CELEBRATING

THIRTEEN YEARS

OF TRADITIONAL

KENTUCKY MUSIC

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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.

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WITH MASTER

OF CEREMONIES

DONALD MASON

Red Barn Radio welcomes

Sam Gleaves to soundstage

Showtime: 8 PM

Born and raised in Wythe County in southwest

Virginia, Sam Gleaves performs innovative

mountain music with a sense of history. Under

the direction of local teacher and barber Jim

Lloyd, Sam took up stringband instruments as

a teenager, including the banjo, guitar, fiddle,

autoharp and dulcimer. With his mentor ballad

singer Sheila Kay Adams, Sam found his voice

and fell in love with the mountain love songs,

which he carries into his generation with pride.

Sam’s performances combine traditional

Appalachian ballads, dance tunes, original

songs and the stories that surround the music.


Sam earned a degree in Folklore from Berea

College and has performed throughout the east

coast of the U.S. and internationally in Ireland

and Japan with the Berea College Bluegrass Ensemble, directed by Al White. Sam writes new songs in the Appalachian tradition, telling stories about love, the home place, working people and present social issues in the mountains.


Sam’s music has been featured on Kentucky Educational Television, West Virginia Public Radio, Appalshop’s WMMT FM, and in print for LEO Weekly and Still Journal. With three recordings under his belt, (Shadow of a Song 2010, A Little While In The Wilderness 2012, and Carrying On: Live Performances 2013) Sam is currently collaborating with producer and activist-musician Cathy Fink on a debut album of his original songs (titled Ain’t We Brothers) to be released in summer 2015.

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.

wskvfm.com, Wednesdays 1 PM, Saturdays 7 PM

East Tennessee: wets.com, Fridays at 11 AM, Sundays at 8 PM.

Lost Creek, WVA: wotrfm.com, whawradio.com. Regina, Sask.

cjtr.ca Wednesdays, 5 AM CST

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