Series Information


This series explores a variety of traditional musicians performing music ranging from old-time banjo and fiddle tunes and mountain ballads, to bluegrass and more contemporary music from the bluegrass state. A Jeffrey Hill/Morehead State University production.

TV Schedule

Kentucky Programming John Haywood #101
Floyd County native, visual artist, and master banjo player John Haywood performs. John is part of the band Rich and the Po' Folk and the adventurous group the Travelin' Snakes who are featured on the MTV film The Wild and Wonderful Whites. He also performs solo at festivals and in concert around the U.S.

  • KETKY Friday, September 11 at 6:30 am EDT

Kentucky Programming John Harrod and Tona Barkley #102
Owen County musicians John Harrod and Tona Barkley perform music influenced by forgotten Kentucky artists like African American fiddler Bill Livers and Lily May Ledford, who recorded and performed with the group Coon Creek Girls.

  • KETKY Friday, September 18 at 6:30 am EDT

Kentucky Programming Sarah Wood #103
Accomplished banjo player and ballad singer, Sarah Wood, one of Kentucky's young starlets in traditional music circles, performs her traditional music. Sarah grew up in Flatwoods, Kentucky and currently resides in Maysville.

  • KETKY Friday, September 25 at 6:30 am EDT

Kentucky Programming Mike Havens and Blue Mountain Grass #104
Mike Havens can sing a great old Flatt and Scruggs tune with the best of them but he is well known in bluegrass circles for his original material. He performs with his band Blue Grass Mountain.

  • KETKY Friday, October 2 at 6:30 am EDT

Kentucky Programming Don and Carmen Rogers #105
Musicians Don and Carmen Rogers hail from Flat Bottom in Bath County. They come from strong musical roots and are passing the musical traditions down to their own duaghters. They perform traditional and original selections.

  • KETKY Friday, October 9 at 6:30 am EDT

Kentucky Programming Brett Ratliff #106
Musician Brett Ratliff grew up in the historic coal camps of Van Lear, Kentucky, in Johnson County. His music echoes with an exquisite reverberation that's been a part of Kentucky culture for generations.

  • KETKY Friday, October 16 at 6:30 am EDT

Kentucky Programming Jamie and Jesse Wells #107
Jamie Wells is recognized as one of the finest Kentucky fiddlers today as well as one of the few that learned old-time fiddling from the last generation of great Kentucky fiddlers. He performs with special guest Jesse Wells.

  • KETKY Friday, October 23 at 6:30 am EDT

Kentucky Programming John P. Rodgers #108
John P. Rogers, a young Carter County musician, is a talented multi-instrumentalist who has studied old-time music of his region.

  • KETKY Friday, October 30 at 6:30 am EST

Kentucky Programming Nikkos Pappas and Seth Folsom #109
Nikos Pappas from Lexington, Kentucky, is a champion fiddler having taken home multiple awards. He performs with Seth Folsom from Louisville, a musician and world-class banjo maker.

  • KETKY Friday, November 6 at 6:30 am EST
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