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Rowan County Artwork
 
Stephen Tirone
Stephen Tirone
Rowan County Arts Center
Rowan County Arts Center
RCMS/MSU Drug Poster
Gloria Stepp
Rowan County Rowan KY

Architecture

Art and Music Supplies

Artists

Arts Instruction

Arts Organizations

Display and Selling Venues

General Resources

Oral Histories

Performing Arts

Public Art

Slide Show

Special Events

Special Projects

 

Rowan County StatisticsKentucky PostSecondary Education Profile (CPE).PDF file
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Architecture back to top

Brushy Voting House No. 6 Photos
Jct. of KY 32 and Spruce St.
Morehead, KY
Architecture: NA

Cranston Voting House No. 12 Photos
Jct. of Clear Fork Rd. and KY 377
Morehead, KY
Architecture: NA

Farmers Voting House No. 2Photos
KY 801, 0.1 S of Farmers
Morehead, KY
Architecture: NA

Haldeman Voting House No. 8
Photos
KY 174
Morehead, KY
Architecture: NA
Hayes Voting House No. 16
Photos
Little Perry Rd., near jct. with KY 60
Morehead, KY
Architecture: NA
Hogtown Voting House No. 4 Photos
Williamstown Rd.
Morehead, KY
Architecture: NA

Photos
Bounded by University Blvd., Battson Ave. and Ward Oates Dr.
Morehead, KY Architecture: Late 19th and 20th century

Morehead Voting House No. 10
Photos
Jct. of Knapp and W. 2nd St.
Morehead, KY
Architecture: NA
Morehead Voting House No. 7 Photos
Clearfield St.
Morehead, KY
Architecture: NA
Pine Grove Voting House No. 5 Photos
Rock Fork Rd., 0.5 mi. N of KY 377
Morehead, KY
Architecture: NA
Plank Voting House No. 15 Photos
815 Plank Chapel Rd.
Morehead, KY
Architecture: NA
Rowan County Courthouse
Photos
Main St.
Morehead, KY
Architecture: NA

Artists back to top

Carita Bergelin Morehead Shirley Alfrey Oil painting Rhonda Bailey Painting, collage, photography, and computer graphics Christine Barker
Oil painting Crail’s Photography 4950 Flemingsburg Rd.
Morehead, KY 40351
606-780-4637
Portrait photography
David Bartlett
Photography, photogravures Black Bear (Stephen LaBoueff) Pottery, traditional materials and techniques
Email: blkbear@windstream.net
Healing of Nations Carolyn Boyd
Acrylic and oil painting Caudill Custom Signs 30 Ridgeview Rd.
Morehead, KY 40351
606-784-2048
Cindy Lowy Fess Jewelry

Lacy Elizabeth Hail Stanton Digital Blue Video Productions 45 Lake Leuman Rd.
Morehead, KY 40351
606-784-4167
portrait photography

Seth GreenCeramics
606.776.6100
greenpottery@msn.com 
s.green@moreheadstate.edu

Georgia Grigsby Photography Sandra Gullet Watercolors, oils, colored pencil, pastels, stained glass mosaics, and jewelry

Charlotte Hall 300 Keeneland Drive
Morehead
Photographer (covered bridge calendar)
606-784-7073
Toni Hobbs Graphic design, web design, paintings and drawings Don Johnson Hand crafts in wood, specializing in antique cars and trucks Sam McKinney Serendipity Studios Inc.
P.O. Box 82
Elliottville, KY 40317
Sculpture, painting, mixed media
Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido Fiber art, sculpture, mixed media Gary Mesa-Gaido Digital photography, digital media, sculpture

Jason RatcliffThe Clay Cabin Studio
Email: sjrpotter@yahoo.com
P.O. Box 39
Elliottville, KY 40271
606-776-7646
painting, airbrushing, sculpture, ceramics Buddy and Steve Ratcliff
Ratcliff Violins P.O. Box 76
Elliottville, KY 40351
606-784-8627
Email: buddyratcliff@yahoo.com or lsilds@yahoo.com
custom violins and repairs Ken and Laura Ratcliff
Silver Angel Mandolins P.O. Box 76
Elliottville, KY 40317
606-286-8530
Email: silverangelmandolins@yahoo.com
custom mandolins
Jennifer A. Reis Email: j.reis@moreheadstate.edu
Fiber art
Connie B. Reeves Painting Walter Rybka
Morehead

