Based out of South Central Kentucky, KENTUCKY JUST US is a family group featuring tight harmonies, heartwarming lyrics, and a fresh sound that is all their own. While their music is varied, it is strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old-Time Country Music, Gospel Music and family based values.
Kentucky Just Us has recently been honored by being selected as the First Artists in Residence of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum. They have also had a Facebook video of Rocky Top that has been viewed over 4.3 million times. The band received a scholarship from the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation at their first appearance at the Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival in Texas. In May, Kentucky Just Us received 1st place in the 2019 KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest.
The band started out in October of 2014 with just a guitar and vocals. Since then they have added several other instruments including the banjo, fiddle, upright bass, and mandolin.
Kentucky Just Us has had the opportunity to learn from some of the finest musicians in the world, including the legendary fiddle player Buddy Spicher, and banjo extraordinaire Gary "Biscuit" Davis. At the start of 2018 they began attending HCTC's Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music, being instructed by some very talented Bluegrass artists including Bobby Osborne, Dean Osborne, Virgil Bowlin, and Scott Napier.
Kentucky Just Us has also appeared on Tim Farmer's Homemade Jam, performed at the Ford Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame, and has won several band competitions. Recently they have expanded into songwriting, and are working on several recording projects, as well as being on "Our Mountains" - a TV show covering Eastern Kentucky.
To find out more about our band members visit our About Us Page.
Kentucky Just Us released their first album in 2015 - The Land of Bluegrass and just recently released their newest album - Recorded Live. They also have several other projects that they are working on including an EP that they recorded with their mentor and friend Buddy Spicher.