The inaugural feature in this series focuses on music. I had the privilege and pleasure of attending the November 10, 2007, concert staged by the Kentucky Homefront, a radio show dedicated to showcasing and preserving Kentucky's musical traditions, particularly in the folk, blues, country, and bluegrass genres. On stage this past weekend were four bands specializing in Celtic music: Nora, Ben & Eli; Ceol Cridhe; Liam's Fancy; and My Darling Asleep.
The evening's closing act, My Darling Asleep, should be familiar to many constituents of the Law School: it won third place in the 2007 version of Lawlapalooza, a battle of local bands staged for the benefit of the Law School's Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program and the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation. (Additional coverage of Lawlapalooza 2007 is available via the Law School's news ticker and the MoneyLaw blog.)
The best way to convey the power and the beauty of an evening well spent with the Kentucky Homefront is to let the music of those four bands speak for itself. The following box allows you to play samples from each band.
My Darling Asleep
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