Red State Ramblers

"Music that is bound to the earth, has the greatest power to affect us. That music which maintains the sacred bond uniting people and place has a vitality and passion that stirs our souls and imaginations. The music of the Red State Ramblers features native and adopted Kentuckians playing Kentucky tunes and songs that resonate with the truth of life lived close to the font from which this music springs. Will and Jeff grew up in the Bluegrass State, while Nikos and Kevin were inevitably drawn to the Commonwealth several years ago. This is old time music, a music that sings of the old ways in a new way that remains brilliantly alive. Old time music is the garden of delights that raised a progressive crop of genres that flowered as swing, bluegrass, rockabilly, and country.

Troubadours of Divine Bliss

Troubadours of Divine Bliss is an eclectic duo of female vocalists, accordion and guitar from Louisville, who have been touring internationally for 12 years. They were here in February and the performance was spectacular! Definitely a group you don't want to miss. Two beautiful voices full of soul and wit.

"Best New Folk Band" by New Orleans , OFFBEAT Magazine and
"Best Folk Band" by Louisville 's Leo Weekly Readers Choice Awards

Check out their music at http://troubadoursofdivinebliss.com or www.myspace.com/troubadoursofdivinebliss

John Knowles

John Knowles has worked with the finest fingerstyle and classical guitarists including Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Lenny Breau, Tommy Emmanuel and the Romero Family. Guitarists around the world subscribe to and learn from his FingerStyle Quarterly. In 1996, Chet Atkins awarded John an Honorary CGP (Certified Guitar Player) and in 2004, John was inducted into the National Thumb Picker's Hall of Fame for the second time.

Tupelo Honey

Having arrived on the Cincinnati music scene over three years ago, Tupelo Honey has become one of the city's favorite folk rock bands. Their songs are a mix of simple melodies powered by lyrics evoking a myriad of emotion on the part of their audiences. They have captured the harmonic grace of the Indigo Girls, Dixie Chics, Patty Griffin, and Janis Joplin to produce the unique sound that is signature "Tupelo Honey."

Winner of the 2007 Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the Folk-Americana category, the band is regularly playing on WEBN, WNKU and WVXU. They were also recently honored to sing the national anthem at the Kentucky Motor Speedway and were featured on WXIX Channel 19.