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With Brad Becker and Renee Cobb

Al, Alice and Ruth have a musical history

that is enviable. Alice and Ruth are sisters,

growing up in the mountains of eastern

Kentucky, performing nationally and inter-

nationally with their family, The McLain

Family Band. The McLain Family band was

honored with the Distinguished Achievement

Award, presented by the International

Bluegrass Music Association in 2014, for

years of excellence in performance including

hundreds of performances with symphony

orchestras, and representing the United

States internationally in 11 international

tours including 62 countries, and expanding

and enriching the reach of Bluegrass Music, in places such as Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center.  Al grew up in New Mexico, from a long line of family musicians, performing in the west, before heading east to join the Bluegrass Alliance, and then (after marrying Alice) joining the McLain Family Band. Since “retiring” from full-time performance, Al teaches bluegrass and old-time instrument lessons and leads The Berea College Bluegrass Ensemble and the Berea College Country Dancer Band at Berea College in Berea, Ky.; Ruth teaches traditional music history and lessons, as well as leads a Bluegrass Ensemble and a Traditional Music Ensemble at Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky.; and Alice teaches first grade, and utilizes the power of music in working with very young children.

The AcoUstiKats, founded in 1993 by Dr.

Jefferson Johnson as a subsection of the

University of Kentucky Men’s Chorus, are

the premier all-male a cappella ensemble in

the state of Kentucky. This group of 10 men

has been featured on national television as

a part of NBC’s “The Sing-Off”, an a cap-

pella competition. Following their success

on “The Sing-Off”, the AcoUstiKats decided

to form a professional vocal band in the

footsteps of notable all-male groups like

Straight No Chaser. This has led to performances at countless venues across the United States, from the shores of Hawaii to the Azalea Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina.

They perform numerous concerts each semester for university, church, and community functions as well as at every Men’s Chorus concert. Specializing in doo-wop and a cappella pop styles, they have recorded two CD’s and are one of the university’s most visible ensembles. In 2007, the acoUstiKats were featured at the Kentucky Derby Gala celebration at the Governor’s Mansion, and in 2006 they were selected to perform at the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) state conference. They also frequently perform at elementary and middle schools throughout Kentucky. These young men commonly use their musical gifts to make our community a better place to live. Check out these ‘Kats on Twitter and Instagram, and make sure to follow them on their musical journey!

As the lead singer for the popular Lexington band Joslyn

& the Sweet Compression, comprised of Marty Charters

as co-songwriter, Smith Donaldson on bass, Steve

Holloman on keyboards, Rashawn Fleming on drums,

Joe Carucci on saxophone and Kyle Fox on trumpet,

and with the debut album from the deeply talented and

dedicated band set for widespread release this month,

Joslyn Hampton’s reputation is only growing. First put

together by Joslyn and Marty, the combination of musi-

cians created an undeniable chemistry.


Joslyn had a drive to perform her own music, and so she

and Marty began writing together, creating some great

grooves. Charters comes up with the riffs and melodies,

letting Joslyn put her own soul and heartfelt, in-the-

moment lyrics that immediately connect with listeners.


With a neo-soul sound ripe with funk and R&B influences, the songs speak of big love, heartbreak and owning all the ups and downs life sends our way. The band’s sound is a genre-bending crossover of funk, blues, and soul, defying categorization and lighting up whatever stage Joslyn & the Sweet Compression choose to grace with their presence.

CD versions of Joslyn & the Sweet Compression’s self-titled debut album are now available locally at CD Central, Wild Books and Coffee, as well as at any of the group’s live shows.

Restless Leg String Band is a 4 -

piece bluegrass collaboration straight

from the heart of the Bluegrass -

Lexington, Kentucky. Restless Leg

String Band draws from a deep well

of traditional string band music, com-

bined with unique original material to

create a new ‘Progressive Bluegrass.’

Joe Schlaak (bass and vocals) and

Casey Baumgardner (guitar and

vocals) have played in multiple projects together and started pickin’ acoustic on the street in downtown Lexington in the late summer of 2013. During that time, they were looking to start a new, local bluegrass project. Meeting regularly, they began collaborating, writing new material while also honing their knowledge of traditional bluegrass songs.


They took their acoustic instruments & pickin’ all around downtown Lexington at Thursday Night Live, as well as their weekly spot, the Wildcat Market on Columbia Ave. Those jam sessions and performances opened up their duo to new potential musicians looking for someone innovating the Bluegrass scene. One of those musicians was mandolin player Alex Guagenti.


Alex quickly formed a very friendly and very tight bond with Joe and Casey through their music. Restless Leg String Band was born. After that, more playing and performing led to the addition of a fiddler and vocalist in the form of Ishi Wooton, who joined after filling in during the summer months of 2014. Jonathan Bramel joined three years later, adding a banjo and Dobro to the mix. All the members join in when it comes to vocals, adding a depth to this “New-grass” band that incorporates traditional bluegrass with high-energy originals.

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