Brenda Salyers
1562 Bluebank Rd.
Morehead, KY 40351
(606) 783-9710
Email
Facebook
Oil Painter, Photography, New Media

Joe Sartor Painting Kay Schafer Painting Gloria Stepp Design Morehead, KY
606-780-9046
gloria@gloriastepp.com
Graphic Design, Interior Design, Web Design
Stephen Tirone email: tirotria@hotmail.com
Sculpture and ceramics
Stitches Etc. Designs 3305 Cranston Road
Morehead, KY 43051
606-780-0779
Custom clothing, and embroidery
Doug Vaughan Web design Rachel Jenkins wild life photography

Art and Music Supplies back to top

Artist’s Corner 206 Morehead Plaza
Morehead, KY 40351
606-783-9707

Calico Patch Quilt Shop 155 Bluebank Road
Morehead, KY 40351
606-784-7235
Quilting supplies 

Chris’s Guitar Shop
427 Flemingsburg Rd
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: (606) 784-6237

Good Shepherd’s Printing 1019 W. Main St.
Morehead, KY 40351
606-784-2858
Printing services

Hot Rod’s Guitar Shop
1125 East Main St
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: (606) 784-4516

Jiggy Jammer’s Music 1590 KY Highway 801 S
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: (606) 784-4690

Online Guitar
511 Deer Run Lane
Morehead KY 40351-7911
Phone: (606) 780-9325

Morehead State University Bookstore First floor of the Adron Doran University Center

Quilter’s Paradise 115 Bishop Avenue
606-784-3825
quilting and sewing supplies
Rigby’s Music Repair Used Musical Instrument Store, Musical Instrument Repair Shop 
Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
144 Clearfield Hill
Clearfield KY 40313
Phone: (606) 784-4285

Arts Instruction back to top

Dr. Lori Baruth, clarinet
Morehead State University Assistant Professor
Baird Music Hall 233
Morehead, KY
The Baird Winds
Lutheran Music Program
Phone: (606) 783-2490
Email

Leo BlairMorehead, KY
Adjunct Instructor at Kentucky Center for Traditional Music
Leo is a well-known Kentucky musical artist.  Proficient in many musical styles, Mr. Blair is a retired violin/viola/classical guitar professor at the Morehead State University Department of Music and has remained an active performer with the White Horse String Band, Spit and Polish (with banjo player Harvey Pennington) and the Lexington Philharmonic.  Mr. Blair provides individual instruction on fiddle, dulcimer and mandolin. 
Phone: (606) 783-9001

Suanne Blair, cello, double bass
Morehead State University Assistant Professor
Baird Music Hall 251
Morehead, KY
University Orchestra
Phone: (606) 783-2494
Email

Jennifer Brimson, flute
Morehead State University Assistant Professor
Baird Music Hall 250
Morehead, KY
The Baird Winds
Phone: (606) 783- 2493
Email

Tanya Bromley, trumpet
Morehead State University Lecturer in Music Education
Baird Music Hall 106
Morehead, KY
Making a Difference: Music and Humanities Instruction
Phone: (606) 783-2473

Danny Cecil, electric bass, double bass
Morehead State University Lecturer
Baird Music Hall 106
Morehead, KY
The Barry Mando Project
Phone: (606) 783-2473
Email

Dr. Susan Creasap, Bands, Music Education
Morehead State University Professor
Baird Music Hall 202
Morehead, KY
MSU Marching Bands
The National Band Association
Phone: (606) 783-2488
Email

Dr. Greg Detweiler, Choirs, Conducting, Director of Choral Activities
Morehead State University Associate Professor
Baird Music Hall 101
Morehead, KY
MSU Choirs
Phone: (606) 783-2480
Email

