By Tim Preston, The Daily Independent, Ashland, Ky.
May 3--Prestonsburg -- Musician Melvin Goins says he believes America owes a tremendous debt to its troops and veterans, as well as the coal miners who risk their lives to "keep the lights on" in our homes and businesses.
Goins said he wants to salute those who serve others during his third annual Homecoming Show May 15 at Prestonsburg's Mountain Arts Center, an event that will also serve as a celebration of his induction into the International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Fame.
"I want to pay tribute to the coal miners we've lost in Kentucky, plus the 29 lost in West Virginia (recently)," Goins said, adding he will be bringing gifts for the youngest and oldest miners in attendance. The evening of music and tribute will also be recorded live and DVDs of the performances will be sent to members of the military.
Music will be the focus of the annual homecoming, with performances by Goins with the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, as well as his own band, Windy Mountain, along with performances by Lost & Found, Tommy Webb & Band, Coaltown Dixie, Larry Cordle, Glenn Ritchie, CJ the DJ and 8-year-old mandolin player Kyle Ramey, who Goins says is "a small version of Bill Monroe." Full story...
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