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The Grass Stains

The Grass Stains

The Grass Stains; Dry Branch Fire Squad; and The Moron Brothers -- Three popular regional bluegrass groups perform at the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park.
S18 E8 Length 58:43 Premiere: 7.28.14

Jubilee: The Grass Stains, The Moron Brothers, Dry Branch Fire Squad

The Grass Stains

From the West Virginia foothills of Kanawha County, The Grass Stains have been crafting their progressive take on contemporary bluegrass since the late ‘90s when founding members guitarist Matt Poff and banjo player Bill Bagby got the ensemble together. Today, along with Poff and Bagby, members of the band include fiddle player Linda Cochran, guitarist Jarrod Saul, and bassist Valerie Gabehart.

The lineup includes a stellar assortment of seasoned songwriters, instrumentalists, and vocalists who showcase their musical prowess by instilling a wide variety of musical tastes and genres into their own brand of bluegrass music. The band has released two studio albums, 2002’s “Stains of Blue” and 2010’s “Still Stained.”

Dry Branch Fire Squad

Old-timey bluegrass band Dry Branch Fire Squad has been entertaining audiences for nearly 40 years under the stewardship of mandolin player Ron Thomason.

With more than a dozen albums recorded by a host of rotating band members through the years, Dry Branch Fire Squad has a large collection of bluegrass front-porch standards and modern ballads. While the band’s musical talents are always first and foremost, their live performances are renowned (and highly anticipated) due to Thomason’s witty on-stage antics, self-deprecating humor, and, of course, his ability to dance a jig.

Joining Thomason on stage for this performance at the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass is guitarist Brian Aldridge, banjo player Tom Boyd, and bassist Dan Russell.

The Moron Brothers

Mike Carr and Mike Hammonds, who go by the stage names Lardo and Burley, are better known throughout the bluegrass world as The Moron Brothers.

The overall-clad duo has been performing together since the mid-’90s, after playing off one another during spontaneous jam sessions that often spilled into the streets in front of Fire Station No. 5 in Lexington, Ky. Since that time they have unleashed a home-spun stage act, chock-full of humorous songs like “If My Nose was Runnin’ Money (I’d Blow It All on You).

While there might not be a dry eye in the audience during their live shows (and it’s not from the sad songs), the Moron Brothers’ musical talents are no laughing matter, as can be seen from their performance here at the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park.

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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.

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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.

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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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