NPR’s internationally-distributed weekly live performance program, “Mountain Stage with Larry Groce,” hears legendary music group, The Kentucky Headhunters, performed stand-out tracks from their new album, Meet Me In Bluesland, along with other fan-favorite classics like “Dumas Walker.” “Mountain Stage” will replay the program featuring The Kentucky Headhunters through October 23.
The entire episode is available for download in the NPR “Mountain Stage” podcast archives on iTunes. Click here to subscribe for the episode when it becomes available.
The GRAMMY, CMA, ACM and AMA winning bluesy southern rockers celebrated a No. 3 debut on the Billboard Blues Albums Chart with Meet Me In Bluesland, released by Alligator Records, along with top placement on the Billboard Americana Chart. Recorded in 2003, Bluesland features Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame member and keyboardist Johnnie Johnson, well-known for his work with Chuck Berry and others.
No Depression critic Grant Britt writes of the new music, “[It’s] a raucous romp through a passel of original rockers,” and adds, “Age has only improved this offering, rockin’ Appalachia-billy that’ll put a big ole grin on your face.” Purchase the full album now in stores and on iTunes, Amazon and other digital realms.
Known for their crowd-pleasing, rollicking live performances, The Kentucky Headhunters are currently on tour nationwide, performing over 100 dates throughout the U.S. in 2015. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, please see below or visit www.kentuckyheadhunters.net.
The Kentucky Headhunters – Upcoming Tour Dates
10/17 – West Seneca, Okla. | Bordertown Casino
10/23 – Depew, Okla. | Midnight Fire Music Festival
10/24 – Clear Lake, Iowa | Surf Ballroom
11/07 – Ashland, Ky. | Paramount Arts Center
11/13 – Augusta, Ga. | Historic Imperial Theatre
11/14 – Harrisonburg, Va. | Back Country Restaurant & Lounge
02/06 – Miami, Fla. | Shore Leave Showdown
NPR’s “Mountain Stage” airs on more than 150 radio affiliates nationwide. For a full list of stations, please visit http://www.mountainstage.org/radio/Pages/Radio-Affiliates.aspx.
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