Tag: Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs | Europe 1985

“Only a 9-year-old me would have the gumption to solicit Ricky’s attention mid-set during the Dublin leg of his 1985 European tour, his first tour as a bandleader at the height of his 1980’s country success and a tour that would spawn an album, ‘Live In London’, that would leave an indelible impression on me.”

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Keith Whitley | Sandy Hook, KY | Bluegrass Trails

“We returned to Sandy Hook in 2017. More bluegrass road-trippin’. Yes, the Keith Whitley statue is still there in the town’s Elliot County Memory Garden and the old timers are still frequenting the Frosty Freeze Restaurant to catch up with the local gossip over some simple, hearty fare. Needless to say, it was all very familiar. And all very familiarly quiet.”

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Ricky Skaggs | Cordell, KY | Bluegrass Trails

“Rural Kentucky is home to many a country and bluegrass music heavy-hitter, two of which – one dead, one very much alive – were of particular interest to us on this day, and we went searching for signs of them in two Kentucky towns that you’d probably otherwise have no reason to visit. First up was Cordell, KY boyhood home of one Ricky Skaggs.”

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We’ve a biggun birthday shout-out today, y’all! It’s a huge -- M-A-S-S-I-V-E -- happy 83rd #bluegrassbirthday to one of the most influential 5 string banjo 🪕 players of all time, legendary banjo man Bill Emerson, founding member of The Country Gentlemen, a former Sunny Mountain Boy at the height of Jimmy Martin’s career, one-half of Emerson & Waldron (with Cliff Waldron), 20-year veteran and founder of Country Current, the United States Navy Band's bluegrass ensemble, and 2019 IBMA Hall of Fame inductee, born on this day, January 22, in 1938.

Happy birthday, Bill. 🪕 🎉

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