Music From The Front Porch

Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fans have been tuning in to "Music from the Front Porch" for over 30 years. The tradition of folk, bluegrass, acoustic and western swing continues with hosts John McMillen, Mike Gowen and Nick Morris. Hear the best of old and new musicians from Bill Monroe and Woody Guthrie to Alison Krauss and Chris Thile.

WKMS hosts a special early-bird fundraising event with live string band music in Studio A for Sounds Good with Tracy Ross. One of the rotating hosts of Music from the Front Porch , Mike Gowen, joins in to introduce old-time string music of the Purchase Region with Nathan Blake Lynn and Josh Coffey, known through Bawn in the Mash and other groups. As part of today's special presentation, Nathan plays music from his historical music project titled The Places I Used To Know. The album features 10 original songs focused on Lynn’s experiences in the Jackson Purchase. All songs were written, performed, and engineered by Lynn at his farm in Heath, Kentucky. For more information visit . See a video describing the album and a special fundraiser premium after the jump.

There’s a Bluegrass Benefit Friday night, November 1. A life-threatening infection put Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass’s Tony Williams in Vanderbilt hospital for a month and a half. Tony’s home and better now. His award-winning guitarist and vocalist son Josh Williams dropped in on Music from the Front Porch with Mark Welch last Saturday to talk about the benefit.

The band David Wax Museum formed in Boston in 2007. Theyve since become hits at the Newport Folk Festival, won Song of the Year with Born with a Broken Heart and Americana Artist of the Year for the 2010 Boston Music Awards, and have starred in a mini documentary about their trip to China. The band calls their style Mexo-Americana and incorporates Mexican instruments like the jarana jarocha and the quijada into their sets along with more typical northern folk...

Fiddler Scott Moore on crossing borders and crossing genres

Jun 22, 2012

Scott Moore has been to Ireland, Ecuador, Poland, Australia, Canada, China, as well as around the U.S. playing his violin. He lives in Louisville now and plays fiddle for The 23 String Band - who will be playing at ROMP in Owensboro next week. Rose Krzton-Presson spoke with Scott about crossing borders, crossing genres, and where hes looking to go next with his instrument. Scott Moore will be giving a fiddle workshop with Kati Penn of NewTown and Mike Barnett of The Deadly Gentlemen at 4:30on...

The Infamous Stringdusters play at Marathon Music Works

Feb 17, 2012

The Infamous Stringdusters are touring Yonder Mountain String Band for the next two weeks. The Dusters just released their first recording from their independent label High Country Recordings called Well Do It Live and will release their next album Silver Sky on March 12th. Rose Krzton-Presson spoke with bandmembers before their show at Marathon Music Works in Nashville on February 10th about the newest albums, their festival circuit this year (including their very own Festy Experience ), and...