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.
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.
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.