Pat Kirtley

Pat Kirtley has made a career of telling stories through his guitar, conjuring places both exotic and traditional, with a category-defying repertoire of blues, folk, pop, celtic, latin, jazz, and down-home country. His music is known for its honesty, humor and depth. As a creator of new acoustic music, he has penned a virtual library of fresh, lyrical compositions for guitar. Pat's talents won him the title of US National Fingerstyle Champion in 1995, National Thumbpicking Champion in 1994, and his playing continues to garner international praise. He was hailed as one of "The Next Generation: Hot New Acoustic Acts for the Millenium" by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

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

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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.