Owensboro, KY -- The International Bluegrass Music Museum will present Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys Saturday, December 7th at 8pm. The concert follows the Holiday Stroll. Tickets include wine, beer and snacks and the event takes place at the International Bluegrass Music Museum located at 117 Daviess St., Owensboro, Kentucky.
Born in Louisiana and raised in Missouri, Bradford Lee Folk remembers watching his Dad pick the country blues on a 1966 D35 Martin guitar, the same guitar he plays today. He listened to Bluegrass and Country music from a young age and got his first guitar at age 14. After High School, he traveled to South America for a year where he played and sang from the streets of Argentina to the mountains of Chile. When he returned home to Missouri, he headed west on his motorcycle, chasing pretty girls to the mountains of Carbondale, Colorado. By 1999, Folk was living in a tiny homesteader cabin in Northern Colorado, working as a herdsmen on a dairy farm and driving to bluegrass gigs in his 72' Cadillac Coupe de Ville.
Over the next few years he played, recorded, and toured with Open Road. In 2006 he left the life of a touring musician to open a honky tonk bar in Laporte, Colorado called The Swing Station. Folk helped build community support for local music with live bands almost every night of the week and he hosted a weekly bluegrass jam.
After five years, Folk sold the bar unsure of what was next. Folk now resides in Nashville, Tennessee, a place that has challenged his intentions with music more than ever. In spite of this, Folk's new band, The Bluegrass Playboys (Christian Sedelmyer, John Fabke, Robert Trapp, & David Goldenberg), will release a record this fall. His new songs are honest reflections on his own life -- It's Bluegrass and full of contradictions, much like Bradford Lee Folk himself.
Tickets are just $20. Call 270-926-7891 for ticketing, more information or the museum.