Ridgewood Boys

No admission fee

Join us each Sunday from 1 - 3 pm for an afternoon of old-time, traditional, bluegrass and gospel music.


Building on riveting father-son harmonies and a sound way bigger than two instruments should be able to make, the Ridgewood Boys make music that conjures up an Appalachian Sunday afternoon spent sitting on the front porch with friends and family. Chris and Rick Saenz love the old gospel songs, the ones you've known forever and the ones you haven't heard yet. Listening to the Ridgewood Boys sing is sure to lift your spirit and put a song in your own heart.

Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle, with special guest Jeri Katherine Howell

$8

Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle weave traditional music-- ballads, fiddle & banjo tunes, and harmony singing-- with stories and illustrated scrolls called "crankies" —one made of cloth, one of linoleum prints and one of shadow and papercuts.

View a video here.

Anna and Elizabeth, from Southwest Virginia, have spent the last months visiting with musicians and their kin, collecting songs and stories of musical lives and the mountains to create a show that focuses on the music of ballad singers Texas Gladden, of Salem Virginia, and Addie Graham of East Kentucky, and Clay City fiddler Lella Todd.

Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle weave traditional music-- ballads, fiddle & banjo tunes, and harmony singing-- with stories and illustrated scrolls called "crankies" —one made of cloth, one of linoleum prints and one of shadow and papercuts.

View a video here.

Anna and Elizabeth, from Southwest Virginia, have spent the last months visiting with musicians and their kin, collecting songs and stories of musical lives and the mountains to create a show that focuses on the music of ballad singers Texas Gladden, of Salem Virginia, and Addie Graham of East Kentucky, and Clay City fiddler Lella Todd.

Occupy Music

Music for the Occupation

Downtown County Band

$8

Get ready for a good time! The Downtown County Band will change your idea of old time music. This young five-piece ensemble returns to the place they got their start, Downtown Frankfort. They have played countless venues across several states, and gained a reputation for artistic excellence. The Downtown County Band plays Memphis blues, appalachian, and jug band music, along with originals written in the old-time tradition. WARNING: THIS IS NOT A BLUEGRASS SHOW!!!!

Carl Jones has been involved in the old-time music community ever since he first attended fiddlers’ conventions in Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia back in the 70s. As a student in the commercial music program at the University of North Alabama, he was able to hear many great songwriters in the famous Muscle Shoals Studios. He later toured with Norman and Nancy Blake and James Bryan as a member of the Rising Fawn String Ensemble, playing mandolin, guitar,banjo, and fiddle. He often plays as a duo with James Bryan, when possible with his partner (fiddler) Erynn Marshall, or as part of a trio with Bruce Green and Don Pedi.

James Bryan is considered by many to be the best traditional Southern fiddler playing today. Born in 1953 and raised in Boaz, Alabama, James began playing fiddle at the age of eleven. He was encouraged by his father Joe Bryan who played guitar, taught James his first tunes, and introduced him to area fiddlers such as Monk Daniels and members of the Johnson family. He learned tunes from local repertoires as well as bluegrass tunes from master fiddler Kenny Baker; who accepted Bryan as an apprentice. He won his first fiddlers' convention at the age of twelve. James and his father played at local radio stations, dances, and fiddle conventions. In 1970, at the age of sixteen, James won the title of Fiddle King at the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddler's Convention in Athens Alabama.

James Bryan and Carl Jones

$8

Carl Jones has been involved in the old-time music community ever since he first attended fiddlers’ conventions in Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia back in the 70s. As a student in the commercial music program at the University of North Alabama, he was able to hear many great songwriters in the famous Muscle Shoals Studios. He later toured with Norman and Nancy Blake and James Bryan as a member of the Rising Fawn String Ensemble, playing mandolin, guitar,banjo, and fiddle. He often plays as a duo with James Bryan, when possible with his partner (fiddler) Erynn Marshall, or as part of a trio with Bruce Green and Don Pedi.

James Bryan is considered by many to be the best traditional Southern fiddler playing today. Born in 1953 and raised in Boaz, Alabama, James began playing fiddle at the age of eleven. He was encouraged by his father Joe Bryan who played guitar, taught James his first tunes, and introduced him to area fiddlers such as Monk Daniels and members of the Johnson family. He learned tunes from local repertoires as well as bluegrass tunes from master fiddler Kenny Baker; who accepted Bryan as an apprentice. He won his first fiddlers' convention at the age of twelve. James and his father played at local radio stations, dances, and fiddle conventions. In 1970, at the age of sixteen, James won the title of Fiddle King at the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddler's Convention in Athens Alabama.

The Ridgewood Boys

Free!

Join us each Sunday from 1 - 3 for the down-home harmonies from The Ridgewood Boys! No admission fee... it's great fun for the whole family!


Building on riveting father-son harmonies and a sound way bigger than two instruments should be able to make, the Ridgewood Boys make music that conjures up an Appalachian Sunday afternoon spent sitting on the front porch with friends and family. Chris and Rick Saenz love the old gospel songs, the ones you've known forever and the ones you haven't heard yet. Listening to the Ridgewood Boys sing is sure to lift your spirit and put a song in your own heart.

The Ridgewood Boys

No Admission Fee

Building on riveting father-son harmonies and a sound way bigger than two instruments should be able to make, the Ridgewood Boys make music that conjures up an Appalachian Sunday afternoon spent sitting on the front porch with friends and family. Chris and Rick Saenz love the old gospel songs, the ones you've known forever and the ones you haven't heard yet. Listening to the Ridgewood Boys sing is sure to lift your spirit and put a song in your own heart.

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