It's a Bluegrass Tripleheader on Next Jubilee
Three bands that are perennial crowd-pleasers present a mix of toe-tapping traditional and contemporary bluegrass on this week's featured episode of Jubilee.
The Grass Stains, from West Virginia, put forth a progressive sound that combines traditional bluegrass, newgrass, and a touch of gospel. The group includes Matt Poff on lead vocals and mandolin; Bill Bagby on banjo; Jarrod Saul on guitar; Linda Cochran on fiddle; and Valerie Gabeheart on bass.
Dry Branch Fire Squad is well-known for its signature mix of front-porch standards and the dry wit of founding member and mandolin player Ron Thomason. With more than 30 years and 20 albums under their belts, Thomason, guitarist Brian Aldridge, banjo player Tom Boyd, and bass player Dan Russell are a bluegrass institution.
The fun continues with Mike Carr and Mike Hammond (better known under their stage names, Lardo and Burley Moron), who round out the episode with their hilarious songs and down-home comedy.
After airing, each Jubilee episode is available at www.ket.org/jubilee.
KET: Tuesday, July 29 at 8/7 p.m. CT
KET2: Saturday, August 2 at midnight/11 p.m. CT