An Appalachian native has found her own identity through her fiddle.
Kendall Potter is no stranger to the sound of music, she began at 6.
Separated by hundreds of miles, students and faculty from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music have braved through COVID-19, storms and the distance to bring an online end-of-semester finale show.
A virus that has nearly halted all human contact on a global level will not stop a Morehead State graduate from performing a benefit show for a disease that devastated her family.
Andrew Preston and Denise Barbee are two among many musicians in Morehead that have started performing online during this time of social distancing.
Bedford Band and Wicked Peace both picked up awards for their respective musical styles at the 6thAnnual Lexington Music Awards.
Tyler Childers and the Foodstamps performed at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tn on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. This was their first performance of 4 sold-out shows at the venue.
The 282nd Army Band brought a performance and a master class to Morehead State University.
Heather Alley and Ryan Gillum didn’t hesitate to boldly leap from an ensemble rehearsal room in Morehead, to perform Saturday night on a stage that regularly held Bill Monroe.
Photos from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music's semester finale concert at the Morehead Conference Center on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
Among playing guitar and fiddle, singing and owning his own taxidermy studio, this Morehead State University student writes his own original music just for social media.
The walls of the Rowan Arts Center echoed bluegrass, traditional and country music Wednesday as the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music performed its mid-semester show for family and friends. For one student, the experience was just the beginning of many to come.
The music of the peace and love generation rocked the Morehead Conference Center Tuesday night as students and faculty of Morehead State University music department rocked their tribute to Woodstock’s 50th anniversary.
The Baird Music Building was booming with activity during Morehead State University’s Percussion Ensemble concert Sunday afternoon.
RALEIGH, NC. Bluegrass crosses generations as it unites students and artists through a shared love of the music.
RALEIGH, NC Traditional students rubbed shoulders, shook hands and jammed with some of the biggest names in bluegrass at the IBMA convention and festival.
With over 800 miles between them, three brothers collaborated online to produce their newest album “More Than A Line.”
Performing is nothing new for Elizabeth Bowman, a current student at the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, and that isn’t changing any time soon.
A woodworking kit and a handmade dulcimer sparked Sarah Morgan’s love for traditional music.
Ken Stringfellow will be performing a stripped-down acoustic set at the Rowan County Arts Center on September 27.
The Woodsheep's newest album, a concept album titled Old Time Pigeon, pays tribute to their musical roots while bidding them farewell.
A love for her native mountain music has lured an established fiddle player to Morehead State to study at the only university in Kentucky that has a degree in traditional music.
From Hazard to Hamburg, Germany, to countries in Asia, Bluegrass Music has found a way to be a family of its own.
The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music hosted their finale concert and the Morehead Conference Center on April 30.
The story of Maxx, a young and progressive woman whose friends are helping her find her creative voice, came to the Duncan Recital Hall last Wednesday.
Renowned french horn soloist Ronald Beitel paid a visit to Morehead State to perform a concert and conduct a master class for fellow musicians.
HILTONS, VA After three days of touring, the legendary Carter Family Fold was the final stop for traditional music students to perform at one of the foundational blocks for the creation of mountain music.
The Black Gospel Ensemble celebrated Spring and God Friday night with their annual Spring Concert.
A Kentucky Center for Traditional Music student was handed a fiddle Wednesday evening fit for legends.
Three music fanatics started a podcast, all on the terms of giving their “Unwarranted Music Opinions.”
Jazz musicians joined forces for a public performance of the Jazz Faculty Duo, which displayed their musical roots.
Coffee, lemonade and music were shared at the celebration of The Woodsheep’s EP release and music video premiere on Saturday at CoffeeTree books.
The Old Time String Band, an ensemble at the Kentucky Center for Traditional music, performs at the KCTM Finale Concert.
Caroline Copley has always been surrounded by music, but she found a special calling for song-writing.
Despite a weather-related accident that totaled her car, Joy Taylor-Rodgerson made it to her performance in the biannual Kentucky Center for Traditional Music’s Sounds of Our Heritage concert.
The bad weather didn't keep the dancers away for the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music's last square dance of the year.
Morehead State rock ensemble students hit the stage with classic rock tunes from the early 70s on Thursday, November 15 for their "We're An American Band" concert.
Morehead State alumni Andrew Brown has captivated audiences around Kentucky with his utilitarian music.
The First Baptist Church hosted the fifty-ninth Annual Choral Festival Monday night.
Hearing a few plucks of the banjo on his grandparent’s albums was all it took for a young West Liberty kid to find a passion never seen in his family.
With any song, there’s usually a story woven into the lyrics.
Byrd Law brought out their smooth jazz tunes Friday evening for a homecoming performance at the Wesley Foundation United Methodist Student Center.
The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music's bands and ensembles performed their mid-semester concert Wednesday evening at the Rowan Arts Center.
The Black Gospel Ensemble took to the stage Thursday night alongside three other choir groups for the Fall Choral Showcase Concert at the First Baptist Church of Morehead, Ky.
Recording artist Tyler Childers brought his band and music to the Kentucky Center for Traditional Tuesday for a rehearsal.
Raleigh, NC Hall-of-Fame musician John Hartford continues to inspire and live on in the world of bluegrass through students like Morehead State University’s Elizabeth Bowman.
Thirteen high school marching bands from across Kentucky had just 15 minutes each to earn a Kentucky Music Education Association sanctioned rating in the Blue and Gold Marching Band Competition at Morehead State’s Jayne Stadium.
Raleigh, NC Outside of performance sits the backstage scene of long nights, hard work and overwhelming experiences in the world of music. Kentucky Center for Traditional Music students experienced it first hand during this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association convention and fes…
The Lewis County High School Marching Band roared into Jayne Stadium at Morehead State University on Saturday for the university’s annual Blue and Gold Competition, led by a new director who is no stranger to the school.
The Mountain Music Ambassadors wrapped Friday night with their first big performance on the youth stage at this year’s International Bluegrass Music Association festival, which left one day of events.
RALEIGH, NC Despite hurricane Florence hitting Raleigh, NC, the Wide-Open bluegrass festival remained open for business, which brought Morehead State University Students to the grounds.