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Sounds Of Our Heritage

2nd Friday at 7pm

“Sounds of Our Heritage” is a monthly radio program exploring the broad landscape of traditional Appalachian music including bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic and country.

Hosted and produced by Jesse Wells, the program will regularly feature historic recordings, interviews and insight on the heritage and importance of traditional music.

“I’ve been around old-time and traditional music all my life,” said Jesse Wells. “The music is part of our culture in eastern Kentucky. It’s a vital art form that needs to be shared and preserved for future generations to enjoy.”

Jesse Wells is the Music Archivist and Instructor of Traditional Music at Morehead State University’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music. Wells performs regularly with Kentucky Wild Horse. Wells has also performed with the Clack Mountain String Band, Don Rigsby and Midnight Call, Dave Evans and Riverbend, Jim Lauderdale, Ginny Hawker and many others.

The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University is dedicated to preserving, developing, and celebrating the cultural heritage of eastern Kentucky and Appalachia through performance, educational outreach, and interaction with the region.

“Sounds of Our Heritage” is a monthly radio program exploring the broad landscape of traditional Appalachian music including bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic and country.

On Friday, September 11th @ 7pm, the program will feature a preview of upcoming festivals including the Fraley Festival of Traditional Music, Ed Haley Fiddle Fest - Poage Landing Days, and the Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival.

Hosted and produced by Jesse Wells, the program will regularly feature historic recordings, interviews and insight on the heritage and importance of traditional music.