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Bluegrass Collective

Hard-driving bluegrass quintet Bluegrass Collective performs at the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Season 18 Episode 11 Length 57:38 Premiere: 08/18/14

Jubilee: Bluegrass Collective

Out of towners who came to the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., may not have been familiar with Bluegrass Collective, but you can be sure those who saw the quintet’s performance won’t be forgetting the band anytime soon.

Bluegrass Collective has been a local institution for years in and around Lexington, first starting out as the jam band Green Genes before going straight bluegrass. The quintet is composed of frontman and mandolin player Danny Williams, bassist Roddy Puckett, fiddler Don Rogers, guitarist Dove Gevedon, and Brandon Bowlds on banjo.

Playing together for so many years has given the talented musicians a virtual audio sixth sense on stage, anticipating each others’ next course with simple note intonations. As long time fans of the Grateful Dead, Bluegrass Collective brings a hefty dose of improvisation to the stage as each member shows off their musical chops.

Instead of opting for bluegrass standards the audience knows by heart, the setlist from this performance is punctuated with rollicking instrumentals and deep cuts from the catalogs of familiar artists, such as Bill Monroe’s “Letter from My Darling” and John Hartford’s “Let Him Go Mama” and even George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass.”

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Season 18 Episodes

The Seldom Scene

S18 E13 Length 59:03 Premiere Date 09/01/14

Lonesome River Band

S18 E12 Length 58:18 Premiere Date 08/25/14

Bluegrass Collective

S18 E11 Length 57:38 Premiere Date 08/18/14

The 23 String Band

S18 E10 Length 56:33 Premiere Date 08/11/14

Dale Ann Bradley

S18 E9 Length 58:13 Premiere Date 08/04/14

The Grass Stains

S18 E8 Length 58:43 Premiere Date 07/28/14

Kentucky Blue; Laurel River Line

S18 E7 Length 56:43 Premiere Date 07/21/14

Town Mountain

S18 E6 Length 59:03 Premiere Date 07/14/14

Blue Highway

S18 E5 Length 58:53 Premiere Date 07/07/14

NewTown; Coaltown Dixie

S18 E4 Length 57:53 Premiere Date 06/30/14

The Boxcars

S18 E3 Length 57:18 Premiere Date 06/23/14

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

S18 E2 Length 57:58 Premiere Date 06/16/14

Masters of Bluegrass

S18 E1 Length 59:03 Premiere Date 06/09/14

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Bluegrass/country guitarist Josh Williams and his band and acclaimed Kentucky vocalist/guitarist Charlie Sizemore and his band perform at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest in Nashville. A 2013 KET Production.

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Young, high-energy quintet The HillBenders and "bluegrass poet" Donna Ulisse and The Poor Mountain Boys perform at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest in Nashville. A 2013 KET Production.

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Veteran stars and rising young groups are featured in performances from the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest in Nashville. A 2013 KET Production.

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The Best of the 2012 IBMA Fan Fest (Part 2) - S17 E20

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More performances of original songs from artists featured at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Fanfest in Nashville. A 2013 KET Production.

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Masters of Bluegrass - S18 E1

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The Bluegrass "MOB" - legendary players Del McCoury on guitar and vocals, Bobby Osborne on mandolin and vocals, J.D. Crowe on banjo, Bobby Hicks on fiddle and Jerry McCoury on bass and vocals - performs at the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park. A 2014 KET Production.

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