Appalachia in the Bluegrass Traditional Music Concert Series at the Gallery of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music at the Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library, University of Kentucky in Lexington
Rich and the Po’ Folks dates to the spring of 2006 when a group of friends got together with a common goal….to build a band on their shared love for the traditional music of east Kentucky and southwest Virginia.
Taking their inspiration from some of the jewels of Appalachian music–fiddlers, banjo players, singers, songwriters– Rich and the Po’ Folks take the work of Old Time giants such as Art Stamper, Ed Haley, Charlie Osborne, George Gibson, Addie Graham, and John Morgan Salyer and use fiddle, banjo, bass, mandolin and guitar to kick it up as only a string band can!
Their recent CD When the Whistle Blew is one of the finest recordings to come from East Kentucky’s coal fields in many a year.
Check this out from The Morehead Old Tme Music Festival in 2011!
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Cold Icy Mountain
Devil Eat the Groundhog