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Host - Mel Fisher
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Program 705

No upcoming broadcasts of this program.
Past Broadcasts:

Tuesday, November 9, 2004
at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET

Saturday, November 13, 2004
at 6:00/5:00 pm CT on KET2

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Fire the Saddle

In this edition, the Mixed Media cameras travel to Richmond to check out a national Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA) conference, held on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. Blacksmiths from all over the world attended and demonstrated techniques with steel, copper, and bronze. From gates to chandeliers and from candlesticks to coat racks, the design possibilities are limitless.

While out and about, we also visit Ironhorse Forge in Lexington, where craftsmen fabricate fine furnishings and architectural details. Ironhorse combines its metalwork with a wide variety of materials, including glass, stone, wood, cloth, and leather. Its artisans create one-of-a-kind works by fusing the ageless techniques of Old World masters with an avant-garde aesthetic.

Anchoring things back in the studio are the bluegrass/folk sounds of Louisville’s Fire the Saddle. The group has combined influences ranging from the Band and Neil Young to Gillian Welch and John Hartford into an original and refreshing sound. Both rebellious and rockin’ and soft and sweet, Fire the Saddle balances songs of friendship, love, and joy with others of grief, loneliness, and love on the rocks.





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