series enters its
ninth season at Butler State Resort Park
winery enhance concerts
Helen E. McKinney
CARROLLTON, Ky. (June 2010) When J. Glenn
takes the stage, the audience can expect a guy in a cowboy hat sitting
behind a bass drum and playing a guitar while singing, Not too
loud, but not too soft either, said the Pleasureville, Ky., native.
Glenn, 33, can play anything I get my hands on. He plays
in a style derived from the late Hasil Adkins. I strum and fingerpick
the guitar and play a little slide, too. I also play the banjo on a
Er Again Concert Series
At Gen. Butler State Resort Park,
June 26: J. Glenn, One Man Band (folk, country, bluegrass)
July 24: Pokey Lafarge & the South City Three
(roots, country, blues)n Aug. 14: Ian Noe (folk, rock)
Sept. 18: Art Adams Band (folk, rock)
Oct. 16: String Band (roots acoustic, bluegrass)
Oct. 23: String Band (roots acoustic, bluegrass)
All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are free
He often performs solo, mostly playing gigs in the local
area. Glenn plays original material, plus blues and folk selections
from Charley Patton and Michael Hurley, among others.
He was recently asked to perform at the Play It Again Concert Series
at Gen. Butler State Resort Park. With its eclectic lineup, this free
concert series has become popular with locals as well as out-of-town
On June 26, J. Glenn, One Man Band, will bring his mix of folk, country
and bluegrass to the stage. Also performing will be Legba Bentonia.
Glenn was the original drummer for My Morning Jacket but left the band
in November 2000 to pursue a solo career.
When it comes to the musical selection, We cater to all different
age groups, said Evelyn Welch, Historic Site Museum Manager for
the Butler-Turpin State Historic House at General Butler. I like
to have a variety of music.
The concerts are appealing to many because they are intimate and
informal. Theyre not so big, that visitors cant socialize
and experience a good, family musical program, said Welch.
Glenn will bring his mix of folk,
country and bluegrass sounds to Gen.
Butler State Resort Parks
summer concert series.
She never books performers that she hasnt previously
heard. I like to promote artists waiting to make their mark,
Welch said. The concert series is entering its ninth season.
Kevin Stonerock kicked off the series on Saturday, May 29, with his
blend of folk, roots country and rock. Stonerock is best known locally
for writing the monologue for the Point in Time series,
which was performed in Carrollton in the early 1990s. His latest release
is Land of a Thousand Smiles.
Each concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Butler-Turpin State Historic House
and lasts until approximately 9:30 p.m. Patrons are asked to bring their
own chairs or quilts to sit on. Wines sold by River Valley Winery add
a nice touch, said Welch.
Not all artists for the Play It Again concert series are local performers.
Welch prefers to offer a wide range in musical tastes, referring to
it as an American roots concert series.
She likes to have a young band or performer in the mix,
(in their teens or early 20s), she said. Such performers are just
getting started and have a lot to offer.
The Play It Again concert series is truly a listeners concert,
said Welch. So many of the performers play bars or loud social venues,
but Play It Again is primarily a listeners concert.
Over the last nine years, the community has come together to support
this series. It is underwritten by the Carrollton-Carroll County Tourism
For more information, contact Gen. Butler State
Resort Park at 1-866-462-8853.
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