bluegrass

Arts
4:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Pickin' Party This Weekend, Nathan Blake Lynn & Josh Coffey Emcee

Pickin Party 2013

The Pickin' Party returns to LBL's 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 Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Homeplace Lead Interpreter Cindy Earls about the event.

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Arts
11:20 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Bluegrass Grammy Nominee James King Plays Draffenville

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:

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Arts
5:26 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

ROMP Music Fest Returns to Owensboro

Punch Brothers

On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross 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,  Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and many others, at ROMP next Wednesday through Saturday in Owensboro’s Yellow Springs Park. Tickets are $45 for a single day, or $135 for the weekend. See more at RompFest.com.

Culture
1:40 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Enjoy Old-Time Music at LBL's 15th Annual Pickin' Party

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 & 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. See more at LBL's event calendar.

Sports
3:51 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Bluegrass State Games Enter 29th Year

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Chad Lampe speaks with Becky Monarch on Sounds Good about the Bluegrass State Games. This is the largest amateur participatory event in Kentucky. Entering their 29th 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. See more at BlugrassStateGames.org.

Arts
4:30 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Pennington Folk Festival Returns to Princeton for 16th Year

Kate Lochte speaks with Stacey Menser on Sounds Good about the 16th annual Pennington Folk Festival, an outdoor, live performance honoring local thumbpicking 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. See more on the Pennington Folk Festival Facebook page.

Arts
4:18 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Dan Knowles and his Hot Band Play Lee Academy for the Arts Benefit

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.

Culture
8:04 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Ky. Bluegrass Festival Successful Despite Dispute

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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.

WKMS LIVE @ ROMP
10:29 am
Sun July 1, 2012

WKMS @ ROMP: The Slideshow

The Farewell Drifters

We had a blast at ROMP  at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, hosted by the International Bluegrass Music Museum. We hope you enjoyed the live broadcasts! Also a special shout-out to our friends at the Evansville-based NPR & PBS station, WNIN for helping make the trip and the broadcast possible.

See more photos on ROMP's Facebook page.

WKMS Press Releases
3:49 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

WKMS Broadcasts Live from ROMP Music Festival

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Murray State's listener-supported public radio service 91.3 WKMS-FM presents special live broadcasts from ROMP on Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30.

Opening the live broadcast Friday at 6 p.m. are The Farewell Drifters, an alt-folk band known for their ‘60s era-inspired harmonies. At 7:20 p.m. Lonesome River Band performs with longtime band member and multi-award winning banjo picker, Sammy Shelor. The Deadly Gentlemen take the stage at 8:40 p.m. performing a blend of epic folk and unconventional bluegrass. Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile headline the night at 10 p.m.   

Saturday at 6 p.m. hear Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three and their creative mix of American roots, western swing, early jazz and country blues. The 23 String Band follows at 7:20 p.m. playing bluegrass fueled by high-octane rock-n-roll. Old Crow Medicine Show headlines at 10 p.m with old-time folk and bluegrass. Other bands may be added to the broadcast schedule in the days leading up to the event.

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