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SORRY, FOLKS! THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Radio Bristol Presents: Farm & Fun Time, a live radio show at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Thursday, April13, at 7:00 p.m. with guest performances by The Malpass Brothers and The Price Sisters. Hosted by Kris Truelsen and featuring musical breaks by house band Bill and the Belles, the program also features the Appalachian Sustainable Development Farm Report with Corbin Hayslett, a recipe segment, 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 and the 1950s, 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, the Osborne Brothers, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Mac Wiseman, The Sauceman Brothers, and Curly King & The Tennessee Hilltoppers.
The Malpass Brothers toured with the late Don Helms, former steel guitarist for Hank Williams, have opened for music legend Merle Haggard on multiple tours and appeared on stages from the Shetland Islands to Ryman Auditorium to Merlefest. Gifted musicians and songwriters, the brothers have shared billing with artists including Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson and more. The title cut video from their “Memory That Bad” album hit CMT Pure Country’s Top Ten. Their most recent self-titled recording, produced by bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson, was released by Crossroads’ Organic Records in 2015.
This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Sr. & others. Count on classic, real country. Count on new Malpass tunes. Count on a couple of old-time traditional gospels. Count on their probably coming down into the house at intermission and asking what you’d like to hear. Count on giggles and ribbing between brothers, along with daddy on the bass, who’s bound to be thinking, “What the hell are they doing now?” Count on some big, high man hair, and maybe an Elvis twitch or two. Count on lines at the CD table … and count on logging on to see where they’ll be next.
The Price Sisters have performed at festivals and events from Michigan to Georgia, and Colorado to Maine. A few of their appearances have included Bill Monroe’s ‘Bean Blossom Festival,’ and RFD-TV’s ‘Cumberland Highlanders Show.’ They have performed for live radio broadcasts on the legendary ‘Wheeling Jamboree,’ and Ohio University’s WOUB ‘Showcase Showdown,’ and have been guest performers on the ‘Cumberland Mountain Music Show.’ They have opened for numerous bands including IBMA female vocalist of the year, Dale Ann Bradley, and The Kenny and Amanda Smith Band, and have also been on-stage guest performers with various bands including ‘The Lost and Found,’ ‘The Spinney Brothers,’ and ‘David Davis and the Warrior River Boys.’ They have also made numerous appearances at many venues in the eastern Kentucky area. With their college band, the Mountain Music Ambassadors, they have participated in live performances for PBS’s ‘Song of the Mountains,’ ‘WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour,’ WKYT-TV, Lexington, Kentucky, and recently returned from a 10 day tour of the Peoples Republic of China. While they continue to travel and perform the bluegrass music they both love, Lauren and Leanna are also currently pursuing degrees in music, with concentration in traditional and bluegrass music, at Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky.