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Sounds Good: Michael Cleveland Talks Bluegrass Musicians and Kentucky Opry

Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper Band


The Kentucky Opry in Draffensville presents what they call "Fierce Bluegrass" with acclaimed fiddler Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper.

They play live in concert Friday, January 23 at 7:30pm. 

Kate Lochte speaks with Cleveland about playing the Kentucky Opry, his many awards and nominations, bluegrass artists he looks up to and upcoming projects. 

Cleveland started taking classical suzuki method lessons at age 4, but he remembers he told the teacher right up front"I wanted to play bluegrass and I wanted to play Orange Blossom Special." Five years later, he performed with the legendary Bill Monroe at the Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival and he's been in demand ever since either as a session artist or soloist and with his band. 

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