Our turnout was a bit low for our November Bluegrass Night, but we still had some great music from Bluegrass Review and Jargon. Bluegrass Review kicked things off with some great tunes, as I attempted to fill the banjo void for the group. We were glad to have Rick and Janise Lambert perform before heading south to Florida for the winter. Ron Barnett rounded out the group on the upright bass. Jargon closed out the night with a fun, energetic set, which featured some original music and some songs they are planning to include on a live recording they have in the works. Thanks to Darbin, James, Steve, Curtis and Kirk for coming out to the Kentucky Opry. It was a really fun night!
I really hope that our attendance will be back up for our December Bluegrass Night. Don Goff & Rising Son will return to the Kentucky Opry for the first time in quite a while. They have a new recording that I’m sure you’ll have an opportunity to purchase. We are really looking forward to hearing some material from this new album. The McKendrees will also be performing.
Remember that we have Cotton Ridge and The Cope Brothers scheduled to perform for our January Bluegrass Night. Please keep Kenneth Cope in your prayers as he is dealing with complications from a broken back, which he suffered from a fall about a week ago. From what I understand, this was a very serious injury and he has a long road of recovery ahead.
Also, I have some sad news to pass along. Max Davidson’s wife, Jane, passed away on November 14th after a lengthy battle with cancer. Max is the banjo player with Bluegrass Review. And Dennis Joseph, longtime JPFOB member and supporter, passed away on November 23rd. Although he was not as involved in recent years, Dennis was a large part of the JPFOB and a big help to Tony Williams for many of the JPFOB events in past years. Please remember the families of these folks in your prayers.
I hope to see you all Friday, December 1st!
Jason McKendree, JPFOB President
12/1/2017 – December JPFOB Friday Night Show – 7:30pm – Don Goff & Rising Son and The McKendrees
1/5/2018 – January JPFOB Friday Night Show – 7:30pm – Cotton Ridge and The Cope Brothers
1/18/2018 – Dailey and Vincent at the Kentucky Opry – 7:30pm Call (270) 527-3869 for tickets!
3/9/2018 – Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers at the Kentucky Opry – 7:30pm Call (270) 527-3869 for tickets!