Dr. Deborah Eastwood, Music Theory, Music History and Literature, trumpet
Morehead State University Instructor
Baird Music Hall 230
Morehead, KY
Phone: (606) 783-2443
Email

Dr. Roosevelt Escalante, Choirs, Music Education
Morehead State University Assistant Professor
Baird Music Hall 303
Morehead, KY
MSU Black Gospel Ensemble
MSU Choirs
MSU Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Phone: (606) 783-2482
Email

Jay Flippin, Music literature
Morehead State University Lecturer and Professor Emeritus
Baird Music Hall 106
Morehead, KY
All About Jazz
Jay Flippin and Gordon Towell Jazz Duo
Jazzplayer
Kentucky Coffeetree Café
The Lexington Singers
Phone: (606) 783-2473
Email

Glenn Ginn, guitar, electric bass
Morehead State University Associate Professor
Baird Music Hall 253
Morehead, KY
Facebook
Myspace
Website
Phone: (606) 783-2499
Email

Dr. June Grice, Music Education
Morehead State University Associate Professor
Baird Music Hall 340
Morehead, KY
Organization of American Kodaly Educators
Phone: (606) 783-2470
Email

Dr. L. Curtis Hammond, horn
Morehead State University Associate Professor and Assistant Department Chair
Baird Music Hall 257
Morehead, KY
MSU Horn Studio
Phone: (606) 783-2496
Email

Dr. Paul Hammond,
Morehead State University Interim Department Chair and Visiting Professor of Music
Baird Music Hall 106
Morehead, KY

Calico Patch Quilt Shop155 Bluebank Road
Morehead, KY 40351
606-784-7235
quilting classes
Clearfield Elementary Andrea Murray, Art Faculty
Amanda Wells, Music instructor,
email Christina Hartke-Towell, violin, viola, orchestra
Morehead State University Lecturer
Baird Music Hall 120
Morehead, KY

MSU Orchestra
Phone: (606) 783-2198
Email Dr. Chia-Ling Hsieh, faculty accompanist, music
Morehead State University Instructor
Baird Music Hall 305
Morehead, KY MSU Piano and Keyboard Studies
Phone: (606) 783-9496
Email

Dr. Eunbyol Ko, piano
Morehead State University Professor
Baird Music Hall 306
Morehead, KY
MSU Vario Piano Quartet Concert
Phone: (606) 783-2759
Email

Ms. Ming-Hui Kuo, percussion
Morehead State University Lecturer
Baird Music Hall 319
Morehead, KY
MSU Percussion
Percussive Arts Society
Phone: (606) 783-2479
Email

Dr. Ricky Little, voice
Morehead State University Professor
Baird Music Hall 201
Morehead, KY
MSU Vocal Music
Voices of the American Spiritual Ensemble
Phone: (606) 783-2492
Email

Dr. William Mann, trombone
Morehead State University Professor
Baird Music Hall 249
Morehead, KY
Phone: (606) 783-2477
Email

Dr. Brian Mason, percussion
Morehead State University Professor
Baird Music Hall 258
Morehead, KY
MSU Percussion
MSU Marching Band
Phone: (606) 783-2402
Email

Dr. M. Scott McBride, music
Morehead State University Dean of Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of music
Rader Hall 211
Morehead, KY
Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Phone: (606) 783-2560
Email

Dr. Richard Miles, band
Morehead State University Professor and Director of Bands
Baird Music Hall 114
Morehead, KY
University Bands
Phone: (606) 783-2485
Email Frank A. Oddis, percussion
Morehead State University Professor
Baird Music Hall 124
Morehead, KY
MSU Percussion
Phone: (606) 783-2487
Email

Dr. David Oyen, bassoon and music theory
Morehead State University Associate Professor
Baird Music Hall 302
Morehead, KY
Kentucky Music Teachers Association
MSU Summer Arts Academy
Lutheran Music Program
Bassoon Profiles
Phone: (606) 783-2404
Email

