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Adam Schlenker & Hayes Griffin

The American Roots Recap Series: Kentucky Colonels Tribute

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The American Roots Recap series featuring Adam Schlenker & Hayes Griffin continues with a special tribute to the influential band The Kentucky Colonels. Featuring the amazing guitar work of Clarence White (who later joined The Byrds) and his brother Roland on mandolin, this band was active in the 60s and early 70s until the tragic death of Clarence in 1973.  

Hayes Griffin is a multi-instrumentalist and music educator who has over a decade’s worth of experience touring with acts like Canadian fiddler April Verch and progressive bluegrass band Newtown, whose album Harlan Road featured Griffin’s guitar work and debuted at #8 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts. Released in 2020, “Midwestern Swing” is Griffin’s solo debut and delivers an aural cocktail inspired by the sounds of American country and swing music from the 1930’s, 40s, and 50s. 

Adam Schlenker is an educator, performer, composer and arranger of Acoustic American Roots Music, and founded 5th Fret Productions, combining online, video-based lessons with one-on-one instruction. He has been featured in and contributed to Flat Picking Guitar Magazine and is the Coordinator of American Roots & Bluegrass Music Studies at Denison University. Adam strives to develop music that reflects his influences while attempting to keep the music moving forward. This approach to making music, innovation through tradition, continues with his latest album, The Ghosts of Pain Creek.

Venue: Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza

Date: Sunday, July 25

Time: 8:00 pm

Doors Open: 7:30 pm