Licking County Hot Lix

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

Richard Hood and the Licking County Hot Lix, faculty and students from Dennison University’s Bluegrass Studies program, play traditional bluegrass Saturday night at Fountain General Store.

Hood, a Dennison professor, is a bluegrass veteran who has written songs for Jim Eanes, the Bass Mountain Boys, and Chesnut Ridge, among others. He was one-half of the Bristol Brothers, with Don Springer. In 1995, they were named “best new bluegrass duo” by Country Beat magazine.

Hood plays banjo. The rest of the band are teenagers Hayes Griffin on guitar, Jacob Hawkins on mandolin, Kyle Adamcik, on fiddle, and Tommy Sheppard on bass.

This is the band’s first foray into the South, on a roadtrip through Tennessee, the Carolinas, and Virginia, organized by Hood so that his students can experience bluegrass in the regions where it was born and nourished. His appearance in Fountain was arranged by Shelby Stephenson, who has played often at Fountain General with his family bluegrass band and the Cricket Band, his country music ensemble.

“This is an exciting show to have in town,” said Alex Albright, proprietor. “Richard visited once for a jam, and he’s been eager to get this band to town to show off what his kids can do.”

Tags: bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, Concert, original, tradtional bluegrass