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Lew Jetton Does John Prine On Next Live Lunch

Lew Jetton
Lew Jetton
Lew Jetton will perform on the next Live Lunch on Friday, August 27th, at noon.

A Western Tennessee native, Lew Jetton created his distinct blues guitar style while growing up in Gibson County. Jetton will bring his locally grown music to the Sounds Good studio for the next Live Lunch installment.

From Paducah's Warehouse Guitar Speakers Website:

"Lew Jetton learned The Blues the old fashioned way, in the cotton fields of his native West Tennessee in the 60s and 70s. Along the way, he had two of the best mentors one could have: in the 80s, the legendary Carl Perkins, and the 90s, the one and only Chicago Blues Legend, Snooky Pryor. Lew Jetton is, indeed, the real deal.”

Before he became a full-time musician, Jetton was a local household name as the weekend news anchor and meteorologist for Paducah, Kentucky's WPSD-TV. While working at the news station, Jetton formed his blues band, 61 South. 61 South featured, among others, Colonel J.D. Wilkes of Th' Legendary Shack Shakers and The Dirt Daubers. Lew Jetton & 61 South has shared billings with Luther Allison, Mike Zito, Koko Taylor, Little Milton, Chuck Berry, and Lil' Ed and The Blues Imperials."

Jetton will perform John Prine covers on Live Lunch ahead of his September 2nd “Evening Upstairs” performance at the McCracken County Public Library. Join Tracy Ross on Friday, August 27th, at noon.

Listen on-air or on the WKMS website. Live Lunch is made possible by Murray State Digital Media Services, Just Hamburgers in Paducah, KY, and listeners like you.

Melanie Davis-McAfee graduated from Murray State University in 2018 with a BA in Music Business. She has been working for WKMS as a Music and Operations Assistant since 2017. Melanie hosts the late-night alternative show Alien Lanes, Fridays at 11 pm with co-host Tim Peyton. She also produces Rick Nance's Kitchen Sink and Datebook and writes Sounds Good stories for the web.
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