6/16: Bluegrass Show at Floyd Country Store

Amanda Cook (Courtesy of Amanda Cook)
Amanda Cook (Courtesy of Amanda Cook)

Join us on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 7:30pm for a live show with Amanda Cook & Kristy Cox on their Southern Sisters Bluegrass Tour. Tickets are $12 advance / $15 day of show. Come on out at Noon for a special Americana Afternoons Bluegrass Show with Marteka & William Lake at 12:00pm and Kristi Stanley & Running Blind at 1:30pm. This is a free event.

Kristy Cox (Courtesy of Kristy Cox)
Kristy Cox (Courtesy of Kristy Cox)

Kristy Cox hails from a small town in South Australia and have been residing in Tennessee since 2013, releasing two albums into the US market on Mountain Home. She recently signed a new deal with Mountain Fever Records with a new album that was released a couple of weeks ago ‘Ricochet’ which debuted on 6 billboard charts including #1 for Bluegrass album. currently at #1 on the Bluegrass Today chart with her single “Ricochet’.

Kristi Stanley & Running Blind (Courtesy of Ashley Davis)
Kristi Stanley & Running Blind (Courtesy of Ashley Davis)

The past couple of years have seen Kristy blessed with 2 CMA’s in her home country for Bluegrass Recording of the Year, She also was chosen as an official showcase performer at IBMA, shortlisted in the last 3 IBMA awards for Emerging Artist and Female Vocalist and also performed at many festivals including Merlefest and Doyle Lawson’s Bluegrass Festival.

Amanda Cook from the Gulf Coast of Florida came onto the Bluegrass Scene with drive and determination. Bringing a mix of Traditional and Contemporary Bluegrass in every show, audiences of all ages enjoy her live performances. The Amanda Cook Band can be found playing many shows regionally and they are moving into the national level at a fast pace.

In early 2017, Amanda signed with Mountain Fever Records and recorded her debut album on the label “Deep Water.” Amanda was excited for her 2nd album project, especially that she and band member Carolyne VanLierop co-wrote the title track Amanda has created quite a loyal fan-base through her palpable delivery of a soul-wrenching song. And her light-hearted, down-to-earth style helps her create an undeniably strong connection with her audience.

Kristi Stanley grew up in Pikeville Kentucky and is the wife of Ralph Stanley II. As a young girl, she recalls spending hours singing along with the legendary Dolly Parton and dreaming of becoming a big star. She recorded her own renditions of Dolly’s songs, singing them over and over again until every note was perfect. She met Ralph II while she and her family were vacationing in Nashville sitting in on a taping of Prime Time Country. Ralph II was performing with his father, The Late Legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Two years later, the couple were married and have two beautiful children Taylor and Ralph Stanley III. As the children have grown older, she felt it was time to start performing again which is what she has been doing for the past year with her band, Running Blind and turning many heads in the industry.

Marteka & William (Courtesy of Marteka Lake)
Marteka & William (Courtesy of Marteka Lake)

Marteka and William are rapidly making a name for themselves in the bluegrass music business; appearing with such people as J D Crowe on the “Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour”, in Lexington, KY. This was aired nationally on PBS and Blue Highways TV, which went into over 90 million homes in America and was broadcasted into 170 countries on the radio.

They have also played on the second longest running radio show in America, The Wheeling Jamboree USA”. They first appeared on the Wheeling Jamboree with Buddy Griffin, and later went back to play their own show. Mr. Griffin said, “Rarely have I seen kids so young with so much talent”.