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Interview about Paducah, KY

We interviewed Nathan Lynn and Josh Coffey about Paducah, the history of steam boat songs in Kentucky and their own music. Both Nathan and Josh are founding members of Wheelhouse Rousters, a group that performs river and steamboat songs gathered by musicologist Mary Wheeler of Paducah. They are both founding members of Bawn In The […]

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Museum of Appalachia

Founded by John Irwin Rice in 1969, the Museum of Appalachia recreates an Appalachian farming village with over 30 historical log buildings spread across 63 acres. The property also houses various livestock, gardens, and the Appalachian Hall of Fame. One of the first buildings on the tour, the Hall pays homage to the many people […]

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Old Crow Medicine Show

Photos from ROMP

ROMP is an annual Bluegrass and Roots festival held at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, Kentucky. Produced by the International Bluegrass Music Museum, the festival is the museum’s main fundraising event bringing in fans and musicians from around the globe. ROMP celebrated it’s eleventh year June 26 through 28th. Here are just some of the […]

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Doug and Taylor Rorrer

At the 43rd Annual Mt. Airy Fiddlers’ Convention, we spoke to Doug and Taylor Rorrer about their music. Doug Rorrer founded Flyin’ Cloud Records with his wife in 1986 to promote acoustic music in North Carolina. His great uncles, Charlie Poole and Posey Rorer, recorded with the famous North Carolina Ramblers in the 1920s and 1930s. Both […]

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