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.

Alan Freeman

$8

Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1943, Alan Freeman finally came home to West Virginia in 1974, after having lived, traveled, and played guitar all over the United States and Europe, and he hasn't stopped performing and traveling in this country and abroad ever since. He always comes home.

Alan got his first dulcimer in 1976 and it’s the one he still plays. His first album was released in 1978. He has a total of nine since then, all very favorably received. Alan won first place at Galax five times in nine years (1977-1986), and has been the perennial West Virginia dulcimer champion since 1985 when they began having the contest.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1943, Alan Freeman finally came home to West Virginia in 1974, after having lived, traveled, and played guitar all over the United States and Europe, and he hasn't stopped performing and traveling in this country and abroad ever since. He always comes home.

Alan got his first dulcimer in 1976 and it’s the one he still plays. His first album was released in 1978. He has a total of nine since then, all very favorably received. Alan won first place at Galax five times in nine years (1977-1986), and has been the perennial West Virginia dulcimer champion since 1985 when they began having the contest.

Benefit for Path to Freedom, with Brother Duets by The Ridgewood Boys

All donations go to the Path to Freedom project

In the mid-1980s, the Dervaes family set out to do the impossible: live a self-sufficient, low-impact life in the heart of a California city. Their ordinary urban lot in Pasadena, called Path to Freedom, is now an organic permaculture garden that supplies nearly all their food. Jules, Justin, Anais and Jordanne now power their home with alternative energies, brew their own bio-diesel, keep farm animals, use secondhand goods in place of new, and employ many back-to-basics skills.

The nonprofit Dervaes Institute works to document and share this hard-won knowledge through lectures, films, and their extensive website pathtofreedom.com.

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.

Downtown County Band

$5

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!!!!

LaMay and Reese

$5

LaMay & Reese are a touring American music duo who produce a unique blend of traditional folk and bluegrass that captures the sentiment and color of an earlier time in our rich musical heritage. Personable and talented, they are excellent concert, festival, and workshop participants. Their concerts are a mixture of melody, harmony, and humor. With guitar, old-style banjo, and a sound rooted in the mountains and valleys of America’s southeast, LaMay & Reese offer a repertoire of story songs and ballads guaranteed to entice the novice and please the traditionalist.

LaMay & Reese are a touring American music duo who produce a unique blend of traditional folk and bluegrass that captures the sentiment and color of an earlier time in our rich musical heritage. Personable and talented, they are excellent concert, festival, and workshop participants. Their concerts are a mixture of melody, harmony, and humor. With guitar, old-style banjo, and a sound rooted in the mountains and valleys of America’s southeast, LaMay & Reese offer a repertoire of story songs and ballads guaranteed to entice the novice and please the traditionalist.

About the artist:
Jeri Katherine Howell is a singer-songwriter-guitarist from Frankfort, Kentucky with a few things to say in the realm of feeling stuff, empowerment, and those good 'ol sounds we call folk, bluegrass and mountain music.

Originally from Oklahoma, John Gage is an established, Louisville based, folk singer/song-writer who has made a career of entertaining audiences with his resonant tenor voice and flat-picking guitar. His music is solid listening and draws on the alchemy of ancient balladeers, and poets, transporting listeners inwardly for reflection and intimacy with others in the room.

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!!!!

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