CELEBRATING

THIRTEEN YEARS

OF TRADITIONAL

KENTUCKY MUSIC

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Red Barn Radio records each show

before a studio audience for later broad-

cast. Come help us cheer on the fine

musicians who keep alive the Traditional

Music of Kentucky!


The Performance Hall at ArtsPlace,

161 North Mill Street in Lexington, Kentucky

Wednesdays at 8 PM , Admission: $8. Enter the red Church Street door for all RBR shows. Click on the

photo for directions.

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WITH MASTER

OF CEREMONIES

DONALD MASON

Level Green to appear on

Red Barn Radio soundstage

Showtime: 8 PM

The history of "Level green" dates far

beyond the few years they have been

together as a band. It can actually be

traced back to January 3, 1930. It was

on this date William E. Mink was born

in a small rural community in south-

eastern Kentucky known as Level Green.

William, (Edd as he was known by all

his friends and family) grew up listening

to Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys

on the Grand Ole Opry. This was the

spark that started the flame for his love

of bluegrass music. Later he formed a

bluegrass gospel band that played in

churches and festivals throughout Ken-

tucky. Edd Mink had a profound impact

on the founding members of "Level

green" in one form or another. He taught

Robby McFerron his first chords on the

mandolin and guitar.  Edd raised Keith

Mink (his son), teaching him the banjo

and guitar as well as vocal harmonies.  He was a friend and mentor to Jim Dargavell teaching him vocal harmonies and helping him to learn the finer points of bluegrass guitar. 

          "Level green" formed in 2009 with Jim Dargavell on guitar and lead vocals, Robby McFerron on mandolin, lead and bass vocals, Keith Mink on banjo, guitar, and baritone vocals, Paula Mink on tenor vocals and Edwin Robinson on bass. The current lineup has seen a few changes since the initial founding members. Paula Mink and Edwin Robinson have left the band to pursue other interest. In 2013 Phillip Doan joined the band on lead guitar and lead and harmony vocals. The addition of Matt Cromer on Dobro and Ron Cox on bass in 2014 rounds out the sum of Level Green. The current line-up combines tight vocal harmonies with complimentary musicianship giving "Level Green" a unique blend of traditional bluegrass with a twist of contemporary flavor. The release of "Level green's" debut album entitled "Kentucky Line" also showcases the bands songwriting talent with eleven of the twelve tracks being original songs written by members of "Level Green". Their second album, "Gospel Treasures" is a compilation of old Bluegrass Gospel favorites as well as a couple of originals mixed in. 

Central Kentucky:  wuky.org, Saturdays at 8 PM. In Kentucky:  weku.fm, Saturday evenings at 9 PM on WEKU 88.9 Richmond, 106.7 Frankfort, 90.9 Hazard, 88.5 Corbin, 96.9 Barbourville, 102.5 Middlesboro, and 95.1 Pikeville - repeats 3 a.m. Sundays.

East Tennessee: wets.com, Fridays at 11 AM, Sundays at 8 PM.

Lost Creek, WVA: wotrfm.com, whawradio.com. Regina, Sask.

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