Dr. Roma Prindle, voice
Morehead State University Associate Professor
Baird Music Hall 204
Morehead, KY
MSU Operaworks
MSU Vocal Music
Phone: (606) 783-2481
Email

Dr. John A. Roberts, music education
Morehead State University Lecturer
Baird Music Hall 106
Morehead, KY
Phone: (606) 783-2473

Dr. Steven Snyder, piano and music technology
Morehead State University Associate Professor
Baird Music Hall 301
Morehead, KY
Phone: (606) 783-2403
Email  

Dr. Masahito Sugihara, saxophone
Morehead State University Assistant Professor
Baird Music Hall 252
Website
Rico Reeds
MSU Single Reed Day
Myspace
Phone: (606) 783-2498
Email

Dr. Paul Taylor, piano
Morehead State University Associate Professor
Baird Music Hall 205
Morehead, KY
Myspace
Phone: (606)
Email

Dr. Gordon Towell, jazz studies
Morehead State University Professor
Baird Music Hall 120
Morehead, KY
MSU Single Reed Day
Jazztime
Phone: (606) 783-2198
Email

Andrea Trusty, voice and music literature
Morehead State University Instructor
Baird Music Hall 106
Morehead, KY
Phone: (6060 783-2473
Email

Dr. John Viton, oboe
Morehead State University Associate Professor
Baird Music Hall 254
Morehead, KY
International Double Reeds Society

The Baird Winds
Phone: (606) 783-2495
Email Gregory Wing, trumpet
Morehead State University Associate Professor
Baird Music Hall 255
Morehead, KY
National Trumpet Competition
International Trumpet Guild
Trumpet Herald
MSU Trumpet Studio
Welcome to Bach
Phone: (6060 783-2401
Email

Sarah Wood, traditional music
Myspace Facebook

Clay Hess
Morehead, KY
Adjunct Instructor at Kentucky Center for Traditional Music
Clay is one the world’s premiere acoustic musicians.  Professionally he had traveled the world as a member of Ricky Skagg’s band, Kentucky Thunder, the nationally recognized band, Mountain Heart, The Mark Newton Band and is currently touring with Sierra Hull and Highway 111.  He performed on the Grammy Award winning recording “Soldier of the Cross” with Ricky Skaggs.  Mr. Hess is also and active teacher conducting workshops throughout the US.  At the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, Mr. Hess gives instruction on guitar, mandolin, banjo, and upright bass.
Phone: (606) 783-9001
Myspace

Kentucky Center for Traditional Music
KCTM teaches students and the public about Traditional Music.  It collects, preserves, and makes available culturally significant materials.  It develops the art form and represents cultural heritage through performance, educational outreach and interaction with the community in the Morehead State University region and beyond.
149 East Main Street
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: (606) 783-9001
Email
Course offerings
Traditional Music Archives
Faculty and Staff

Lakeside Christian Academy Shea Jones, Art Faculty  McBrayer Elementary Shari Clagett, Art FacultAngela Lyon, Music instructor
website

Raymond McLain
Morehead, KY
Kentucky Center for Traditional Music Director
Raymond McLain, noted performer, composer and educator is the Director of the Traditional Music Center at Morehead State University.  He started his professional music career in 1969, when his family began their weekly television series in Hazard, KY.  A highly respected multi instrumentalist and an exciting onstage performer, he is among the most well traveled musicians in his field, having performed in 63 different countries at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry, Finlandia Hall, The Carter Fold and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  He continues to tour and record with the Canadian harmonica virtuoso, Mike Stevens. 
Phone: (606) 783-9001
Email

