Radio Bristol Presents the January 2017 edition of everyone’s favorite live radio experience, Farm & Fun Time live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum featuring music acts Luke Bell and The Farmer & Adele. The monthly program takes place on Thursday, January 12 in the Performance Theater at the museum at 7:00 p.m. and the doors open at 6:30 p.m.
According to RollingStone, Wyoming native Luke Bell “plays classic honky-tonk with a wink and a yodel that summons the sleeping ghosts of country better than any voodoo spell ever could.”
Nashville’s The Farmer & Adele bring country-western cowboy swing and high lonesome together in a way that hearkens back to the heyday of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.
Hosted by Kris Truelsen and featuring live advertisements written by house band Bill & the Belles, the program also features the Appalachian Sustainable Development Farm Report with Corbin Hayslett, an heirloom recipe segment that’s more storytelling than instruction, and much more!
Radio Bristol Presents: Farm & Fun Time is a revival of WCYB radio’s Farm & Fun Time show which broadcast live from a studio inside the General Shelby Hotel in downtown Bristol. In the 1940s through the early 1960s Farm & Fun Time was an important program in the history of early bluegrass music and helped to establish the careers of legendary performers including Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Mac Wiseman, and many more.
Tickets to the show are $25.
“I grew up in Wyoming ’til the age of 21. I then spent two years in Austin playing at the Hole in the Wall and the White Horse mainly with a couple bands. I moved to New Orleans for several months and did seasonal ranch work in Wyoming—for now I’m in Nashville.
I like work, cowboy culture, just plain good songs, honky-tonks, real life people, my dog and my ’95 Buick.”
“Bringing you country-western cowboy + cowgirl swing and high lonesome sounds! The band has completed a brand new album featuring the legendary country western group, Riders in the Sky, titled Into the Wide Open Sky. The album features the lighthearted songbird Grace Adele, and her musical partner Keenan Wade, on a collection of country-western originals and covers.
The Farmer & Adele grew up admiring classic music—classic country, jazz, the Tin Pan Alley songwriters—and those early styles reflect so much of what the two stand for. Their songwriting is uplifting, heroic and simple, but hearken back to the time of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, an interest the duo shares with the Riders and a torch the Riders in the Sky carried from equally legendary Sons of the Pioneers.
Into the Wide Open Sky is an album for everyone—music written to be entertaining and enjoyable.”