Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Hound of the Buskervilles is an acoustic jam-folk ensemble led by Marty Rosen and a group with an eclectic repertoire that draws on influences from throughout the English-speaking world. Hound of the Buskervilles will furnish tuneful folk music follies and pleasant sounds with an approach few would dare.
David Cottrell is an accomplished magician and five-string banjo player / vocalist who has performed all over the world. In 2001, he performed for President Bush and Vice President Dick Chaney and has opened up for such notables as George Strait, Ricky Skaggs, and David Copperfield. He is a past winner of the Louisville Magic Club’s close-up / Parlor Magic Contest and in 2002 he received a Presidential Citation from the International Brotherhood of Magicians for his “contributions to the advancement of the art of magic.” He can perform close-up table magic (via David Blaine style) or a stage show that includes live animals. The show can be geared for children and / or adults. David’s show is very entertaining with lots of audience participation that includes amazing magic, blazing banjo and lots of comedy. This coupled with his easy going down-home style personality makes for a fun filled enjoyable time for all.
Jim Dishman is from Monticello, Kentucky, near beautiful Lake Cumberland. Late in his teens he was influenced by the singer songwriter movement of the 70’s which led him on a musical journey that started with high profile shows in Louisville and led him to California playing venues in Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Orange County. Eventually he landed in Nashville to further pursue songwriting. There he played the Blue Bird Café, as well as other premier songwriter venues before moving back to California. He returned to Louisville in 1990, and has been a staple of laid-back riverside venues and can be found delivering his music most anywhere relaxing and comfortable good times are found.
The soft, soulful and sultry voice of Janis Pruitt make her a favorite choice for great musical entertainment. From Rome, Georgia, by way of Nashville, Tennessee, Janis has raised the bar for singer/songwriters wherever she has landed. Whether it’s her artfully crafted original songs or her delightful covers, Janis delivers with feeling and style that has no match.
They play music on the back porch, front porch, side porch, in the den, garage, kitchen, dining room, hallway, on a wagon, in church and the coal cellar. “We just like to play and sing with friends and family. We like to play all kinds of music, but we generally work around bluegrass, folk, blues, gospel. There are too many songs to learn and play and too little time. If you like our music, tell your friends about us.”
Hailing from the back woods of Pewee Valley, Kentucky. Whiskey Bent Valley pays homage to their southern kin. Songs from the tobacco fields to the rivers, iron skillets to moonshine stills, upbeat and professional, this band possesses the skill to honor history and preserve the instruments, their style and every authentic nuance of the day. With their sense of fashion, from overalls to string ties, straw hats to silk vests, along with a turbo charged performance, their approach breathes fire into this vintage music.