10/30/04 - New Year’s Eve Bash and more…On December 31st King Wilkie will ring in the New Year at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN with Del McCoury Band and other guests. In other news, Broke Down & Lonesome can be heard as bumper music on NPR’s “Car Talk” radio show. Cool to hear.
…and speaking of cars, one fan from Harrisonburg, VA sent us this pic. Wow!
10/24/04 - Grand Ole Opry 11/5/04King Wilkie will perform on the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville November 5th!
10/23/04 - just add waterLast night’s show at Starr Hill in Charlottesville was incredible. The room was packed and the crowd was riled up. The lack of light both on and off-stage created an intense mood which seemed to further energize people in the audience. The band really enjoyed the crowd and vice versa. At the beginning of the set, Reid wore a suit jacket that had belonged to Bill Monroe! Thanks to Jess for the pics.
10/18/04 - Fall HomecomingKing Wilkie will be performing at Starr Hill Music Hall in our hometown of Charlottesville, VA on Friday, October 22nd for our only show in the region for the rest of the year. Its exciting to finally come home. If you purchase tickets online ahead of time, you save a couple bucks on the ticket AND get a discount code for 20% off a custom silk-screened autographed poster from the Starr Hill show! This code can only be used at the King Wilkie online store, while supplies last.
10/13/04 - IBMA AWARD, TOUR PHOTOS, & MOREKing Wilkie was awarded Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2004 International Bluegrass Music Association awards. Thanks so much to all you voters out there. Here's a rundown on all that happened during the week: Tuesday in the hotel suite there was a birthday party/jam session to celebrate John's birthday. Sake was drank from a tin can. Wednesday the band played a radio show on the Louisville npr station which went nicely. Also on Wednesday, Nick made the decision to wear one of his childhood sweaters to the award show. A classy choice. Thursday was the award ceremony in which the band played a very active part. In addition to taking home the award for best emerging artist, they presented awards for instrumental album of the year and mandolin player of the year. The presentations given by John and Reid were excellent. Later King Wilkie exchanged hellos with Alison Krauss and met up with the boys in Del McCoury band as the evening stretched on into the early morning. Friday the hotel room was vacated and King Wilkie put in a short performance at IBMA fanfest, which was followed by many mini goodbye sessions and then that was that...another good year in Louisville.
10/9/04 - running on emptyGood news from IBMA!….currently catching up on sleep. More news very soon.