The band, Kentucky Wild Horse, is named after an old eastern Kentucky fiddle tune. Made up of fine individual musicians, this band plays and sings traditional old-time, bluegrass and swing music learned directly from earlier generations of Kentucky musicians, both professional and amateur. Members of the group have been playing this music all their lives.
All members of the band can speak with authority to audiences about the historical background of the music, the performers they learned from and the stories associated with them. They can offer full performances as well as teaching workshops on all the instruments used in their performances—fiddle, banjo (bluegrass, clawhammer, two-finger and tenor), guitar, mandolin and bass. The band is experienced in playing and calling for traditional country dancing (big sets, squares and contras). They also offer programs of songs and dance music from the Civil War era.