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Blue Highway

Blue Highway

The influential contemporary bluegrass group Blue Highway performs at the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park.
S18 E5 Length 58:53 Premiere: 7.7.14

Jubilee: Blue Highway

Contemporary and influential bluegrass band Blue Highway knows a thing or two about staying power. The quintet celebrated 20 years together in early 2014 – a duration virtually unrivaled in the bluegrass genre.

Corralled in 1994 by guitarist and vocalist Tim Stafford after leaving Alison Krauss & Union Station, the band has gone on to record 11 studio albums – 2005’s “Marbletown” received a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album and “Wondrous Love,” released in 2004, was nominated for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album. In 2014, the band released “The Game.”

Joining Stafford on stage at this performance at the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass in Lexington, Ky. (and anywhere else), are multiinstumentalists Jason Burleson and Shawn Lane, bassist Wayne Taylor, and highly decorated dobro player Rob Ickes – who, with 13 nods as Dobro Player of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Associaiton, is the most awarded instrumentalist in the history of the IBMA Awards. In 2012, Blue Highway was recognized as Vocal Group of the Year by the IBMA.

Though the band loves performing classic bluegrass hits, Blue Highway has made a name for itself crafting relevant songs in the genre that inject their own talents into the music without betraying what fans have come to expect from quintessential bluegrass sounds. All the members contribute to the songwriting process (with Ickes and Burleson penning the sensational instrumentals), in a manner they call “the democracy of the band.”

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Jubilee

About Jubilee

KET's Jubilee series features the performances of nationally known artists and popular local musicians at summer folk music festivals in Kentucky. Since its premiere in 1996, Jubilee has presented an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, blues, folk, gospel, and other forms of music from around the world to your backyard.

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The Seldom Scene - S18 E13

Bluegrass veterans The Seldom Scene bring their signature sound to the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • Wednesday October 20, 2021 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
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The Best of the Festival of the Bluegrass 40th Anniversary - S18 E14

Highlights from the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park include performances by Masters of Bluegrass, Seldom Scene, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, and many others.

  • Wednesday October 27, 2021 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
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Dale Ann Bradley - S19 E1

Five-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Dale Ann Bradley performs at the 2014 Best of the Bluegrass.

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Steep Canyon Rangers - S19 E2

North Carolina bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers take the stage at the 2014 Best of the Bluegrass.

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Tab Benoit - S15 E1

Benoit, an iconic Louisiana guitarist and songwriter, delivers his signature swamp-blues-meets-Chicago-blues sound in a performance recorded at the 2010 W.C. Handy Blues &d Barbecue Festival in Henderson, Kentucky. A 2011 KET production.

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Lonesome River Band - S18 E12

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Bluegrass Collective - S18 E11

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The 23 String Band - S18 E10

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Dale Ann Bradley - S18 E9

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The Grass Stains; Dry Branch Fire Squad; The Moron Brothers - S18 E8

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Season 18 Episodes

The Seldom Scene

S18 E13 Length 59:03 Premiere Date 9.1.14

Lonesome River Band

S18 E12 Length 58:18 Premiere Date 8.25.14

Bluegrass Collective

S18 E11 Length 57:38 Premiere Date 8.18.14

The 23 String Band

S18 E10 Length 56:33 Premiere Date 8.11.14

Dale Ann Bradley

S18 E9 Length 58:13 Premiere Date 8.4.14

The Grass Stains

S18 E8 Length 58:43 Premiere Date 7.28.14

Kentucky Blue; Laurel River Line

S18 E7 Length 56:43 Premiere Date 7.21.14

Town Mountain

S18 E6 Length 59:03 Premiere Date 7.14.14

Blue Highway

S18 E5 Length 58:53 Premiere Date 7.7.14

NewTown; Coaltown Dixie

S18 E4 Length 57:53 Premiere Date 6.30.14

The Boxcars

S18 E3 Length 57:18 Premiere Date 6.23.14

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

S18 E2 Length 57:58 Premiere Date 6.16.14

Masters of Bluegrass

S18 E1 Length 59:03 Premiere Date 6.9.14

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