If you’re a fan of “Pickin’ on Nashville,” you aren’t alone! The album won a Country Music Association Award for the Kentucky Headhunters in 1990 and garnered a Grammy for the band the same year for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. And this year, 2015, the Kentucky Headhunters will headline the 10th annual Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival in Honesdale.
“This band has been around since 1968, and they can really rock—we are excited to have them for our 10th anniversary,” says Brian Fulp, chair of this year’s festival. “And we thank Randy Kohrs, our Music Coordinator, for securing them.”
Also signed up for the June 20th date: Grammy nominated and Blues Hall of Fame inductees Professor Louie and the Crowmatix! New York’s Village Voice called the band, “a tasty mix of rhythm and blues and rock & roll. Americana at its best.”
That’s what Roots & Rhythm is all about, folks! Stay tuned for the rest of the lineup for the big 10th anniversary show as Randy seals the deals!
For more information about the headliner, visit http://kentuckyheadhunters.net. Listen to their music and grab a seat on the lawn in Central Park, Honesdale on June 20, 2015. See you there!
CALLING ALL ARTISTS
For the 2nd year, the Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival is inviting all artists to create a limited edition “Gig Poster” for the festival. The posters will be displayed during the festival in Honesdale’s Central Park on June 20, 2015 and at The Cooperage on Main Street during events celebrating National Train Day, May 9th, 2015. A special artist’s reception with refreshments will be held on Friday, May 8th, from 7pm – 8pm at the Cooperage, followed by a performance by “The Brakemen.” The gig posters will also appear on www.honesdalerootsandrhythm.com
Artists are asked to work on a poster space approximating 8” x 10”, and the art should represent a theme associated with the Roots & Rhythm festival, such as music, Wayne County or railroading. Honesdale is the birthplace of the country’s first commercial steam locomotive to run on rails—the Stourbridge Lion. A replica of the Stourbridge Lion can be seen in the Wayne County Historical Society building on Main Street in Honesdale.
“This year, the 10th for Roots & Rhythm, will also mark the return of train excursions to Honesdale,” said Graphics Director Amanda Sobolak. “That’s two great reasons to celebrate, and we hope our local artists will be inspired to show off their creativity with one or more of these themes.”
The poster deadline is May 4th, 2015. Blank posters may be picked up and finished ones dropped off at Camp Umpy’s, 622 Main Street in Honesdale, during the bagel shop’s business hours, 6am – 2pm.
On the day of the festival, the posters will be displayed in Artist’s Row and a silent auction will be held. All posters upon receipt become the property of Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival and all funds raised go towards the festival. Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization, reserves the right to use all posters in the future for various fundraising opportunities.
PROCEEDS WILL HELP KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE IN HONESDALE!