Tara SansomMorehead, KY
Instructor at the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music
Five time Pennsylvania State Fiddling Champion, Tara Sansom has performed, competed, and taught throughout the United States, Ireland, Scotland and Canada, entertaining audiences with expert Celtic, Bluegrass, Old Time fiddling.  She is also a formidable classical player.  She graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and holds her Masters in Arts and Liberal Studies with a concentration in Appalachian, Scottish, and Irish Studies from East Tennessee State University. 
Phone: (606) 783-9366
Email
Jesse R. Wells Archivist and Instructor at the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music
Jesse is host of "Pickin' Parlor" on Morehead State Public Radio on the air from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. each Sunday. He performs regularly with the Clack Mountain String Band and Kentucky Wild Horse.  Wells has also performed with Don Rigsby & Midnight Call and the Dirk Powell Band.  He has been invited to teach workshops at the Festival of American Fiddle tunes, Port Townsend, WA; Appalshop, Whitesburg, KY; and the Old Town School of Folk Music's Oldtime Frestival, Chicago IL.  He serves annually as a staff member of the Cowan Creek Mountain Music School, Cowan, KY. 
Phone: (606) 783-2497
Myspace
Email
Morehead State University Art DepartmentClaypool-Young Art Building
Morehead, KY 40351
BA and MA programs in studio, graphic design, and art education
Morehead State University
Morehead State University
150 University Blvd. Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 1-800-585-6781
Department of Music
Performance Areas and Ensembles
Academic Programs
Educational Outreach and Events
Contact Information
MSU Music Programs Facebook
Faculty and Staff
Dr. Stacy Baker, tuba/ euphonium
Morehead State University Music Professor
Baird Music Hall 248
Morehead, KY
Symbiosisduo
Phone: (606) 783-2107
Email
Rowan County Schools

Rowan County Senior High School
Jason Ratcliff, Instructor
jason.ratcliff@rowan.kyschools.us

Rowan County Middle School
Henry Parsons, Instructor
henry.parsons@rowan.kyschools.us

Clearfield Elementary School
Andrea Murray, Instructor (Art)
andrea.murray@rowan.kyschools.us 
Amanda Wells, Instructor (Music)
amanda.wells@rowan.kyschools.us

McBrayer Elementary School
Angela Lyon (Music)

Rodburn Elementary School
Andrea Murray, Instructor (Art)
andrea.murray@rowan.kyschools.us
Amanda Wells, Instructor (Music)
amanda.wells@rowan.kyschools.us

Tilden Hogg
Angela Lyon
(Music)

Rodburn Elementary Andrea Murray, Art Faculty
Amanda Wells, Music instructor,
email

Arts Organizations back to top

Cave Run Arts Association, Inc.

Morehead Art Guild, Inc.

Morehead State University
Visual Arts Guild (VAG)

Morehead State University
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)

Art Education Club

Display and Selling Venues back to top

A Day in the Country folk art show

Appalachian Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair First Saturday in December
Laughlin Health Building, Morehead State University Campus

Camden-Carroll LibraryMorehead State University campus.  Quilts, quilt pattern collection, and casts of classical sculptures on display.

Clack Mountain Festival
Bluegrass/traditional music festival held in conjunction with several area art exhibits:  A Day In the Country Folk Art Show and Sale and the Appalachian Arts and Crafts Fair

Claypool-Young Art Gallery Claypool-Young Art Building on Morehead State University campus

Coffee Tree Books240 Morehead Plaza
Morehead, KY  40351
606-784-8364
hosts area artist’s exhibits

Farmers Mercantile Antique and Craft Mall7365 U.S. 60 West
Morehead, KY 40351
606-784-7251 or 606-356-2011 or
606-776-6178

Kentucky Folk Art Center 102 W. 1st Street
Morehead, KY 40351
606-783-2204

Morehead Conference Center 111 East First Street
Morehead, KY 40351
Contact: Joy Brown, Morehead Conference Center Manager
606-780-9694 or 800-654-1944

The Old Schoolhouse Antique and Craft Mall P.O. Box 208, Old U.S. 60 West
Farmers, Ky 40351
606-783-1800
Country crafts, handmade Amish Furniture and Quilts

Pine Grove Framing and Gallery of Fine Art
314 Bridge Avenue
Morehead, KY 40351

Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival September
3175 U.S. 60 East
Morehead, KY 40351
Office: 1-606-784-2277
Campground: 1-606-780-4192
Email: poppymtn@yahoo.com

