University of Kentucky alumni to join Red Barn Radio for “An Appalachian Christmas” concert

By Whitney Hale Special to KyForward A radio concert featuring some of the state’s best musical artists, including alumni, will celebrate the holidays in a very Kentucky way. “An Appalachian Christmas,” presented as part of the “Red Barn Radio” program, will showcase the talents of The Sara Holroyd Singers featuring UK alumni, My Brother’s Keeper, The Price Sisters and...

Honeyboy and Boots cello-guitar, husband-and-wife duo to perform on Red Barn Radio

Courtney and Drew Blackwell perform as Honeyboy and Boots duo. (Photo from YouTube)   A unique cello and guitar duo, Honeyboy and Boots are married. When not on stage, they go by the names Drew and Courtney Blackwell and bring their act to Lexington on Wednesday, Oct. 29, to the Red Barn Radio soundstage at 8 p.m.   Drew Blackwell was raised in the heart of the black prairie in Mississippi...

Lyn Hacker: Local group, Japanese guitarist sure to delight in Red Barn Radio detour

An exciting world music experience awaits Red Barn Radio audience members this coming Wednesday evening at ArtsPlace. The show begins with the traditional and locally spawned Southland Drive and will be interspersed with selections by Japanese native guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto.   “Normally Red Barn Radio focuses on Bluegrass and Old Time music,” said Ed Commons, producer of the show....

Bluegrass celebration to launch in June, inspired by anniversary of Lexington festival

Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the “Festival of the Bluegrass,” a group of local music, civic and city leaders have announced a weeklong celebration called “Best Of Bluegrass” – also being referred to affectionately by its acronym – “BOB.”   The new event, to be held June 3-8, will take place at venues all over the Lexington area as well as the traditional location at...