Band of Ruhks

Bowman has long been regarded as one of Bluegrass music’s finest singers and songwriters.  He’s won a string of awards, including IBMA and SPGBMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year, in addition to numerous nominations and accolades. He has written No. 1 hits for country artists  and performs regularly with The Likely Culprits in Nashville and tours with Lee Ann Womack as well as his old singing partner Dan Tyminski.

Rigsby became the first full-time director of the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music in 2001 and remained in that position for eight years.  During that time he formed his own band, Midnight Call, and toured the US and overseas too.  Rigsby is also an acclaimed music producer, session musician and teacher and is a sought after session vocalist, providing harmony vocals on such projects as Alan Jackson’s “Bluegrass Album” (Along with Ronnie Bowman), James King’s “Three Chords and the Truth” and Peter Rowan’s “Old School.”

Smith formed a band with his wife Amanda Smith and immediately found success.  The duo captured the IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year award in their first year of performing together.  Smith is regarded as being a true original guitar stylist. He is a two-time winner of IBMA Guitar Player of the Year and has been nominated multiple times.   His recent project “The Return” was a follow-up to his classic solo project “Studebaker.”


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