Rowan County Arts Center215 East Main Street
Morehead, KY  40351
606-784-5669

Rowan County Quilt Show March
Morehead, KY
Contacts:  Jean Cline (606-784-4568) or
Jean Murray (606-784-5673)

Strider Gallery Located within the Claypool-Young Art Building on Morehead State University’s campus

General Resources back to top

Carl D. Perkins Community Center
Director, Michael Terry
105 East Main Street
Morehead KY, 40351
Phone: (606) 784-9637

Official Rowan County, Kentucky WebsiteMorehead State Public Radio
Through the work provided by a staff consisting of full-time directors, student interns, work studies and community volunteers, MSPR offers regional news, public affairs and documentary programming, as well as a variety of regional music programs consisting of classical, jazz and Americana (bluegrass, blues, folk and traditional/old-time).
150 University Blvd, Box 903
Morehead State University
Morehead, KY 40351-1689
Phone: (606)783-2001 or 1-800-286-9659
Email
Americana Crossroads
Program Schedule

Morehead Tourism Commission
111 East First Street
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 1-800-654-1944 or (606) 780-4342
Email or alternate email

Morehead/Rowan County Chamber of Commerce
150 East First Street
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: (606) 784-6221
Oral Histories back to top

Video
Audio and Images
Transcript
Video
Audio and Images
Transcript
Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture
KENTUCKY COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE
Compiled by: Gregory Jenkins, Joseph C. Hickerson, and Ann C. Taft
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: December 2010

AFC 1973/026: Chris Delaney / Fiddle MusicEleven 10-inch tapes of cajun music, fiddle tunes, and copies of hillbilly 78s recorded in Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and West Virginia by Chris Delaney, September-October, 1973.
AFS 16,986; 16,987A Two tapes containing performances by Mary Burchett and Winfred Burchett of Louisa, Kentucky, Alva Green of Sandy Hook, Kentucky, and Ott Wilson of Morehead, Kentucky, September 1973. (3 hours; LWO 7632 reels 3, 4A)

AFC 1986/007: Marynell Young "Vintage Fiddling in Eastern Kentucky" Collection One bound volume (201 pages) describing the project entitled "Vintage Fiddling in Eastern Kentucky" conducted by Marynell Young, 1984-1986, with support from the Appalachian Development Center, Morehead State University, and the Kentucky Folklife Foundation. The collection includes tape logs from oral history interviews conducted by Young with eastern Kentucky fiddlers, musicians, and family members including Alfred Bailey, Mary G. Bailey, Virgil Alfrey, Clela B. Alfrey, Chillson Leach, J.P. Fraley and Annadeene Fraley (with audiocassette of performance and interview), David Sizemore, Hiram Stamper, and Clyde T. Davenport. Includes 7 black-and-white photographs (photocopies) of fiddlers taken by David Bartlett; photocopies of clippings, programs, and correspondence from the performers' personal scrapbooks; and original performers' signed releases for the Kentucky Oral History Commission. Posters advertise the collection and the 10th anniversary Appalachian Celebration, June 22-28, 1986. [catalog record]
Summary: The "Vintage Fiddling in Eastern Kentucky" oral history project was conducted by Marynell Young from 1984-1986 with support from the Appalachian Development Center, Morehead State University; and the Kentucky Folklife Foundation, Kentucky Oral History Commission. The collection includes interviews conducted by Marynell Young with eastern Kentucky fiddlers, musicians, and their family members including Alfred Bailey, Mary G. Bailey, Virgil Alfrey, Clela B. Alfrey, Chillson Leach, J.P. Fraley and Annadeene Fraley, David Sizemore, Hiram Stamper, and Clyde T. Davenport. These musicians learned to play their instruments early in the century, and they discuss the transmission of fiddle tunes from one generation to the next, dance music, instrument making, and other topics. Recordings are predominantly performances of fiddle tunes. Manuscripts include seven b&w photographs (photocopies) of fiddlers by David Bartlett; photocopies of clippings, programs, and correspondence from the performers' personal scrapbooks; and performers' signed releases for the Kentucky Oral History Commission, plus tape recording logs. Posters advertise the collection and the 10th anniversary Appalachian Celebration, June 22-28, 1986.
http://lccn.loc.gov/2005700212

http://www.loc.gov/folklife/guides/Kentucky.html

Performing Arts back to top

Thomas Albert
Morehead, KY

Stacy Baker, Tuba Musician Symbiosisduo
CD and sheet music available
email: s.baker@moreheadstate.edu

