Yearly Archive: 2019

Mama Said String Band release new album, Carry the Water

As the host of a radio show and podcast – I find myself asking a familiar question to most performers that go like this:  “what is the name of this next song you are going to perform?” Imagine the surprise, delight and pure curiosity that was ignited when Mama Said...

Exploring the life of musician Dora Mae Wagers

One of the early banjo pioneers in Kentucky country and folk music would be that of Laurel County native, Dora Mae Woodall Wagers.  Dora Mae Woodall Wagers was born on July 14, 1927, in Laurel County, Kentucky, to Harry and Nancy Woodall.  She was raised in the community of Hazel...

Beattyville native Ian Noe reveals new music with Between the Country

Kentucky is presently in the midst of writing one of the great chapters in country music history. Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, and Tyler Childers are helping change the game, and they’ve got an army of their incredibly talented peers backing them up. Music has always flowed through these hills; crawling...

Dean Phelps Live at Red Barn Radio

Relive the concert experience with Red Barn Radio album collection

Nestled in a small studio space in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, sits the popular weekly radio series, Red Barn Radio.  It has been running for over 17 seasons of music entertainment.  Shows are broadcast live on the radio airwaves, as well as on Facebook live.  Many of those that have graced...

Arlo McKinley

The rise of Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound

On April 27th, Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound performed his second sold out show at The Burl in Lexington, Kentucky. The tone for the evening was set as the band made their way to the stage. Half a fifth’s worth of Bulleit sloshed back and forth in the bottle...

Keith Whitley’s legacy lives on 30 years later

Thirty years ago today, country music lost the legendary Keith Whitley. He was just 33 years old, but he left his footprint on the hearts of many in country music, even to this day. Born on July 1, 1955 in Sandy Hook, Kentucky, Keith Whitley had 19 singles that charted...

Jericho Woods explore their musical roots with new release

For many that follow the Kentucky music scene, their ears tend to head east towards Appalachia.  However, most do not realize that Kentucky has such rich potential with those beyond the mountain region.  One of those musical talents is Jericho Woods, who is releasing their second album on May 3,...