bluegrass http://wkms.org en A Preview of ROMP Fest 2014 http://wkms.org/post/preview-romp-fest-2014 <p>ROMP, the bluegrass roots and branches festival returns to Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro next weekend, with headlining acts Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs &amp; Kentucky Thunder, Sam Bush Band, Del McCoury Band, and many others. On<em> Sounds Good</em>, Chris Langdon, Promotions Director for the International Bluegrass Museum, previews the festival with Tracy Ross.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:48:26 +0000 Tracy Ross 41446 at http://wkms.org A Preview of ROMP Fest 2014 Steep Canyon Rangers Play Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville Tonight http://wkms.org/post/steep-canyon-rangers-play-alhambra-theatre-hopkinsville-tonight <p>The Steep Canyon Rangers often tour with Steve Martin, notably&nbsp;on <em>A Prairie Home Companion</em>, won "Entertainers of the Year" from the International Bluegrass Music Association, and recently received a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, for "Nobody Knows You." &nbsp;Tonight, the Pennyroyal Arts Council presents "A Night With the Steep Canyon Rangers" at the Alhambra Theater. On <em>Sounds Good</em>, Tracy Ross speaks with the band's banjo player, vocalist and songwriter Graham Sharp.</p><p><em>Listen to the conversation:</em></p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:42:20 +0000 Tracy Ross 41281 at http://wkms.org Steep Canyon Rangers Play Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville Tonight Pickin' Party This Weekend, Nathan Blake Lynn & Josh Coffey Emcee http://wkms.org/post/pickin-party-weekend-nathan-blake-lynn-josh-coffey-emcee <p>The Pickin' Party returns to LBL's&nbsp;Homeplace this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets to see old time music on a rustic stage. Nathan Blake Lynn and Josh Coffey emcee while Dixie Volunteers, Charlie Stamper, and buck dancer Thomas Maupin and Overall Creek Band perform. On <em>Sounds Good</em>, Tracy Ross speaks with Homeplace Lead Interpreter Cindy Earls about the event.</p><p><em>Hear the conversation:</em></p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:00:05 +0000 Tracy Ross 41253 at http://wkms.org Pickin' Party This Weekend, Nathan Blake Lynn & Josh Coffey Emcee Bluegrass Grammy Nominee James King Plays Draffenville http://wkms.org/post/bluegrass-grammy-nominee-james-king-plays-draffenville <p>This year's Grammy nominations for Best Bluegrass Album include "Three Chords and the Truth" along with projects by The Boxcars, Dailey &amp; Vincent, Della Mae, and Del McCoury Band.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Writing for the CD release of "Three Chords and the Truth," Randy Pitts recalls hearing James King for the first time in 1992 in </span>Owensboro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and describes him as a "stocky ex-Marine whose voice bowled me over." Kate speaks with King:</span></p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:20:47 +0000 Kate Lochte 38082 at http://wkms.org Bluegrass Grammy Nominee James King Plays Draffenville ROMP Music Fest Returns to Owensboro http://wkms.org/post/romp-music-fest-returns-owensboro <p>On <em>Sounds Good</em>, Tracy Ross<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;welcomes ROMP Team member Chris Langdon of the International Bluegrass Music Museum to talk about this year's music festival. Be listening for the fabulous music lineup including The Punch Brothers, Merle Haggard, &nbsp;Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and many others, at ROMP next Wednesday through Saturday in </span>Owensboro’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Yellow Springs Park. Tickets are $45 for a single day, or $135 for the weekend. <a href="http://rompfest.com/">See more at RompFest.com</a>.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:26:39 +0000 Tracy Ross 32373 at http://wkms.org ROMP Music Fest Returns to Owensboro Enjoy Old-Time Music at LBL's 15th Annual Pickin' Party http://wkms.org/post/enjoy-old-time-music-lbls-15th-annual-pickin-party <p>LBL's Pickin' Party, an old-time music festival, returns to Land Between the Lakes' Homeplace for its 15th year, June 15 and 16. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nathan Blake Lynn emcees with performances by the Dixie Volunteers, Thomas Maupin &amp; Daniel Rothwell, Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, Mark Dvorak, and more. Bring your own musical instruments to jam and perform, also bring your own chairs and blankets. <a href="http://www.lbl.org/CALOverview.asp?a=3">See more at LBL's event calendar</a>.</p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:40:41 +0000 Tracy Ross 32008 at http://wkms.org Enjoy Old-Time Music at LBL's 15th Annual Pickin' Party Bluegrass State Games Enter 29th Year http://wkms.org/post/bluegrass-state-games-enter-29th-year <p>Chad Lampe&nbsp;speaks with&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Becky Monarch on&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Sounds Good</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about the Bluegrass State Games. This is the largest amateur participatory event in Kentucky. Entering their </span>29th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> year, the Games' size and scope annually rank among the top three state games in the country. According to their website, the Games are the signature event of the Bluegrass Sports Commission, designed to provide Kentuckians of all ages and skill levels a wholesome avenue for positive development through sports and physical activity. <a href="http://bluegrassstategames.org/">See more at BlugrassStateGames.org</a>.</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 20:51:25 +0000 Chad Lampe 31867 at http://wkms.org Bluegrass State Games Enter 29th Year Pennington Folk Festival Returns to Princeton for 16th Year http://wkms.org/post/pennington-folk-festival-returns-princeton-16th-year <p>Kate Lochte speaks with Stacey Menser&nbsp;on<em> Sounds Good </em>about the 16th annual Pennington Folk Festival, an outdoor, live performance honoring local thumbpicking&nbsp;guitarist Eddie Pennington this Friday and Saturday. The festival is located on 612 West Washington Street on the Butler Campus Lawn in Princeton, Kentucky. The festival is free, and it is recommended that you bring your own chairs. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pennington-Folk-Festival/253369434749947">See more on the Pennington Folk Festival Facebook page</a>.</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 21:30:52 +0000 Kate Lochte 31791 at http://wkms.org Pennington Folk Festival Returns to Princeton for 16th Year Dan Knowles and his Hot Band Play Lee Academy for the Arts Benefit http://wkms.org/post/dan-knowles-and-his-hot-band-play-lee-academy-arts-benefit <p>Paris, Tennessee's Lee Academy for the Arts hosts a concert with Dan Knowles and his Hot Band Saturday, February 23 at 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for the academy, especially for the new ceramics program. Dan Knowles and Academy supporter Ray Hardy stopped by the studio today during Sounds Good to speak about the event and play some music.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:18:20 +0000 Kate Lochte 28261 at http://wkms.org Dan Knowles and his Hot Band Play Lee Academy for the Arts Benefit Ky. Bluegrass Festival Successful Despite Dispute http://wkms.org/post/ky-bluegrass-festival-successful-despite-dispute <p>An Ohio County festival honoring bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe was successful despite a legal battle over using the music icon’s name and likeness. Festival Organizer Campbell Mercer says around 15,000 fans attended the Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration last weekend. A court had stopped Mercer from using Monroe’s likeness or name in promotions. Campbell is in a dispute with Ohio County and the county industrial foundation. Both groups lay legal claim to Monroe’s name and image since they bought the rights from Monroe’s sons 13 years ago. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:04:42 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 23035 at http://wkms.org Ky. Bluegrass Festival Successful Despite Dispute