Morehead, KY

Clack Mountain String Band
Morehead, KY
Clack Mountain String Band is vastly influenced by the mountains and rolling hills of East Kentucky. 
Members:  Karly Higgins, Jesse Wells, J.T Cure, Brett Ratliff

Jeanette DeBellefeuille
Morehead, KY

Landon Dickerson
Morehead, KY

Michael Farr, guitar, vocals, and various instruments
Morehead, KY
Facebook

Karly Dawn Higgins
Myspace
Facebook
Cowan Creek Mountain Music School
Clack Mountain String Band
Hazel Holler
Karly Dawn and Kinfolk
Ponty’s Camper

Will Jones
Morehead, KY

Lexington Children's Theatre Octavia Biggs-Fleck
Program Director Rowan and Elliott Counties
The Shooting Stars
PO Box 115
Morehead, KY 40351
606-780-0845

Jake Mincey
Morehead, KY

Performs varied program of piano music as soloists and as a piano trio and are equally at home playing inconcert halls as well as the public schools. If you are interested in having the Piano Whizards play at your venue, Contact:
Paul Taylor
Email: p.taylor@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606-783-2405 

Morehead Theatre Guild P.O. Box 256
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
moreheadtheater@yahoo.com
The Opossum Trot Blues Band
Myspace
Morehead, KY
Blind Possum- vocals, guitar, harmonica
Alex Parkansky- vocals, bass
Jason McClurg, percussion
Former and part-time members:
Micheal DeBellefeuille- guitar
Jeremy Short- guitar, vocals
Andy Hogge- guitar
Richard Gonzales- bass
Ed Trent- bass
Kyle Lewis- percussion
Brandon Thompson- percussion
Carl “Big Bird” Gibson- percussion

Sasha Colette and the Magnolias
Morehead, KY
Sasha Colette- vocals, banjo, guitar
Jose Oreta- upright bass
Andrew Gillum- drums
Bud Carroll- guitar

Gail Robertson, Euphonium MusicianSymbiosisduo
CD and sheet music available
email: gareuphyak@aol.com

Erin Stidham, caller
Stidham grew up on Cowan Creek and got her first taste of square dancing at the first Cowan Creek Mountain Music School when she was 14.  The following year, master caller Charlie Whitaker started teaching Erin to lead the dances herself.  At 16 she became a Kentucky Folklife apprentice to Charlie and grew into an enthusiastic, high energy caller.  Erin has performed at the Carcassonne Community Center, the Kentucky Folklife Festival and Berea College’s Celebration of Traditional Music.

Sun Street, heavy psychedelic blues rock
Morehead, KY
Alex Parkansky- vocal, guitar
Tyler Muncie- bass
Jonathan Modaff- drums
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Email

Jesse Wells, multi-instrumentalist
Red Bush, KY
Presently Morehead, KY
Wells started attending fiddler’s conventions and festivals at an early age. His music has been greatly influenced by his father Jaime Wells, an old-time fiddler. Adept on fiddle, banjo, guitar, and mandolin, Jesse has performed with the Clack Mountain String Band, as well as Kentucky Wild Horse, the Dirk Powell Band, and Midnight Call with Don Rigsby. He lives in Morehead, KY, where he works as an archivist and professor of traditional music at Morehead State University’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music and hosts a weekly radio program, Pickin’ Parlor, featuring traditional music from Kentucky. Jesse has taught workshops at the Cowan Creek Mountain Music School, the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Appalshop, and the Old Town School of Folk Music.
Myspace
E-mail

Public Art back to top

Bronze Globe and Moon Sculptures Sculpted by Stephen J. Tirone and his students. Located near the Little Bell Tower on the Morehead State University campus

Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs Mural
Painted by the Fall 2006 Morehead State University Contemporary World Art History class

Quilting Memories
Bronze sculpture by Stephen J. Tirone Located in front of the Rowan County Arts Center. Foothills Quilt Trail commission with funding from the Lucille Caudill-Little Foundation.

