Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Holler IsTwo Years Old!
Holler is back!
On Wednesday, May 26, HollerDaddy, Eric Sutherland invites you to gather at Al's Bar (6th & Limestone) to celebrate as Holler 25 marks its 2 year anniversary! Featuring former poet laureate Richard Taylor and award winning singer/songwriter storyteller Mitch Barrett.
There will also be an open mic starting at 8pm, and as always this unbelievable show is FREE!
Richard Taylor served as Poet Laureate of Kentucky from 1999-2001, and
has won a variety of honors for his extensive publications in both poetry and prose. He served as a professor of English at Kentucky State University for many years. He earned a B.A. in English from the University of Kentucky in 1963, an M.A. in English from the University of Louisville in 1964, a J.D. from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1967 and a Ph.D. in English from UK in 1974. His publications include Sue Munday: A Novel of the Civil War in Kentucky, Rail Splitter (poems), Stone Eye (poems) and Girty (novel).
Mitch Barrett, founder and lead-singer of the recently disbanded group Zoe Speaks, is one of Kentucky’s most talented contemporary singer-songwriters. Remaining true to his traditional roots, his original work has created a contemporary understanding that reaches beyond his Appalachian heritage to the music that today is being called Americana. Mitch's songwriting talent has won him Merlefest's Chris Austin Songwriting Competition twice, the prestigious Kerrville New Folk competition, first place (out of more than 900 entries) at the 2006 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, and the 2009 Telluride Troubadour Competition in Telluride Colorado.