responsibility and integrity.

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Eufloria is an excellent online resource for anyone who is wanting to make healthy shifts in their life.  My good friend Josh has undergone some pretty substantial transformation in regards to health, and felt inspired to create resources for other people to do the same.  Josh and I share a similar goal of chasing health and wellness and bringing it to the masses.  His company is definitely worth a look!

KY Heartwood is a unique environmental organization directed by Chris Schimmoeller.  Many Kentuckians have no idea that KY Heartwood was instrumental in defeating several Pipeline projects that would have negatively impacted our land and it's people.  KY Heartwood has a lovely music festival every year that is great for families with children!  They definitely have shown us that protecting the environment takes work and constant vigilance, but it can also lead to a lot of fun as well!

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Justin Skeens

Emmy Aware winning Videographer

Not only is the guy insanely talented and passionate about creating incredible video, he's also very humble an dedicated to his clients.  Justin is the picture of a creative professional and I admire him as an artist and as a peer.  He shot all of my music videos for me, and I am looking forward to working with him on upcoming project!


KNLT is working to protect, connect
and restore wildlands, large forest
tracts and migratory corridors.  They purchase large tracks of lands to conserve, as well as convince current land owners to agree to conserve their land indefinitely.  This is especially important in Eastern, KY where strip mining threatens the entire region.  KNLT regularly supports artists and musicians.  I have had the privilege of taking a trip to Pine Mountain with them, and wrote the song "Mine" from my experiences there.