Stephen J. Tirone Sculpture Concourse Series of bronze sculptures by  Stephen J. Tirone. Six life-sized figures link visual art with teacher education. The sculptures are located around the Ginger and Rader buildings on the Morehead State University campus.

Camden Carroll Library Mural

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Annual Morehead State University Band Clinic
Morehead State University's Annual Band Clinic will be held February 16-19, 2012.  The clinic features five honor bands made up of students in grades 9-12 from the Central and Eastern United States. The event also features rehearsals and concerts for clinic participants under internationally recognized guest conductors, performances by Morehead State University ensembles, and master classes for clinic participants by Morehead State University Music Faculty.
Morehead State University - Button Auditorium
Thursday, Friday and Saturday concerts are free.
Sunday Honor Band Concert $5.00 per person
Phone: (606) 783-2485

Clack Mountain Festival
Clack Mountain Festival (CMF), formerly Blugrass ‘n More, features numerous performances of Bluegrass, traditional, acoustic and other music, showcasing regional talent, as well as nationally-recognized musicians and songwriters. 
First Street
Morehead, KY 40351
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Friday night admission is free.  Saturday admission is $5.  Children age 12 and under are admitted for free.

The Front Porch Restaurant
303 Old Flemingsburg Road
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: (606) 783-1821 or (606) 780-2548
Joann Moore, owner
Scott Moore, manager
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Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday- Saturday 11am-11pm
Special and Upcoming Events
Live Music Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.

The Fuzzy Duck Coffee Shop
159 East Main Street
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: (6060 784-9877
Hours: Monday-Saturday 7am-8pm
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Jenny’s Music Barn 279 Old US 60 West
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: (606) 784-9938

Morehead Old Time Music Festival
Nearly $2000 in cash prizes for contests in banjo, fiddle, dance, dulcimer, string band, singing, youth fiddle, and youth banjo. Various workshops and family activities are scheduled to take place throughout the weekend.
Located on a 70+ acre farm owned by the Daniel Boone Jaycees about a mile east of downtown Morehead, the Morehead Old Time Music Festival is a unique display of the diverse culture in this region of the Appalachian Mountains.
Festival details
Jaycee Farm Road
Morehead, KY 40351

Motorcycle and Music Festival
East First Street
Morehead, KY 40351
Tim Ball (606) 780-8821 or
Anthony White (606) 356-4669

The Rowan County Arts Center
The principal goal of this project was set out as follows: to make available a dedicated facility within Rowan County where all its citizens, young and old, could have active experiences with the full spectrum of creative and performing arts, including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, music, dance, drama, and film.
P.O. Box 179
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: (606) 783-9857
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Hours:  Closed Mondays
Tuesday through Saturday, 12 – 6pm
Sunday, 2 –5pm


Special Projects back to top

Morehead Tomorrow Renaissance on Main City
Contact: Terri Cline Alderman, Executive Director
Morehead Tourism Commission
Morehead Tomorrow, Inc.
11 East First Street
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-780-4342 or 800-654-1944
Fax: 606-780-0675
Rowan County Foothills Quilt Trail
Foothills Quilt Squares sponsored by SEKTDA(Southern Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Association) or purchased by Rowan County KY folks who love quilts. Rowan County Middle School-Morehead State University
Drug Awareness Poster Project
The poster project is a collaborative drug awareness project between Rowan County Middle School and Morehead State University that utilizes the arts to foster healthy choices among Rowan County youth.  Middle School students draw images on the dangers of substance abuse and MSU students design public awareness posters using these drawings.  For further information, contact Joy Gritton, Henry Parsons or Deeno Golding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on August 22, 2013