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Traditional Music of Kentucky!

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2nd: An Appalachian Christmas VII

9th: Narrow Road Gospel Bluegrass

16th: Jubal

23rd: No Show - Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, etc.!

30th: No Show - Happy New Year!

Born and raised in Wythe County in south-

west Virginia, Sam Gleaves performs

innovative mountain music with a sense of

history.  Sam’s performances combine trad-

itional Appalachian ballads, dance tunes,

original songs and the stories that surround

the music.

Sam earned a degree in Folklore from Berea

College and has performed throughout the

east coast of the U.S. and internationally in

Ireland and Japan with the Berea College

Bluegrass Ensemble, directed by Al White. 

Sam writes new songs in the Appalachian

tradition, telling stories about love, the home

place, working people and contemporary

social issues in the mountains.  Most re-

cently, Sam is collaborating with producer

and activist-musician Cathy Fink on a debut album of his original songs (titled Ain’t We Brothers) to be released in summer 2015.  

Dr. Stephanie Jeter has been playing and performing classical music since she was a young child in East Tennessee, however became drawn to old-time music while enrolled in the East Tennessee State University Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies program.  She has her doctoral degree in physical therapy and has a special interest in performing arts medicine.  As a musician, she has traveled with the ETSU Old-Time Pride Band to the Czech Republic performing traditional Appalachian string band music, as well as performed regionally in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia at venues such as The Carter Fold, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, and both nationally and locally on television and radio shows.  She teaches autoharp and introductory ensemble at Morehead State University and performs regularly with her old-time band The Empty Bottle String Band.  - See more at: http://www.moreheadstate.edu/content_template.aspx?id=15449&folderid=476#sthash.lj9fnSBo.dpuf

Tyler Hughes has been representing old time Appalachian music and culture on stages all across the east coast since age twelve. Hailing from Big Stone Gap, Virginia, his music is closely associated with that of the Carter Family, Dock Boggs, and Kate Peters Sturgill, among many others from the region. Tyler earned degrees in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies and Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University and will continue in graduate school there in fall 2015. During his time at ESTU, Tyler performed as a mainstay of the ETSU Old Time Pride Band and he continues to perform as a solo artist and with the Johnson City based Empty Bottle String Band.  Tyler also plays clawhammer banjo, guitar, autoharp and he sings.

Born in Berea, Kentucky, Anne Shelby grew up in Eastern Kentucky,

where her family has lived for generations. She is the author of poems,

plays, essays and children’s books, including The Man Who Lived in a

Hollow Tree and the award-winning Adventures of Molly Whuppie and

Other Appalachian Folk Tales. She has worked as a storyteller, special-

izing in Appalachian and world folk tales. As a teacher, she has worked

on the creative writing faculties of many workshops and conferences,

including the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts, Lexington's

School for the Creative and Performing Arts, the Appalachian Writers

Workshop at Hindman Settlement School, and the Mountain Heritage

Literary Festival at Lincoln Memorial University. In 2010 she was

featured writer at the Literary Festival at Emory & Henry College.

And her guest:  Kate Larken

Karly Dawn Higgins and Sarah Wood (Little Sarie) both come from mixed musical backgrounds rich in bluegrass, as well as old country traditions. Their music combines a unique blend of vocal harmonies with guitar and banjo. The duo, bonded by a mutual love of singing and old time music, say they draw inspiration from the trials they endure, the people they love, and their Eastern Kentucky homeland. Karly Dawn and Little Sarie's music is influenced by such noted artists as Hazel and Alice and The Carter Family, as well as local legends like George Gibson and Jesse Wells. The duo has performed at several of the state's musical events and festivals including Berea's Celebration of Traditional Music in Berea, Ky., Morehead Old Time Fiddlers Convention in Morehead, Ky., the MARS Festival in Whitesburg, Ky., and the Chocolate Festival in Washington, Ky.

The Local Honeys are a charming duo, born and raised in Central and Eastern Kentucky. The pairing is comprised of Montana Hobbs and Linda Jean Stokley. Montana and Linda Jean are the first females to graduate with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Traditional Music from Morehead State University. Their sincere dedication to Kentucky music led them to spend many late evenings in the college’s traditional music archives where they listened in awe to the many regional fiddle and banjo players from which they have drawn much of their repertoire. These ladies have cultivated a distinguishing sound by utilizing their powerful voices, in both sweet and haunting, intricate harmony. Their voices lie fittingly suspended in air in a capella fashion or befittingly entwined with appropriate instrumental accompaniment.