Homestead Hall Welcomes Kentucky Just
Based out of South Central Kentucky, KENTUCKY JUST US is a family group featuring tight harmonies, heartwarming lyrics, and a fresh sound that is all their own. While their music is unique, it is strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old-Time Country, Gospel, and family based values.
The Band began in October of 2014 with only vocals and a guitar. Since then they have added an upright bass, fiddle, mandolin, and banjo. The band has played many venues such as the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN, Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO, Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival in Farmers Branch, TX, and many more. Their video of Rocky Top has received over 4.9 million views. They have also appeared on several TV shows including Tim Farmer’s Homemade Jam, Woodsongs, and Our Mountains. In March of 2018 Kentucky Just Us was chosen by The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum to be the First Artists in Residence of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the historic Renfro Valley. The band also received a scholarship from the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation at their first appearance at the Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival in Farmers Branch, Texas. In May, Kentucky Just Us received 1st place in the 2019 KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest at Silver Dollar City.
Kentucky Just Us released their first album in 2015, “The Land of Bluegrass” and just recently released their newest album “Recorded Live.” They also have several other projects that they are working on. The band has had the opportunity to learn from some of the finest musicians in the world, including the legendary fiddle player Buddy Spicher, and banjo extraordinaire Gary “Biscuit” Davis. At the start of 2018 Kentucky Just Us began attending HCTC’s Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music in Eastern Kentucky, being instructed by some very talented Bluegrass artists including Bobby Osborne, Dean Osborne, Virgil Bowlin, and Scott Napier.