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It’s a beautiful Saturday morning to be on the Front Porch. We are sharing lots of good music this morning and talking about live events in our region.

The Pennington Folk Festival is about to roll out the ‘grand finale’ day with Eddie Pennington, harmonica guru Charlie McCoy and guitar-monster Tommy Emmanuel. Here’s the scoop on today’s events in Princeton, KY at the Butler Campus:

10:30 a.m. Talent Contest

1 p.m. Franklin Place Jam Band

2 p.m. Sarah Elizabeth Burkey

3 p.m. Woody Pines

4 p.m. Eddie Pennington

5 p.m. patriotic Program

5:30 p.m. Al and Kathy Bain

6:30 p.m. Charlie McCoy

8 p.m. Tommy Emmanuel

Additional Activities Saturday

7 a.m. Caldwell Medical Center “Run for Your Life”

10 a.m.-5 p.m. WeKAN (Western Kentucky Artist Network) exhibits

Noon-2 p.m. Farmers Bank Mural Painting

4-8 p.m. Lakeland Crusiers Cruise-In and Car Show

More info at


Chris Thile & Michael Daves - Sleep with One Eye OpenChris Thile and Michael Daves met in New York City at a joint called the Baggot Inn just after Thile had transplanted from San Diego to NYC. A music friendship ensued and has led to an incredible new album titled “Sleep with One Eye Open”. Recorded at Jack White’s Nashville studio, the album is a series of little production and a lot of musical prowess! The stripped down sound leaves front and center the blistering interpretation of bluegrass-based tunes of two amazingly matched musicians. I’m featuring a bunch of it in this mornings second hour.

More information is available at Nonesuch Records website including a great story of the journey these two have taken to lead to this album.

Here’s Thile and Daves performing “Sleep with One Eye Open”.

I’m off to listen to Bill Monroe’s “Get Up John and serve up more music. Tune in on the listen live link at


Written by John McMillen

June 4, 2011 at 10:54 am

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