The Mountain Workshops was in Mt. Sterling last week & we had the honor to be a part of Will Parson's project. Will birthed such an incredible piece!! We are always open to sharing John's story, even if it helps just one person find peace in their struggle with addiction. It was such a powerful experience working with Will, telling a part of our story & seeing the end result. Thank you for such a beautiful video, Will, & many thanks for The Mountain Workshops' continued dedication to this yearly project in Kentucky!
You've been great and all (mostly hot and sticky), so we'll take that monsoon of yours that blew through yesterday and hit the ground running with this awesome fall weather that came in on its heels!
This weekend kicks off a great fall season of FUN. Kickin' It On the Creek is going to be something else entirely. We are playing Thursday night at 7:45pm, between The Jenkins Twins and Ona -- that's a good sammich, don't you think? Then, we'll be hosting a Sunday morning All-Star Gospel set with our favoritest gals, The Local Honeys, from 930am - 1030am. Special guests galore! Muwahaha!
And, next week, we're gonna light the Tar Heel State on fire withThe Local Honeys! Be sure to follow us all on Instagram so you know what's hapnin! If you want to attend the house show in Asheville, just give us a buzz on Facebook and we'll add you to the invite list.
See you out there soon!
Anna + John
As you may know, for the past year we've been busy renovating an old house in Kentucky. After a solid 14 months of the ups and downs, the excitement, and impatiently waiting, we've finally moved in!
If you'd like to see what all we got ourselves into, visit our house blog here or jump over to our Instagram account for the fast-track version. It feels both good and a little weird to finally be in the house. John and I are so happy to be in a place where we can look forward to enjoying our home instead of wondering what in the world is going to pop up next. She's done (for the most part) and now we get to live it up!
In the meantime, we've been working on new songs, collaborating with our friends here in the Bluegrass state and looking ahead to new musical projects!
We can't wait to share our new music with you! Over the past year, our focus has been our first loves: electric guitar, country blues & soul music. We still play a lot of acoustic music and bluegrass, but going back to what we grew up on has felt like home. It's like they say, it feels good to leave but it feels even better to come back.
Below is a list of the summer shows we're excited to have on the calendar!
Be sure to check our calendar here or on Instagram from time to time, because there's always something added to the mix last minute. You never know...
Like this'un...comin' in hot! July 14 & 15.
We're looking forward to August, where we have the honor to perform at the Ralph Stanley Museum for their Home in the Hills concert series. John and I have been working up one of our favorite Stanley Brothers tune. Who's to say which one we love the most? Virginia is for lovers and we love it all.
In September, we're going on tour in North Carolina with our good friends, The Local Honeys. If you haven't heard them yet, you better hop on it!! They are two musical powerhouses and we can't wait to scorch the asphalt in the Tar Heel state. Watch out! You don't want to miss this.
See you on down the road --
Back in April, we received an invitation to appear and perform on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. They came to explore the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail which runs through Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. We are YUGE fans of the show and it meant a lot for us to be a part of highlighting Kentucky culture.
We spent the entire day on the set at Whitetail Heaven Outfitters in Nicholasville, watching folks cook and watching folks film...and then got to eat said food and be a part of said filming. Andrew and his crew were really cool; and, they are big music fans so there was a lot to talk about. We had a big time!
For the episode, they set up a turkey hunt with guide extraordinaire and turkey shaman, Kacey Mays, who took John out into the field at 4 am. Much to everyone's surprise and excitement, John got his turk -- and he was a biggun! He was really a beautiful bird.
We got to eat turkey heart, liver, and breast they fried up. After that, we sang and performed for Andrew, the crew, and guests after we ate (it was all delicious). It was a fun day!
The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail episode kicked off the current season of Bizarre Foods. It premiered August 1 and will continue to air until the apocalypse occurs (and probably even beyond that), so you'll be able to catch it at some point! Be sure to check The Travel Channel in your local TV guide.
It will also air the hour before next week's new episode -- which covers all things Mississippi!