Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky

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Kentuckians have been wearing out shoe leather at informal jamborees since the state was settled over two hundred years ago. Tadpole's Dew Drop Inn played host to some fifteen hundred musical shindigs in its time as a mecca of Marshall County music. A Rosine barn dance gave bluegrass founder Bill Monroe his start, and another fosters new musical talent at its weekly get-togethers. Clawhammer banjo players, Appalachian cloggers and square dance callers from Possum Trot to Rabbit Hash celebrate the unique musical culture of Kentucky. Join Grammy-nominated soundtrack artist J.D. Wilkes as he waltzes around the Bluegrass, looking for oprys, socials, porch pickins and barn dances in every holler.
ISBN: 9781626192683
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kentucky
Images: 58
Pages: 168
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
J.D. Wilkes is a Grammy-nominated musician living in Paducah, Kentucky. He has recorded with Merle Haggard, Hank Williams III, John Carter Cash and others. Wilkes is also a visual artist and videographer and has made music videos for Shooter Jennings and Wanda Jackson, to name a few. He currently tours with his rockabilly band, the Dirt Daubers.
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