Kentucky Wild Horse is named after an old eastern Kentucky fiddle tune. Their repertoire includes old-time, bluegrass and fiddle tunes learned from earlier generations of Kentucky musicians, as well as their own original songs. They specialize in music from and about Kentucky and can include in their performances vintage music from any part of the state. They tell about the historical background of the music, the performers they learned from, and the stories associated with them. The band is also experienced in playing for square dances. John Harrod, the band’s leader, received the Governor’s Folk Heritage Award in 2004 for his work in traditional music.