(Honesdale, April 9, 2015)… Looking to do something “big” for the 10th anniversary of Honesdale’s largest free event, the Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival board of directors is pleased to announce that Grammy Award winners, The Kentucky Headhunters, will be the headline act for this memorable year. And, according to the board, this band will be dishing out a fine musical gumbo for the occasion.
“The Kentucky Headhunters have been putting out country, blues, and rock music in one form or another since 1968,”says Randy Kohrs, Roots & Rhythm (R&R) board member and music coordinator, adding “They are a band whose music tells real life stories. One of their guitarists, Richard Young, said, ‘It started to gel from the first rehearsal. When you can’t put a label on it, even when you create it, you know you’ve got something special.’ That’s what Roots & Rhythm has become in the last ten years– something special for all to enjoy.”
The Kentucky Headhunters have won three Country Music Association Awards, an Academy of Country Music Award and a 1990 Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with vocal for their album Pickin’ on Nashville. They’ll take the stage June 20, 2015 in Honesdale’s Central Park after a day of music provided by local bands at various downtown locations. Rounding out the main stage entertainment are—blues/gospel singer Alexis P. Suter and her band, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix (called a “tasty mix of rhythm and blues and rock”) and the soulful singer/songwriter Chrissi Poland.
“Roots & Rhythm’s lineup this year is over the top,” says Brian Fulp, board chair. “For a decade we’ve brought a unique selection of arts and music to a community who might otherwise not have had access to it. This year is stellar and packed with surprises weaving in and out of the crowd the entire day. Our main stage music, Artists’ Row, food vendors, fun family entertainment like Tunes & Tales, Party Bike, and laser tag—these are just a few of the treats for all ages, all day long.
“Whatever you like – folk country, rock or Americana—this year’s Roots & Rhythm will light up your senses. Come on out June 20 and feel the fun!”
The non-profit Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival is a co-presentation with The Greater Honesdale Partnership and the Wayne County Arts Alliance. For more information, visit www.honesdalerootsandrhythm.
Photo: Kentucky Headhunters