“Last December, I was eating a bowl of cereal for breakfast and it just hit,” the vocalist/guitarist says from a control room at Sound Images, where bandmate Adam Pleiman is employed. “We all have these multi-tiered lives with music and family and friends, and mine is kind of intense with those things because I’m ADD and a creative spirit. So I was trying to come up with something that would literally involve my wife, who’s a horse lover and an advocate of animal rights.”
Seems simple, until you factor in the other parameters that Lipscomb incorporated into the plan — finding 12 artists to design graphic images depicting a horse at least marginally inspired by one of the songs. Fittingly titled The Year of the Horse, the album would also benefit area horse rescue organization Speak Up for Horses, which will receive 50 percent of the album’s proceeds.
The Kentucky Struts celebrate their new release Saturday at the Southgate House with The Sundresses. Go here to read Brian Baker's full interview.