Bluegrass Grammy Nominee James King Plays Draffenville

Jan 16, 2014

This year's Grammy nominations for Best Bluegrass Album include "Three Chords and the Truth" along with projects by The Boxcars, Dailey & Vincent, Della Mae, and Del McCoury Band. Writing for the CD release of "Three Chords and the Truth," Randy Pitts recalls hearing James King for the first time in 1992 in Owensboro and describes him as a "stocky ex-Marine whose voice bowled me over." Kate speaks with King:

James King Bluegrass Band performs at the Kentucky Opry this Friday (January 17) at 7:30 p.m. It's not the same band that backed King for the Grammy nominated abum, so Josh Williams will not be there for this show. Advance tickets are $15 at 270-527-3869. Tickets at the door are $18. The Kentucky Opry is five miles south of Kentucky Dam on Highway 641 in Draffenville, three miles north of Benton.