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Next on Jubilee from the International Newgrass Festival: Rockin’ Acoustic Circus

For Release: 2012-10-08 14:54:00

With a unique acoustic fusion sound, Rockin’ Acoustic Circus performs on the next edition of Jubilee, recorded live at the third-annual International Newgrass Festival in Bowling Green, KY. The program premieres Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET and Saturday, Nov. 3 at 11/10 p.m. CT on KET2.

Made up of four teenagers and musical mentor and guitarist Rick Morton, Rockin’ Acoustic Circus pushes the style of acoustic music. The group is an up-and-coming band from Oklahoma that has caught the attention of Oklahoma bluegrass legend Byron Berline, a three-time national fiddle champion and director of the Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival. Berline says the thing that impresses him most about Rockin’ Acoustic Circus is that the band strives for originality and brings its own distinctive style to bluegrass standards.

Says Morton, guitarist and leader of Rockin’ Acoustic Circus: “This band is open to all styles of music, and what we do has a different feel to it, a different sound.” Morton has worked with such artists as Ricky Skaggs, George Strait and Kathy Mattea, and in 1994, he recorded and played fiddle with The Tractors on their debut CD, which was Grammy nominated and sold more than three million copies.

Jubilee is a KET production. Nick Helton is the producer/director and Teresa Day is the executive producer.

More information about Jubilee, including streaming video, is available at ket.org/jubilee. More information about KET programming and education services, as well as how to support KET, can be found at ket.org.

Contact: Abby Malik

 

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Rockin’ Acoustic Circus performs on the next edition of Jubilee, recorded live at the third-annual International Newgrass Festival in Bowling Green, KY.

Rockin’ Acoustic Circus performs on the next edition of Jubilee, recorded live at the third-annual International Newgrass Festival in Bowling Green, KY.
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