The Rail Splitters are an old time string band with deep roots in the musical traditions of Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky. Adrian Powell, a native of Crimora, VA, has won contests at fiddler’s conventions all over the Southeast from Hillbilly Days at Pikeville, KY to The Old Time Fiddler’s Convention at Galax, VA. His […]

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 […]

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 The Red State Ramblers and The Horse Head Fiddle Ensemble the Art College of the University of Inner Mongolia The music of […]

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 Jimmy McCown grew up in a musical family on Pond Creek in Pike County, KY In the late 1940s the area was […]

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 A master of the drop-thumb and two-finger banjo style, Lee “Boy” Sexton has lived his whole life near his birthplace in Letcher […]