Sept. 7, 2012 —
By NICOLE STURGILL
The Morehead News
One of the ensembles from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music (KCTM) is performing Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Morehead Arts and Eats Festival.
The second annual event will be staged on Main Street from Normal Avenue on the east to South Wilson Avenue on the west with a new expansion south on Bridge Street to First Street.
The main stage will be on Battson-Oates Drive near Main Street.
The KCTM group includes four students: freshman mandolin player Peter Enzweiler, 18; freshman mandolin player Ellen Kearney, 56; freshman banjo player Michelle Canning, 18; and senior guitar player John Rodgers, 21.
The group began practicing together on the first day of classes last month.
“Any time you start playing with a group of people, it’s probably best to just jump in and play with each other,” Rodgers said. “I think that’s the only way you can really learn how to play with people because no two musicians are the same.”
Any time a student group represents KCTM, it’s officially known as the Mountain Music Ambassadors from Morehead State University.
“We’re getting ready,” said Raymond McLain, KCTM director.
“We need to make sure that we have about 15 minutes worth of material, and so far we only have a couple songs so we need to be working on that,” he added.
Festival planners said Thursday that 40 food vendors and more than 34 art vendors have registered for the event. It will be going on during the Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival on US 60 east.
“I think the road between Poppy Mountain and the Morehead Arts and Eats Festival is going to be hot with people going back and forth,” McLain said. “A lot of good music is happening that weekend, for sure.”
Nicole Sturgill can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 784-4116.
Sept. 7, 2012 —
By NICOLE STURGILL
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