I'm very excited to announce that my debut solo release "The Pilot Light" will be available on June 1st. I'm proud of this small collection of songs and I'm grateful for everything I've learned in compiling them. More news (and surprises) coming soon. Cheers.


Join me Wednesday, December 12 at 8 pm on Red Barn Radio

The Performance Hall at ArtsPlace, 161 North Mill St. Lexington, Kentucky
$8 at the at the Church St. door


Join me for the first annual Southgate Roots Revival Fall Folk Festival featuring featuring Bluegrass, Songwriter, Americana and Roots-inspired music.


Check out this SOLD OUT line up - more details to come...

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Lexington Community Radio: WICK'S PICK - 04/25/2018



Sometimes, there’s just that singer with that voice. That is Derek Spencer, the man behind The Rooster's Crow.

With a deep, soulful voice that immediately demands a crowd’s attention, Spencer’s lyrics draw you into a world of spirituality and sin, and a life of a different, lost time. 



The Kentucky Kernel

Growing up in Beattyville, Ky., Derek Spencer could often be found in Standing Rock Church of Christ admiring the singing congregation. The group was a capella with no instruments, and gave Spencer the jolt of inspiration needed to dive into the world of music.



local music mondays

Derek Spencer is a native of Beattyville, Kentucky who moved to Lexington in 2007. Spencer grew up singing in church but didn’t start writing his own songs until he was 13. After moving to Lexington Spencer started performing under the name The Rooster’s Crow. He has since dropped that moniker but says as a songwriter he has learned from many different experiences.