NEW KENTUCKY COLONELS Live Bluegrass Band
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The New Kentucky Colonels have collectively, 125 years of experience in bluegrass music. This premier bluegrass group has a lot to offer your festival, fair, or concert venue. They tour across the U.S. performing bluegrass, country, and old time gospel music and throw in family-friendly comedy.
Colonel Eric Lewis (commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 2006 by Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher) has dedicated years of his life to doing what he loves to do, playing music. When he heard the Grand Ole Opry for the first time, he fell in love with the music and he’s been able to make performing his life’s vocation.
Eric Lewis was born in a log cabin in southwest Missouri. He purchased a cheap guitar at age 15, but he didn’t know how to play it. Attending music parties at the homes of friends, they showed him the chords and notes and he learned to play by ear. Eric began to perform at age 16 and his first public appearance was in 1960 at the Saturday Night Musical at the court house in Salem, Arkansas.
Lewis built up his courage and skill and in 1981 he formed his first group, Southern Missouri Bluegrass. He and the three other musicians were successful at festivals, fairs, and other venues. Now, Eric plays guitar, and sings lead and harmony.
Eric Lewis has won several awards in his music career, including Band of the Year, and was made an honorary member of the Country Music Hall of Fame for his live television show which ran in Arkansas from 2000 to 2009. He also won several awards in music contests in the early 1960’s and 1970’s.
Lewis founded and formed the George D. Hay Society in West Plains, MO as a historical society to preserve the Ozark’s history and its connection to the Grand Ole Opry. In 2005, Lewis presented a lifetime achievement award to Louise and Earl Scruggs at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Lewis has written and recorded original songs on several CDs and several songs by others as well, such as “Quilt of Memories” written by Terry Smith of Nashville, TN and “I Won’t Be Home Anymore” written by Jim Owen of Branson, MO.
Eric has had many talented people in his group which has now played for over 33 years. Now his band is a national award-winning touring group and they play at all types of venues across the United States. The New Kentucky Colonels’ music is played on several stations across the U.S., in Canada and even on major playlists on Radio Europe!
Tiffany Turner joined the New Kentucky Colonels in 2014. Tiffany was born and raised in Mt. View, Arkansas, and began playing music at the age of 9. Turner is an excellent banjo player, lead guitar player and she also sings lead and harmony.
Jared Painter, born and raised in West Plains, MO, began playing and singing rock and roll music with his family’s band. Jared plays, guitar, banjo, fiddle, dobro, and he sings harmony with the group. Jared also joined New Kentucky Colonels in 2014.
Dennis Reese was born and raised in Mammoth Springs, AK and began playing the bass at an early age. Dennis has played with several different people in his many years of music, is an accomplished musician, and a great asset to the group.
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