March Red Barn - Red Barn Radio
Lexington’ s Arts Place 161 North Mill Admission $5.00 Children Under 12 Free
Showtime 7:30 PM—Performance Schedule March 2008
There is a great spirit of friendship and appreciation at Velvet Water shows
and the music feeds off of that. They cover songs from early traditional bluegrass, new arrangements from bands like The Old Crow Medicine Show, and
freeform inspired music recalling early Grateful Dead. This band from Winchester is acclaimed for their original songs that blend Americana, Funk/
Folk and Bluegrass together for a sound that is Velvet Water.
KARLY DAWN HIGGINS
Karly Dawn Higgins loves country music, especially the kind she lives. She
also believes that country music, in its vast possibilities, is a vessel for the
"sounds of the heart and mind." Karly Dawn enjoys singing old time mountain tunes with the same strength and dynamics as she would use to render a
heart-cupping honky-tonk number. Karly Dawn plays guitar and sings for the
Clack Mountain String Band out of Morehead, Kentucky where she is
from. She also performs with the oldtime band Ponty's Camper, also from
east KY. She is learning and loving the old time banjo and enjoys sawing on
the cello and writing tunes as well. She credits mountain singers like Hazel
Dickens and Loretta Lynn as her inspiration for wanting to continue in performing this music.
" Karly's singing is superb: after repeated listenings I believe she is my favorite singer in old time music. She sings from the soul and she's got her own
style. She's mountain-born and her roots show." - John Harrod, Kentucky Music Authority
The Henhouse Prowlers is a 5-piece traditional bluegrass band based in Chicago, IL.
Drawing from influences both old and new, the Prowlers strive to express the sentiment of their own times while still maintaining the integrity of traditional bluegrass
music. Music from the Prowlers is featured in the upcoming PBS documentary series 'The Ride Of Our Lives' based on the book by Mike Leonard (Features correspondent for the Today Show on NBC).
Driving Rain is a bluegrass band from the Georgetown, KY area. Formed in
early 2002, its current lineup produces a hard-driving sound based on the
rich tradition of the music of Bill Monroe, Reno & Smiley, Flatt and Scruggs,
Larry Sparks, Ralph Stanley and Charlie Waller. The band also produces original tunes performed by Jim Willoughby and Wes Faulkner. A five-piece group;
music centers on solid harmony and rhythm, amazing flat-picking guitar,
crisp banjo works, solid bass timing, and fine licks on the mandolin.