Kevin Prater Band

Location: R.A. Fountain

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The Kevin Prater Band, an eastern Kentucky-based quintet, returns to Fountain General Store this coming Friday night for a concert of original and traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel.

Prater, who played mandolin and sang tenor lead for bluegrass legend James King for many years, organized his own band in 2009. They play what Prater calls “pure Kentucky bluegrass.” 

Prater and his crew played Fountain last spring and proved themselves to be “expert pickers,” said Fountain General Store proprietor Alex Albright: “They also have beautiful three-part harmonies that are especially sweet on their a capella gospel songs.This is certainly one of the best and most professional bands we’ve had the pleasure to host. In addition, they’re all really nice guys with a total commitment to and love for traditional bluegrass in the original Bill Monroe style.” 

Since last spring, the band has added the Burrows brothers to their lineup. Fiddler Adam Burrows has played with Lonesome Will Mullins and banjo picker Jake Burrows with Travis Chandler and Kody Norris.

Also in the band are Danny Stiltner on bass and Tom Timberlake on guitar and vocals.

Prater and his band have released 5 CDs, including their latest, Walking Rails and Counting Ties and the all-gospel Were You There?

Tags: bluegrass gospel, Concert, original, tradtional bluegrass