Old Louisville Express (#711)

Old Louisville Express performs traditional and progressive bluegrass, mournful ballads, and fast-paced ditties.


Jubilee features Old Louisville Express, a group that embraces the wide spectrum of bluegrass music, from older classics to new interpretations of the form. The friends that make up Old Louisville Express share a passion and enjoyment found in the traditional elements of the form, while also striving for an original and engaging sound, crafting songs that employ everything from energetic picking runs to high and lonesome balladry.

Featuring Tony Myers on mandolin and lead vocals, Bobby Wilson on fiddle, Joe Kelmel on bass, Josh Richardson on guitar, and Bobby Austin on banjo, the band's major influences include the traditional music of Bill Monroe and the contemporary bluegrass of Bowling Green native Sam Bush. With an appreciation of bluegrass that spans from its earliest roots to its freshest fruits, Old Louisville Express consistently appeals to audiences young and old with a truly unique style.

Old Louisville Expressí enthusiastic admiration of bluegrass old and new is sure to please Jubilee audiences of all leanings, from the time-honored to the contemporary.