ROMP

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 LIVE @ ROMP
2:59 pm
Sat June 30, 2012

Old Crow Medicine Show Headlines Live Broadcast from ROMP

Old Crow Medicine Show
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Tonight 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. Thanks for listening, Please "like" us on Facebook!

Click here to stream the broadcast (.m3u) Alternate links: iTunesWindows Media

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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ROMP 2012
10:50 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Fiddler Scott Moore on crossing borders and crossing genres

Scott Moore (right) and Gabe Witcher leading the fiddle workshop at ROMP 2011.

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 he’s looking to go next with his instrument.

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ROMP 2012
1:00 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Bassist T Martin Stam shares old timey music with youthful energy

Louisville's 23 String Band describes their music as "bluegrass attack fueled by high-octane rock-n-roll energy and triple-distilled old timey roots." They're one of the bands performing later this month at Owensboro's ROMP festival. Rose Krzton-Presson spoke with 23's bass player T Martin Stam about this young group's efforts to teach others about this old time music.

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ROMP 2012
1:46 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Guitarist CJ Cain on Rocking, Picking, and Grooving

"There are so many guys that can just wail on their instrument, but just putting five awesome musicians together doesn’t always mean that you’re going to get a good band out of it."

CJ Cain picked up the guitar at age 14 to learn to play rock. At 16, he went to a bluegrass festival and has been picking ever since. Today he plays for the Lexington bluegrass band NewTown- which will be playing at ROMP in Owensboro this month.

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ROMP 2012
2:28 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

John Laswell on ROMP Instrument Workshops

Left to right: Paul Kowert, T Martin Stam, Chris Shouse, and John Laswell picking during a ROMP 2011 bass workshop.
Rose Krzton-Presson

Owensboro welcomes thousands of bluegrass and folk music enthusiasts later this month for the River of Music Party- or ROMP. Artists like Vince Gill, Old Crow Medicine Show and The Carolina Chocolate Drops headline the three day event. 

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