Much Obliged brought indie rock energy to Riney B. Park

Published 3:00 pm Wednesday, June 7, 2023

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By Carrie Hudson

Staff Intern

On Saturday, June 3, Lexington-based indie rock band Much Obliged performed at Riney B. Park in Nicholasville.

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The concert was one in a series of summer concerts sponsored by the Jessamine County Public Library.

Specifically for Much Obliged, performing together is nothing new. In fact, three of the members first met in grade school.

Frontman Michael Clark said, “We went to school together since third grade- we’ve known each other for a long time.”

From there, they performed together in concert band and at churches.

“We went through concert band together, so we were kind of always together,” Clark said.

Through their time together, the group has explored numerous genres of music. The group has since landed on a genre Clark describes as, “…rock, psychedelic, indie, country-ish.”

As a whole, all of the members of Much Obliged have been together for ten years. Usually, they are spotted at bars but are hoping to transition into venues similar to Riney B. Amphitheater.

“We are usually in bars for the most part, but we’re trying to expand outward…We are trying to do more stuff like this,” Clark said.

As a band, Much Obliged thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere of Riney B.

“Everything has been awesome. We really loved playing here. The stage is really cool. It’s nice and spacious,” Clark said.

If you would like to listen to their music, their songs are available on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon Music and Bandcamp.

Or are wanting to attend future concerts brought to you by the Jessamine County Public Library, here are the upcoming ones:

• Thursday, July 20 6:30-8:30 p.m.- Not a Beach Party

• Saturday, August 19 6:00-7:30 p.m.- Letters of Acceptance

• Saturday, September 23 4:00-5:30 p.m.- Appalatin