Officers

(Vacant) - President 


Howard Carey - Vice President, Chair - Hospitality Committee

Derek Feldman - Secretary, Chair - Membership Committee
Derek Feldman is a singer/songwriter who records and performs under the name Doc Feldman. He is also the Executive Producer of Shaker Steps, a live music video series featuring local and regional artists and compiling them for his show Music Anywhere on KET. Additionally, Shaker Steps helps to curate the musical lineup for the annual Well Crafted Festival held at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Derek chairs LAMA's Membership Committee.


Andrew Brinkhorst - Treasurer
Andrew Brinkhorst has more than 20 years of experience in the information security industry as a strategist, program leader, consultant, speaker and technologist.  His innovative thinking on security issues has influenced small and medium businesses, Fortune 500 enterprises, and some of the largest U.S. government agencies. 
Recently, Andrew's passion for documentary and street photography re-emerged. His current project explores and documents the renaissance occurring in the live music, art, and small business environments in the Lexington, Kentucky region. While working with local musicians as part of this project, he has become a supporter and advocate for the local musicians and music scene. Andrew is a member of LAMA's Marketing and Communications Committee.

 

Board of Directors

Ed Commons

Ed gained theater experience as well as expertise in lighting, sound, photography, direction, and music as a student at the Pittsburgh Playhouse School of Theater.

After moving to Lexington Kentucky in the mid 60’s, he founded an independent record label, as well as a video production company, House of Commons Films, shooting and directing hundreds of television commercials and Corporate Films. 

In more recent years, Ed’s projects included research and A/V production for the University of Kentucky Basketball Museum, and the Music Museum and Hall of Fame in Renfro Valley Kentucky. It is out of this Museum Experience that the seed of Red Barn Radio was born.  Continuing the location audio aspect of his early career, Ed currently produces and directs a weekly syndicated radio program of Bluegrass, Old Time Music, and Americana Music all recorded “live”.  This show is now in its thirteenth season, documenting the Music of Kentucky and the Region.
Ed is a member of LAMA's Nominating Committee.

Shawn Gannon

Shawn Gannon is Director and Emcee of Soulful Space, founded in 2014 by Lexington musicians and music lovers seeking a space that was genuinely music centered.  A completely unique experience for both audience and performer, Soulful Space is becoming a "must play" venue in Lexington.

Shawn has been an artist and writer of prose and song for as long as he can remember. He lives in Lexington, KY with his wife and children. He teaches welding at Bluegrass Community and Technical College where he received both the “American Welding Society Section Educator Award” and the “American Welding Society District Director Award”. As an educator he is committed to his students and their continued involvement in Lexington community enrichment programs. Shawn is a member of LAMA's Membership Committee. 

Jim Gleason

Jim Gleason shares lead guitar duties in The Johnson Brothers Band. He is also a member of The Sons of The Frigidaires and plays stunt guitar with The Bats. His original recording Deconstruction Ahead was released in 2012, and he swears another is on the way.  

In a parallel universe, Dr. Gleason is an Associate Professor of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University. He is a member of LAMA's Marketing and Communications Committee.

Celeste Lewis

Celeste Lewis is a visual artist and avid live music supporter from Lexington and is currently the director of the Downtown Arts Center and programming manager of Moondance Amphitheater.  After 20 years living in the mountain west as an arts professional in Arizona, Wyoming and Utah which included being an art director at Sundance, she’s back home in Lexington, a town she considers the home of more than its share of brilliant artists of all varieties.