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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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