Licking County Hot Lix

Location: R.A. Fountain

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The Ohio-based Licking County Hot Lix kicks off a 4-day weekend of live music tonight at Fountain General store with a concert of traditional bluegrass.

The Hot Lix are students in the bluegrass studies program at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Frontman, chaperone, and banjo picker Richard Hood is co-director of the Bluegrass Studies program. He was half of the popular old time and bluegrass duo the Bristol Brothers  and is also a prolific songwriter whose works have been recorded by Jim Eanes, the Bass Mountain Boys, and Chesnut Ridge, among others.

Student members of the band include Hayes Griffin, 20, who plays guitar and sings; Jacob Hawkins, 19, on mandolin; Kyle Adamcik, who sings and plays fiddle; Jimmy Sheppard on bass; and vocalist Brynne Lewallen.

The band takes its name from its home county, Licking County, Ohio. This is the number one band from the Denison bluegrass studies program, which has two other bluegrass bands that also perform in their home area.

The Hot Lix have recently released their debut CD, Bluegrass Instrumentals. This, their third Southern tour, has them performing in Virginia, at the Carter Family Fold; Tennessee; and Asheville before hitting Fountain.

The Licking County Hot Lix perform on May 29 at 7:30; general admission is $7.50.

Tags: bluegrass gospel, original, tradtional bluegrass