CELEBRATING

THIRTEEN YEARS

OF TRADITIONAL

KENTUCKY MUSIC

WITH MASTER OF

CEREMONIES

ADAM LUCKEY

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Red Barn Radio records each show

before a studio audience for later broad-

cast. Come help us cheer on the fine

musicians who keep alive the Traditional

Music of Kentucky!


The Performance Hall at ArtsPlace,

161 North Mill Street in Lexington, Kentucky

Wednesdays at 8 PM , Admission: $8. Enter the red Church Street door for all RBR shows. Click on the

photo for directions.

Central Kentucky:  wuky.org, Saturdays at 8 PM. In Kentucky:  weku.fm, Saturday evenings at 9 PM on WEKU 88.9 Richmond, 106.7 Frankfort, 90.9 Hazard, 88.5 Corbin, 96.9 Barbourville, 102.5 Middlesboro, and 95.1 Pikeville - repeats 3 a.m. Sundays. East Tennessee: wets.com, Fridays at 11 AM, Sundays at 8 PM. Lost Creek, WVA: wotrfm.com, whawradio.com. Regina, Saskatchewan: cjtr.ca Wednesdays, 5 AM CST

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Red Barn Radio Supporters

These Friends of Red Barn Radio help our production

with their services:

Affiliations

FEBRUARY

5th: New Mountain Heritage

12th: Bear Medicine

19th: Hollow Bodies

26th: Ma Crow & The Ladyslippers


MARCH

5th: Dix River Crossing

12th: New Horizon

19th: Kevin Prater Band

26th: Blind Ricky, Shantell Ogden


APRIL

2nd: Cane Run Bluegrass

9th: Stone Cold Grass

16th: LaMay & Reese

23rd: Marv Ashby

30th: Jim Smoak


MAY

7th: Roy Schneider Duo

14th: Blue Caboose

21st: The Forthlins

28th: Barachah Valley


JUNE

4th: New Mountain Heritage

11th: Special FREE event as part of

BoB week in Lexington [see article above]

This Show  7 PM

18th: 5 String Theory

25th: My Brother’s Keeper


JULY

2nd; TBA

9th; Wilderness Trail

16th: Alex Smith with Dylan Rice

23rd: Kentucky Mountain Trio

30th: The Sharkey Farmers


AUGUST

6th: Jim & Lynna Woolsey

13th: Shades of Grass

20th: Drymill Road

27th: Hannah Aldridge


SEPTEMBER

3rd: Emmanuel Ridge

10th: Humble Tripe

17th: Bluegrass Parkway’s US Tour

(from Australia)

24th: TBA

Drymill Road to perform on

Red Barn Radio soundstage

Showtime: 8 pm

HANNAH ALDRIDGE, 26, is steeped in the music both of Nashville and Muscle Shoals, the two cities where she was raised as her father -- a Muscle Shoals legend as well as a much-honored Nashville songwriter, musician and producer – plied his craft. Her musical youth was spent being trained to be a classical pianist. She didn’t begin writing songs until, as a 21-year-old sound-engineering student at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN she took a songwriting class as an elective. “I literally thought we were going to learn how to write songs,” she says. After discovering students were expected already to have written songs, she turned to her dad for help. “I found out it really wasn’t that hard: It’s just saying things that are true and making them rhyme,” says the young woman who began her performing career at Nashville’s most famous singer-songwriter venue, The Bluebird Café, after she was among students chosen to represent MTSU in a showcase. “It was so wild: I had gotten picked out of all those people who wanted to be songwriters.” She sang her entire three-song catalog that night. Two years later, Hannah signed a publishing deal after her song “Lonesome” was featured on the “Hart of Dixie” television series. “That song has been a launching pad for me,” she says.

There is stark contradiction between the “real” and loving Hannah and the hard-loved, almost-fictitious character she becomes when writing songs trekking through life’s darkly carnal sides. The real Hannah, a striking 5-foot-11 blonde, smiles frequently, affably when discussing her music and her life. The mention of her son, sparks a generous gleam in her deep green eyes. “My character is someone who will kill somebody, get high. This person is an outlaw and is also somebody that understands the difference between good and bad. My character is someone who says ‘this is not right, but I’m doing it anyway.’…I would never ride a motorcycle, but you know she would," says Hannah, putting a fingertip on the cheek of the hard blonde in the cover photo..

The girl on the album cover, in her mind and in her lyrics, does all of the above and much more as she drags the soft-spoken “real Hannah” out of her out of her everyday existence and into the musty magnolia darkness where characters question the darker side of life. “People expect girls to be more refined. But I’ve been to rehab, got sober, been married, divorced, had a kid when I wasn’t married, went to college all the way as a single mom.”

In the end, the album is where the “dark” Hannah and the sweetly profound young mother mingle. “This album is about learning to be a grownup, learning to face the world alone. It’s about being brave enough to look people in the eye and just say ‘This is who I am -- imperfections and all.’”

And that’s just what she does. And the listener is the beneficiary.