New exhibits to open at Bluegrass Museum

Curly Seckler, Bill Vernon and Joe Greene - photo courtesy the International Bluegrass Music MuseumNovember 3 will see four new exhibits unveiled at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY.

Three will focus on the pioneering work of members of the IBMA’s Hall of Honor:

  • Pete Kuykendall – founder of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine
  • Lance Leroy – booking agent for Lester Flatt, Jimmy Martin and The Bluegrass Cardinals
  • Bill Vernon – radio host, writer and archivist whose 7,000 bluegrass LPs have been donated to the IBMM.

The fourth exhibit celebrates The McCormick Brothers (Lloyd, Kelly and Haskel), who performed in the 1950s and 60s and recorded for Hickory Records. Red Hen Boogie, released in 1954, became a signature song for the band and was a radio hit for them as well.

The IBMM says that…

The historic exhibits contain photos, record contracts, instruments, radio equipment and clothing that document these forerunner’s contributions to bluegrass music.

Find out more bout the IBMM and their important work on their official web site.

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