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Next on Jubilee from the IBMA Fan Fest in Nashville: Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Blue Highway

For Release: 2013-07-16 08:57:00

On the next edition of Jubilee, recorded live at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest in Nashville, two acts take the stage: Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, who took home 2012 song of the year and album of the year honors, and IBMA vocal group of the year Blue Highway. The program premieres Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 8/7 p.m. on KET and Saturday, Aug. 10 at 11/10 p.m. on KET2.

Junior Sisk, a native of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, helped Lonesome River Band rise to stardom as a songwriter in the early 1990s. In 1998, Sisk formed Ramblers Choice, and since then, he has received several bluegrass music awards, including IBMA song of the year and album of the year awards in 2012.

Blue Highway is a six-time IBMA award recipient, and band member Rob Ickes has received the IBMA dobro player of the year award 13 times since 1996. Currently together for 17 years, the band has produced 10 albums and is considered one of the most influential groups in contemporary bluegrass.

After airing, each episode is available to watch at www.KET.org/jubilee

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

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Contact: Abby Malik

 

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Blue Highway performs on Jubilee, recorded live at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest in Nashville.

Blue Highway performs on Jubilee, recorded live at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest in Nashville.
KET Photo by Steve Shaffer

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice performs on Jubilee, recorded live at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest in Nashville.

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice performs on Jubilee, recorded live at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest in Nashville.
KET Photo by Steve Shaffer

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